2018-01-24: Build a simple Website

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $650
  • Entries Received: 9
  • Winner: andyfazle

Contest Brief

Hi All,

We are a small company (4 employees) and we only use our website ([login to view URL]) as a placeholder or business card, if you wish. In fact, we have very few hits per month and that is acceptable to us as our business does not use the web to market itself. That is why we have never really spent time or money on our website, nor do we intend to do so.

However, now that our 5-year hosting package has expired with a very high cost of renewal, and now that there are free small hosting packages available (such as Google, Wordpress, etc.), we have come to the realization that now is a good time to go to a free hosting solution and to have the following features/capabilities added to our website:

1. a better "look and feel" that is more in line with the times complete with: support for mobile devices, easy icons to click and link with social media, easy addition of pictures of employees and projects, etc. (note: yes, our website is 15 years old but we don't need more visibility - we just need a presence to reassure our clients of our existence)

2. Free hosting with no advertising (note: we are willing to pay for the template if it's worth it but less than 100 hits a month is not something that we want to invest that much in as our business does not work based on visibility)

3. native English/French support (presently, we have 2 sets of pages as these date back to the technologies available when originally developed)

4. easy editing by any of the employees: presently, I only update the site once a year or so with Filezilla because it is time consuming and not much fun to do with all the HTML codes to put in. I've looked at Wordpress and noticed that it was much easier to do nowadays so we're looking for a non-proprietary easy updating mechanism. (note: we went with third party software 15 years ago using "Contribute", as that was the norm back then, but buying software to use once a year is not useful and we will not do that again)

5. a news page with easy editing as ours is as boring as you can get it because it is so "unfriendly" to update ([login to view URL]), preferably organized in a timeline. The new version of the timeline/news must automatically publish updates on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

6. Support for analytics like Google's or Wordpress's Jetpack

7. Easy engine update and site back-up process

8. Any other idea that you propose and that has value to a niche consulting firm (submit extra costs if any)

Other than the above, everything else is pretty much static on our pages but we are open to any idea. The way to work will be simple:

A. Submit sample ideas with your proposal as we will choose the one we prefer (not necessarily the lowest cost)

B. All communications to be done via email: I'll be there almost in real-time as I am in the office so all you need to do is send me links where you want me to set-up user accounts and/or pay for stuff (if required), answering questions, adding text, picture files, comments from people, etc.

C. Use the texts from the existing website (but not the structure as you are free to propose anything you like)

D. Take care of everything: development, submitting the website for approval in a functional test environment, testing the website and updating it per comments from GAC, final publishing of the website and sending it to search engines (Google and Bing at a minimum)

RSVP,
Jeff

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Public Clarification Board

  • lukas13on
    lukas13on
    • 7 months ago

    Working on it, wait for my entry, best regards :-)

    • 7 months ago
  • jeffproulx
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    Hi All, Thank you all for your submittals. Given the high number of proposals we received, after review by our people, any design rated 3 stars or below were rejected. Please do not send any more designs as we are in the decision-making phase.

    • 7 months ago
    1. jeffproulx
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      For the remaining proposals under consideration (4- & 5-star designs), we will ask questions 1 on 1.

      • 7 months ago
  • 99dezine-Born for Designs
    99dezine-Born for Designs
    • 7 months ago

    Hi, please provide feedback on #43. I am sure you will really like this. Thanks

    • 7 months ago
  • jeffproulx
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    Hi All, we have reviewed all entries and have narrowed it down enough to send a poll internally and reduce it to three. Thank you all for your proposals.

    • 7 months ago
    1. greenarrowinfo
      greenarrowinfo
      • 7 months ago

      Please wait.. Working with it and will update within few hrs..

      • 7 months ago
    2. CodeWorth
      CodeWorth
      • 7 months ago

      Can you please wait possibly for just one day before making a final selection? Thank you!

      • 7 months ago
  • WebCraft111
    WebCraft111
    • 7 months ago

    Sir, Please check #39 & #40 and provide your feedback. Thank you.

    • 7 months ago
  • CodeWorth
    CodeWorth
    • 7 months ago

    Hi, Just started working on it. Please don't make an early section. Thank you!

    • 7 months ago
  • jeffproulx
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    Hi All, in reviewing mobile versions of your submittals, we are seeing that many of the proposed mobile versions have "issues", e.g. disappearing top bars, misalignments of text, overlays that occupy the whole screen without the ability to close them. Hence, please ensure that we can check the mobile version of your template or mock-up if you have made one. Evidently, a working site is much better than just pictures of the screens.

    • 7 months ago
    1. mstsalma7
      mstsalma7
      • 7 months ago

      Sir can you please check my new design which is fully responsive for any device and browser here....................
      http://www.fibopips.com/
      thanks for the chance.

      • 7 months ago
  • jeffproulx
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    HI, We reiterate that the GAC logo is simply made up of the Joy Circuit font. Please don't spend time redoing the logo in a digital format and submitting it for approval as it is much simpler to use the font itself (but your template must support the font, of course!)

