We're making a vancouver based pet-site, where we will have vancouverites come and talk about their pets, and products relating to their pets. We'll have editorials (blog-type), forums, and pages for vancouver pet shops to advertise their specials. We also want to have a cart integrated into the CMS so our members can actually buy products they talk about directly from us.
Basically we a theme and have it coded it for a CMS like Joomla (we can change that if you know one that is better), and a forum theme. The CMS theme has to be very versatile, since we're going to create "specials" pages for Vancouver pet sites as mentioned before, blogs, and the cart system.
We also plan to have advertisements (banners) from large pet related companies so the theme must have 2 spots for banners, and one spot on the forums. We also want to have a little strip (on the sidebar) similar to an affiliation strip where mom and pop stores can rent space from.