We are looking to overhaul our current Joomla website in preparation for launching our service. We need to display in a well laid out fashion a good deal of information to our customers, primarily About Us, Our Service, and FAQs. The requirements for the front end are simple:
1. Front End Display of Information (dynamically controlled through the back end) in a user friendly format
2. Register for an account
3. Login to existing account
The second part is giving registered users special access to a custom back end with access to a custom Joomla component that we are currently building. This back end will be created as a separate template that gives them access to a component which will write to and from a MySQL database. It will also provide them with additional information, and the ability to pay through through Merchant Services using the HikaShop tool. Right now the backend is a Joomla! Component which is accessing a custom external database (so not the standard Joomla! database). The frontend (or 'site') portion of the Component needs to be coded and implemented into the front end of the web site to provide the requirements listed below:
4. Once Logged in, users should have access to a unique backend
5. Payment Services through Authorize.net and HikaShop
6. Additional Information/FAQs, etc.
This is a small project, but there will be a number of later projects that result from this, and we would like to employ the same freelancer to continue working on those projects. They will need intimate knowledge of Joomla, as well as MySQL databases (we would eventually like to display our users information on our website for public use).
I've attached a basic, basic layout pdf (you can click on most of the links) as a springboard for future ideas.