Design/Build Social Networking Web Site


We are in need of an expert team to develop a social networking site that will cater to a particular market niche. We need very high data security! The development of this site will be done in two phases:

1. A very well designed starting page which has user log in, blog function & video posts, which need to have a custom design, fitting to the start page. The starting page needs to be very well designed and have some Ajax-features. It must be compatible with all leading web browsers.

2. Social networking platform, major functions and features involve the following:

1. HTML Editor

2. Content Search Function (with advanced search function to search photos or forums)

3. Personal profile pages with photos, videos, and a personal blog

4. Allow tagging of content by users; display a tag cloud on the front page

5. Invite others to view the personal page

6. Locate other users with common interests

7. Forums

8. Member blogs

9. Wiki

10. Circle of Friends Management

11. Private Messaging / Internal Email Management

12. Comprehensive administration panel on back-end

13. Photo Manager

14. Video uploads, we will be using www. revver .com as our host for all video uploads. A customized revver player will play all videos. This function will have to be integrated into our site.

15. Polling/voting features

16. Members can post reviews & recommend articles and books

17. A userfriendly Admin Panel (details to be discussed)

18. RSS News Feeds: user selectable

19. Mobile/PDA friendly design

20. Calendar Functionality

21. Contain great viral/social social marketing features (e.g. email this, invite, tell a friend, etc...).

22. Starting site needs to be SEO optimized (meta tags and titles of each page).

We will send you the complete specifications and details if you are a serious bidder. Details will be discussed. This needs to be done professionally and fully operational. We expect that proper development documentation will be created and adequate testing will be done. We need clearly commented codes, must be modular and scalable.

Our client will only accept Escrow payment (with the possible option of setting up project milestones for releasing partial payments for parts of projects developed).

You will need to install the final product on the server of our client. Install script, SEO work included.

When bidding you need to state clearly the kind of support and guarantee you can provide, we need to know:

1) The length of testing period you provide and guarantees

2) Time of free support since launch

3) Your rate for on-going support after promised free support timeframe

If you own your own social script and want to customize it to fit this project that is fine. But we will hold all the rights to the completed project. And the CSS and overall design has to meet our criteria.

IMPORTANT Instructions, you will NOT be considered if you don't follow these instructions.

1. Only bid on this project if you have created similar web projects and can provide them as examples. Please ONLY include 1-2 examples of your very best work, in terms of smooth look, feel, and functionality for these sorts of complex social networking sites.

2. Upon completion of project all source code goes to our client. He will own 100% legal rights to it, no gimmicks and tricks, no encrypted codes!

3. This job has to be PROFESSIONALLY DONE. The code must be clean and understandable, so that future add-ons and changes can be done quickly. The price includes installation. If you do a good job, we will hire you for all future maintenance!

4. All code/design will be our property. The design cannot be sold to someone else.

5. We can only work with someone who has completed similar projects such as this one and has several good references.

6. The programmer must be dependable and prompt, and must speak fluent english. I demand constant updates and reports on progress of project; you need to be available on instant messenger, email, phone and fax. You need to be responsible, easily accessible and you need to have a good track record.

7. This job includes development, design, SEO, and installation. If we are completely satisfied with the creation of the site, the creator will receive exclusive requests for maintenance/upgrades to the website and other projects.

8. Please describe in full how you can meet our needs, previous works you have, etc. We are looking for the member with the best skills, communication, and willingness to work

9. Do not just throw up your portfolios. We need to see your skills for THIS type of project, not for previous others unrelated to this.

10. Serious bidders only. We will need to communicate constantly via IM as the project moves along.

11. Customization of an existing social networking script for this job is acceptable but it must be discussed beforehand, must be an excellent social networking script, scalable, and have fast load times. Customization or cloning is acceptable but only if it is in compliance with regulations for the use of the code.

12. Please respond ONLY if you have experience with building large-scale sites with scalability experience. Experience with Web 2.0 is must. Extensive experience in advanced data handling and databases is required. We must see fully functional online examples of similar work you have done to demonstrate your expertise in these areas and proof that you indeed are the creator of that work.

13. Long term website maintenance will be awarded, if everything goes well with this project.

14. Please feel free to respond, ONLY if you meet the above requirements and you are interested.

Thank you,

Skills: System Admin, Web Security, Website Design

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Project ID: #168010