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RiotCart.com: The Handmade Revolution (11 posts)

  1. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So after a failed attempt with a different name/URL, I've revamped a lot of the layout, added new organizational functionality, and hopefully made the site more appealing to all!

    http://www.riotcart.com

    RiotCart is a venue offering vendors of handmade items/crafts the opportunity to open a storefront from which to sell their wares, as well as store all of their informational pages, keep a blog, etc. Shoppers are not required to join anything in order to buy (which is an edge that I feel we have over most other competing sites of the same concept), but are encouraged to in order to keep a profile with a wishlist of vendor items from all network sites, connect with other members via BuddyPress activity streams, build a transaction feedback profile, and more.

    The site is based on WP Multisite and BuddyPress, but I've done away with a good portion of the BuddyPress functionality, as it was just too much, and users of the first incarnation, ClothUnderground.com, complained of being too confused to use anything. The part I'm proudest of, I think is the totally custom transaction feedback feature, which allows users to leave non member editable comments on another member's feedback profile, much like eBay's feedback system (though much simpler). As for plugins, there are about 70 of those in use across the site, whether on the main site or child blogs (shops, in our case), as well as several completely custom template files to turn the child blogs into logically laid out shops, as well as give vendors lots of flexibility in how they want their individual shops laid out.

    Anyway, all comments and criticisms are welcome, but please be gentle!

  2. roostertail
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Interesting concept.

    The big "advertise here" banner in the middle of your header detracts from your pages and covers a large portion of your logo.

    Good Luck

    Nick

  3. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Eek! It's positioned well in all 3 of the browsers I've tried. I'd really appreciate it if you would be kind enough to post a screenshot!

  4. roostertail
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using IE8

    screenshot

    Hope I did that right...

    Nick

  5. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well poop. I'll fix that ASAP!

  6. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    roostertail: I think I may have fixed it. Looks good in Opera and Firefox, at least. Can't say for IE because mine recently decided that it didn't want to connect to the net anymore :/

  7. Arkaszka
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Very interesting concept

  8. roostertail
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Looks good now...

    Another screenshot

    Nick

  9. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the screenshot! I'm so happy I was able to get that fixed :D

    Still seems to be rendering the header nav menu a bit weird, but I'm not sure how to fix that without making it look horrible in all the other browsers :/

  10. dinowill
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great website ! I love everything DIY so I've already bookmarked it ;)
    T-shirt for kids are extra cute, I might get one for my nephew who lives on the other side of the country !

  11. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks :D

    Jenelle of TNT makes such neat stuff, and it's all upcycled. I want a few sets of her "fuselets" like there's no tomorrow, lol!

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