I need to build a site that looks very much like [url removed, login to view] using Joomla as the platform. These are my requirements:
- Site must duplicate all the functionality of [url removed, login to view]
- Site must use the bare minimum amount of custom components and plugins required to duplicate [url removed, login to view]
- Site must have its own unique, professional, highly polished look - emphasis on the word *professional*
- Site code must validate 100%
- All CSS styles must be contained in a single file and formatted for the smallest possible size.
- Site must use CSS sprites wherever possible
- All graphic elements must be optimized for the best appearance across all browsers and the smallest possible size
- No FLASH
The deliverables will be:
- List of custom components required for the site to function
- Site database as a sql dump compatible with MySQL 5.5
- Joomla template in installable format compatible with the latest and greatest version of Joomla!
- Joomla template must be a FULL template that covers ALL of Joomla and ALL of the custom components chosen for the site.
- Photoshop or Fireworks sources
- Custom font files used (if any)
You will be paid 25% up front to start the project.
Armed with the above requirements, you will first need to create the site design on Photoshop or Fireworks and present it to me for approval. I want all of the imagery used to be of the highest quality and I will license any needed stock photography, fonts, etc. once the design has been finalized. I will then provide the high-resolution stock images, and any custom fonts to you and another 25% of the total payment will be made. You will then be expected to deliver the Photoshop or Fireworks sources.
Upon completion of the design, you will be required to slice it and dice it in a way that satisfies my requirements and create an installable Joomla package that works 100% on Joomla 2.5. I can then do a remote screen sharing session with you so that I can take a look at the installed template and approve it. At this point, only placeholder text should exist on the site. Once the template has been finalized, I will make another 25% payment to you and you will be expected to deliver the installable template package and the list of third party components and plugins that will be needed to run the site.
For the final phase of the site, I will provide you with the third party installation packages for any plugins or components required. You will then be required to copy all of the text of [url removed, login to view] and build all of the necessary pages using articles, modules, and menus. Upon completion, I will do one last screen sharing session with you to verify that the site has been completed. Upon approval, i will make a final 25% payment and you will then dump the MySQL database to a .sql file and provide me with a copy. Once I have verified that the .sql file has imported correctly on my end, I will notify you and you will destroy any and all copies of all stock images, fonts, third party components, and plugins that I have provided for the purpose of building my site.
If I am very satisfied with your work, I will make an unspecified bonus payment to you at this time.