I have a unique style of member site..
JUST because I am writing a LOT does not mean I expect it to be expensive. It is because I have found that the MORE specific you can be, the better chances of Finding the right programmer..
it is NOT like Myspace.. I hesitate to show what I want since I am NOT looking for a clone. The site is basically a place for people to contribute information in the manner I will explain to the accepted bidder.
It should have similar functions to include:
3)Socialize it (digg, technorati, etc.)
4)People who liked this also liked, Most popular, etc.
5)EVERY visitor should be able to view freely. You only need to be a member to contribute. Each Member should have a profile that they can put images of themselves, and include a bio about themselves- it should allow linkable text so they can include links back to their site. They should also be able to join groups
6)When a member signs up they should be allowed to select that they want to be notified by email for the following for a few features
The default is that the FIRST should be clicked. They will have to unclick it.
They can go into their profile later and change these settings, if they are getting too many emails.
7)Flagging submissions that are inappropriate and not in good taste.
8)Tell a FRIEND.
9)Members can upload videos / text information and other members can share, or embed URL or embed into their site.
+ a few more features NOT listed here in order to protect specific focus of the site, but similar in concept to the above listed.
2 more things I would like:
1) A flash tour to let people know how to use the site or make best use of site..
2) Want people to be able to take what other people have contributed to the site and be able to embed it in their own site.. the unique part is that this is for text and for video, not just limited to text. If it is a text section, and if I have google adsense on the area of text, I want them to be able to pay a fee to switch the adsense code to their own, and then when they embed the text in their site, it will either have MY adsense code, or theirs (if they paid).. This will be in an uploaded area, similar to a video, so the text can be in that style of box if it simplifies..
All pages should be standards compliant and validate [url removed, login to view] and have a valid doctype.
Here is the general protocol for building this site. There is flexibilty to the order, but all the parts should definitely be in there.
1. Create a sitemap
2. Create simple wireframe
3. Develop backend engine
4. Plug backend into wireframe
6. Replace wireframe with graphics (created concurrently)
The use of tables should be kept to a minimum in place of cascading style sheets for layout
I do have a very specific idea of layout / design - not intensive on the graphics - more clean and easy on the eyes.
Like flash style, without being flash
I may outsource the GRAPHICS - not the CSS.. just the actual images, since I MAY want unique illustrations.. so please when bidding, send a PMB to let me know a reduced bid if I provide the illustrations for the home page..
This was delayed due to other issues, so preference will go to those with good feedback and FAST turnover!!