Please take the time to read this carefully and bid appropriately!!
I shall say this only once :)
Max bid must not exceed $2500
I need a complete website designed and built, including all text, banners and logos.
An excellent and imaginative designing ability is required, along with equally as good programming skills.
Please provide some sort of link to your portfolio or past work, so that I can get an idea of your design ability along with programming skills. Please do NOT bid if you have none to show (this does not mean you must have any previous reviews).
Please include a realistic timeframe with your bid, along with your warranty/tweaking period, after site is up and running.
The winning bidder will also be required (at further cost to me) to add more features as and when required, as this is an ongoing project, I look forward to a continuous relationship for the future.
Payment Terms – I will place 100% of the bid into the escrow service on your acceptance, and 100% will be released upon completion of the whole site (excluding any tweaking period).
I do not care if this is a team, individual or a collaboration of individuals, whoever wins, must be able to provide all the resources I require without hindrance, or delay. I will however require the prior knowledge that it is a collaboration of individuals.
First and foremost, this site needs to be very aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. I want users to feel good, appreciate the design and functionality so they come back time and time again. A clean, crisp, well thought out professional designed site is required. (Feel free to add it to any design competitions, as that is the standard I require!!)
The website will consist of several pages, a front page where the main design is and users can select a language base to enter into.
An extensive database will be required, fully searchable (database will be updated/added to by users themselves, but managed by the webmaster). This database will be automatically kept tidy by scripts removing old posts (this is not a forum) etc. after a certain time period, also so that search times are kept to minimum.
Site/database must be fully and easily backed up with or without scripts (your choice) in event of any future mishap. I require a fully automated but easy to use site for both the Webmaster and especially the user.
Another area is required for users to enter and search the database by location and/or subject etc.
A simple registration area is required. This will then enable them to have permission to enter information onto database. This is to be secured from computer-generated registrations (spam) (possibly the system widely used by most places now, using gifs, you’re the expert so you advise)
Data entered by users to be automatically formatted into several choices of design and posted in an image format/template. A form for the users to enter the data into is also needed to keep things at a standard (will only be a simple form several fields long).
The ability for the community as a whole to vote out/remove any posts that are not relevant to the site as a whole (i.e. more than 10 votes and it is automatically deleted), this is to secure against those poor individuals who make it their life’s work to disrupt everyone else’s. (any other others instead of welcome)
Admin area required. Ability to allow, block users, posts, etc. Ability to change/modify scripts. Ability to change/modify skins, texts etc. Basically do whatever is required to do (if of course, anything is required...)
Different skins, languages etc will be on the menu in the future so compatibility, ease of these additions should be taken into account.
I will explain to the winner what the concept of this site is about, at the relevant time. I need any text, promotions etc. incorporated into this site to be thought of and done in the design process by yourselves (if it is any consolation, I do not envisage very much and I will set a guide), so fairly good written communication/marketing skills are required.
I need to be involved heavily for this reason, so any access area that can be for me to see the working progress will be appreciated.
I need a full procedure on how to install this site to a host, although I will need you to do it, all copyright, web design and procedures need to be provided and assured/assigned to me.
Good design to allow users coming in from search engines the ability to jump back a step a must. Also discussion on the ability to have this accessible to pda’s and, mobiles (either included in bid or at extra cost, let me know in bid)
Finally very good SEO is required, I need to be sitting at the top of the search engines. Any discussions about this can be done by prompting me in your bid.
I must thank all of you taking time to read this tender and wish you all the best.