Experience Level: Expert
As with all of this project, I am open to listening to new ideas and suggestions from the programmer. I want this site to be very sophisticated looking, and very advanced in its animations and function. I want this flash site to be the epitome of creativity and ingenuity and as a result I want a programmer with a lot of flair and intelligence. The main aim of the website is to serve the purpose of WWW.NEWSMAP.JP. As you can see, the site is in Flash and scrapes the data directly from Google News. The website displays the news stories from Google News regional areas by forming the data into a 'treemap'. The larger the square means the more sources (and importance) a particular story has. For example, if an article on Google News has 5,000 related stories, it will be a large square, if it has only 10, then it will be a small one. Differences are, my page will have 8 categories. On the main page, there will be the 8 boxes, for Top News, Business, Science/Tech, Sports, etc... on mouse over these will expand in a Apple Mac Style fashion, like the photos app on the iPad. On click will show that entire categories 'news map'. As you can see on the newsmap.jp website, you can mouse over the articles and have a box pop up with a picture, a description and a link to view all other related links. I want that to be the same but perhaps with a more intuitive interface and design. I like graphics, i need the entire site to be very graphical and user involving. Interactivity is KEY and I would like examples of your work that encapsulate this Don't forget the full screen button and search. Remember that this site must scrape from Google News to determine the popularity of the stories, with those bigger sourced articles as larger squares. Users must be able to create accounts as the newsmap.jp site and will be able to customise a multitude of features and signup to the newsletter. Please, give more ideas that you feel could benefit this project within your bid as well as examples of flagrant, exotic and exceptional examples of your flash work, animations and creativity.
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