We currently have a video site that has audio and video content that is based on a separate media server.
The current website [url removed, login to view] uses windows media viewer.
The aim of the project is to revamp the site to give it a better general look and feel and also to allow for viewing on an Android device, iPad, Mac and most modern browsers.
We should look to allow the site to display most media in flash and encapsulate to allow display on an iPad.
The site currently is in a CMS style using a MySQL database and allows the administrators to send mass emailings, add content, change pages, offer affiliate links and take payment from a paypal account.
We may also look to have an application icon for this site so they can be viewed correctly on mobile devices.
We also want to add a shop to the site so that we can sell products and books. This will be done via zen cart.
The current system allows for an individual edit of a link to a media clip. We will also look to setup a parameter that allows all clips to be assigned a different link for a media server.
We also need the site to have an aesthetic revamp as we feel it is now looking fairly dated. All proposals should state whether they can carry out design of the feel and look of the system or not. If the bid is to include this element, please provide live examples. Thanks
Our aim is to keep the existing database in place and change some of the pages around slightly. We will also be adding in some extra parts which will be designed from open source packages such as ZenCart for the shopping cart and a blog. They all need to appear in a similar style sheet.
In terms of front end, we would look to your guidance for designing a clean modern look. The front page must be able to have a new panel, also allow for the occasional advert and can contain upto 7 summarised video clips as the current expertsonline is.
We will need all video clip to be playable through Ipad, android and all other standard browsers. Currently using Windows Media Viewer.
We will also need the viewing experience to change slightly for smartphones such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry and any other.
In the future, we will look to develop a iPhone and Android app.
In the database we currently store a variable link with each clip to point to the media server. I would also like to add in a feature that can change all links to the named clip generically at one time.
We will probably move most of our clips to amazon s3.
Also we will need to incorporate our youtube, facebook, twitter and rss.
I would like to know the following:-
Is the above something you can do?
How long will it take (approx)?
Can you give us an idea on a design for stylesheet and send some appropriate examples?