this project entails modifying/upgrading the attached wordpress plugin which provides a mouseover tooltip for stock quotes.
The plugin, as provided, is a stock market tooltip plugin that was offered freely under the GNU public license. When activated, the plugin causes a small pop up to appear on mouseover over defined company names. The pop up contains stock market quote information for the named company that is pulled from yahoo finance.
The following upgrades/review/modification are necessary:
1. insure compliance with wordpress 2.1+
2. insure the plugin does not break links. As currently written, mouseover effect to show the stock quote may interfere with a link. For example, if google is written and anchored to link to the google webpage. that anchored link may break if the plugin is applied to the word as well. this needs to be fixed. When working, mouseover should show the tooltip but link functionality should work.
3. insure browser compliance for using the plugin with firefox, IE and saf.
[url removed, login to view] css presentation of the tooltip need to be improved. Creative interpretation is welcome but the look should be clean and professional. An example of a preferred look can be found at [url removed, login to view]
note that the quotemedia site provides the html code and css for their display which should make modification that much easier. White background and dark blue information is ideal.
5. The size of the tooltip display should be double to triple its current size so that charts presented are readable unlike in the current version.
Note: with regard to any modifications to the tooltips information dispaly or look: the plugin currently displays last price, percentage of increase/decrease, dollar value of increase/decrease and a chart. All that information must continue to be provided. Additionally, though not required, it would be welcome if information for daily volume, 52 week high and low, and average volume were displayed.
It would be welcome, though not necessary, to provide a dashboard control to choose an alternate information source. Currently the tool pulls its stock data from yahoo finance. The ability to toggle between yahoo, google finance, or MSN as the data source would be welcome. But this is optional, if you'd like to include it in your bid, that is fine but i'd prefer a bid without it, or PM separating out the cost. I am not yet certain that this is added value worth paying for.
I am not specifying a budget for this project. I will leave it for programmers to review the plugin and make a bid based on what they believe is reasonable. I do expect it will be a reasonably inexpensive bid as I am providing source for a functional, working plugin and these are modest modifications. (As a reference, review of the site seems to show wordpress plugins crafted from scratch receiving bids in the range of $75 to $150. This being only a modification, I expect a lower range but I will and consider all bids)
-If you are skilled with php fetching scripts and wordpress plugins or ajax and wordpress and feel more comfortable crafting a plugin from scratch, that approach is welcome too but please note that is your intent in your bid. I would welcome an original plugin, even prefer one, and your creative approach to providing this functionality would be considered just note that this job is governed First by a desire to find a cost effective solution. If an original plugin approach is substantially more expensive than the modifications, I will likely go with modifications.
Also note, the plugin being modified is under a gnu license and will remain as such for any solutions that modify it. If you offer, and I accept, an original plugin instead, by agreeing to code the project and accepting the job you will agree not to redistribute the plugin to anyone else. it will by my choice to keep it proprietary, distribute it, or make it available via a gnu license.
-timeline for expected delivery is rapid.
- the work should be done on your own server. I will want to test the result on my development box before releasing payment or putting it on a live site. As noted above, it must work on wordpress 2.1+ and the three browsers listed.
thank you for your consideration. I look forward to your bids.
the attached zip file has the plugin, change log and its css info as publicly available under GNU. Feel free to examine in considering your bid.
thank you. look forward to seeing offers.