We are en online gaming community (Specialattack, [url removed, login to view]) and we're rapidly growing at the moment. We already exist for approximately 2 years and we still don't have a website.
All this time we could've easily made a Joomla site or a standard template based Php website,but we don't think that'll fit the professionality we'd like it to have. That's why we'd like a professional website for a payable price. The example website we've been looking at that mostly meets our demands is [url removed, login to view] .We'd like our website to have the same proportion of flash, so that means a site loaded in flash, nice fancy flash movies, moving flash buttons, etc.
We have a technical team we'd like you to cooperate with to get the technical content filled. The work that has to be done is design, that's an expertise we don't have in our tech team at this point. You’ll be partly working together with our tech team who are responsible for a proper implementation of the CMS system and things such as a login portal and server monitoring graphs. We've set up a project page where both parties can communicate fairly easy, [url removed, login to view], a login will be created as soon as somebody is chosen who is qualified for the job and till someone is willing to take this task upon him or her.
Our tech team is experience with PHP, Mysql, C++, Sourcepawn. They will provide a login portal (hooked to the forum user database), CMS system(can be based on an existing one), game monitor (scripts available), and maybe some other stuff.
From you we ask the graphic design of the front page, back pages, matching phpBB template, background image, graphical design of fancy flash intros and flash buttons, graphical design of how the menus work, etc. You can see for yourself what the techteam can do as their experience tells you, the rest is up to you.
The website will run on Linux, so the language used should be able to run on;
- Mysql-server 5.0
- PHP 4.1
So this means we're looking for somebody who's great in graphical design and can produce professional image designs, no photoshop 'hobbying' that looks amateuristic. That, we can do ourselves. In the end it comes down to being able to produce an even professional looking site as [url removed, login to view] or even better. We already have pointed out flaws in that site we wouldn't want on our site.
I've uploaded a picture, edited the COD site with text bulbs to give a little more an idea of what we want.
The keyword for the rest of the design should be dark and mysterious, professional, awesome looking. I’ve also uploaded an example picture of what we’d like as a background picture, but this will be up to you to provide, customized to our needs. Do feel free to come up with own designs, as long as it’s awesome looking, we will surely like it.
Plz reply in your first PM with examples of what you already made and the qualities in designing you have.
Also another thing, we have encountered months of delay due to miscommunication and things we didn't have control about, this means that the website first fully working design needs to be finished in a period of 1 month, final design in 1,5 months, not a day later. This also means we want regular updates of screenshots or working pages, whatever suits you best. Of course, this time span can be discussed with us, but there must be a final completion date which has to be fulfilled otherwise their will be no payment and the project on GAF will be reopened for the next designer. (this due to the problems we've had in the past months and we would really like to have a website finished any time soon, instead of 2010!) Plz help us out, you can earn a fair buck with it, tons of gratitude and you can be certain that if you complete the job to our liking we will be working more together in the future as we will be expanding over time and there will be much more interesting projects in the near future.
Thx in advance.