I need a programmer (will only work directly with programmer NOT middle man) to help finish a site that first programmer tooK WAYYYY to long to complete so I had to let them go.
The site is about 75-85% done and I need a programmer to finish the rest in less than 30 days. The site is a PHP site and most of the functionality is already there, only it needs to be tweaked to make it finally work and look right. It is a large site, 100+ pages already done, so you will need to go over all the current pages and learn the architecture on your own. The site is a social networking site with additional functionality.
As said before, most of the site is done, but some of the functionality that still needs to be tweaked and made to work right, includes but is not limited to, pulling an events calender from another site, integrate the off the shelf IM program, client side cropping script, insure browser compatibility, SEO, insure that rollovers are working, integration of subscription portions with paypal and [url removed, login to view], make sure that the multi pal search portions are user friendly and just makes sense to the user and that it functions correctly, plus more.
Just so you have more information, I am including Below the the original RFP for the site that the first programmer was chosen with. Some of the functions are different than below as the site evolved during development..... There is not affiliates section requirement anymore.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PROJECT INCLUDE THE SECRET CODE CONTAINED BELOW IN YOUR BID AND SUBMIT EXAMPLES OF YOUR ORIGINAL CODE AND DESIGN TO USï¿½NOT TEMPLATES.. ALONG WITH PASSWORD FOR EXAMPLES OF YOUR ADMIN WORK--- READ ALL OF OUR PROPOSAL BELOW OR YOU WON'T BE CONSIDERED AT ALL.
ONLY BID IF YOU ARE THE PROGRAMMER, NO MIDDLE MEN WILL BE CHOSEN
ONLY BID IF YOU HAVE WORKED ON A DATING SITE BEFORE OR SIMILAR SITE.
WE WILL BE GETTING THE COPYRIGHT TO THIS SITE SO ORIGNIAL CODING IS NEEDED.
We are creating a COMPLETLY ORIGINAL DESIGN AND TYPE of site that has the usual functions of a dating site but is also that is made specific to workers in a particular business industry sector, but it will also be a networking type of site that allows the members to rank different criteria and individual facilities within that industry. It is a site that the members can go to search for other members that have information about the business facility by searching by different search criteria specific to the industry and by past and current work locations. TheY will be able to search on site databases that will be updated by the members regarding the facilities and agencies so it will have to be an easy to use system that can check for spelling errors etc. The general dating criteria of the site can be found at [url removed, login to view] or [url removed, login to view]ï¿½but the other aspects of the site are unique. WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR A PREBUILT DATING SITE PACKAGE SO DON'T SUBMIT ONE!!
The main pages of the site are already designed by us and are in PSD files that you will need to slice and code, but some pages will have to be designed by you following the overall look of the our templates and dating sites in general. The functions of the site will be presented in an extremely clean, neat and professional design (This is a top priority). Its functioning will be like most modern and up-to-date websites as far as its look and the functionality of its profile, search, registration,, automatic affiliates program area, automatic advertising program area (for advertisers to atomically upload their CONFORMING ads and pay with a credit card), administration area, etc.
After acceptance of your bid you will receive a detailed outline of the project as well as a contract for you to sign. The detailed project report will be mailed to you after you fax back a the signed pages of the NDA and the contract.
II. General Requirements
We only need this site in English.
Affiliate system including detailed statistics, easy payment of commissions, and a 10-level referral system.
Advertising will generate income for the site as well as subscription, so there must be automatic hands off signup, payment and ad posting ability for advertisers to interact with the site.
The site script it must have characteristic of the following:
Client Area Features:
Fast and secure. Tested to handle large member databases
Installed on our server after final acceptance
Automatically generated thumbnails of uploaded photos
Fast and easy profile creation process
Photo uploads with automatic determination that the sizes comport with strict limitations and thumbs creation
Sleek and Professional looking Instant Messaging
Quick search/advanced search based on numerous criteria including searching for facilities and agencies within the industry as well as usual dating criteria
Double-blind email system
Customizable field contents
Simple Small flash section on home just to rotate pictures (Must be SMALL file size for dial-up)
Browser compatible even if it requires browser specific pages.
Embedded new version of Google or yahoo maps to show things to do around area based on facility, zip, cityï¿½dynamically created links
Use of CSS style sheets.
Use of templates and include statements to make up individual pages so changes can be made by changing small template files. Example-separate header, footer, navigation, body templates etcï¿½to make up one page using include statements
Complete Documentation of project/website
Simple member registration
Simple profile creation process
Censor words from profiles
Upload photos limited size and amountï¿½admin can turn off and on manual or automatic approval of photos.
Multiple essay questions
many fields whose contents can be customized
Last logged in date
Last updated date.
Cancel or suspend profile
Internal double blind mail system designed after [url removed, login to view] mail
Who has viewed you
How many times have they viewed you
Who as favorited you
Who has winked/kissed you
Automatic mailers based on multiple criteria search changeable by the member and when winked at or emailed to.
Administration will be able to seamlessly turn on and off the requirement to bill for use of the site- it will be free at first
Many popular gateways supported
Easily set billing cycles and frequencies
Allow nonpaying members to contact ï¿½turn off and on by admin
Search pages that can be sorted by age, location, gender, most active, most popular, specility via drop down menu
Who's online search
Matchfinder automatically email matches
Zip code search
Administrative Area Features:
Fast and easy web based configuration with use of Icons
Credit card processing through multiple gateways
You will recommend other Credit card processing.
