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