WEB Questions about a concept

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  1. Fotenks

    Fotenks New Member

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    I'm mainly asking what you guys think would be the rough cost for the scripting work for an idea, and good sites to find people to hire for this project.

    Basically, I wanna build a site like www.hulu.com, with a very similar kind of interface, it will be for videos and stuff, but for a niche, I wont be hosting any broadcast television shows or major studio films or anything like hulu.com does. I just like the interface and the way the site works. I want it to have a build layout like hulu.com, works like hulu.com, with only slight differences, and with a nice and easy to use adminstrators control panel for the admin and moderators. What kind of price should I be aiming at? And what are some good sites to find people to hire for this?
     
  2. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    build cost will vary depending on who you go with

    Professional Design Company? $100K-$500K
    Legit Freelancer? $5-10K
    Indian/Romanian? $500-$1000

    I'd pay a little bit more for a person in U.S. who you can sue if they fuck with you. + you'll most likely have a higher quality of code, since you don't have a chance to pick an Indian who is going to code your site with the book open

    as far as sites:
    getafreelancer
    rentacoder
    scriptlance
    odesk
     
  3. Die Antwoord

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    Go with a freelancer here in the US.

    You don't want to fuck with Indians... they are extremely hard to communicate your ideas with.
     
  4. Comtrad

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    That and when they are done with your script they will turn around and sell it for $25 a copy.
     
  5. SmugZombie

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    I'll take one :x:
     
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    Thank you for the informative post and links, this is why I love this forum :coold:
     
  7. Die Antwoord

    Die Antwoord New Member

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    Nice av, btw.
     
  8. Comtrad

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    You know that's a dude, right?
     
  9. kingtoad

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    :roflw:
     
  10. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    lol Quagmire moment vTaylorHanson
     
  11. Die Antwoord

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    :rofl: yea.

    Bill :love:

    Edit: no homo.
     
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    my av is shit compared to yours :coold:
     
  13. Fotenks

    Fotenks New Member

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    Okay, but is that 5k-10k if it were built from scratch?

    What if they built it on something, like say, Drupal?
     
  14. Die Antwoord

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    I'm sure it would be a lot cheaper if you built it off of something.

    Write up a framework of everything that you need the site to do and consult a freelancer.
     
  15. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    Do NOT build your site with Drupal or Joomla or anything. You'll regret it if you want to make subtle changes or iterate with new features.

    Instead, hire someone to make a stable framework for you so that you can hire others to write in new features later on if you need them.
     
  16. kingtoad

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    You have no idea what you're talking about. Using Drupal (Or probably even Joomla for that matter) simplifies things, and makes it easier when you want to make subtle changes or iterate with new features. Drupal is just a framework. Any custom features can be created with ease and simplicity. All theme functions from the core of Drupal can easily be overridden with your own functions. That's the whole point of a framework and API, brotato. Rapid development, simplicity, customization.

    That is, unless of course, you have no idea what you're doing when it comes to using these frameworks or CMSs. Once you get over the initial learning curve you'll realize how much more things are simplified. Things can even be created to simplify the use on the user-end.

    I would also never hire someone to make a custom framework for a site you're building. What a waste of money, time, and there are already much more powerful frameworks available with dozens of programmers working on them simultaneously. This makes no sense when engines like Zend, Codeigniter, Symfony, and CakEPHP can accomplish everything you need to create a full-feature, rich, and customizable web application. Recommending someone to create a framework for you just simply goes against the whole philosophy of a framework to begin with.

    And not to mention, it'll increase development time of the web application tenfold.
     

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