We're a Swedish company currently working on a community-project and we're looking for a freelancer to develop our site. Our project is divided into several different phases in which the first one should be quite simple. If all goes well during phase one, we will be happy to offer you a lot more work.
Since we are hoping for a longer-lasting colaboration with you and our company we're hoping to find a person who is experienced and dedicated to working as a programmer. That you have a currently exciting portfolio of previous jobs that you can present us with is a requirement.
This job can be for one person or a team, it can be for just providing code or both code and design. We already have a good designer on-board however, but if you have someone you insist on working with and we approve that's also a possibility.
I will try to summarize a short description of what we will need during phase 1, the plan is to add common community-features to this website after 1.5 - 2 months. Specifics will be e-mailed upon request.
Initially, we want a nightlife-oriented website with four main features. Party-pictures, upcoming events and forum. Our site is a nightlife-source we're people can come to gossip in the forums, se what happened last night in the pictures, talk about it in comments and see whats coming up in our event calendar.
Implement and customize SimpleViewer ([url removed, login to view]) to display pictures on our site. We will upload around 5 galleries per day to this website, therefore a well-structured archive and good sorting/searching features is a must.
A blogg-style front page where thumbnails linking to the full galleries are displayed along with a caption telling time & place.
People should be able to comment the pictures. To display and write comments should require login.
The website should track most viewed/commented pictures today, this week, this month, this year and display that on a separate page. ("Top pictures").
Very standard, no specific requests i guess. Feel free to customize phpBB or smth. The forum login should be the same as the comments, preferably comments/forum should have the same "engine"/look/feel.
There is an existing website that has a system which we want an identical version of, shouldn't be complicated.
Tip-a-friend functions. A simple popup letting people send out a tip to a friends e-mail address.
Some standard software to handle advertising on the website needs to be installed.
This is just the initial launch-stage of our site. When it drives enough traffic to create an active community (This will be within 1.5-2 months with our marketing plan) we'll need you to implement all the standard community features as well as some specific ones.
You'll work according to a blueprint of the site, us in the company, you and the designer will make and agree on this blueprint together. Our designer designs based on this blueprint, you code the design and intergrate the features.
There are of course plenty of further details regarding this project, which we can discuss later on.