I'm not entirely hip on the lingo, so please pardon me if I make a fool of myself xD; I'm interested in developing a pet site, and while I intend to start very small and simple with it, there are a few coding things I'd like done and I'm curious mostly how much it would cost. I've found that most freelance coders work by the hour, so I guess my bigger question would be how long it takes to accomplish the following tools?
Firstly, a user database, allowing people to join, modify profiles, view their currencies, etc. As well as access their profile from anywhere on the website.
Second, an inventory, so that people can play games or accomplish tasks and automatically gain items. It can be simple, as I won't be having many items. I guess this would also expand into a pet list/lair/inventory that shows all of a user's pets. I want people to be able to gain pets just by clicking (like an adoption center), but also to send pets back and forth for trade or sales.
And last but not least, I know on Aywas, a user can submit an image of a pet custom and, upon having it accepted by staff, its placed into their pet list. I'm not entirely sure how this is done on there, but I'd like something similar. It wouldn't be for pets, but basically the ability for users to submit pieces of art, along with add-ons/items, so that staff can screen the art and then place it onto the user's account.
I'm not sure how comprehensive any of this is, so any advice or estimates would be greatly appreciated! Thank you <3