What I require is a Flash application which is basically a color browser, with a dynamic and "flowing" browsing capabilities, a la Cooliris.
The color browser basically displays the entire spectrum as a long meter, and allows the user to traverse it. The "focused" area might display text, images or other "markers" under it (or even on it), and will allow a user to click the color. These markers are based on data received from the server. (web API not yet defined, but should be quite simple and can be defined by the contractor)
Clicking a color will open an overlay page, display additional information about the color - this should be based on server data as well. This might simply "fetch" HTML (or some other markup) from the server and render it in an overlay.
So, to sum up:
* Flash based "color browser"
* Dynamic and "flowing" view of the color spectrum
* On/under color spectrum "markers" (graphical and textual) based on server data
* Overlay page when user clicks color, based on server data.
Please view Cooliris ( [url removed, login to view] ) to get the general idea of what I want.
The application does NOT have to render 3D graphics (though it could be nice.. =]). The application needs to "flow" and to allow a dynamic, exciting browsing concept. This means that other than the main "color spectrum", I expect additional animations/graphics/themes etc.
A mockup prior to development is REQUIRED.
I am software developer himself, and am a no-nonsense kind of guy. This means that the development process can be fun, and I can take an active part in the process (NOT the actual coding, obviously..) - but it also means I won't accept being treated as a "manager" that doesn't understand tech. :)