We're in need of a designer (or group of designers) to create new Joomla CMS templates for our newspaper Web site located here:
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We need six (6) new templates:
1. Front (home index) page
2. News section index page
3. Commentary section index page
4. Feature section index page
5. Arts and Entertainment section index page
6. Individual article page
IMPORTANT: Designs must be entirely original and can NOT be stock templates or previously created templates.
The templates must utilize a new look-and-feel consistent across all templates, with enough variation to be interesting. Provider MUST be an expert in Joomla. We have only basic Joomla knowledge, so you must be able to successfully implement your designs in Joomla without technical assistance from us.
Here's how the process will work:
1. Provider shows us four (4) different design mock-ups in rough form. We choose one design from the four to continue with. After one design is chosen, we pay 25% of the total project cost.
2. Provider creates six (6) Joomla templates based on the chosen design
3. You must bug-test all templates in Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox browsers on BOTH Mac and PC, fixing any bugs that are seen
4. Upon completion of the templates, we pay an additional 25% of the cost.
5. When the templates are successfully set up on our servers, we pay the final 50%.
Payment via GAF escrow only (no exceptions). We will provide some direction to designer(s) and specific instructions on content and elements that need to be included. We will provide logos and other images needed in Illustrator (*.ai) format.
The templates MUST be bug-tested in Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox browsers on Windows PC and Apple Macintosh (OSX) computers.
Final deadline for this project is five (5) days after we've chosen you as the provider. So five (5) days after we choose you, you must have successfully set up the templates on our server by that time.
If provider can complete the entire process in three (3) days or less, we will pay an additional 10% on top of your winning bid!
Please provide examples of previous Web site design work only, preferably Joomla template designs. (No Flash movies, logo designs, or any other non-Web site designs, please.)