Our project requires the development of a php based website that fits the generic category of a “dating” and/or “community” website. The major difference between the generic model and our needs is the fact that ours is for a “swingers” group and as such all of the profile data entry must be designed for couples as opposed to singles.
Background: This is our third generation attempt at creating a member site. We started out using a “private” yahoo group. The basic format was satisfactory, but there were problems w/ yahoo. We are currently using a customized “community hosting” site that is ok, but is not as easy to customize as we had hoped.
From our experience with the yahoo group site and the community site we have developed a basic outline of the major features our site needs:
Password protected access…access beyond a front page is for members only.
Dating Site format….member profiles w/ admin. defined profile entries for easy searching (i.e. age, sex, height, etc) and photo albums
Photo albums should allow the individual member to easily upload random sized photos which the system will automatically resize to several standard sizes, i.e. thumbnail and a enlarged viewing size, i.e. 600 x 600 (our full size photo display should retain proportions w/ the largest original dimension being restricted to 600 pixels, i.e. a 700 x 1200 photo should be stored and displayed as 350 x 600). The photo album should also have the capability for the individual member to password protect one or more of the photos in their photos.
Search Function: Individual members should be able to search for other couples against a hierarchy of profile entries. Each of these entires will be based on numeric or fixed choice data, i.e. distance based on a zip code, age, or radio button type data entry from a profile.
Mailbox Function: The system should have a mail system that allows users to contact other users w/o revealing their personal email addresses. The system should provide users with private email notification that they have mail on the system and give them the ability to automatically have the site forward mail from the site to their email address.
Who is On: System should open a page w/ a thumbnail profile listing of who is on organized by distance (zip code based) from the individual member.
Message Forum system: We would like to duplicate the message posting format that yahoo uses for their yahoo groups.
Chat: The site should include a “photo” chat function. We define “photo” chat as being a format where instead of the typical avatars, the user has a control box where their profile photo’s are available to click and attach to their chat post
We have uploaded a more detailed pdf explaining the project. Also, we can provide specific url's to existing websites whose operational format we would like to clone.
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