So over the past 6 months I have been working on the 9th Wave Gallery website. I do not profess to be a web designer at all, but they have the need for all of their artists work to be uploaded and have no one else to do it. Additionally, they have had some problems with past designers coming and going which left the site in shambles. So here I am to pick up the pieces.
We are using an eCommerce web provider called Big Commerce that make it more like a template website situation rather than a complete design from the ground up. Thank goodness for that!!! It was fairly simple to use at first, but then I found out that we were needing a very complex set of product options and rules because there are so many different variations of each product that we offer and the prices are all different. After a fair amount of trial and error and a bit of practice on the back end, I am happy to say that I have it all figured out and have uploaded over 150 different products with many more to come.
The site is now put together and is working quite well. We still have a ton of work to do on the back end, but the store is up and running and looks really good. We currently represent over 10 artists and have plans to add more in the near future. When you have a free moment you should check it out. There is a ton of amazing paintings, drawings, animations, and merchandise to look at… Who knows, you might find some art that you simply have to buy.