We require a ticker script that generates a dynamic image counting down to an event. References to these images can then be used in forum signatures, for example a ticker may display when someone is expecting a baby.
An example of the type of thing we are after is www[dot]lilypie[dot]com (shows the types of tickers) and www[dot]pitapata[dot]com (shows the wizard style interface for defining the ticker).
The ticker primarily consists of a background image and a marker graphic which moves along the background indicating how long until an event. Additional text is also added saying the number of months and days to the event, plus the name of the site.
The ticker images should be generated "on the fly" and not physically exist on the server.
Once the ticker event has past, a static image will be shown for 30 days and then an "Expired" image will be displayed after 30 days. The "Expired" image is also shown when an unknown ticker id is requested.
There will be various ticker types (8 in total), some will have special calculation requirements. The type will also determine the static image to show for the 30 days after the event.
We expect a wizard style interface for users to define their ticker, very similar to the one used by www[dot]pitapata[dot]com.
(no user logon or registration is necessary)
Step 1, select the ticker type (if only one type is setup in Admin, proceed to next step)
Step 2, select a background image. The backgrounds will vary depending on the ticker type selected, and the same background may be available for more than one type. System should allow for paging of backgrounds. (if only one background, proceed to next step)
Step 3, select a marker graphic. System should allow for paging of markers. (if only one marker, proceed to next step)
Step 4, enter the event date, special wording to appear before/after the count-down text, custom text displayed above the ticker, optional photo (only if valid for the background selected - note: photo would need to be resized by the script), background colour (or transparent) and time zone
Step 5, provide the necessary code to link to the ticker
Through-out the wizard the user should see a preview of their ticker which updates to reflect the options they have selected.
There should also be an administration section which allows the site owner to:
- set site name (placed on all created tickers)
- specify ticker types to enable and define the static image to show for 30 days after
- ability to set which backgrounds to show for each type, and upload new background and set parameters (ie. start/end co-ordinates for marker graphic, photo location/co-ordinates (if applicable))
- ability to set which markers to show for each type, and upload new markers
- set system options, eg. images per page (used in steps 2 & 3), whether to allow user uploads (step 4), set the "Expired" image (applies to all ticker types).
- clean up database (remove tickers expired for more than 30 days)
The script must only use commonly available web hosting features. Must work using PHP 5.x and MySQL on Apache Web Server.
An installation script is also required to create database tables, prompt for admin logon information and populate database with initial data.
Once the initial script is developed we would like to have the option to continue working with developer to produce more ticker types and enhancements and therefore we would like an hourly rate provided for additional work after this project is completed.
A warranty period should be provided.
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