Online Business Magazine

Online Business Magazine
My client requires a remake of their existing website. The new site would be quite similar to the existing one, only with different parts to it, and would allow for people to register as members, and therefore access their account.

To try and be brief, here is what the new website would need to have:
• A homepage similar to the existing one, only with:
o key topics lined horizontally at the top
o new articles lined vertically on the left
o centre news piece that can change daily or weekly
o Become a member / sign-in banner or box on the right
o Search engine on top right
o Banner with link to a voting page, exact name on banner will change every month according to theme
• 5 different topic areas (linked from homepage’s top horizontal banner, that keep top and left bars with links to pages and articles):
o News/Articles (business week type magazine look and feel with top articles and new articles listed + search by category or keyword)
o Workshops/Trainings (various training events listed with possibility to book a place, also with dates in a calendar)
o Networking Events (networking events listed with possibility to book a place, also with dates in a calendar)
o Business Services (business and consulting services listed in 3 categories with possibility to request a quote)
o Members area:
 Home page for registration or sign-up (certain level membership will require approval by website managers) – free and paid levels of registration will exist, and questions will need to be answered as part of registration (profiling as well as preferences and others)
 If person is already signed up it shows their account page with their details and their business details which they may edit
 Membership status, which they can upgrade via online purchase (they can also choose to be visible to rest of network or not, which they can change at any given time)
 Members directory link to a list of members, that can be searched by category and via a search engine entering keywords. Each person in the list can be tagged or picked to “my network” area (a way to save a contact as a favourite) – few people highlighted (chosen by admin) per category – networking events will show on person’s profile if they have booked a seat (only networking events, not workshops)
 Members’ Businesses Directory link to the list of all businesses entered by members, that can be searched by category and via a search engine entering keywords. Each person in the list can be tagged or picked to “my network” area (a way to save a contact as a favourite) – few businesses highlighted (chosen by admin) per category
 “My network” link to list of picked members as per above
 “Request/messages” link to any request form other members to use their services or messages
 “my calendar” with view of events they have signed up for, and view of events available for them to purchase tickets or book (with link to booking page)
 “Forum” – link to forum where all members can discuss various topics, request help/ask questions, give news or link to events
• We will need 3 other pages linked from bottom of website:
o Contact us
o About us
o Work with us
• We will need an easy way of managing the content, uploading articles and adding/managing events from the events page (this can be a CMS or other if you have cheaper alternatives)
• Admin access to our members database allowing us to edit their details and accept/decline certain membership level requests, as well as promote some members to be highlighted in directory, and give recommended status/tag to their profile page
• Admin management of the “voting” page for the businessman of the month:
o Theme changed monthly (one election per month) – i.e. best entrepreneur, most inspirational, best web entrepreneur, best man in tech, etc..
o 10 men to be listed by admin for election every month with links to article about them and link to their website
o Automatic “show results” button at end of every person’s vote, with percentages only

Any additional questions may be submitted for clarification.

***** PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU ARE WELL EXPERIENCED IN WEB DEVELOPMENT AND HAVE SUPERIOR WEB DESIGN SKILLS – YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR PORTFOLIO AS PART OF THE EVALUATION ******

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