A full spec sheet is attached.
Project Type: What kind of work do you need done?
Software related (Includes desktop applications and internet websites)
Project Parts: What do you want the seller to do on this project?
Requirements: The seller will analyze the problem and propose a software-based solution to the problem.
Programming: The programmer will take the requirements and translate them into the language of the computer (and test it).
User installation: The installer will move the software from the place it was created (which is called the development or QC environment) to where you will use it (which is called the production environment). The installer then tests the software to make sure that the installation was done properly and completely.
Req. Doc. Type: What kind of documentation do you want for this project?
Informal documentation - As the buyer talks back and forth about the project with the seller, those conversations become the [url removed, login to view] to communicate ALL of the details of your project on the Rent A Coder site. If you don't, and there is a dispute, then important details of the contract will not be documented and cannot be taken into account in arbitration. If you feel you MUST go offsite (for example, using the phone or IM) then afterwards post everything onsite and get the other party to post that they agree to those contractual terms.
Program Type: What kind of software should the seller create (and/or install)?
* An internet web-site: This software runs on a web server and users will access it using their internet browser.
Internet web-site info
Design and functionality: What does the programming of this project involve?
* Program Functionality: Making the website "work".
Modeling another site: Do you wish to model another site? No
Size of website: How many pages need to be created/edited in this website?
I don't know.
Other info:I will be attaching a fully detailed specification describing the types of pages that I need as well as approximate screenshots with notes. General Joomla screens should also be used.
Programming Language: What programming language(s) do you want your website written in?
I do know the language(s).
Database: Will this project include a database?
Yes, it does include a database.
* MySQL -- version(s): 5
Browser Type(s)/Version(s): Which browser/version combinations must this website support?
* IE 7.0
* IE 6.0
* Firefox 2.0-2.x
* Firefox 1.5
* Safari 41
Server Hosting Environment: What is your server hosting environment?
I have a server at a 3rd party hosting company.
The name of the hosting company is: Lunar Pages
The server's shared/dedicated status is: Shared with other people.
Component Compatibility Protection:
Sometimes a programmer may create features on the website that rely on componentswhich work fine on their own server, but won't work with your 3rd party hosting company's server. There are many reasons for this including version incompatibility, restricted permissions, etc... Rent A Coder normally requires that the programmer verify in advance that your 3rd party hosting provider will support the components. If they do not, then they are responsible for any incompatibilities, rather than you. Do you want this protection on your project?
Yes, I require the programmer to query my hosting company in advance, to ensure that they support all components which the coder uses in the final solution (including supporting the anticipated version #s, allowing components to run under their potentially restricted security model, etc.)
Server Hosting Environment: Will the coder develop "live" on your server?
Other / not sure/ or need advice. Details: I would prefer the developer to use my server so that when the component is ready to, I will just change the default directory of the website. I am currently running Joomla 1.0, but want the component developed for 1.5. My plan was to install 1.5 in a separate folder and when testing is ready, I would start loading already existent videos. Then, when complete, I would change the home folder to be Joomla 1.5
Physical installation: Who will perform the physical installation?
The programmer will perform the physical installation, and will be given all necessary permissions to do so.