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I'm looking to develop a FULLY EDITABLE website with CMS. I was told Joomla or ASP.Net is the best. I'd like coder to tell me which language is best and what would have the most USER FRIENDLY CMS. I want an out-of-the-box CMS not homemade, since I have 2 homemade CMS's that do not work well.
Coder will create and design a tourist website for a specific town in the USA, which will be SEO by the coder. Main theme colors and photos have been chosen and logo has been created. Text for each page has been written and photos have been chosen except for a few pages, I'm working on now. Site will have MANY AFFILATE LINKS CLICKABLE on the RIGHT HAND SIDE of EACH PAGE.
I need the Affiliate links to be easily edited by me monthly.
I want a VERY MODERN, clean looking, simple site not crowded / busy and very professional looking. This is a challenge given all the affiliate links on the right side of the page. I don't want JUST A CODER, I want an experienced coder/designer who can give me samples of layouts, fonts, and overall design suggestions. The key is a cool, clean, professional, modern look. I'd need coder to give us a CMS tutorial to make we know how to use and update the site.
Photos: There will be about 6 photos on each page, which will rotate. I really liked the JOOMLA Simple Image Rotator, but open to your suggestions, some pages will have photos that do not move as well.
Site will need links to FOLLOW US on : TWITTER / BLOG / FACEBOOK / LINKEDIN with their clickable logos.
The coder MUST have an excellent command of the English language and make sure the website is free of spelling and grammar errors.
*** Coders with the added skills of SEO (proven and verifiable SEO experience) and AFFILIATE LINKS (websites created where affiliate links / banners were embedded into site) will be considered first.
*** I will be developing 3 more sites over the next few months, they are: 1) a Job Board 2) Private Investigator site 3) Employment Agency site.
If an excellent job is done on this site, the coder will have the future business of developing these other 3 sites.
Below are sample tourist sites I like the look and feel of, to give you layout ideas are:
• http://www.portsmouthnh.com (site is busy, with boring colors, but has affiliate links)
PAGES NEEDED/ Requirements: (All text has been written for each page and photos chosen)
• Accommodations / Where to Stay
• Advertise with Us
• Arts & Culture:
• Attractions - 14 link pages, subcategories displayed like this:
• Cities / Neighborhoods
• Day Trips
• Events Calendar- Similar to this calendar with an “advanced search: http://www.neworleansonline.com/calendar/events.html
• Free to Do and See
• Getting Around / Maps
• Getting Here
• In the News
• Itinerary ideas
• LGBT Travel
• Nightlife & Entertainment
• Photo Gallery
• Relocation Information
• Share your Story and Photos - Samples of how this page should look:
• Shop San Diego Apparel
• Sign-Up for our Newsletter
• Special Offers
• Sports and Recreation
• Tell Us About Your Trip - Samples of sites I like:
• Things To Do
• Top 10
Need a SHARE link on each page, like this:
Need the Language translation links, like the bottom of this page:
Need a TRAVELOCITY WIDGET (with our Affiliate Code embedded in it)created which looks like this:
*** I pay Bonuses for a great job! ****And give referrals!
Please respond with:
(1) What language will you develop this website in?
(2) What CMS will you be using?
(3) Please provide as many sites as you can for us to review, especially those with affiliate links, banners, shopping carts, or hotel / airfare / travel sites.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BID.