>I need a php programmer who knows their stuff and knows about mod rewrite
>etc as my whole
>site now runs off php and mysql
>I'd like someone in the UK but they all seem to charge alot more than people
>europe. I was quoted £3500 by someone in England for the last lot of work i
>needed doing. I
>got it done for £250 by someone in France. However he's now in fulltime
>employment and is
>I have a £300ish budget for what i want doing next. It could also lead to
>much more work.
>Its the accommodation side of my site i need working on for now. You'll find
>I list hotels from 2 providers
>A problem with my hotels provided by superbreak has occurred. i think they
>have changed a url or something as no files have been changed on my site but
>a big green
>nav bar now appears on all my superbreak provided hotels. e.g
>The green nav bar with "secure online bookings at over 2500 Hotels etc
>etc..." should not
>be there. It wasnt there a few days ago, it is now. plus it has dead links
>and is affecting
>my number of bookings. I think people are clicking on the reservations link
>scrolling down the page to the booking form.
>I need this problem fixed asap. I have a test server where work can be
>After this i need a complete overhaul of my accommodation section doing.
>The main important factor though is that NO url's are changed as i have some
>due to incoming links
>Here are some of the main things i need doing to the accommodation section.
>An admin for me to upload new hotel data from both providers easily.
>Currently i have no
>way of updating my hotel database. The guy who did the initial database a
>few years ago
>used some kind of custom script he made to insert the hotels and change the
>data. I cant
>get hold of this.
>Superbreak provide me with a database once a month, its plain text comma
>delimited i think.
>Activehotels is an Excel database and has a lot more options (hotel options
>pool, no smoking etc) I'd like to be able to make use of these extra
>options. Currently i
>I also have hotel owners come to me occassionally wanted to be listed
>These get inserted into my hotel database via an admin someone did for me.
>They get listed
>last on my hotel pages.
>The listings order goes like this:
>I'll use the city of Bath as an example.
>Superbreaks hotels have priority, so they are listed first.
>Then activehotels are listed once there are no more superbreak bath
>hotels(see hotel number
>14 the old Malt House on page 2 of the bath hotels.)
>Then 'independant hotels' are listed last, if there are any.(see the Hunters
>Rest Inn on
>page 3 of bath hotels)
>Each listing (superbreak and activehotels) link to a page of info about the
>hotel. I dont
>know how this is done, but the actual hotel info page is got from
>like an inline frame and ammended onto a page hosted on my site. Some php
>trick that the
>previous programmer did. This gives my site more pages and more search
>By the way all pages are created dynamically.
>2. I would like my site visitors to be able to choose to see hotels listed
>by either price
>(cheapest first), or by star rating (3,4,5 star) etc.
>I would also like visitors to be able to search my hotel database for a
>currently they can only search by choosing an area or typing in an area, not
>a hotel name.
>It would be good if they could search by keywords too, e.g near heathrow
>airport 5 star
>I need a site search for the whole of my site, not just the hotel part.
>Maybe this should
>be done at the same time?
>Thats about it for now. Any questions please let me know. Please email me a
>price and time
>scale of this work. I can provide any files for you to see if you need to
>see them first in
>order to know how long and if you can do it.
>I'd like someone to be able to start asap. We can sort out a price for just
>problem first if you like and then move on if we are both happy. Please be
>reliable. No time wasters.