This is my startup project, so I am very serious on it. I have high code quality requirements (Enough comments, documents and basic uniform code standards).
Now I have some questions need you know. This is not a simple website. This is a social network service, so you need consider high performance on the whole site. In another words, the architect of the whole site and technical selection are very important.
I also have some basic information you need know.
1) Language you can use Pyhnon/Django or Php/Java. You can only select either one not both.
2) Database is based on MySQL.
3) All servers are based on AWS EC2, RDS, SES.
4) My team has a UI frontend developer who will provide your HTML, CSS and JQuery code.
5) We already have tables design, but it is based on our last version. We changed a lot on our functional design, so you also need make changes according to our current version.
6) To the cache, I suggest you pick memcached, because we will use AWS ElastiCache in the future.
7) To all search functions, I suggest you use Lucene\Hadoop, because we will use AWS CloudSearch or build our own search servers in the future.
I also attached all project pages structure graph without popup windows. It may help you estimate the whole scale of the project.
Now I need you give me your estimate total hours and price.
I am waiting for your response. Thank you so much.