Project delivery is an update of a Joomla design template and a PHOCA image gallery as part of a professional photographer web site.
We are looking for software developers that are interested in a long-term business relationship. With growing business, additional features according to the mentioned targets of an e-commerce and social network solution shall be implemented.
The requirements specification contains all information for the technical realization of the project. In short, these are as follows:
The first delivery is a an update of the existing Joomla design template. The layout and design modifications are minor ones. It is a refinement of the existing layout. The new layout has already been defined and is available as PSD file, ready to be translated into an updated design template.
The second delivery is a basic image gallery that may be re-instantiated with different images and settings on different web pages. Images to be stored in a certain folder will be displayed in a thumbnail / preview presentation. When clicking on an image, an enlarged version of the image is presented in an overlay with slideshow capabilities. The images shall show a title above and below the image in both the preview and detailed variant.
Later onwards, further project stages are planned to implement an automatic user registration process, a sophisticated image gallery based on the layout and the web site of the first project stage, and a web shop.
Please keep in mind that there is already an installed Joomla Web Site with an Image Rotator, the layout is nearly done, but not finished yet, JoomFish and PHOCA installed. Taking this as basis, the given requirements need to be fulfilled.
The bidder is asked to present a list of Joomla extensions which will be suggested for implementation to fulfill the requirements. This list should be sent in a message to me together with the offer.
The existing PHOCA gallery may or may not be the best choice to fulfill my requirements. Therefore I am open that the PHOCA gallery may be replaced by a different image gallery. As a consequence, bidders are preferred who provide a brief evaluation of different image galleries. For this purpose, please create a list of typical image gallery features and evaluate in how far at least the image galleries PHOCA, JoomGallery, and Gallery2 (with bridge) will fulfill the listed features. At least the following features should be handled:
1) The image gallery or its bridge shall integrate with Joomla 1.5.
2) The image gallery shall organize the images based on the content in the IPTC metadata, especially by given keywords.
3) The image gallery shall be capable of handling of 100,000+ images without perceptibly slowing down.
4) The image gallery shall provide a search function for web users to retrieve images based on look-up of IPTC metadata information with reasonable speed.
5) The image gallery shall integrate with JoomFish and CommunityBuilder.
6) Later onwards, the image gallery shall integrate with VirtueMart in order to sell images shown in the image gallery.
The brief evaluation provided by the bidder will help me to select a suitable software developer, as I require someone who has a deep knowledge about various extensions and knows how to choose suitable ones therefrom.