Fast and easy web based configuration
Manually approve profiles and Auto approve profiles
Set changeable upload sizes for images and videos
Search member database
Ability to generate many types of reports built into the admin panel
Fully modify member accounts
Browse member database
Mass mail members
Export email addresses and usernames and all member criteria easily
Set billing prices and cycles
Per-contact billing as well as monthly
Easily modify site layout via admin
View member statisticsï¿½multiple varibles
Modify content of profile field options
Set maximum number of profiles a guest can view before registering
Give admin ability to turn on function to only allow paying members to see more than one photo.
Add other administrators with custom permissions to administrate members
Configure IM settings
Add censored words ï¿½you will include the usual in the database
Add FAQ entries
Predefined decline responses for profile approval
View diagnostic information about your server
Manage the advertisers ads and payments, contacting advertisers, sending emails to advertisersï¿½
and much much more!
Credit card payment
Uploading of ad to meet exact size requirements
Can purchase multiple ad space to maximize their exposure to the members
Will have their own modern easy to use admin with password, cancel, update info search detailed statistics: For each of their ads, advertisers can view detailed statistics of views and clicks
The affiliate script integrated it must have the following
Full-featured affiliate system, including detailed statistics, easy payment of commissions, and a 10-level referral system.
Easy-to-use administrative backend: Manage your affiliates and their commissions within a matter of minutes! No more complex bookkeeping!
Completely configurable layout: the script it must uses templates, which means that it's only a matter of editing the templates to make custom changes or to integrate seamlessly with the rest of your site.
Registration: Affiliates can easily sign up for an affiliate account through the user interface. Existing affiliates can refer others to the affiliate program and thereby create a chain of referrals up to 10 levels deep.
Campaign/ad system: The script it must allows each affiliate to create and manage unlimited campaigns for your products, campaigns are used to group similar instances of ads together to be able to track them as a whole.
Automatic Ad HTML generation: For each ad, the script provides HTML code for the affiliate to copy and paste into their own website.
Detailed statistics: For each of their campaigns and ads, affiliates can view detailed statistics ï¿½ including clicks, sales generated, and commissions earned ï¿½ down to the hour. They can also view commissions by referral level, to see what they've earned from referring other affiliates.
Commissions history: Affiliates can view detailed information concerning all of the commissions that they've earned, including current status, amount generated, and when, if ever, the commission was approved and/or paid out.
Email downline: If allowed by the administrator, affiliates can send an email to their entire downline (affiliates whom they've referred to the program).
Web-based configuration: You can edit your MySQL configuration, administrative password, overall color schemes, and other options.
Manage advertised products: Easily add products and the commissions to pay for each.
Manage ad banners, URLs, and text: Provide and control the content, including banners and linked URLs, of the ads that your affiliates will use.
Approve/decline commissions: Easily approve or decline affiliates' commissions, or have the system automatically approve them for you. Emails are automatically sent, and, if you decline a commission, you can tell the affiliate why.
Customize HTML templates: If you know HTML, you can edit, directly over the Web, the templates used by the system, saving the hassle of downloading and reuploading.
Customize emails: Modify the emails automatically sent out by the system.
Mass export commissions to be paid: Export multiple (or all) commissions to pay out. The exported file can integrate with the PayPal and Stormpay service.
Newsletter: Send an email to all affiliates.
Export tables: Export your members, sales, or commissions table as a comma-separated values (CSV) file to use, for example, in a spreadsheet or to back it up to your own computer.
Affiliate management: As the administrator, you can manage your affiliates and their campaigns, if necessary.
Usual database for US Dating sites including city, state and zip
Easy to obtain database about industry facilities in the US integrated into a multilayered search.
III. General Rules for Programmers
1. Project development will be made over yahoo messenger.
2. Project timeline starts to count as soon as you accept the project.
3. You are expected to finish the project according to your bid deadline, and that includes modifications after my final revision, so you need to submit to my approval your final delivery at least 24h before project deadline.
4. You are supposed to send your messenger id the same day you accept the project, and schedule for an online meeting.
5. After accepting the project you are required to show the work in progress every 3 days, unless other agreement is made via messenger in the first online meeting mentioned above. If you fail to show the work done we reserve the right to cancel the project
6. You must develop the project in an online server in order for us to be able to review development anytime. Note: When you bid or leave a message about this project you must include the word: ï¿½detailï¿½ in the beginning of the message or bid text or you will not be considered, if you do not your bid will be ignored.
7. No projects outside the freelance site.
8. We will send the contract and the NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement covering the project only to your email address registered at the freelance platform.
8.1 Even if we do not send you an NDA, you are not authorized to make public that the work you have developed for us was done by you. We may be hiring you for some client of us, and therefore you must waive all your copyrights to us.
9. You are responsible to develop the work you make for us without violating any copyright law.
10. You must speak English well and you should communicate to us in a correct manner without use of improper language.
11. We assume you work everyday of the week that includes weekends. In case you do not you are responsible to advise that when you bid.
12. In case you do not work without money upfront, the only warranty regarding payment that we can give is the use of escrow service at this platform.
13. Take a VERY DEEP LOOK at and be familiar with the website [url removed, login to view] before you bid for you will be responsible for the function of that site ï¿½not the horoscope or the ï¿½clickï¿½ function, however.
Good Luck and we look forward to working with you.
Additional Info (Added 2/16/2006 at 15:35 EST)...
Thanks to all.