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, related items, and downloading low-res images. The original designer will not be able to complete the site for personal reasons.
The basic layout and structure (including shopping cart) is complete, but some stylistic changes will be necessary. I AM LOOKING FOR A WEB-DESIGNER/DEVELOPER WHO WILL BE ABLE TO FINISH THIS WEBSITE. You can explore the “under construction” site at www.imaginedrealities.com. It is hosted by bluehost.com. Note – This is NOT a flash site, although some think it looks like one. Main tasks that need to be completed: adding photographs to portfolio, customize the existing shopping cart, including tying it into the portfolio, change the banner/logo from the existing one to another one that I already have, stylistic and text changes to current uncompleted site, SEO optimization. This site is intended to be content management friendly so I will also need some minimal training in that regard.
I sell photo-collages, that include 4 pictures, and also sell the individual pictures as well. The site needs to emphasize both the collages and the individual pictures. (Go to “Portfolio” and click on one of the photos to see the slideshow nature currently set up. I want to preserve this and also include a slideshow type mechanism on the Home Page. I DO NOT WANT FLASH
I am not looking to reinvent the wheel. It is imperative that you have experience and are comfortable with SEO, and the software (Joomla, Slide Show Pro, Slide Show Pro Director, VirtueMart), specifications, functionality and vision as currently set forth on the draft web-site.
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 and VirtueMart. I am particularly interested in web developers who prefer open-source software and appreciate the circumstances of a start-up business. Note-The basic structure of this site is already complete!
I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me with any questions.