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Project Description

We are searching for a reliable and experienced web developer to take aboard a project which we are very enthusiastic about. Our project will be based on a social networking site for people to communicate and meet new people through our website.

We wish to have our site designed similar to [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view] but with a more professional and cleaner look like [url removed, login to view]

Breakdown of Site Features

Home Page

" The Home page will contain the sites main banner.

" There will be a login box to allow users to quickly login to their profile.

" A Join Now button, which will take the user to create a Free or Members Profile.

" There will also be a quick search facility where users that have not joined can get a taste of who is subscribed. ( search only consisting of Age and Gender)

" There will be the latest 5 people that have joined and logged in displayed on the main page.

" Brief description of our aim.

There will also be a mini hot or not style box where users can rate another random users picture.

Creating a Profile

" Each visitor to our site will have the ability to create a free profile.

" Users will be asked a series of questions which will be part of their profile. Such as the following:
o Nickname
o Password
o Real Name
o E-Mail Address
o Date of Birth/Age
o Gender
o Marital Status
o Looking for a Relationship?

" Users will then be asked short questions, on subjects such as:
o Physical Attributes
o Hobbies/Interests
o Lifestyle ( Smoker, Drinker, Religion)
o Occupation

All answers being in drop down box or check box format.

" User will need to provide a short Personal Description i.e. personality and an Ideal Partner description.

" User to provide a picture of themselves or a male/female picture provided by us.

" Once the profile has been created the user will be able to change any of these details at any time by logging into the site.

Members will be able to upload photographs to their profile area  they will have the ability to create unlimited photo albums and place as many photographs as they want within each of these albums. When a photograph is uploaded it will be automatically re-sized by the server to create a smaller thumbnail version of the picture  The larger version will be shown if a user clicks on one of the thumbnails to view it in more detail.

Browsing Profiles

For FREE Profile Members:

" Users will only be able to search the database of users by Age and Gender
" From the results the user will NOT be able to communicate with any other Member only VIEW their profiles.

For Subscribed Members:

" Users will be able to search on all attributes:

o Nickname
o Real Name
o Age
o Gender
o Marital Status
o Looking for a Relationship?
o Physical Attributes
o Hobbies/Interests
o Lifestyle ( Smoker, Drinker, Religion)
o Occupation
o Events Attending (will be described later)
o Hot or Not Results (will be described later)
o Users with their own Photo

When the user submits the search, they will be presented with their results giving the user the option of how many results to show on each page. The result will be the picture of the user and their Username, Age, Gender and Personal Description, clicking the user will then show the rest of their profile

What extras will the Subscribed Members have?

" Users will be able to have a pool of 5 extra photos, which can be hidden or shown to all users.
" Users will have a PERFECT MATCH button which will search for partners with the same attributes and display results.
" Users viewing someone elses profile will be able to click a Make this person my buddy icon and their profile photograph will appear in your list of friends in your own profile. A green light next to the users currently logged in and a Red light for users not logged in. Users will also be able to remove any person from being a buddy via the profile administration page.

Messaging Service:

" Users will be able to send each private messages
" Each user will have a messages section where they can review all the messages they have been sent and reply to any.
" All private messages will only appear in the users private messages section.
" Users will be able to delete any private messages at any time
" Users will be warned that messages will be automatically deleted after a month

Chat site

" All users will click on CHAT, which will transfer them into a chat room.
" Users will be able to chat to the whole room or click on an individual and have a private conversation.
" Each Profile will have a button to take you to a private chat with that person without needing to go through the Chat Room.
" While a private conversation box is open it will randomly display a picture from the person you are talking to.
" We would also like to implement a Cam to Cam communication where people can see each other while private chatting and also hear each other through the speakers. (if possible)
" User will be able to use flirts in private conversations. i.e. sending an animated kiss, hug etc.
" Extra flirts may be purchased (if possible)
" Users will be able to send pictures from their Picture Pool

Events

" There will be an events management system that allows administrators to enter events for specific areas of the country, venues and dates.
" Each event will have a name, description, promotional photograph, Special Offers, over/under 18s
" Users will be able to browse through these events and click to say that they will be attending one. This event will then show up in their profile, other users will be able to search for people by what event they will be attending in the future or an event they have previously attended.
" When an event is completed, the administrators will be able to upload photographs for that event and these will be displayed in a photo album.
" Users will be able to click on a photograph and add it to their own albums.

Administration

" Through a password protected administration section, administrators will be able to view the profiles of all users signed up to the website
" Administrators will be able to remove unsuitable photographs and change any members details.
" Administrators will also be able to send an e-mail out to everyone who has signed up for a profile on the site e.g. to tell them about a new feature or events.
" All the e-mail addresses on the website will be able to be exported as a list.

Tell a friend

" Users will be prompted to enter their friends e-mail addresses both when they are registering for their profile and via a menu link on every page of the site this hopefully will help grow the site membership quickly.
" Any friend that joins a paid subscription will automatically get the referrer a 25% discount off their next months membership.


Newsletter

" There will be a content managed newsletter section allowing the administrators to send out a site newsletter to everyone registered for the site as well as e-mail addresses entered in the tell-a-friend sections.

Search Engine Optimisation

" All site pages will be fully search engine optimised including both the way the pages are coded and the text used within those pages.
" The site will also contain a links page which will have a big effect on search engine placement if used correctly.

Payment
Once a user has decided to sign up you can choose from the following payment options.
" We accept Visa, Delta, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Eurocard, American Express, Switch, Maestro, Solo, cheques or postal orders (denominated in Pounds Sterling) and also Paypal ( more research will be needed which card service is suited to our needs)
We would be most grateful if you could give us a quote of how much a website with the above specifications would cost and how long it would take to finish? If you could let us know of any other similar projects that you have worked on that would also be of big help.

We look forward from hearing from you in the very near future.

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