I need a Flash programmer to edit a Flash template that I purchased from templatemonster (#10828). The info must be changed to reflect that of a classic auto restoration (Hot Rod) shop as follows:
-The buttons must be changed to animated graphic buttons of classic car logos (Ford, Caddy, Chrysler, etc.) I have some non-animated graphic examples of what I want the buttons to look like and I will explain their animated motions latter.
-The Page names will change to "Portfolio, Quotes, Company Name, About Us, Contact Us" from left to right.
-Most of the pictures of cars and people on the template will need to be changed to photos I will provide.
-The contact form will need to be linked to a Mysql database from my provider (I will provide info for database access).
-A gallery added to the "Portfolio" page which will link to a flickr photo album. (A different photo host is possible if it's easier)
-Additional graphics added to the site including retro-style pin-up girls. (I will provide example graphics and sites for ideas, but you may need to edit or create some graphics)
-Music on the site removed and most of the "read more" pop-up windows removed.
I am doing this site for a friend. I have basic Flash, HTML, DW, and Photoshop skills, but this project is a little too advanced for me. I will be corresponding with you about design changes and possible template changes to keep the price reasonable. All I want is a basic animated flash site with visual flare. Most of the text info will remain static after it is changed. The only future content change will be via the flickr photo album. I will write the text descriptions myself and I am able to edit some of the graphics myself to your specifications if needed. Good communication is a must. Also, I would like to see your progress during this project to make sure it is going as planned. Good communication will save both of us time and money. I don't want you to do work that is not needed.
I would like to know what version of Flash you use? The template was written for Flash MX, but I have CS3. It would be nice if some of the code was up to date. Also, do you see any problems with the photo album addition? Finally, what is your experience with Graphics editing? I want the car logos to be animated similar to the existing logos, but each one will be different instead of copies of the original button graphic. Some good examples of what we are looking for can be found here http://www.cherrylanedollwear.com/
More links: http://www.cherrylanedollwear.com/links.php
Please PM me with details of your experience, how long it will take, and samples of your work. If you have 0 feedback, samples are a must and references would be nice.
Also, if $300 is not enough, you are welcome to PM me with what you can do for $300 and I might be willing to prioritize what to do first or pay a little more if you are REALLY good. Creativity is a plus, but I can provide many ideas. I love and always encourage suggestions!
I would like the content of the site (text and pictures) editable via XML. After thinking about it, I want the site to be easy to maintain and I want to make sure it is indexed by the search engines. I have read mixed opinions about using only Flash for websites because of search engines not indexing them. It does need to look similar to the template I listed and be interactive.