I'm starting a website like craigslist. You could call it a clone with a couple twists that I wont get into in this posting. I have created websites in the past, but nothing outside of basic html and java. Although Im not sure exactly what specific languages are required for the project, I hope your creative side will allow you to come up with solutions to get these things done. It will be necessary that you can handle:
-simple, easy to use, understandable web design like craiglist/google/youtube
(some correspondence will be necessary and feedback will be given)
-designed for loading speed and worldwide use (languages, protocols)
-browser compatibility (ie, firefox, safari, other major ones)
-basic search engine friendly design (not SEO or promotion) like making sure whatever language you use allows the classified posting titles to be crawable by the search engines
-simple and understandable listing mechanism like craigslist (3 click rule to posting)
(I have found a script that might work or needs to be modified to work with my design and concept [url removed, login to view] )
-classified ad section database (categorical) like craigslist
-anonymous email backend like craigslist (need to make appropriate security decisions with which language to use)
-language conversion of pages and classified listings (which dynamically are added to the database) into 10-20 worldwide languages
-users will be able to upload 2-4 pictures for free like ebay/craigslist
-accounts/members will NOT be included
Currently, I have the domain name of the site but will definitely need suggestions for remote hosting because I don’t want to maintain the server myself. What service will allow me the flexibility/functionality of a project like this? Dedicated server?
Additionally, correspondence and feedback is necessary on both our parts for this project to succeed. Going back and forth with suggestions/ideas is critical for the best outcome.
Please include past works and any demos of past works that would apply to the project. Although I am not in a time restraint, I would like to get this project finished in 1-2 months and a BONUS might be provided for timely/exceptional work. This BONUS will only occur after 1 month of testing and reassurance that you delivered on my expectations. And after 1-2 years of development into a million dollar money making machine, you will definitely be taken care of... :) Happy bidding