Website redesign of [url removed, login to view] incorporating a wish list facility.
The website works on affiliate banners which when clicked and items purchased the transaction is monitored and I receive a commission. I use Affiliate Window, Tradedoubler, Commission junction and Affiliate Future and will be using others in the future.
I want the site to work as it does now but to look and feel more modern and professional. I have used FrontPage for the site and I have taken it as far as I can go. I want the banners and texts stored in a database for ease and speed of loading and for integrating with the wish list section.
I use 1and1 for my web hosting. I am happy with any ASP, PHP or other coding coupled with MySQL and I believe the 1and1 servers can work with anything you may use.
For the redesign of the site, I need a home page which looks and feels and operates like the Google homepage, so it is clean and simple. I need a logo on the top which reflects the nature of the site.
A professional Integration of the Google search of my site and the web as at present as this is another source of revenue. The search at the moment searches the navigation as well as the text, so it returns the wrong pages in the search list.
I want a better navigation system and I am open to either a top or left side navigation system, I would consider either if you were to outline any particular design benefits either way. In any event, I want the category to be first and the sub categories to open up when clicked or hovered over. I need the ability to add categories and sub-categories as and when required.
If a top navigation is used, then I will need left and right hand content sections, if a left hand navigation system is used, then I would need a right hand and lower left content section. This content I would need to be interactive with the site user's i.e. top searches, related searches, etc. I would need to be able to insert content related adverts such as 120 X 60 banner ads etc.
I need the site to function like Amazon does, so that when the customer clicks a banner and then finds an item they want, they can add it to one of their wish lists by simply clicking a button or right clicking and adding.
They can add anything to anyone of their lists which may be a wedding list or a birthday or Christmas list. I want them to have the ability to create more than one list, but one there must be an option for a Wedding List as this is the key purpose of the site.
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When the list is populated it needs an email list option to inform the friends and family on the list of its location and how to purchase gifts for the list owner.
I need the site to inform the list holder and other potential purchasers that the item is taken and to have a facility for several people to club together and pledge to part purchase a large item such as a holiday or kitchen, car etc.
I need the designer(s) I work with to know about affiliate purchasing software and I need you to ensure that when the customers friends or family buy the item for them, that I am rewarded with the purchase! This will require the recording of the code behind the product details on the wish list, so that when the purchaser clicks the item I am still credited for the purchase.
I am not an expert in this field and so I will need to see working software and will need to have it explained at every stage!
Username and password will be required to run the lists and a control panel of options such as change password, username etc. I am flexible about how this is achieved but want a clean simple easy to use site for all ages, including Children.
I will only pay on completion and would hope to use whoever I choose to continue to develop the site and some others that I have.
I am happy to populate the new site with the banners and text unless there is a way to automate the process, but don't want to pay for your time to fill in a database, I need the work done at a fair price and to a high standard, I am not time deadlined and would not need an urgent turn around.
Finally, I want the site to be fully compliant with all the regulations re disability etc. I also want it fully SEO compliant and each section to be clean and clear to the search engines with keywords which are obvious and link in to the search facility on the site.
If you can make sense of all this and design me a good looking efficient site with a simple and easy to use wish list facility which works with my affiliate banners, then please show me what I can expect and expect a long working relationship. If you want to charge me a high price and do one off work then please don't bother.