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Web Site Developer Needed

We would like to hire someone to custom design and build an online professional networking site through which members are able to create, manage and share their online profiles, build and engage their networks, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities.

We like the organization, flow and features of [url removed, login to view] but would like to include social networking features that you would find on Linked-in and Biznik.

Project Description

Web Developer needed.

Programmer / Web Designer, that can work on a website front end and back end (admin). The site must be programmed using the latest development tools with Clean code, Developer Comments and bug free. After support/Training (if required) must be provided.

Please note,I am seeking a strategic partner for a long term relationship.

Responses must be fully comprehensive to be considered.

Web Site Functionality
Create Professional Profile
We would like users to be able to create a professional profile that allow them to describe themselves, their interests and showcase their contacts and photographs. The features in this section highlight the items and features a user can use to customize, modify or post on their personal profiles. The profile will be very similar to the profiles created on Biznik and Facebook. Registration will be relatively simple. A member's profile becomes far more developed the more they participate on the site. As a member joins groups and enters discussions the information will be automatically added to a database. Similar to Facebook, the profile will show the faces of the members network, mutual connections and associations. Similar to Biznik, the profile will also list the members activity stats: Invited members, referrals given, referrals received, Biz Talk posts, Biz Talk comments, Article comments, events attended, events hosted, articles published.
Personalized URL
Once registered we would like to provide our users with a custom URL that is consistent with their user name; we will automatically assign their URL extension. This will make finding a profile easy for a user their and friends. A common example is http://myspace.com/yourname. Sites that do not provide this option usually give you a URL that includes a series of numbers, letters and symbols that are difficult to remember.
Photos
We would like to provide our users the opportunity to post photos to their profiles. Max photo size ?MB.
Post Comments
We would like to be able to post comments to the profile i.e. friends comments.
Friends
We would like friends to be displayed on the profile.
Blog/Journal
We would like to be able to post a blog or journal the profile.
Member Stats/Database
We would like keep track of members activity stats on the profile: Invited members, referrals given, referrals received, posts, comments, Article comments, events attended, events hosted, articles published etc.
Security
A user’s profile is typically an extension of themselves. The social network site should provide the ability for users to make their profiles as public or private as they wish. Users on social network sites should feel safe and comfortable using our site. Security includes restricting individual users, setting privacy options and reporting spam.
Privacy Settings
We would like to allow users to set privacy settings regarding how public or private their profile can be.
Block
Give members the ability to block individual users from viewing your profile and communicating with them. A block means a person "does not exist".
Report Spam
Give members the ability to report spam messages and comments to the social network administrators.
Report Abuse
Give members the ability to report a particular person for violating the terms of agreement. This function is particularly helpful for people that feel they are being harassed online by another user
Safety Tips
We would like our site to include some kind of FAQ, whitepaper or tutorial providing tips about how to use their service safely.
Networking Features
Social Network sites have expanded beyond simply posting a profile. We would like our network to include additional functionality like posting video, watching video, joining groups, or browsing classifieds. Other features included are:
Tags
Keywords attached to photos and videos when they are posted to a website. Keywords from searches that match the tags will link to the photos and videos.
Bulletins
A brief announcement of news or opinion posted on the website's homepage or user's profile page.
Groups
A place where people gather online trading forum threads, get updates and show support about specific subjects and interests. We would like to provide roughly 25 group categories.
Create a Group
Users can create their own groups about anything they want.
Forums
Comments posted on a forum page based on a specific subject.
Mail
Instead

Web Site Functionality
Create Professional Profile
We would like users to be able to create a professional profile that allow them to describe themselves, their interests and showcase their contacts and photographs. The features in this section highlight the items and features a user can use to customize, modify or post on their personal profiles. The profile will be very similar to the profiles created on Biznik and Facebook. Registration will be relatively simple. A member's profile becomes far more developed the more they participate on the site. As a member joins groups and enters discussions the information will be automatically added to a database. Similar to Facebook, the profile will show the faces of the members network, mutual connections and associations. Similar to Biznik, the profile will also list the members activity stats: Invited members, referrals given, referrals received, Biz Talk posts, Biz Talk comments, Article comments, events attended, events hosted, articles published.
Personalized URL
Once registered we would like to provide our users with a custom URL that is consistent with their user name; we will automatically assign their URL extension. This will make finding a profile easy for a user their and friends. A common example is http://myspace.com/yourname. Sites that do not provide this option usually give you a URL that includes a series of numbers, letters and symbols that are difficult to remember.
Photos
We would like to provide our users the opportunity to post photos to their profiles. Max photo size ?MB.
Post Comments
We would like to be able to post comments to the profile i.e. friends comments.
Friends
We would like friends to be displayed on the profile.
Blog/Journal
We would like to be able to post a blog or journal the profile.
Member Stats/Database
We would like keep track of members activity stats on the profile: Invited members, referrals given, referrals received, posts, comments, Article comments, events attended, events hosted, articles published etc.
Security
A user’s profile is typically an extension of themselves. The social network site should provide the ability for users to make their profiles as public or private as they wish. Users on social network sites should feel safe and comfortable using our site. Security includes restricting individual users, setting privacy options and reporting spam.
Privacy Settings
We would like to allow users to set privacy settings regarding how public or private their profile can be.
Block
Give members the ability to block individual users from viewing your profile and communicating with them. A block means a person "does not exist".
Report Spam
Give members the ability to report spam messages and comments to the social network administrators.
Report Abuse
Give members the ability to report a particular person for violating the terms of agreement. This function is particularly helpful for people that feel they are being harassed online by another user
Safety Tips
We would like our site to include some kind of FAQ, whitepaper or tutorial providing tips about how to use their service safely.
Networking Features
Social Network sites have expanded beyond simply posting a profile. We would like our network to include additional functionality like posting video, watching video, joining groups, or browsing classifieds. Other features included are:
Tags
Keywords attached to photos and videos when they are posted to a website. Keywords from searches that match the tags will link to the photos and videos.
Bulletins
A brief announcement of news or opinion posted on the website's homepage or user's profile page.
Groups
A place where people gather online trading forum threads, get updates and show support about specific subjects and interests. We would like to provide roughly 25 group categories.
Create a Group
Users can create their own groups about anything they want.
Forums
Comments posted on a forum page based on a specific subject.
Mail
Instead

Instead of posting comments on a member's profile, you can send them private messages much like email.
Mobile
The social network will eventually have a version of their site designed specifically for mobile devices. Eventually we would like to create an application that we can charge money for.
Classifieds
The social network has a section for online classifieds.
Events
You can post announcements of upcoming events.
Books
Section of the website dedicated to book
Provide Ecommerce
Similar to Etsy, we would like to give our members the ability to sell their goods online. To create a shop at our sites marketplace.
Search
The core of social networking is building friends and relationships old and new. We would like our network to allow you to search for your friends in a variety of ways including by name, email, geographic region. Advanced search options can include finding friends through common interests or groups.
We would like to be able to search by: name, email address, group, interest, keyword. Additionally our network will provide members with the ability to easily search and contact members with whom they have participated in forum discussions. Our network will not allow non-members to search the database.
Help/Support
Although we believe that our website will be simple and easy to use we would like our site to provide some level of help in the case of difficulties, technical or social.
Legitimate Friend Focus
Like most social networking sites, we would like our network to encourage users to reconnect with current and past friends, make relationships with friends of friends and build their personal connections. Although more popular sites discourage users from contacting strangers with unsolicited messages; however, we would like our users to encourage this behavior and over the course of time we believe that our members could be contacted by friends all over the world looking to “exchange ideas” online. We firmly believe that personal security and the ability to block users are essential.
Email Support
We would like to provide an email address for customer service or technical support.
FAQ
We would like to provide an FAQ section.

Testing and Quality Assurance
One of the most important factors behind delivering a successful product or a successful application is independent QA and testing. QA and testing helps a product or application to achieve stabilization. We would like to implement the following Quality Assurance and Testing Processes:
• Graphic User Interface and usability function testing.
• Accessibility Testing.
• Compatibility Testing.
• Regression and Functional Testing.
• Performance Testing.
• Installation and Configuration Testing.
• Integration Testing.
• Security Testing.
• Internationalization or Localization Testing.
• UAT (User Acceptance Testing).
Advantages of QA and Testing:
• Helps to deliver a stable product.
• Suggest additional features that would greatly help our customer.
• Find bugs and errors in order to make the application to be error free.
• Suggest ways to improve user friendliness of the software or product.

Site Management Services
Our site will need maintenance and proper support as our business expands and we jump to the next level.
We would like to utilize a provider that will give us excellent quality maintenance and support services and contains our cost. We would like to partner with someone for hassle-free and smooth online business operations.
The following tasks fall under our maintenance and support service,
• Continuous and ongoing support such as bug fixes, root cause analysis and resolution, on-call support, etc.
• Enhancements and modifications to support business and adapting to technical requirement change.
• Implement new functionality/features.
• Technical improvements such as optimization restructuring, etc.

Skills: Graphic Design, HTML, PHP, Website Design

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Project ID: #1298528