I’ve about had it with trying to find a competent contractor on GAF! If you don’t have the time or motivation to WORK, please DO NOT BID!
Please read all of the information listed below. Your bid should reference the requirements of the project and you proposed solutions, and contain links to examples of similar work you’ve completed. I’m truly looking to get this done for under $200, so please be aware of that when you bid.
Website to be hosted on either Windows or Linux - should work with both (PHP/MySQL with CSS). Should consist of Home Page, Menu Page, Entertainment Calendar, Takeout/Delivery Page, Location/Map Page. Site should load quickly, view well in different browsers, and make use of CSS.
Restaurant is primarily seafood, with a "laid-back" island feel offering live musical entertainment several nights a week (solo acoustic, bands, djs). Site and graphic design should reflect this - shouldn't be at all stuffy. Perhaps a feel of wood planks, rope, sand, etc. For graphics on this site, I would like 3D artwork – for an example of the style, see Jimmy Neutron.
Event calendar application should be written in PHP and possibly integrated with MySQL backend. Should provide admin interface to quickly and easily add events (including Performer Field, Description Field, Date and Time with support for recurring dates or additional dates at time of entry (display a popup calendar to add multiple dates for same event). Visitors should only be allowed to view events and should not see path to administration page. Look of calendar should integrate well into site design. Calendar MUST integrate into the home page of the site - showing "PERFORMING TONIGHT: Performer". Calendar should require login.
I'm looking towards the lower end of the price scale for this project. I probably will not entertain bids of more than $200. Project should be completed in no more than 5 days (including non-business days).
As for design, I have one idea that I'm partial to, but am open to others. I'm thinking that each page of the site should show a rectangular wooden plank sign (kind of close up) on a beach (palm trees, sand, ocean possibly viewable around the sign/in the background).
On the index page, the sign would appear to be a directional sign with names and arrows, appearing to be painted by hand, pointing in different directions - each referencing and linking to other pages of the site. At the bottom of the sign, it will say "Appearing Tonight:" and display the name of the musician/dj/band that is performing that evening (integrated with calendar so it auto-updates each day). The links will be to Home, Menu, Delivery, Specials, Location, and Calendar.
Each page will have “painted” links at bottom of sign.
Menu page will appear to have a menu stapled to the sign.
Delivery will have phone number and takeout menu stapled to sign.
Location will have a map stapled to the sign along with a written location and phone number.
Specials will have weekly special events (Texas Tuesdays, Thirsty Thursdays) and a description of each.
Calendar will simply be a visually appealing events calendar (in month format). There should be no visible links to calendar administration page.
Please, NO TEMPLATE DESIGNS – all should be original. Also, no CMS.
Payment upon buyer’s approval of completed design. Provider shall include all files (.psd, .html, .css, .php, etc.)