Need help developing a resource website for a semi large city. Want a front page as simple as google, or users can add different blocks of content to their homepage.
News posting, free Classified Ads with pictures, a business directory with reviews(and ability to upgrade listing for cost). The buisness pages can have optional flash video player to play commercials. Showcase local events. Send email alerts, or display a reminder on the page when a particular event is coming up. A calender of events would help also, with different catagories for sporting events, concerts, car shows ect that the user can add or remove from the display.
The site will let people read news and sports news from their favorite area schools. If they could change the color scheme of the site to reflect predefined themes with the school colors, as well as add a news box to their main page with relevant school news/sports info.
ALl content neesd to be able to be fed to the main page in summary boxes. Sort of the way the google hompage is laid out.
Movies and movie reviews too.
I need to be able to run ads on all pages. And delegate if particular ads will run on particular catagories. I need to be able to offer a set number of slots for each ad space per page, or per catagory of page.
needs to be able to have multiple levels of users, from a basic user level that will simply retain settings, and allow posting in the classifieds section, but also have logins that will allow reporters, and admins acces to administer the site.
Needs a very comprehensive backend. Need to be able to edit, add, and backup/recover all content from the backend. Administration also needs a post box of tasks that need to be done, sort of like a meeting board. Where once the tasks are complete a given superuser can check off the task and add comments.
Would be nice if the whole site worked like wordpress with widgets. Im familiar with php and working with code, and i am capable of moving code around, or copying and pasting code to make it work.
Need a search engine to search classifieds, businesses in one search.
The site needs to be able to grow as the userbase grows. Speed and cleanlieness is important. Needs to be able to expand into other areas easily. If i wanted to add a new feature, free games, or whatever it may be, needs to be designed to accomodate this.