I am looking to have a website developed that is similar to www.etsy.com and www.misi.co.uk.
While I prefer the styling of Etsy, I would like the relative simplicity offered by MISI - one thing that is very important to me is the CMS. I am not technical and cannot programme and so the website needs to have a very powerful CMS to allow me to maintain it both on a day to day and long-term basis.
I am on a budget, but I'd prefer it if anyone interested could respond to this posting with a realistic cost from your perspective rather than trying to squeeze in something that is sub-optimal and liable to cost over-runs.
Design is also important to me - as I mentioned I prefer the look of Etsy and so I would expect to see artistic flair rather than the use of a template.
I am looking for a long-term relationship with the selected developer, but in relation to this, openness and honesty are very important to me - if I feel that you're trying to sell me an off-the-shelf solution or are being unrealistic in order to establish an initial relationship then I won't take matters any further.
I look forward to hearing from you.