Tender to redesign and implement the download and donate pages on the LibreOffice website (#201607-01)

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks for companies or individuals to

redesign and implement the download and donate pages on the LibreOffice website

to start work as soon as possible.

The combination of the download and the donation pages is the largest source of income for The Document Foundation. It is implemented into the SilverStripe CMS with donation mechanism integration to PayPal, ConCardis, BitPay and Flattr. We seek to optimize user experience by a redesign and update of both pages including technical implementation.

TDF is looking for an individual or company to, as a turnkey project, design and implement the following:

  • redesign and optimization of both the download and the donate page based on the proposals in the appendix (click here to download)
  • design of new graphics and icons to improve visual appearance
  • integration of TDF-provided images and texts
  • adaption of the design to match the current website CI/theme
  • for the donate page
    • A/B testing with frameworks such as Sixpack (http://sixpack.seatgeek.com)
      • evaluation of odd numbers, e.g. have 9, 14, 21, 99 USD as options, with 14 as default
      • varying of donation amount options and preselection on a regular basis
      • tracking of how many users change the default
      • providing means of collecting and displaying results
    • adaption and update of design based on the result of the A/B testing
      -> all changes to the page should be done in an incremental fashion and evaluated against the existing page
    • implementation of recurring donations at least via PayPal, optionally for other mechanisms
    • recording of successful payments in a database (e.g. via callback URL) for analysis
    • integration of automated e-mail confirmations after successful donations
    • automatic detection of user’s currency based on GeoIP

The source code for both pages can be found at https://github.com/tdf/newdesign_wip

Required Skills

  • knowledge of the SilverStripe CMS
  • experience with integration of PayPal, ConCardis, BitPay and Flattr
  • expertise with development of PHP and CSS

We exclusively use free, libre and open source (FLOSS) software for development wherever possible, and the resulting work must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

Other Skills

English (Conversationally fluent in order to coordinate and plan with members of TDF)

TDF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As always, TDF will give some preference to individuals who have previously shown a commitment to TDF, including but not limited to members of TDF. Not being a member, or never having contributed before, does not exclude any applicants from consideration.

The task offered is a project-based one-off, with no immediate plans to a mid- or long-term contractual relationship. It is offered on a freelance, project basis. Individuals and companies applying can be located anywhere in the world.

TDF is looking forward to receiving your applications, your financial expectations (name the final price for the turnkey project), and the earliest date of your availability, via e-mail to Florian Effenberger at floeff@documentfoundation.org no later than September 1, 2016. You can encrypt your message via PGP/GnuPG.

Applicants who have not received feedback by October 1, 2016 should consider that their application, after careful review, was not accepted.

Click here to download the appendix