I have a free classified ads web site. It looks and works similar to eBay except it is not an auction web site. It is only a classified ads web site for boats and boat related products. With this site people can place a free ad, or they can purchase upgrades for their ad, such as bold or colored text, or ad placement on the home page.
My first sl programmer never seemed to understand my vision for the site. What he delivered is what I now have at [url removed, login to view]
So I created a series of word documents showing exactly what I want each page of my site to look like and I described exactly what I want each link to do on each page. That was my second sl post for this project. That second programmer group was more skilled and more closely created what I wanted. But they estimated one month to rebuild the site, and six months later in July I finally gave up on them completing the job. And unfortunately they put the home page at [url removed, login to view] . The site was almost finished but I had to drop them for their lack of timely communication. They would go for weeks at a time not returning my daily emails asking for status updates. Their own records showed only 3 days of work in all of June. Responsive communication is critical in working with me.
So this is my third and hopefully last scriptlance post for this project.
What I need you to do is to finish the web site and correct the few remaining bugs the previous programming group left on my site. The parts left undone and bugs I found are listed in the work details document below. I've gone into extreme detail in these documents because I don't want another half-done web site like I have now. Your bid is for a fully operational web site, bug free, and with the look and functionality described in the word documents.
DON'T BID IF:
It took the second company 6 months to do what they estimated would require one month. I know things happen, but to not communicate is inexcusable. Weeks would go by with no reply to my daily emails. If you could get tired of working on the project and might decide to stop communicating with me, then don't bid.
If you're inclined to ignore emails, then don't bid.
If you're inclined to not answer email questions, then don't bid.
If you're inclined to ignore requests or not follow directions, then don't bid.
If you're inclined to make excuses, then don't bid.
If you're not extremely honest, and do what you say you will do when you say you will do it, then don't bid.
If you don't have a phone number I can reach you at during your normal business hours, then don't bid. (I will call you to verify before accepting your bid).
If you're under 18 years old, then don't bid.
If you're planning on subcontracting this job out to someone else, then don't bid.
I take this project very seriously and always strive to be fair, open and responsive in my communication, and respectful of your time. I consider myself very professional in my behaviors. If you cannot be professional in your behaviors, communicate when necessary, and take this job seriously, then don't bid.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR:
I want a person or group of people highly skilled in programming with sql databases, css, ajax, xhtml, php, web page forms, seo, etc. The person must be reliable, mature, have a phone number where I can talk to them in person, and be extremely honest, and communicative. I'm looking for a reliable, long-term business relationship where I can just call the person in the future for phone consultations and to request additional work without going through this sl bid process every time. And I especially want someone with the tenacity to get the job done. Preference will be given to those in the USA or with a USA phone number, but all with a phone number will be seriously considered. I do not want to go through this sl bid process again.
All payments will go through Scriptlance escrow only. Western Union and its equivalents are not even a remote possibility, so don't ask. All work is to be done on my server and I will test it on my server before releasing the final escrow payment.
-A- New site to be repaired and completed: [url removed, login to view]
-B- My scriptlance project policies: [url removed, login to view]
-C- Project web site work details: [url removed, login to view]
These Project Summary documents are all part of this scriptlance project post.
I will allow at least two weeks before I close this project post and choose a programmer to allow all who are interested enough time to review the documents and ask me questions.
Thank you for taking your time to read this text and good luck with your bid. I look forward to us working together.