I am looking to hire one or more people to create a Drupal/WordPress/VBulletin based website. It will be the 2.0 generation of a currently operational, large VBulletin forum.
The website will be expanded from just a forum, to a complete new media portal with social networking. Original articles, News, Blog, Video Gallery, Image Gallery and other various sections .
Prefer to build with existing Drupal, Wordpress and VBulletin extensions, modules, etc. I also need a powerful and flexible Banner-Ad management module, probably OpenX but I'm open to ideas. I prefer open-source technologies with large, established user bases, but I’m open to using paid software if it best fits our needs. I want as little custom programming as possible. This project will rely on many established technologies and software that will need to work together.
My main need is someone that has a lot of experience with a lot of different technologies and is VERY experienced with Drupal, WordPress and *NIX systems. The site, and eventually network of sites will be composed of various extensions, plugins, software, etc and I need someone who has the ability to make all of these work together to make a seamless new media site with universal login, shared databases, etc.
I don’t expect you to be an expert in every single technology that we will need to make the site work. I am more than willing to hire other specialists as needed but I need one main developer to handle the integration and coordination of everything that needs to be done.
I have created a mockup of the general colors and layout but I’m looking to have someone take my ideas to the next level. I am extremely open to new ideas about the overall look, design, layout, etc.
There will also be an additional aspect to the site that will be added later that will be the 3.0 generation of the site and that will also expand it into a network of sites.
This will also be an ongoing business relationship that will not end when the site goes live. I will need someone to make repairs and fix bugs when needed, update software, install patches, etc. This project has the potential to be a very lucrative venture after version 3.0 is put into place and I will consider giving an equity stake in the venture for the right developer(s). I am also planning several other projects that I will use the same developer(s) for.
I am a very honest, professional, focused and loyal and am looking to develop a long-term relationship with developers who are the same. Good English skills are a strong requirement. Skype will be used for meetings as needed.
Please contact me with any information about yourself that you feel I should know about as well as links/images to your previous work. Also please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you and forming a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship.
This project is for EXPERIENCED developers only. I am looking for a MASTER programmer with a strong portfolio.
Thank you for your time.