I have an idea for a web company and am looking for somebody please to design and fully build the inital beta site. The basic idea of the site- which I will describe fully to the succesful bidder- is a site where people upload videos in different topic areas for others to view. There are 2 important features to this site:
1. It must be easy for people to categorise or tag their videos so that other people can easily find them. For example if somebody uploads a video about fishing, it must be easy for people interested in fishing to find this video from a search box or whatever. The next person may upload a video about cooking so again it must be easy for others to find this video about cooking. The list of topics may be infinite.
2. The site will have some sort of message board or registering place where people can post messages asking to see a certain video about something. When somebody uploads a video in the topic area requested (say fishing or cooking or driving etc), the other person should get an email telling them such a video has arrived on the site and give them a link to view it.
I am looking for a nicely designed site (ideally something that looks like a web 2.0 compay ie something clean, trendy and modern) and obviously a site that works with the functionality above.
In summary the site must allow videos to be upload and viewed, the videos must be easily searchable and found, and there must be a message board or someway for people to request videos.
you can also supply an additional quote for hosting and upgrading the site. I will consider.
No general replies please. This is genuine offer (and not for an adult site!). In your reply please:
1. explain briefly how you will tackle points 1 and 2 above
2. give past examples of your including design
3. explain how I or you can easily update/maintain the site.
I have no idea what format people will upload videos so your site needs to cope with the main video formats. And the site needs to look and feel professional.