Hello, this should be considered a big project, we prefer to work with a COMPANY rather than individual programmers because of what it requires.
We have an existing social network site, using the phpfox script. The script is in php 4 oop, primarily. We need a complete overhaul of it, replacing certain functions, adding functions, designs of pages, etc.
Examples of work that needs to be done,
*Make entire layout & all pages tableless
*Replace PM system with a [url removed, login to view] style PM system (ajax, thread style)
*user profiles should resemble facebook profiles more, including comment posting (ajax (ajax comment posting is already in the script but must look like how facebook posts))
*profiles should have facebook grafiti wall clone
these are just some of the more major things.
another thing we need done is, for the profiles, we need users to be able to move around sections (like about me, friends, etc.) but only the user profile owner should be able to move them around, and when they change them, people who look at their profile must see how the person changed the sections around. (like facebook) and the same for the user home page, they should be able to move sections around (like new blogs, forum topics, new messages, new announcements)
many pages will need to be redesigned, only a few will need a major facelift, but if the number of pages needing to be designed will be an issue dont bid, because we dont have every idea in our head this is a DEVELOPMENT process, where we plan to work with the company for 1-2 months till its perfect. PLEASE understand that much.
Also, we may need graphics made (icons etc.) and script optimization to make it run smoothly.
(the person we work with, if we're satisfied, we will come back to with a lot more big jobs)
You/Your company must know
The way we want to work on this is, we will make a backup of all files, and sql, and make a subdomain [url removed, login to view] .. thats where you do your changes, so that i can see all progress and comment.
since this is a big project we will place 20% of money in escrow and release it once 50% of the project is done, then we will put the remaining 80% in, and will release it at the end of project (end of project must include your company integrating files back to the main site)