We need someone who is able to create a professional standalone auction-engine script, using a MySQL database, to be accessible via JSP, which returns clean webpages through XML/CSS templates. Being a standalone script means it can later be given the corporate makeover (using the XML/CSS templates) and integrate seamlessly within the existing website.
This should be a small but flexible script, with clean code which is both fast and 110% error free. Due to the nature of the business, there is a question of security and reliability/fastness. Thus, a preference will be given to the experienced programmer with knowledge of related web security and db caching issues.
We are not completely illiterate in web programming, so a detailed explanation of the project will be given to the successful bidder. A quick outline follows:
- Login page (just the form fields, a “Go” button and the “register” button/link);
- MySQL database holding client information, the current item being auctioned (flexible enough to handle 2-10 items simultaneously if needed) and a few past auctions;
- Database connectivity made possible by JSP and XML/XML templates;
- Information returned on simple webpages, with tables, using CSS templates. These should be written in clean but flexible code to enable customization (colour scheme, tables and images).
As stated earlier, guidelines for writing the code will be provided, together with sketches for the general look of every visible page needed (about 5). Payment will be completed after the script has been successfully implemented and tested on our website (1/2 weeks).