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Please review the project description thoroughly prior to bidding. Please provide the following for consideration:
1. 5 live and functioning portfolio examples
2. Please let us know your thoughts on Expression Engine CMS. If you are unfamiliar with EE, please review their CMS at http://expressionengine.com/overview and let us know if you feel confident you can deliver using their CMS software.
3. Please provide a schedule for both estimated 30% and 100% completion as per the attached document's requirements.
A. From fully designed Illustrator art boards (all website design has already been completed by us), 2 desktop websites (also scaled for tablet) and 2 mobile websites are to be coded and programmed into templates that can be easily updated through Expression Engine (EE), a content management system. We will provide you with the EE software and its plugins.
B. The first website (A) will consist of 1 desktop and 1 mobile smart phone website built. There are 18 pages we need built for the PC website and 8 pages we need built for its mobile website version. The PC website should be responsive and optimize to a tablet device. The designs for the PC version of the website and the mobile version of the website are DIFFERENT.
C. The second website (B) will consist of 1 desktop and 1 mobile smart phone website built. This website is a CLONE of the first. All the pages are the same as the first website (18 template pages and 8 mobile pages), but the images, text, and video content will change. Also, one of the desktop pages (W4B Air Force Village Chapel) in website B can be easily turned on or off by us through Expression Engine.
D. Both desktop websites will also have a blog that is built in a similar template as the other pages of the website.
E. We have designed everything and will provide the rest of the templates and detailed instructions. Optimized images, logos, and text will be provided by us.
F. The website will need and be using the Expression Engine Content Management System so we can update the images and text ourselves. Content management MUST be done in Expression Engine.
1. Basic Requirements needed from Developer
a. English Fluency a must
b. Experience with HTML, CSS, PHP, CMS
c. Daily communication of progress (Email or viewable progress on website AND consistent updates through Freelancer for accounting purposes)
d. Direct communication with programmer (English Fluency a must)
e. Examples of prior work samples of website and view of back-end Content Management System in EE
f. Ability to meet deadlines
g. Strong CMS background
h. Familiarity with SEO
2. Website Needs
a. Strong programming skills for easy to use Content Management System (Expression Engine)
b. SEO friendly website for very basic optimization of website & Blog (SEO will be done by someone else, but the website needs to be optimized for highest SEO key words architecture)
c. Google analytics setup
d. It must be easy to add pages, text, image, and video content to EE matrix in the future (i.e. Website must be able to grow and expand)
e. We also need a way to link-up, manage, and catalog our products/vendors pages to Google excel docs. It should be view able only to the admin and not to the public.
f. We will need a simply laid out and easily managed mobile website. Design is completed and will be provided.
g. Each page must load quickly and smoothly. The pages should not flicker while loading. See below for examples of efficient websites:
3. Deadlines and Payments - Please see attached document for full details on deadlines and payments.
a. We also want 90 days of free maintenance for any problems with the website or Expression Engine such as loading issues, glitches, EE management by us, etc.
Please let us know all your questions regarding the attached instructions or content management prior to Freelance contract award.