Creation of Social Network: Keramika Kartina

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I launched another project of my own, kind of a social network for artists, not as big as Deviantart of course, but still a full featured social network and online gallery with user profiles, unique design and the good intention to help artists highlight their artworks, while at the same time helping potential customers find a desired artwork.

Keramika Kartina - Full featured social network and online gallery
Keramika Kartina – Full featured social network and online gallery

Online gallery and it’s creativity

This project really forced me to show off my creativity, I was always a fan of functional minimalism, but a website for artists should have some features beyond functionality, I went for a creative header with an animated on hover logotype – swaying picture on a wall. I also decided, that a website must drive all attention to it’s content, not website design, that why it’s white and black style.

List of artists on Keramika Kartina
List of artists on Keramika Kartina

Fully functional project

Besides creativity I had to implement all the invisible to eye functionality, including server-side and client-side optimizations, user accounts functionality, mobile and adaptive versions of the website. It’s absolutely simple now for user to publish their content, both blog posts and gallery albums. There is also a Email newsletter implemented which notifies users about new albums and blog posts.

Creative blog with art related news
Creative blog with art related news

Really great plans

The service is free to use and doesn’t make me any money at this point, but still I plan to add even more features in futures, including English localization, tipping authors, integration with social networks, gamification with achievements earned for actions done on a website.

User account with sections to edit profile, blogpost or gallery.
User account with sections to edit profile, blogpost or gallery.

 

Take a look at the project in my portfolio, here: https://windowspros.ru/projects/keramika-kartina/

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Hi there, I'm a web-designer, marketing and product manager, business developer. I have created this website and about 25 others. I'm also doing various tasks for IT projects besides websites - like mobile games.