We are working on developing a new site and are at the stage of picking our core system. We will choice between SE and Dolphin
We need a custom template for stage one, and maybe some custom script work if we can work out a deal.
We are willing to buy a template for one of the two platforms to lower cost and have you work off that.
The open page (splashpage) will be clean cut. it will have only a search bar on the top, to search for profiles, group pages. It will have a sign up field, and sign in button.
once logged in the navigation/ menus will never change, only the content in the middle will.
User photos on left side with things like mail, friends, events, ads,news, chat, and all other option. this can be changed by the user to show things they want.
In the middle of the page will be the users feeds/ posted, updates or contact for the page they are ar( ads if on the ads, search info if search, other page contact if searching, etc)
the very top of the page will hold the default options like search, invite, log out, settings.
The user will have option to control what is shown in there profile and what is private and if its private to all users or friends only. all othr info like location, etc will be shown in this middle part of the screen.
there will be things like chat with friends on the bottom, notification will happen in real time,
We want to focuc a great deal to the ads and events areas. making it easy to post ads for jobs, sales and local items. Events will be a big part also.
Some things like ads can be payed for our use a point based system, so many points to post an ads, and same with adverting that ad within the site.
we need to have a strong area of "Places" where users can post phots, videos, comments and questions about place
we have some other custom fileds we will be workings with like request to memebers, and info that show on profile like rating, etc
We will start with the layout and design of the template and will talk about if you are able to do some script work.
We have drawings and lists of key items and layout and buttons we are looking for.
We need to no if after you change the layout if things like thing we can do our self or if we need to have you do them for us als