I’m looking for someone to design and develop a WordPress (WP) website for our social organization. We make videos for the fun of it, and want our website to serve as a place to showcase our work and provide anyone interested with information about who we are, what we do, and when we meet (if they want to join us). In general, we want to show our visitors that we have a lot of fun doing what we do, and that what we do is modern and simply put: ‘cool’.
We have a very old website that this new website will be based off (I will provide you with its link). Ideally, the new website should be responsive (and mobile-accessible), and have the following pages:
* Home – contain our contacts, an excerpt of the latest blog post, an image of a map to our meeting-place, our meeting times, and an introductory YouTube video (that we should be able to change very easily)
* Reel – a video reel with a video player and gallery that will feature a playlist from our YouTube account; as with everything else, I am open to ideas as to how this can be achieved (plugin to be used? design?). Will pay extra if you can allow users to ‘like’ these videos (via YouTube) while on our site.
* Photos – a photo gallery (with the option for a slideshow) with photos pulled from our Picasa account
* About – a page with some paragraphs about us and what we do; with a contact form that preferably will email the form’s contents to an email address(es).
* Blog – just the typical feed of latest WP posts; this will be accessible either via a link in the menu, or the link from the post on the Home page.
A main priority at hand is the WP template. I have our logo and our theme colors. Since we want this to be a ‘fun’, yet ‘professional’ theme, we want to integrate several of our photographs (with backgrounds removed) on each page. Therefore, placeholders (HTML/CSS classes/ids?) should be left on each page for these photographs (preferably in the background and edges of the header/footer). For example, we will have pictures of us dressed as detectives in the About page, and swimmers in another. I will provide you with sample photographs for you to get an idea. This will be like a custom background for each page.
The second priority would be the Reel/Photos pages. I can work on the rest on my own if need be.
I am looking for someone who is very experienced and efficient (preferably finish the task in less than a week). Strong communication is a must. I understand that the project description above can be confusing, yet I want you to know exactly what I want. I will answer any questions that you will have. However, you will also need to be independent and creative. You must be open to making non-drastic revisions. I am open to suggestions, and expect you to be honest. If something is ugly, just say that it is. I just want this website to be impressive.
When placing your bid, keep in mind that I will look for a clear understanding of the project from you. I cannot spare more than 10 days from now on this project – so be sure that you can commit! I will ignore all proposals that are obviously copy-pasted/unrelated to this project. Just tell me which components of the site you can work on, and the expected time-frame for each. I reiterate, the template (with customizable backgrounds) and the video/photo gallery pages are a must. Let me know if you can work on the rest as well (Home/About/Blog). I’ll clarify any doubts that you may have!
I can give you access to a demo WP account. Once you are done, I will need all files necessary for this to be functional (and any widget/plugin names + details of settings used). The project will end when I reproduce what you’ve done on my own (don’t worry, I’m a web developer myself!).
My budget is small, but if this project runs smoothly, I have two similar projects that I can award you. Again, strong communication is a must. I will expect to hear from you frequently, and see work in progress several times before the project is done.
UPDATE: I reposted this project because only a few of the proposals I received on the original were actually relevant to this project. Folks, please make it clear that you've read the project's description and know what it's all about! All general proposals (that didn't show any understanding of this specific project, and were just a list of sample work and unjustified claims) were ignored. That's 12 of the 14 bids I received! (sadly) Please tell me about what I ask for in the project's description (be sure to include the estimated time for each component!), and tell me how you will go about helping me out on this - if you want to show me that you are serious. Thank you for your understanding!
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Hello, I have done a lot of projects in the field of graphic design and I am sure I can help you. Please contact me if you are interested. Regards, Polina Nikolova