[I am posting this again to give everyone an opportunity to view the updates]
I am looking to create a professional community website similar to S-t-o-c-k-A-r-e-n-a.c-o-m (for a similar industry) and completely from scratch. I need someone that can research that site and understand what it will take to have a message board with all the various detailed features at that site and have it functioning at a premium level. Please estimate not only price but how long it will take. We will take care of putting together a specific complex blueprint of everything we want. Please keep in mind we are not copying their site, only using it to show that we want to include very similar functions, so please look at it carefully if you are interested. Thank you.
Also, the Development Language and database options are not limited to any of these selections (exception: MS Access is NOT acceptable for the DB). Please advise with your bids what you believe would be the best way to approach this project. Thanks
Graphical Design also required
CSS layout needed
Experience with Professional Website Design and User Friendly Design
Again, please carefully review the site mentioned in the note above. There are many subtle functions. The developer that wins this bid must also be able to come up with a unique Design for site mentioned above.