A. From fully designed Illustrator art boards (all website design has already been completed by us), a website is to be coded and programmed into templates that can be easily updated through Expression Engine (EE), a content management system. We will provide you with the EE software and its plugins. If you are not familiar with EE, please visit their website: [url removed, login to view]
B. The website will consist of 1 desktop, 1 tablet (scaled from desktop), and 1 mobile smart phone website built. There are 18 pages we need built for the PC website and 8 pages we need built for its mobile website version. The tablet uses the same designs as the PC website, but is scaled to fit a tablet screen. The designs for the PC version of the website and the mobile version of the website are DIFFERENT.
C. Optimized images, logos, and text will be provided by us.
D. Attached is a PDF named Design Website which will show a few examples of some of the pages we need built for the first PC website and Mobile website. We have designed everything and will provide the rest of the templates and detailed instructions once we have narrowed the field on who is suitable for the job. We will also provide the PSD files if necessary.
E. The website will need and be using the Expression Engine Content Management System so we can update the images and text ourselves. Content management MUST be done in Expression Engine.
F. This project will require clear daily communication and a strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and CMS.
1. Basic Requirements needed from Developer
a. English Fluency a must
b. Experience with HTML, CSS, PHP,CMS
c. Daily communication of progress (Email or viewable progress on website)
d. Direct communication with programmer (English Fluency a must)
e. Examples of prior work samples of website and view of back-end Content Management System in EE
f. Ability to meet deadlines
g. Strong CMS background
h. Familiarity with SEO
2. Website Needs
a. Strong programming skills for easy to use Content Management System (Expression Engine)
b. SEO friendly website for very basic optimization of website & Blog (SEO will be done by someone else, but the website needs to be optimized for highest SEO key words architecture)
c. Google analytics setup
d. It must be easy to add pages, text, image, and video content to EE matrix in the future (i.e. Website must be able to grow and expand)
e. We also need a way to link-up, manage, and catalog our products/vendors pages to Google excel docs. It should be view able only to the admin and not to the public.
f. We will need a simply laid out and easily managed mobile website. Design is completed and will be provided.
g. Each page must load quickly and smoothly. The pages should not flicker while loading. See below for examples of efficient websites:
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3. Deadlines and Payments
a. A 33% or 1/3 payment will be issued upon review of 1 page completion for each category listing from drop-down menu with EE Content Management System.
b. A 33% or 1/3 payment when all programming functions are completed reviewed and approved
c. Final payment will be issued when site is transferred to Owner and is fully working independently and all work is verified and acceptable.
d. Lack of daily communication will not be acceptable.
e. Developer must give a reasonable estimate of necessary lead time and stick to it.
Please let us know all your questions regarding the attached instructions or content management prior to Freelance contract award.