I am a novice in the development world so am looking for some advice.
Some friends and I are looking to create a e-learning web series, primarily video based with some audio podcast type content as well.
It is a specialised topic/area, and although the scale is quite small (there won't be loads of content nor users), we do want it to feel unique and inspiring, so it does need to be a custom built site (we are not interested in using YouTube or similar).
It's not a profit driven project so there will be limited funds, with that in mind I'm currently trying to work out the feasibility of it and potential solutions for on how to go about it.
It would need to meet the following requirements:
- High quality, smooth video playback
- User accounts
- Payments and content paywalls (and secure considering we're managing payments)
- Very customisable UX/UI
- Handle load of lets say 100 concurrent users
Really want to avoid something like WordPress, I've used that multiple times in the past and while it has it's place I don't think it will work well for this.
Can it be done on a shoestring budget? Would there be developers out there willing to help on something like this?
I'd be really grateful for any input! I'd love to be able to build it myself but unfortunately I'm not at that level! Developing is a hobby at best for me.