PROJECT SUMMARY: Redesign of our site with Joomla and Sigsiu Online Business Index 2 (SOBI2) Engine. <v1.5>
DATE: March 5, 2009
DEADLINE: March 27, 2009/Flexible (IMPORTANT: See Below)
NOTE: This is a repost of a project we posted back in January. The designer working on the job, literally disappeared. This IS a time sensitive job as the site is for an area that is based on tourism. This is the main site for many other sites that we need done, over one hundred+ domains related to this project that need developing!!! So we are looking for a long term partner.
We are looking for a Development Group for the redesign of our site. The new design will be managed through Joomla and based on a RocketTheme (Catalyst). The major component is Sigsiu Online Business Index 2 (SOBI2). There will be other module/plug-ins for the site, detailed below. The selected must be able to work as a collaborative team and assist others involved (i.e. security team). We prefer, but not required, a Group who is interested in working with us on the long term and consider our other projects.
REQUIREMENTS. - What are the high-level requirements of the project?
SITE-MODULES - All modules will be provided but must be integrated with the overall template and tested.
2. Main component - Sigsiu Online Business Index 2 (SOBI2), this Joomla component is a directory module. Understanding of this component is important. The setup is outlined below.
3. Flash Module to be installed. (Provided)
4. Copywriting - Utilizing SEO optimized content provided by us. (Provided)
5. Cross-browser compatibility - Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. (RocketTheme's are 99% compatible)
6. Bug Testing - We will work with Developer on testing the system thoroughly.
7. The following modules will need to integrated:
G. Acajoom Plus (Install/test - No Design of Newsletter.)
8. Google Analytics needs to be integrated into the entire site. (Site code provided)
9. Google Ads tracking code on select pages. (Site code provided)
10. Google SItemap -Xmap / SEF Service map 2
SET-UP OF SOBI2 (Sigsiu Online Business Index 2) - The structure of this component is important and will require use various plug-ins for it. Additionally, the SOBI2 must be integrate with the template.
1. Plug-ins/Modules: (ALL PROVIDED)
A. SobiSEF Plugin
B. Geo Category Overview Module
C. Featured Listings Plugin
D. Search Module
E. Import and Backup Plugin
F. SEF Service Map Integrator for SOBI2, Requires SEF Service map 2.
2. Outline of Categories are defined. (PROVIDED)
3. Outline of Sub-Categories are defined. (PROVIDED)
4. Outline of Custom Fields are defined. (PROVIDED)
SITE-DESIGN - The design/template, as mentioned, is a SEO hybrid website from RocketTheme, for which we are members. Style guide, flow charts, excel list, clients list, photoshop/fireworks files and color palette will be provided. The designer needs to provide input on the new design, the site is beach/tourism related and needs a little more beachy spark to it. So being or having access to a Graphic Designer will help you get selected for this project. We will provide about 300mb of vector images and have 1gb of other imagery and content. SEO Optimized content will be provided but understanding of English grammar is important.
Additional work to be discussed, this should apply to any modifications with this project and through [url removed, login to view], only after final approval.
DEADLINE - This project should move forward quickly.
We are needing a team/someone whom can focus on this project for the two weeks as the core of the project (Joomla Themed Template with SOBI2, needs to be online.) The overall details and finalization can a take little more.
Please do ask questions now before bidding on this project.
It will be understood that all intellectual rights and rights of ownership will be release to the client.
All final raw files (fla, psd, il, php, etc) will be provided to the client and any updates must be provided back.
A final contract and payment Schedule will be agreed upon before any work to commence.
1. It should be noted that this is a Joomla 1.5.9 project.
2. The SOBI2 will require integration with a media player to allow clients to select Slideshow or Video, as a premium feature.
After posting to the SOBI forums, it came to my knowledge that the following term can be confusing: (Provided)
What is meant by this is the fact that I the buyer will providing the information, plug-in (especially paid ones), etc. So when you see the (Providing), I will be responsible for it and not you the developer.
It was questioned if I will be paying for or responsible for commercial modules,plug-ins, etc. Yes, I have already paid for them, am licensed to use and will Provide.
Uploaded an excel file (Project_Joomla_SOBI.xls) outlining the modules, Custom SOBI2 Fields (w/ sample), and general home page modules.
Please ask any questions for clarification.
It has been questioned about the number of pages required for integration with the template for the site. Here is a breakdown for concideration:
I have place the total number of pages to be integrated with the template around ~14, many only require minor changes from the main template design;
SOBI2 Designed Pages
⁃ Category Page
⁃ Sub-Category Page
⁃ Listing Page
⁃ Detail Page
Other Design Pages
⁃ Home Page
⁃ General Page
⁃ Sub-General Page
⁃ Contact Us Form
⁃ Site Map
⁃ Gallery Page
⁃ F.A.Q Page
⁃ Weather Main Page
⁃ Events Main Listing Page
⁃ Events Details Page