We need the X-cart Gold, PHP shopping cart software package (currently using) to have the look and feel of a customized e-commerce site. Extensive knowledge or experience with modifications to PHP based shopping cart software a must. Graphic design experiences an added plus.
You can view our current page here: <[url removed, login to view]>
This project has 4 main parts. 1) Build template/ redesign. 2) Design band database search tool. 3) Search engine optimization. And 4) Miscellaneous small tasks, (setup e-mail accts, test site, etc)
The template/ redesign will need to be closely based on our specifications (see zip attachment). The design should have a high quality professional look (simple and clean).
Basically it is most important to make the site pleasing to look at, enable the customer to find things on our site quickly & allow the customer to check-out without any difficulties (i.e drop the login screen on main pg). The watch band database search tool should be closely based on our competitors: <[url removed, login to view]>
In addition it’s critical our site pops up on most keyword searches as we sell many hard to find and specific items.
This should be a fairly basic project for those of you who are familiar with X-cart or PHP. We have a few specific requests (see deliverables) but the bulk of the work will be designing the site and the search tool.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).