I need a site that will have the following features:
Site needs to be designed from ground up
The site will allow small businesses to have a web presence through my site. Users will have a presence on the web through this site, so each small business will have a rather unique looking aspect on the site. If the viewer comes to the site and clicks on a link, say hotels, then the site will bring up all the sites that are hotels. When the user clicks on a particular sites link, their page will open up. The site will need to be able to generate these new pages with little to no effort. So I will need to be able to upload the pictures, set the text and so on through some feature that will make the update very easy to set up however the business would like.
I need the following features to be available for the users:
If the small business is a store or a retail business then I need a shopping cart feature to be applied to their store. These stores are going to have to have some sort of inventory feature on the page which is easy for the small business to manage.
If the small business is a hotel or a bed and breakfast, I will need a calendar feature where viewers can click on the days they would like to book, then the site will notify the small business of the booking. Once the booking is made, these dates will be not accessible on the calendar. The small business will also have the ability to state different price ranges for rooms with specific dates, this might be easiest solved by color coding the calendar.
Businesses serving food will be able to post menu's and other information.
I need to make this clear: Each business will have a unique layout, or design. Each business page/pages cannot look like the other businesses, each business needs to have a unique design or layout!
The business members will also have the ability to log into the site and check the stats on just their page, so they can see how many clicks they are getting and so on. Users will also have the ability to e-mail me with any problems.
This page will also need to be SEO'd for all the search engines and must have a high ranking on Google and Yahoo (high meaning in the top 3)
Here's how the site should look
User visits the attractive homepage and chooses from graphical links to search a specific industry.
When the user selects Hotels, for example, they are directed to a page that shows all of the current hotel listings, each listing will be given a small area, perhaps a paragraph with a brief description and one photo.
The user clicks on one of the hotel's pages and is directed to that members section of the site. Each business is allowed up to 5 pages. For the hotel, the user will be able to read about the hotel, view pictures, view contact information, and select dates they would like to stay through a calendar option. Once selected, the site then sends an e-mail to the hotel with the users information and desired dates they would like to stay.
This would be similar for the other types of businesses. Basically, this is going to be a one stop tourism site with many businesses listed and showing their products.
Retail stores will be given the option of having a shopping cart program installed to their site which would allow the user to purchase items through this site. Informatin would be sent to the business through e-mail.
This should give an idea as to what I'm looking for.
There is the possibility for the programmer to remain as the webmaster for this site, but development by the programmer must be exceptional and all deadlines must be met without exception for this to happen.
I really do feel that, once this site is up and running, there will be a nice opportunity for a programmer to maintain the site, but again this will only be rewarded to a high quality programmer that does everything as asked and will complete everything without missing any deadlines!
Payment will be as follows:
5% to start the project
40% once I feel that at least 50% of the site has been developed
55% upon completion
Please note: I do not read PMB posts that just list a lot of links, I will only pay attention to your post if it is clear that you have read this job and understand what I'm looking for. Programmer must speak fluent English without exceptions and must also have positive feedback and references! I use Yahoo messenger and will pay through either escrow or pay-pal. Please post any questions you have, if I respond to your questions then I am interested in working with you!
Thanks for looking, and please make sure to satisfy all terms above or the transaction will be considered void!