I am looking for a clone of blogcatalog (dot) com. The site must have everything that blogcatalog currently has. Please thoroughly go over the site, and then submit your bid. It looks like they have a custom backend and they manually approve and manage the blogs that are submitted to them. When a user submits a blog they must also put a link on their site back. The programmer must design a backend for me to approve the blogs that are submitted.
The first step in this process would be for you to come up with at least two or three designs based upon blogcatalog. Then we will narrow it down until I like one design. Then once we have decided on a design then it will be up to you to replicate the elements of blogcatalog.
I am looking for a nice clean design. Obviously it cannot look exactly like blogcatalog, however it should be a clean web 2.0 look.
I want the following areas on the main page (like blogcatalog)
1. featured blog
2. a small about section
3. the Categories section (this must look like blogcatalog)
4. Popular tags
5. Recently added blogs
6. By Language
7. Replicate their RSS feed system.
They have a neighborhood widget that they just introduced. For now, I do not want this feature, so please do not include it in your bid, however the site must be able to add this feature later on.
The rest of the site must match blogcatalog, we will just make the design look a bit different.
The site must be completed to my satisfaction before it will be considered complete. You also must be reasonably available either by IM, email, or by phone. I am based in the USA.
In your bid, please indicate that you have looked at blogcatalog site, and how you feel you can complete the project. Please bid on the entire project, and state your previous experience. I want this site to be complete within 30 to 45 days. Please note that I will provide my own logo design.