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Website is fully custom PHP bottom up. It is an online jewelry retail website and pretty elaborate project. I need a team that will really make the site more appealing and marketable. I want to make the design better on certain areas of the site, in addition to this I need a team that will go above an beyond and see what else can be done to make it more appealing and user friendly. Overall website will remain how I have it, we have spent a good sum of money on the site, and don't want to change it too much, I just want someone to work with what I have and make minor design changes that will increase the overall appeal of the site. I want to interlink the website, so for example, we have a very elaborate education section, so we were thinking on the page with the rings, we should display some information directly from the education section and put some links and videos. Maybe throw some fun-facts about the gemstones, put cool videos that people can share, get people to interact. Even if they don't buy product, we want them to have fun. Also, we have some very unique selling points, and a very strong story to tell of our history in the business. Currently, our "story" is not apparent on the site at all, we need someone who is experiences with branding and know what works and where to put it on the site. We want some things like scroll bars with discounts, or other cool fact. Maybe a scroll bar saying what ring just sold, or some other cool stories regarding peoples proposal stories, etc. This can be a very fun project, please only apply if you are willing to go the whole 9 yards. We will also need someone to tighten up our back-end, add some features in there like most viewed product, recently viewed, people who make it to checkout, age group, and many other custom analytics. We will need your suggestions on this.
In additional to this we will need your help with email blast, newsletters, coupons, promotions, where to display on site, etc.
Want the site to flow nicely and everything to be very personable. We also have a lot of cool features on the site that we want to advertise, but we just don't know where to put them on the site. We want to make the about us on the website better (sectionize it, add some pictures, some media, etc. We want to make the education section better, add some images, media, re-format, add some more content. We want to add media throughout the site, make it fun, interactive, and personable. Basically, we want the site to be more marketable, and set us apart from the rest. We have an amazing product that we stand behind 100%, and we have some really great aspects of our business, and also some amazing ideas, but we need to a team to help us implement, and build on it. This project will be very long term, if you do good work, it will probably be for many, many years. We want a team that is good at what they do, meet deadlines, and are willing to go above and beyond to give their absolute best. We have worked with many teams, and are now looking for something stable.
For this project, we will need the team to make the content, the banners, the design, the media, the videos, the extra features, everything from A-Z, full service, and the team must be easily accessible. Just as a note -- we really have a strong eye for good work, and if we don't see quality in the work we will have to search elsewhere.
Here are the specs for the website. PLEASE ONLY RESPOND TO THIS, IF YOU CAN WORK ON EXISTING CODE
language -> PHP 5.5.9
Frame work :-> CODEIGNITER :-> 2.1.3
database :-> MYSQL 5.0.11
server :-> APACHE 2.4.7
PLEASE ONLY RESPOND TO THIS IF YOU CAN WORK ON EXISTING CODE.
Need a Fullstack Web Developer
5 years experience with LAMP
5 years experience with MySQL or other SQL db
5 years online retail branding experience
5 years design and graphics experience
Experienced with Apache + SSL configuration
Expertise in AJAX
Proficient in HTML5 / CSS3
Experience with MVC frameworks
Expert proficiency with multiple operating systems and web browsers
Solid organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred