I'm developing a Django based CMS and social network platform.
I have the prototype pretty much completed and I'm looking for a web designer to clean up the look and feel of the website.
This will be an open source software to compete with other PHP based CMS and social network websites like Drupal, Joomla, Xoops, Wordpress, etc. It could be a very popular application due to the django ease of development and use when compared to PHP and other platforms.
Could also be a great opportunity to for you to get a lot of exposure by adding a link to your website design business in the template footers.
The site look will be clean and simplistic, similar to the Facebook interface, not much in terms of graphics, except for user pics and video uploads and maybe some icons and buttons.
Not a flashy website look by any means, just strictly functional. People can develop their own look and feel by creating their own Django templates.
The site is composed of the following sections:
- User registration, login, logout
- Main landing page (dashboard)
- Message compose, read, reply, forward, delete
- User profile with photo/video upload, comments and ratings.
- User blog with theaded comments and tag cloud
- User search by location, id, tags, etc
- User groups with message posting/replies, photo/video albums, photo/video/file uploads
- Classified ads post, edit, deleted, etc
You can learn more about Django templates at http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.2/ in the 'Template Layer' section.
Or I can easily create the templates from the HTML you supply me if you prefer it that way.
Please take a look at my development server at: http://memecast.gotdns.com
You can register a new user and browse thru the site.
There are also 3 other users already: admin, carlos and jake, the password for all 3 is 'qwerty'
Some sections are still under development and might have bugs.
I don't anticipate much in terms of artwork, except maybe some logo, icons and buttons.
The interface is rather clean and simplistic like Facebook style.
I'm mostly looking to replace the table based design with div/span format. Also organizing the layout of the pages and maybe adding some buttons.
The general layout is the typical header/footer with a left/content/right columns format.
I would like the general template to automatically adjust if one of the columns is not given.
So it will auto-adjust if given any combination of center, left/center, left/center/right, center/left columns. Also a generic form template would be nice.
Attached are the the templates I have so far if you would like to get an idea about how the django template system works. It's ok if you rather supply me HTML code as I can easily make the templates out of the HTML code.
Here is the django template documentation link in case you want to take a look at it:
http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.2/ under the Template Layer section
Please take a look and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions and maybe a time and cost estimate.