The project is about creating a web-site to position a osCommerce freelance specialist and service provider. To be very clear: This is more a copywriting job than a designers job - and I want both from one single source.
The site shall be strict xhtml with css and no tables, and without frames, js. It shall pass 100% of the w3c xhtml and css validator suite. If it knows about the usual IE, Mozilla or Safari bugs and takes them into css-account, the better.
A first draft of design and navigation is available, but I don't not enforce it's usage if it makes life easier for you to create your own.
Still I don't want any machine generated code. So please no DreamWeaver wizards or alikes. Hand crafted code only, properly named, documented and formatted.
Beside the technical aspects of site creation, the copywriting aspect is more important. So if you are an excellent copywriter, simply stick with the template, no problem.
The positioning ranking is:
- osCommerce specialist
- freelance programmer
- european ebusiness consultant
I currently see the following pages:
- Welcome: 1 page (main page of domain)
- 2 jump pages (aka gateway or doorway)
- 3 landing pages with cgi
- About section: 3 pages (background, references, blog)
- Services section: 1 page per service line = 6 pages
- Contact Us: 1 page with cgi
- Join/Unsubscribe mailing list: 1 page with cgi
"Page" = 1 screen-full, ie. 250-350 words.
The site will also have the usual links collection etc., but this is not part of the project, but should be taken into account for site navigation.
Graphics design and/or photos will be an extra issue once we've started, because I don't believe this could be calculated now.
I expect this site to be orginal, ie. although you will certainly have to look at others in this industry for reference, cloning text from competitors is not acceptable. Sorry!
Please contact me for any further question or discussion.
Whoever believes that this is about creating an eCommerce solution, please read the project description again. You might change your mind. Thank you.
Dear everyone who bid on this project. I thank you for your initiative and your pm's.
I will close this project and will reopen it using a more precise title and clearer descriptions.
I will do so, because of the 12 current bids, there were only 2 who have actually understood that this project is about copywriting.
Your pitches (mostly) were talking about technology competence and your own greatness. Few of you gave me a compelling reason to choose you.
I need to create a site that sells, consequently, I will hook up with someone who knows selling. And the first prove is who he sell himself to me.
I am writing all this not because I am angry, but to give you all a feedback from a buyers side. Maybe you wonder why you earn so few projects - it's maybe because of the fact that you are not selling.
I sincerely wish to make GAF a success for buyers and sellers alike - this goes hand in hand with focused information exchange and convincing arguments.
Oh well, just my $.02c
See you on the next round, and get this done.