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**_PROJECT GOAL AND OUTLINE
Build a complete ecommerce solution using, if appropriate, open source tools that will provide online consultancy facilitated via email, live chat and possibly phone.
Skills sought: PHP, Smarty, ADODB, XML, SOAP, SSL, Sessions, Accounting, graphic design and layout, Dreamweaver MX, MySQL, Postnuke, PHPnuke, OSCommerce, etc.
We want to build a solid infrastructure and there is a high level of design and implementation freedom here. We want our programmer(s) to be happy working on the project as well.
A design goal is to enable the packaging of this project/archive and upload to a hosting service, configure the package via a web interface (similar to other projects on the net), perhaps upload images/content and be up and running, enabling flexible rebranding, themes, mirrors, etc. This will be an important design factor for future expansion as the business grows.
We initially considered Postnuke and PHPNuke due to the ability to theme the site, support different blocks and adding of modules in a framework that is well-established (ie: enabling us to begin coding as opposed to designing the entire framework). The ability to change the look-and-feel of this site is very important to the overall design and functionality goals.
The initial design specification includes three separate pages:
- Customer Site (the primary storefront)
- Employee/Consultant Portal & Extranet
- Administrative Intranet (hosted securely, elsewhere)
The administrative backend will serve as a "remote control" for the various installations abroad - pushing and pulling data, information, via customized processes or via XML/SOAP.
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1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased.
The native environment will be UNIX (FreeBSD, Linux), Apache, PHP, etc. It would be "nice" if this were portable to a Windows Server, but is not required.