Alright, I will try and give this a shot (again), and see where I end up with it.
I am looking for a capable programmer to get me a news website which looks like this: http://www.n e t t a v i s e n.no. It has to be different in theme of course, but it has to basically have the same functionality. To sum up most of it, here is a little list:
a. it HAS to display the news items just as in the website I have given as an example. Anything else is not acceptable.
b. it has to feature a premium membership part, which includes also implementing a CCBill solution to posts which requires premium to access.
c. article header image HAS to be auto adjustable, so that you get a big one when you enter an article, and a small one on the front page. This also includes when the newsitem is on top of the page, which displays a bigger picture.
d. it has to feature articles that will have a front image which will be displayed on the front page, then when a user clicks on it, it will take you to the article, but the header image must be replacable with a flash gallery or video option.
e. incorporate both video and flash image gallery options to posts with ease, in a no hassle solution which lets us just add images or upload a video, and it will automatically work with the article.
f. banner spaces like in the website mentioned above. Within the software, I want a menu which lets me put the banners in place WITH EASE, and if there is no banners there, the website will automatically correct for it, and display articles instead.
g. article header text as shown in the example website has to work properly. I dont want any "read more.." thing, only make the text clickable works wonders.
h. within every article category, there has to be a way for people to browse backwards in time, with older posts like you can do in joomla or in wordpress.
i. it has to be loved by search engines of course, and optimized for the robots which will probe it.
j. as seen in the example website, i also want the "last updates", "most viewed" and "new blog post" as shown below the main menu. the smaller menu inside will not be included in our setup, and can be ignored.
k. as said before, i dont want a carbon copy, i want something which works the same way, but with some differences in style. as you can see from the example website, the news items display in a random pattern where some has bigger images than others, some has no images, and so on. It looks like this so it looks interesting. I want it that way as well.
This is the gist of it, basically. There are extras here and there, but not much else. It is important that the website works, and that it is very easy to use, both for administrators within the admin part, and users who come to visit it.
I want each and every one of you who bids to make it sure that you can do this job before applying with your bid. And I do mean this. Go to the example website and scroll it up and down, go into articles and find out if this can be done within your skill set. Bidding for this job and not being able to do it is just silly. It will cost you a lot of time and effort for nothing. So make it sure you can.
The solution will be developed on YOUR server, wherein you will deliver a complete product to me when it is done. I will not provide you with a webhost where you can develop it, so make sure you have one yourself.
Also, there will be NO advance payments whatsoever. If you can't take on a job without asking endlessly for advance payments, do not bid. I will pay in full when the job is done. Any requests for this will be reported as a violation of our contract to Freelancer.
One final thing. I will be happy for you to use any CMS of your choice, be it Joomla, Drupal or whatever. I am not asking for a whole new software package. If an existing CMS can be modified to do as I am after then do it. I am setting max bid to 1500 USD, seeing as I am pretty sure an existing CMS will be used.