9:54 AM

I Builted a Website on the Internets

This is it. I did it. This website finally launched. It's been about a year since I started -- but it's done. It's done. It's finally done. What's EtsyRAIN? It's the street team for everyone who lives in Seattle and the surrounding areas and sells their handmade goods on Etsy. We've got over 700 members that now get to play with my creation. The site is built in Drupal (swoon) which is an open source, database driven, content management system. What's that mean? Basically that we can enter content in one place -- let's say an event -- and have it show up on a calendar, as a featured event on the front page and also in a sidebar block of upcoming events. And we only have to enter the content once. If you've ever updated a straight HTML site -- you know why this is awesome. Basically, if something changes, we only need to change it in one place -- not on every single $&*#&$#ing page. The site has a crafty calendar that we're adding all kinds of crafty related events to. It will soon be THE place to go to see what's happenin' crafy wise in this great city. Also, our Premium Members (they pay $20/year to get special discounts on shows and other benfits) get to create their own profiles on the site to highlight their work. It's cool. For reals. I heart Drupal.

3 comments:

Prayers4Theresa said...

You did a fantastic job on the website. At Crafterhours on Wednesday we were all Oooing and Awwing at how cool it is. I got my account/bio all set up with pictures and everything. I love it! Thank you for all the hard work - it's a beautiful site!

EllaPhante said...

OOOOoooo....now I want one for southern etsyans...good job!!

Cheryl said...

Rosalie, you are truly weird & wonderful:) BRAVO!!! cherylz