I have created a web design for a client. I have the file saved as a PSD file, with layers in tact. (I am attaching the basic layout as a JPG file just so you can see how the over all design will look.)
When replying to this bid, DO NOT (let me repeat) DO NOT provide with all kinds of marketing junk about your skills or your business or anything else. I will NOT take the time to read through it and will eliminate your bid entirely if you send me more stuff than I request. I want just the facts that relate to my project, period.
Programmers who provide more information that I ask will automatically be excluded because it indicates that you are starting out the relationship with an inability to simple follow directions.
I'm easy to work with, but I do not have time to weed through marketing gibberish due to my own work volume.
Here's what I need:
1) I would like the website designed using CSS. Please follow the CSS design techniques as indicated on csszengarden.com. (If you aren't familiar with this technique and do not know how to do it, please do NOT bid on this project.)
2) The CSS layout must be used to create a Dreamweaver (dwt) template. "Editable" regions need to include the body content area (pretty obvious as it is all written for mock-up purposes in Latin) as well as the metadata tags in the source code.
3) Navigation (upper left corner next to the bride) must be set up as "roll over" text, changing from "white" when not active to "Tiffany Blue" when active. Please make sure that this navigation is set up in a manner which will make edits/additions easy to work with. Please also make sure that the logo (that's on the upper right side) can be easily swapped out if needed.
4) DO NOT (let me repeat) create the site using tables. I specifically have said that I want it done in CSS. If you can't build a site EXCLUSIVELY in CSS, then please do not bid on the project. The exception to this is using a single row/column table as a "frame" to hold the CSS file in place.
5) I want the whole site left justified (e.g. on a wide screen monitor, I want the site to be on the left side, not centered.)
6) The site must be built in HTML using CSS in Dreamweaver templates. (Have I said this enough times? <grin>)
7) I want/expect this page to load extremely quickly. Please keep your code extremely clean and as minimal as possible. When you are done with the site, I envision that you will have a dwt file, a CSS file (which drives all the look, feel and text of the site), a folder containing all images used in the CSS build and that should be it. (If I am missing something, please let me know.)
8) Fonts to be used in CSS file should default to Arial, point size 10. Please make sure that all hyperlinks contained in BODY TEXT are underlined.
9) Width of web page should be NO MORE than 720 pixels wide.
10) When working with the graphics, please do not "stretch" them and makes sure that the resolution is the best it can be taking into account that I also want it to load quickly. (You'll need to find the balance here.)
11) Please specify your terms for payment. I would prefer to pay an initial deposit, with the balance to be paid when the project is deemed completed by both of us. This project will be handled exclusively through the Scriptlance escrow system.
12) I need to have the final version (again FINAL version) by next Wed. (9/12/07) so allow yourself adequate time to do the project and make any minor tweaks. (e.g. fixing something that is not displaying properly or working out bugs in the design.) I am a stickler for deadlines, so if you can't meet the time line, please do not bid on the project.
13) The site should be tested by creating a mock page using the dwt file. I will expect to see a test page to make sure it is working properly.
14) The design should be able to be seen in both Mozilla/Firefox and in IE. I will be looking at both of these browsers to make sure that there are no funky bugs there. So, double-check your work.
15) DO NOT contact my client directly. Work all questions through me, using the PMB during the bidding process and via email directly with me if you are awarded the project.
For an experienced CSS programmer, this project should be a piece of cake--approximately 1 hour, two at the very most. If you do a good job on this project, I will have more like it.