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CabIn 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.

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Comments (8)

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    ell

    1. i sent you an email u can no use?

    2. thanks for the good scope. so many domainers ask for quotes with very little detail leaving the potential webmaster gormless to estimate cost.

    i wish there was a template description people had to fill out.

    regards

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

      Elliot

      I emailed you back w/no response.

      July 28th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    red belly senator

    sushi special on order, but does not go with spam. see my email, unusual effect happened.

    Ok.

    July 28th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Rizwan

    Hey Elliot,

    I am an on and off domainer myself, and starting my own design studio soon. If you would like we can do the logo for CabCompanies.com.

    Oh and our website is under development so our portfolio isn’t live but we could mail it to you.

    – Rizwan

    July 29th, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Jamie Zoch

    I take it you grabbed the domain at Snap? I liked the domain as well Elliot and saw development potential in it.

    July 29th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Patrick

    Elliot,

    You are well liked…Getting hits from as far as China, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh. LOL

    I wish themeforest.net had some slick directories

    Good luck with with the new directory.

    Patrick

    July 29th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    adam

    mobile friendly is a MUST on this project.

    July 30th, 2009 at 3:11 am

    jp

    @Elliot

    Just thought I’d throw you a little helpful nugget since that is what you area always doing for everyone else.

    Rather than input the cab companies yourself, check out Amazon’s MTurk.com. You’ll have to pay a little more on development to make a site that your MTurks go to to input the data, the system will have to check for duplicates, etc… but if you get that setup you have an army of people searching google all day finding cab companies and inputting them into your database. You can pay them like a penny per entry, or 5 cents, etc… You’ll have tons of cab companies listed in a few days.

    July 30th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

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