I am looking for a web-designer/developer who will be able to complete a website that is about 50% completed. I am a fine-art photographer and am in the process of having created a website that describes my business, shows a complete portfolio, and includes a shopping cart for purchasing prints and downloading low-res images. You can explore the “under construction” site at www.imaginedrealities.com. It is hosted by bluehost.com. Unfortunately the original designer will not be able to complete the site for personal reasons. You will need to also make stylistic changes to the current draft (moving some things around, editing text, adding logo on each page).
I am not looking to reinvent the wheel. It is imperative that you have experience and are comfortable with the software (Joomla, Slide Show Pro, Slide Show Pro Director, VirtueMart), specifications, functionality and vision as currently set forth on the draft web-page, and SEO. I also want to be able to update site content on my own and I will need you to provide some minimal training on how I can do that.
I will need (a) a cost estimate, (b) links to websites you have completed, (c) references in the United States or Canada, and (d) a description of your experience with the software noted above, especially Joomla. I am particularly interested in web developers who prefer open-source software and appreciate the circumstances of a start-up business.