Joomla website for UK Business

Joomla 1.7 website needed for established bricks-and-mortar shop (jewellery and watches). Our company detail can be understood by looking at existing website


I have started this Joomla website project but have no time to finish due to other commitments. To be frank I’m a marketing manager and copy writer not a web designer so need someone to write me a great site which I can fill with great content!

It's got to be a great looking and eye catching site but must be functional and easy to use and navigate. Its primary use will be as an online showroom, and for communicating new products and services to customers. Our company has a great local reputation and has been in business in Salisbury, UK, for 106 years. So the site must appeal to new customers as well as to a loyal local customer base.

So far I have opened a hosting account and installed Joomla 1.7. I want you to bid on designing, building and SEOing my site which I then intend to maintain myself. I would preferably like to use either Rockettheme or Yootheme templates.

Articles have been cut and pasted from our old site and uploaded to this instance of Joomla. They can be used for the purposes of designing and I’ll amend them later.

I have an account with Rockettheme and uploaded the "Camber template". But, I'm open to suggestions - I've also been considering the latest template "Cloud" from Yootheme. Although Gantry and Camber is installed, not much else has been done so I’m happy for you to start from scratch.


Most content will be similar to existing site at I need normal information pages such as About Us, Find Us, Contact Us, Various Services pages, etc.

Product Catalogue – this site is not going to be an online store right away but I need the ability to showcase products and services. I've recently been looking at Yootheme Zoo or K2.

Site needs to be fully integrated with Social Media and pages optimised for SEO.

Customer registration/logon, CRM, e-newsletters.


I want the new site completed, including time for full testing, in time for the run up to Christmas. Therefore latest launch date is to be 1/12/11 which means I really want it done by 15/11/11.

I’m only going to consider bids that make me think that the bidder has read the brief! I’d ideally like to see examples of previous work using Rockettheme or Yootheme templates. If you can show a good track record and a portfolio then I’m happy to make staged payments.

I don’t care where you are in the world but good English skills are essential and you must be contactable by phone. The successful bidder will have insight and will be happy to criticise this brief if necessary! The successful bidder may also be invited to carry out subsequent periodic upgrades and refreshes as it is intended that this site will be further developed to have full e-commerce capability within 12-18 months.


In order to give me an accurate bid please ask me a questions beforehand if you need to. I’m a marketing manager and copy writer not a web developer so if I’m asking for the impossible please let me know!

Please note that I'm getting hundreds of responses and do not intend to begin selection until bidding ends on 16/10/11. Please feel free to ask questions but please do so through email. Thanks.

Skills: Graphic Design, HTML, Joomla, PHP, Website Design

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Project ID: #1238531