Create a web site, using photos and content I provide.
1. Design layout - site will include a home page, multiple projects pages, a blog, products page, white papers. The idea is to have the home page main photo cycle through the various projects, and the viewer can click on a photo to go to that project.
2. Once we agree to a layout, create site. I will create the text and have the photos. We do a new project every 2-3 months, each project has about 10 photos, so we need the ability to add projects (ideally this is something I will be able to do myself - let me know if I will need to buy a tool to do that). Aditionally, we are creating the solar thermal heating market as we go - we will have more white papers (or Web essays - content rich pages with text and diagrams explaining the best way to do solar thermal)
3. Implement site. I have a domain reserved, and I believe sufficient storage.
I think these tasks are Web 1.0 type things (with the possible exception of the Blog) and while I do have an overall vision for the project, there is a lot of room for expert to simply do it. I perceive the first phase as straight forward for an experienced person with the right tools (not diminishing the time it will take...). This phase is weighted slightly more towards "get it done" rather than "match my vision." In other words a huge element of my vision is that it be done soon.
Please include your choice of tool, and a short case for that tool (I would choose Dreamweaver - but that is in the absense of any facts - educate me).
Presuming we work well together, the 2nd phase of this project is:
1. integrate an on-line store
2. capture data from dataloggers, create on-the-fly charts and graphs,
3. Automatically log into websites
4. Automatically create emails informing customers of their savings
5. Intranet capability (scheduling, employee only information, etc.).
Note to bidders - I work in the trades, I used to work in IT. I understand the lowest bid is not always the best bid. I need a system that works, with someone I can work with. Thank you. (Doesn't violate the money talks rule, just informs it)