    • 7 months ago
  • ahmed665
    ahmed665
    • 8 months ago

    Hi Jeff, i start to work on your website, plz wait my entry :)

    • 8 months ago
  • jeffproulx
    Contest Holder
    • 8 months ago

    HI All, Just a quick note to say that the GAC logo is simply made up of the "Joy Circuit" font.

    • 8 months ago
  • jeffproulx
    Contest Holder
    • 8 months ago

    Hi All, to reduce the number of choices while discussing proposals internally, I'm rejecting previous versions and only keeping the last ones. FYI, Jeff

    • 8 months ago
  • aouniradhouene
    aouniradhouene
    • 8 months ago

    Hi Jeff, Could you please Check the entry #24, the same link and all your requirements are there (Design, Eng/Fr, Mobile desices, Analytics, auto post, ... etc.) Please let me know if you have a logo or Banner already using it on any support, i can impliment it

    • 8 months ago
  • 99dezine-Born for Designs
    99dezine-Born for Designs
    • 8 months ago

    Hi, Waiting for your feedback on entry #7. and i am sure you will like that.

    • 8 months ago
  • aouniradhouene
    aouniradhouene
    • 8 months ago

    The website is ready, check entry #22

    • 8 months ago
  • joinwithsantanu
    joinwithsantanu
    • 8 months ago

    Please check my design and give me feedback and rating for my entry #21

    • 8 months ago
  • ReazAhmad
    ReazAhmad
    • 8 months ago

    check entry #16 and feedback please

    • 8 months ago
  • jeffproulx
    Contest Holder
    • 8 months ago

    Hi All, Just a quick note to say that we've been looking at the entries and:

    • 8 months ago
    1. jeffproulx
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      (5) we are located in Montreal, Canada, so multilingual support (for French) in the website is not an option, it is a requirement.

      • 8 months ago
    2. jeffproulx
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      (6) After the closing, the two senior associates will review the entries for 1-2 days to play around with them and select a short list of 3 bidders that meets the requirements. After that, we will launch a poll internally to select the final supplier.

      • 8 months ago
  • jeffproulx
    Contest Holder
    • 8 months ago

    HI All, Sorry for the delay in responding but yesterday I was not in the office... I'll try to respond to all today.

    • 8 months ago
    1. CodeHatchers LLP
      CodeHatchers LLP
      • 8 months ago

      i need to talk to get more details

      • 8 months ago
  • aouniradhouene
    aouniradhouene
    • 8 months ago

    Hi, could you at least tell me if the theme and design work for you?

    • 8 months ago
  • mstsalma7
    mstsalma7
    • 8 months ago

    Already submit 3 of my previous project sample. If you want I can show you more.
    Actually design is not fact. I've my own designing team. But I'll ensure my 100% security guarantee on development. So, if you interest I can help yo u.
    By the way please check my entry #9 #10 #11
    Thanks for the chance.

    • 8 months ago
  • djmalibiran
    djmalibiran
    • 8 months ago

    Hi,
    Kindly wait for my entry. :) Thank you!

    • 8 months ago
  • aouniradhouene
    aouniradhouene
    • 8 months ago

    If you like one of my sites, i would like to know witch one so i can make you a good proposition with your own brand

    • 8 months ago
  • dannyfreelancer
    dannyfreelancer
    • 8 months ago

    Hi, Could you pleas provide the logo in higher resolution, PSD/PDF/EPS format will do, thanks!

    • 8 months ago
  • CodeHatchers LLP
    CodeHatchers LLP
    • 8 months ago

    please messafe me in the inbox so that we can discuss more details

    • 8 months ago
    1. jeffproulx
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Hi!

      • 8 months ago
    2. CodeHatchers LLP
      CodeHatchers LLP
      • 8 months ago

      Please message me from my entry

      • 8 months ago
  • desarrollormweb
    desarrollormweb
    • 8 months ago

    good morning

    We are new to this portal. we are interested in working, we have used host and free domains, we handle programming languages HTML5, CSS3, PHP and also worpress, you can review any of our responsive pages made as shown to our customers:
    www.reconstruccionosea.rf.gd
    www.orsuca.rf.gd
    www.mihobbiefavorito.rf.gd
    www.teloubico.epizy.com
    We offer seriousness, capacity, speed and good prices! regards

    • 8 months ago
    1. jeffproulx
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Yes, I've received them, thank you. I've sent it to our guys for review.

      • 8 months ago
  • aouniradhouene
    aouniradhouene
    • 8 months ago

    Could anyone check my entry? i posted to URL of 2 sites I am already using.

    • 8 months ago
    1. jeffproulx
      Contest Holder
      • 8 months ago

      Yes, I've received them, thank you. I've sent it to our guys for review.

      • 8 months ago
  • nasimm
    nasimm
    • 8 months ago

    dear sir , i read your job description carefully .. i am very interested for this job . i am expert person in HTML .CSS PHP ....please send me a message and then we discouss more details ... i hope you understand .... i shall have been waiting for your response

    • 8 months ago

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