In lieu of posting this on eLance or other developer forum, I am going to ask for a web design and programming price quote. Please quote your price in the comment section of this thread. After I select a winning company, I will share the company name and price of the project. I will also share the timeline given by the developer.
Once the website is developed and launched, I will follow up with a post for you to see how the project turned out. I think this could be a good opportunity for a developer to show off his/her skills.
Project Scope for CabCompanies.com:
I want a clean but themed design for the site – obviously a checkered/yellow cab theme. I am happy to send comps of sites I like, but I want it to be fairly simple and minimalist, but with an updated look. I don’t want something that looks like it was done 10 years ago… I like TreatmentCenters.com (which I blogged about a while back) but with less info – and no need to scroll down.
On the home page, there will be a search box for people to enter their city and a drop down box to select the state, with a yellow checkered search button – or something thematic.
When the person enters the city and state combo, they will be taken to a results page which will list cab companies as well as the address and phone number for each. There will be Adsense on each of these pages as well – with the developer choosing the layout. There will also be a button where cab companies can email me to submit their info.
If there are no companies, there will be a box that says there aren’t companies, but it will also have Adsense as well.
This will all be database driven, and I will add the cab companies by hand, so there should be a very simple back-end where I can enter the cab company, address and phone number, and it will automatically be entered into the database.
The developer will provide a sitemap with all possible pages.
URLs will all be SEO friendly – like CabCompanies.com/california/burbank.html
If inexpensive, I would like this to be able to detect a mobile browser, which will provide a pared down version of the website.
Please let me know if you can do all or parts of it, and at what cost. I would like to have all bids in by Friday at the end of the work day – 5pm EDT. If your forte is not design, I can pay for the logo from a great graphic designer.