Minify CSS & JS, W3C compliance, GTmetrix "A"s, HTTP Response Headers - repost

We are looking to improve the efficiency & maintainability of our website. This is for a seasoned, experienced individual or company with more than 10 years experience. Must be able to start now

This will occur after OUR IMMEDIATE NEEDS are completed which requires that we fix numerous application bugs that we have with the current release we are trying to deploy for next week. We have other senior developers working on the website project. Because of your expert level knowledge of page optimization you will also QA all other developers coding & will also ensure a consistent coding design moving forward

We are implementing Mercurial to help with software versioning control you must have a background in SVN, Mercurial, GIT etc. You will supervise proper coding & design consistency. You will also participate in all aspects the development & debugging process. We have a coding st&ard which we want you to enhance, make fully comprehensive that will act as a guide to for new developers coming on board - even existing developers. You will be the technical lead. We are in a LAMP environment using the InnoDB database engine of MySQL. We also use Ajax & JQuery

We need to establish a process that will ensure that classes get updated when tables are changed

We utilize PayFlow Pro as a financial gateway

We will not pay 100% up front milestone. We will NOT create a milestone until you demonstrate your full underst&ing of our requirements. We do not want to have to file a dispute for incompetent work to get our money back

We have loads of CSS files & JavaScript in the wrong places. We want ONE Global CSS file. Minify the CSS & JS especially home page & all other pages

We want CSS files & JavaScript files in the correct order. In the header the CSS files should be placed before the JavaScript Otherwise the processing of the page by the Browser can affect. JavaScript often creates page elements. It is important that the CSS for those elements are already processed

We want to achieve GTMetrix website double "A"s. Dimensions need to be added to images without them

Obtain W3C HTML compliance

Our Objective for the website but especially the Home Page is:

1 A Web page function should first attempt to be designed using only HTML & CSS. If that is not possible then a JavaScript implementation may be used. The JavaScript code should be h& coded using native JavaScript & not copied from a less than optimal source that uses a huge library (e.g. jQuery) to accomplish a rather simple function

2 The designer of our Home Page copied JavaScript from multiple sources. Each time including an entire jQuery library. There are three jQuery libraries specified on this page creating redundant & conflicting JavaScript functions. We need this corrected

Current HTTP Response Headers sent to the Browser look like this

ETag: "1876878-b581-e9821740"

Accept-Ranges: bytes

Content-Length: 46465

X-Powered-By: PleskLin

MS-Author-Via: DAV

Connection: close

Content-Type: text/css

The lines should look like this:

Accept-Ranges: bytes

Content-Length: 46465

Connection: keep-alive

Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8

Cache-Control: max-age=86400

Expires: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:33:46 GMT

Vary: Accept-Encoding,User-Agent

Content-Encoding: gzip

Competitive bids will be given greater consideration. If you are NOT WILLING TO MAKE A LONG TERM COMMITMENT, DON'T BID. You must have excellent English speaking ability & are a fast learner. You are able to quickly learn a new environment & application

We will not pay 100% up front milestone if ANY until you demonstrate your expertise. We are not going to waste our money on bull crap! Or on people who have an EGO bigger than the Eiffel Tower. Send us your RESUME & you tell us in point form why you are qualified for each of the requirements we have outlined in this posting. We are not going to look at sites or anything else. You are trying to sell us your expertise.

Skills: CSS, Javascript, PHP, Software Architecture, System Admin

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About the Employer:
( 44 reviews ) Lacombe, United States

Project ID: #4175576