Goal for [url removed, login to view]
The project could be divided in several sections.
The programmer should suggest his/her approach and a overall strategy
[url removed, login to view] is divided in two major section
1) [url removed, login to view] we will call that section asp section for simplicity : this section is in asp + ms sql server
2) [url removed, login to view] vbulletin php section and mysql
3) [url removed, login to view] vbulletin photopost php section and mysql
We need to have a tighter integration between several components of the website.
The asp articles, which are the major portion of 1) [url removed, login to view] are not really connected with the 2) LifeinItaly forum postings on vbulletin – These two currently separate portions should be closer integrated by incorporating posting on 2) vbulletin on sections 1), as well as having a uniform look - all aspects of the website should look similar.
Currently our example sites are [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view]
Part of the integration process is to allow visitors to post comments on several sections of the LifeinItaly website. The asp articles on any town, region, city, etc.. should be connected to the relevant forum topics on vbulletin. Besides this vital redesign the 1) asp articles should interlink to the 2) vbulletin photopost and hotel sections ( from bookings) as well.
The home page [url removed, login to view] will still be in asp but should show the latest vbulletin posts. with a connection string to mysql we should be able te display the posts on vbulletin from the asp side
In vbulletin the members bio should show some random photopost images (possible but the hack is not working at this time )
Clicking on photopost member bio should link to the vbulletin member bio, not the photopost member bio.
Link together vbulletin section 2) with the Italian Regions section 1) in asp and with images on 3)
Example- asp articles on Abruzzo will be linked with relevant vbulletin and photopost sections:
[url removed, login to view] Should show posts from the vbulletin section on Abruzzo region.
[url removed, login to view] Should link back to the Abruzzo region asp section on the website.
[url removed, login to view] Abruzzo section in vbulletin should be linked to images of Abruzzo in photopost as well. This page should also display the relevant posts from the vbulletin.
(Registered visitors will be able to add a new city in vbulletin under the appropriate region and they should be able to comment )
These new fully integrated Regions sections of the website should also connect with the appropriate Italian weather section as well as the appropriate Hotel section.
To implement the linking with the Hotel section : An integration with a feed from [url removed, login to view] is needed.
A large flash created map of Italy should replace the map we have now and should link to the Regional sections of the website.
Example: Clicking Abruzzo on the flash map will take visitor to Abruzzo section of website with the asp articles, which will be linked to Abruzzo posts on vbulletin, Abruzzo images from photo post, Abruzzo weather from Italian weather section, and Abruzzo hotel accommodations (from the [url removed, login to view] feed).
add on to section 2) : The website should also have a new upload Video section - with a video size limit.
Visitors should also be able to comment on the ANSA NEWS Articles like adding their feedback to other parts of the asp website. They should also be able to upload their own news articles, like [url removed, login to view] These submitted news articles will be subject to a reviewer who will add in the artcile in a special section: your news and strage news
One last note: The asp site should be compatible in every major browser (safari, firefox, MAC etc...)