The project is for a website with a music theme. The primary products to be sold through the website will be sheet music and similar products. The graphics will have a music theme. Some flash is OK to use but not for navigation. That will impeded my ability to make changes later.
I am a developer myself so I would prefer a bidder who uses Dreamweaver and will lay the site out using templates. I do not want navigation to use 3rd party tools which I do not have.
The best bidder for this site would be someone with a passion for playing music and an understanding of the music community. I speced Linux for the OS with the idea that I would host it with a MYPHPBB forum. However, I am open to other suggestions.
A key part of the bid will be approximately 8-10 pages of music related content. Articles I have considered adding are music playing tips, care of musical instruments, and similar topics. I am not a musician The key to the content is it must be well written and read like the person who wrote it speaks fluent English.
The ultimate goal of the site will be a niche site for the music community. I am open to a higher budget project bid should you have a turnkey site available. I would also be open to a bid from someone who has substantial content to offer and some graphics but is not strong as a web developer.
All written content must be original or a derivative work. I will Google phrases to look for copied content. Sorry to be so blunt, but I have been burned once.
Light and airy color scheme.
Prefer CSS use for fonts and general formatting, not 100% required.
I am primarily an ASP developer, but a PHP site is acceptable providing that it is not so parameter driven that I can't pull a page up in Dreamweaver to edit it.
Feel free to ask questions.