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This is for a CUSTOM script design for a new social networking site. Need a full front-end and comprehensive back end. Site will essentially be a MySpace with quite a few modifications on it. Entire site must be SEO friendly.
The most important is the ability to create sub-pages for certain accounts. These sub pages will be similar to a club. The designated owner of the club can change all aspects of his subpage, and will include a calendar for events, message board, ability to invite/approve users, and send out newsletters. These premium users will be paid, so the usual order/gateway will need to be programmed to sync up with Authorize.net.
Each person will not only need to have the usual MySpace stuff, but also stats on a person, ability to upload media, etc. Additionally a ranking system by both region and site-wide will need to be setup.
This will be a ongoing project, we will be adding features on a weekly basis per what our users are requesting, so we would like to find one designer(or firm) that creates this thing from the start and continues to nurture it.
If this could be programmed in a cutting edge language like RubyOnRails that would be fantastic, but PHP will do as well.
Looking for rough estimates on time and cost per hour. Would like to get going on this as soon as possible. Open budget.