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We would like to create a website with the standard features present in the major social networks (see Bebo, Piczo, Hi5, MySpace, Facebook for reference/comparison) but geared more towards professional networking:
Registration page containing customizable selectable categories
My Profile page (ability to customize using easy homepage editor like in Piczo), display contacts as thumbnails, personal message board (internal messaging with email notifications)
Ability to designate some of your contacts as private (not accessible to others)
Dynamic (draggable) graphical tree displaying your network of contacts
Video (various categories)
Music (various categories)
Ability to easily customize site into other languages
Statistics to track which contacts have looked at your home page
Ability to easily incorporate Google Adsense into pages
We use Linux/Apache/MySQL and have a preference for Coldfusion 8 over PHP, although we are open to other suggestions if we can easily customize the resulting layouts.
In addition to the standard website back-end, you will create a pleasant-looking front-end (with some flash elements) which we can easily customize (should display thumbnails of newest members)
You should preferably have prior experience developing professional/social networking websites and be familiar with LinkedIn, Xing, FaceBook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Piczo.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Linux, Apache, MySQL, ColdFusion 8, Flash, DHTML, CSS, Ajax, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari