(THIS IS THE THIRD TIME WE HAVE POSTED THIS PROJECT. EACH TIME THE FREELANCER WE HAVE CHOSEN DISAPPEARED. THE PROJECT HAS BEEN MODIFIED A BIT TO MAKE IT A LITTLE EASIER. WE WANT TO SPEND THE LEAST AMOUNT OF MONEY POSSIBLE, BUT WANT A QUALITY PROFESSIONAL DESIGN.)
We are a professional fashion & beauty photography studio.
We're seeking a Flash Designer/Developer to create a new website for our studio based on the current website.
The user interface should be flash-based with a database or XML backend so we can easily modify text on the site and the portfolio (see below for portfolio details). The site should be as search engine friendly as possible, getting high ratings in the search engines is important to us. IF YOU DO NOT CREATE CUSTOM DESIGNS, DO NOT APPLY - NO TEMPLATES.
Parts of the Project:
FLASH INTRO: We would like a 10 - 15 second Flash Intro. We can discuss the exact contents and elements via PM.
MAIN WEBSITE: The main website will have the following sections:
1) THE MAIN PAGE: We like the main page of [url removed, login to view] (after the intro, click enter). This is great. The images used in the scroll should be updatable via a backend.
2) THE PORTFOLIO:
We like the portfolio design of: [url removed, login to view]
Navigation of the Portfolio Section:
Stage one: User clicks Portfolio from the menu
Stage two: User selects category (eg: fashion)
Stage three: thumbs and story title and info displays on the right (we want to include story detail on this page, unlike the donlemastus site)
Stage four: User selects thumb and it displays images scrolling horizontally for that particular story. (The Last "FRAME" of the story will include detailed information about the crew, including models names, art directors names, etc. We will provide a detailed list as to what must be included to interested parties)
Let me describe this a bit more:
When a user clicks on the Portfolio link the visitor will be given a menu of multiple categories of images to pick from. This listing of categories needs to be dynamic and editable from the backend; The user clicks on the category and is presented with a list of "Image Stories" for them to view. A user clicks on the "Image Story" they wish to view and flash should gracefully (animation) display the photographs from LEFT TO RIGHT on the screen with the ability to scroll (horizontally), if there are more photographs in the story than fit on the screen. At any point in the navigation, the user should be able to go BACK to the category they are viewing to select a different "Image Story" or back to the Category Menu. This interface should be EASY to navigate. We should be able to have an unlimited number of Categories, Stories within Categories & Images within Stories; The backend should allow us to easily control this and upload images to the server.
3) THE ABOUT SECTION:
Within the ABOUT section, there should be a page to view the Biography of the Photographer (see here: [url removed, login to view]), a page called "The Gear Box" which will list some of the equipment the photographer uses (see here: [url removed, login to view]), and a page called "The Client List" which will list some of the photographer's clients.
4) THE CONTACT PAGE:
The photographer receives requests from several different types of people. When a site visitor views this page, the first thing they will see is Contact Information for the photographer (see here: [url removed, login to view]). There will be three buttons which will open up three different contact us forms for the visitor to fill out (We will design these pages, we just need you to make the buttons in the flash).
When going to each section, the change should be done gracefully - and with animation.
The site must LOAD FAST! This is important.
There are several design elements that we would like worked into the design, but we can discuss later.
We will also need the following
1 Full FLA file(s)
2 SWF file (s)
3 PSD File (s)
4 Fonts (s)
5 PHP File (s)
We have wasted almost a month due to people being awarded the project and then disappearing. We wanted to release this by the new year, but can extend the timeline a bit. Please let us know your timeline. How soon can you take up this project? How soon can you finish it?
(The person who is awarded this project will also be considered for another job we're doing -- A WordPress Blog Theme & a MySpace Template)
24 freelancers are bidding on average $270 for this job
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Within 7 days should have got you needs and be able to send you a roughdraft and have final project done. Have Flash and fireworks experience from the classes that I have taken along with dreamweaver.