Sandvox features used for this site:External Page, Photo Grid, Custom Collection Index, Site Map, Contact Form, Amazon.com, RSS Feed Object, Other Objects, Raw HTML Object, Code Injection, Google Integration
This website is hosted by Sandvox Hosting.
Describe your website.
The focus is on original, idiosyncratic work in contemporary arts and crafts; on people expressing new ideas in woodworking, stone carving, quilting, metalwork, architecture and dozens of other fields - sometimes for money, sometimes (maybe more often) just to show what they can do. The site includes links to useful suppliers - places that sell the tools and materials you can't find at home centers.
Who is the target audience for your website?
I'm trying to create a showcase site, where people interested in creativity and contemporary arts and crafts can find links to exciting and unusual craftspeople, materials and how-to.
What is the advantage of your website over others?
Although my site is essentially composed of links to other sites, none of these are paid links. I search the web every day for people who are doing some kind of original and unique work, then (with their permission), put a photo of their work on my site and link it to their site. I've put together a collection of fascinating web sites that are generally buried in the back pages of Google searches and combined them into a kind of story about creativity and unexpected ways of seeing the world.
Why did you use this Sandvox design?
I tried quite a few of the templates, and ended up with the one I'm using because it was simple, clean and let me do almost everything I wanted to do, although it sometimes took some head-scratching.
What techniques did you use to build this website?
The Sandvox feature that made my web site work was the ability to use photos as external links. All visitors have to do is click on a thumbnail for a larger view, then click on the larger view to go directly to the external web site where the photo came from.