This project needs to be completed in 4 phases.
[url removed, login to view] layout.
[url removed, login to view] Graphics
[url removed, login to view] Design
[url removed, login to view] Sticker Design, Business Card's, Brochure
I need the website portion of this project completed emergency fast however I know exactly what I want in terms of site layout, features, and design so i hope to make this as easy as possible and be available to communicate effectivly.
I need the site's funtion and design to emulate [url removed, login to view] only difference is the site will be showcasing a different product. This is all you would need to know to hit the mark very close so keep that in mind.
The closer to [url removed, login to view] site the better. What is going to be unique design wise will be the graphics, lines and but pretty much everything else as close as possible as it is my intention to emulate this site but not to confuse. Additional requirments as follows. Things like how the site indexes should be examined and replcated. The menue structure should stay very much the same as is seen on this site.
1.I need a web store on the site and an analytics back end of some kind for the entire site. please note the store should site by itself on a different server and should be separate from the site itself but be accesable from the site from every page of the site. The store should also be able to showcase a product in high resolution but still have fast load times. the store should look up to date not old and junky but fresh and clean.
2.I need all SEO best practices followed.
[url removed, login to view] searching for [url removed, login to view] the catagories are listed in google under their listing and i need the site being designed to index in the same way.
4.I need social networking links at the bottom.
[url removed, login to view] site need's to be completely cross browser compatable.
[url removed, login to view] site need's be fully w3c compliant, all coding clean and without error of any kind. I will check and this Is one thing i find very important in regards to this project.
7. Anything that could prevent the site from being indexed in google for it's major catagories should be avoided.
[url removed, login to view] of the code should be unique and not template based if possible.
[url removed, login to view] main graphics should be laid out so they can be changed easily by sizing and changing the photo on the server.
10, the site should have a site map.
11. The site needs the same type of menue's as [url removed, login to view] but i would like for it to be easy for me to add and remove pages or catagories from the sites menues and have these changes populated and reflected accross all menues on all pages as I make the changes, I do not want to have to go page to page just make a menue catagory or page change just so I can keep every page of the site accesable from every other page of the site. You could pretty much copy the bestapples site and so long as I can change the text in the body, the seo attributes, catagory and menue options and graphics at will I am going to be happy.
12. When I add a page to the site it should populate accross the entire site and all pages of the site must be searchable from all pages of the site. Site map is very important to me as well.
13. All the functionality on this site such as slide shows, video player etc should be emulated almost exactly. Design differences are encouraged in all aspects of development so long as we are following their leed. Differences in basic lines are encouraged.
14, I will need to disclose the type of product I am prmoting however before I am comfortable doing that we either need to get an acceptable skelton site on my server and then start on the graphics seperate or i need to have you sign a NDA so I can disclose the info to you.
[url removed, login to view] you doing you will basically be making mirror image of bestapples and I will be able to come in and make the sire about anything i want by changing photos, adding catagories to the menue and developing content for the body of each page or catagories I create.
Either way I would like to know I can change graphic out easily to refresh sites look and feel from time to time i would probably prefer you come out with the initial layout skeleton so you can demonstrate how the graphics can be changed in and out easily. as for the heeader of the site it's probably best if it populates every page of the site and only the content and graphics in the body will be changing as needed.
After we do the graphics which will be simular to the bestapples design feel but a different product, then it will be time to start with trademark design which also needs to be done quickly.
I would like to be able to choose from a few designs however, once the site is done and I have disclosed the type of product for the design phase I am sure the creativity of your team will be flowing for the trademark portion of the job.
This is going to turn out to be a very respected site with a need for some support. I am savy in a few types of code, xhtml, css and html and i'm owned a print and design firm for many years so I will be able to communicate with you well.
Please send me any question you might have, thanks. open source is also encouraged so long as SEO properties are excellent. think I said this alreadt but cross browser compatability is important.