View Full Version : Starting from Scratch (website like fmylife)

04-01-2011, 04:31 AM
Hello All,

I am looking to build a website from scratch, the site will have the following characteristics:

-Similar to fmylife in layout
-Links to somewhat detailed profile pages of individual posters
-Ratings and commentary regarding individual posts
-Other related features which do not deviate much from this template

Looking for a coder(s) who cannot only build the website, but give advice on each step of the website building process. On something of a budget, but very open to discussion.

Looking forward to hearing from some experienced coders.

04-01-2011, 06:04 PM
If I were you I would write down everything you want your website to do, down to the lowest level of detail. Don't worry too much about fitting all the pieces together, at first-- just create a list of what features the website will have.

Never at any point should you refer to another website when you are making this list. That instantly invalidates the list, because there's no telling how many features that other website has that you don't want or need. You can, of course, use another website as a model of what you want your website to do, but you are creating a website from scratch, so you need to know every detail of what you are going to build.

Once you have that list, an experienced developer should be able to come up with a pretty good estimate of how much time it would take to build, which will also give you a good idea of how much it will cost you.