Thanks for checking out this project. This is a large project and the details will be long.. I kindly ask that any dedicated developers interested to please read on, as this project will also give many future opportunities to develop more for our company.
We need this website to function exactly, 100% the same as [url removed, login to view] in every asset! I'm not talking about how the website looks, but the features that the website is capable of doing.
In addition, we will be adding some unique features that will be unlike facebook. Please continue to read on.
[url removed, login to view] features at a glance:
- Ability to add friends
- Join networks (and view people within them)
- Create/join groups
- Create/join events
- "Poke" people
- View what others are doing on a "home" page after successful login
- Search for people/group by name/keyword
- Ability to "report" users
- Ability to add photos/albums
- A mini-feed that displays latest "user activity" on profile
- Send messages to other members via person to person or group to person
The features mentioned above are just some of the features facebook has. Of course, their website is much more in-depth than this and will probably only allow a developer to understand it by actually becoming a member him/herself.
In addition to the facebook features, we will be adding a unique blogging system that will allow a person to track their daily activities, and will act like a log that others can view as well. Some of these activities will be reported on the "News Feed" (on the home page after logging in) at random to other members if they are a connected friend.
The site must be developed using a clean CSS layout (Web 2.0 feel) with cross-browser compatibility dating back to old IE browser with very clean code! As to what language I prefer the site developed in, either PHP or ASP, but whatever the language, it must be built as a custom CMS that allows very intuitive administration abilities and incorporate a very robust templating system that we will further discuss afterwards.
Another thing, URL's must be processed cleanly so it is SEO compatible. So for example, a profile of a user would be: [url removed, login to view] This means that it belongs under "profile" and the name of the user is Alexander Thompson, and that he is member #0123456789. Every link must be processed neatly like this to ensure SEO compatibility!
Asides from this, please note that everything mentioned is not described in depth. Upon the choosing of your bid, we will send a large document and also release contact information so we may relay information and communicate about the project together. Site design will be designed in-house on our-end. You must create a templating system as described, and we will import our template intuitively ourselves.
Also, pending successful completion, this also means that the developer chosen will be contracted for future work on the website. Many future opportunities remain for such a project and this means that you will earn MORE in the future for your commitment on this project. It will not be one-shot thing, so we will need a team with commitment.
Furthermore, all code in part of in full developed for this project will become the property of me and my associates. Payment will be negotiated, but I will be paying in 3 payments. One down payment, one in the middle of development where I can see a work-in-progress functional live demo, and the last when the website is completed.
Lastly, this is a large scale website. There are many things associated with development not mentioned in this description. Please acknowledge this fact.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions.