Hello, I am in need of a lot of help! I would like to create my own fantasy sports website. I do not mind paying for the software, but it needs to allow me to make changes not only to the design but the content as well!
If anyone has any suggestions please contact me ASAP!
holz33, welcome to WebmasterWorld. I can't tell if you're fishing for someone to hire or just unfamiliar with ... well, the waters you're swimming in.
The fact that you want to build a website that caters to fantasy sports leaves many unanswered questions. Will you run ads? How will they be displayed? What are the ad sources? What level of interactivity will there be with visitors? Will there be voting? Individual profiles? Team profiles? Betting?
ergophobe is dead on. There are plenty of CMS' out there, but before we can suggest a helpful direction to pursue, we do need to know some more details of your vision.
Please refer to Yahoo sports and their fantasy website to have a better idea of what I am talking about. As far as ads and everything else that is not a concern right now. I am trying to get an idea of the cost for the software. The site will allow users to sign up and compete with each other the same way it is done on Yahoo and ESPN. My website will offer free play and also gambling, all within the fantasy sports concept. Not traditional gambling!
Please help and let me know if there are any other questions I can answer
Thanks for the follow up. What you're asking for is NOT an out of the box package and will either need to a combination of off-the-shelf packages with customizations (probably a lot of them - and I recommend going this route) or a completely custom built application. I wouldn't plan for anything less than $35K if you want it to work and work well under load, be secure, and have both appeal and be user friendly. The truth is that you could easily spend $100K to get what you want. You could also spend less than $10K and get what you pay for.