We have a website that is based upon a brochure we produced a few years ago (fonts, pictures layout, etc. are similar in concept and color to the brochure). We want it updated.
You will take our "basics" (i.e. our logos & copy) and form it into a new website of your own design that we can self-administer using a CMS of your choosing (we've seen and liked stuff like Mambo, Xaraya, Typo3, etc.) We have a focus on simply information presentation, rather than "community," "add comments," "forum," etc. I am willing to use a *Nuke CMS if you think we can strip away all the stuff we don't need (user registration, "boxy" modular look, etc.) and if you think we will be able to administer it OK. I am experienced in HTML, so even if there's no "WYSIWYG" editor built in, etc. it's no big deal.
Just through doing a quick search of the jobs posted on rentacoder, we found these example sites which have the level of quality (though not necessarily the exact look) we need:
[url removed, login to view] (great, graphic-rich, pamphlet feel)
[url removed, login to view] (bold color, impression)
If you cannot produce at this level of quality, please do not bid.
Essentially what I wish to impart to the reader is emotional involvement and bold, clean, professional design. The "emotional relevance" I am talking about is why I offered up the "[url removed, login to view]" site: it has both bold, striking and well-picked color schemes along with big, clear, beautiful pictures.
We help companies move freight. As you can see on our site ([url removed, login to view]) we have purchased some stock photography of different trucking-related scenes. I do not know if I still have those discs. If you have stock photography of this sort available, that would be a benefit.
I really like the following pie chart concept:
[url removed, login to view] (I don't like the design, necessarily, but I *love* how it revolves around the pie chart concept)
where every site page is no greater than the other one. I would do better than this site by making the pie chart the main navigation.
Bids without example past work attached or linked to will not be accepted.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site).
PHP CMS system of your choice (Mambo, Xaraya, Typo3, etc.)