The Coder will create an Internet-based interactive website introducing a new concept intended to assist educators teaching children. This will be a website-based business.
This process is interactive between the visitor and the website and involves sequential steps, each one of which when selected will determine the choices presented at the next step. We believe the requirements of this process will exceed the abilities of HTML and will require another software language such as PHP (or others) to work.
The real users of this site will be adults who visit this site to help them prepare to teach/tutor/challenge their student. The children for whom they will be visiting this site could range in age anywhere from preschool to senior high school. The content for the site will be aimed at such children but all workings within the site will be for adults to use.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
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We are receiving questions that we would like to answer so you can get a better idea of how the site will work.
“Do you have an example of the questions at your site??? And,
“The main thing I would like to understand is the exact process involved. You mentioned that it is an interactive site: what does it deal with, for example, what should the user see when he/ she is using the system???
From the way you are asking this question, we imagine you are thinking it is some kind on online testing site. It is not. Think of a teacher or instructor or tutor looking for some printable resources to use with her students. Think also of storing a great number of images and text content on the website and offering this content through a series of design/layout choices the visitor would select to formulate her output for local printing. We probably cannot get into more detail at this stage without asking you to sign a non-disclosure agreement in order for us to protect the intellectual property of a more detailed answer.
“How old are the children? (teens/students/etc)???
The real users of this site will be adults doing things to help them teach/tutor/challenge their student. The children for whom they will be visiting this site could range in age anywhere from preschool to senior high school. The content for the site will be aimed at such children but all workings within the site will be for adults to use.
“Can you provide an example of internet site, that is similar to the design you want???
“Describe the look and feel you would like- provide URLs for similar sites, if applicable??
The “look and feel?? of the site is fairly straightforward. You could look at a site like [url removed, login to view] not because we will be doing anything like they do but bec ause it shows a bright, cheerful, colorful site. In reality, our starting page would have very different content than the Disney page but we would hope would take on the cheerful, colorful appearance. As one would move through the process in our site we would expect ours would be easy to navigate, that the pages would “set up?? quickly and of course that all the code would work flawlessly!
“Fully explain the process- is it a series of questions and answers with iterative questions based on previous answers???
Not really. It is a series of choices about the content, layout and printing of information.
“Is there a need to authenticate or otherwise manage users??? and,
“Do you need to archive data from user sessions? If so, what type of data-parsing ability do you need???
“Yes,?? on the authentication and management of users. There will be fees charged to “members?? of the site and there will be th e need for login name and password capture and storage, lon g-term. The site owner wants the ability to disable a “member’s?? access if the circumstances require it and be able to accomplish that from an administrative “entry?? to the website. We believe it may be helpful or necessary to store some amount of information from the user such as what they created at their last several visits in case they want to reprint their earlier work. The website will have full access to its own (not shared) MySQL database for all of this user-related information.
Please give us your added questions as soon as possible.
The website will run on a hosting farm computer which is probably Linux-based and uses Apache web-server.
Visitors must be able to use almost any browser running on their computer to visit and operate this site.