I am looking for a developer to perform a “face lift” for my site, this means that the current site as it is will need to be completely changed, here are the current site features -
page specific images
keywords and tags (description and title)
contact us page
link page & site map
tracking code (Google Analytics)
you WILL NOT need to -
write any content
do any SEO
work on graphics (except the template you need to provide)
choose tags, keywords or descriptions (all will be provided)
the current site was built with a site building software, I want the “new” site to have a better look and feel, and this is what I mean -
you will find and suggest a few different matching templates for the site
the template should have a few text boxes on it (meaning I could have a main text box, like a featured article, a place for a “teaser” 50-70 words of another page, adsense box, ads box, 2 graphic boxes, a place for an RSS feed (you will need to find and enter the code)... and anything else you can suggest...
The most important thing is that you realize that the first stage will be to decide what to include (expect what I just mentioned) into the new site, and choosing the template you will find. Once we are past this we will focus on copying the current site as is (for SEO reasons) and when we are done with that, we will just work on polishing the whole thing.
A few things to make this project crystal clear -
Time frame is flexible, but I will not accept any deadline over 3 weeks, it doesn't seem to me like it should take more than that.
This is not the biggest site in the world, also doesn't need to be commercial, don't get into a big company project mind set.
I enjoy working with other people and learning, I don't know much about development, but I learn fast and I also very resourceful.
Once work is completed it should be easy to upload new pages using the work you did (the template) via FTP, I wouldn't mind giving another project for updates, but generally I expect this template to be easy enough to update.
Payment via GAF only once all the work has been completed, in case provider will not answer emails for 3 days project will be terminated, this work will need some changes (might be minor), I expect all material provided from the develop to be licensed and “legal”, including paid for templates, graphics of any kind, code and anything that will incorporated on the page.
If you need any more info – please contact me via PM