I have a design of a website I am looking to have built.
I am looking for someone to advise & enhance my design a little further, and to then go ahead and build the website.
The website is to hold information in a database. The public will be allowed to search the database.
The initial search will be done by selecting the area(s) required on a map. Note mutable areas need to be able to be selected if required.
Other considerations for data when displayed
o Revising search sort order for the data displayed.
o Key word search.
There also needs to be provision for information to be entered (added) to the database by the public.
However before the public can add data they will need to register with the web site. The usual sort of security process are required i.e. email address of a new used will need to be confirmed by clicking on a link in an email sent out by the website.
Although the majority of entries in the database will have been entered for free there also needs to be provision for advertising to be taken out online, or for paid (sponsored) entries in the database.
Sponsored entries in the database will have more space and pictures etc. Also sponsored data entries in the database will need priority when the data is displayed.
To enable funds to be taken the website will need to link to and take payments via credit cards.
I have a moderate budget available.
I have no idea what software or kind of database I should be using i.e. what are the advantages and disadvantage of building it different ways? So even if you canít help me build the site I would still appreciate some advice.