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Looking back to June: Week 1

Hello readers!

I’m running a little late in blogging than the pace of the work that we have been doing. Well, let’s go back and talk about with what did I start my work.

So, may 27th and I was selected, after the congratulatory wind-up on IRC #Krita channel, mails from Boudewijn (mentor) and from OPW team; I got to know my project partner Maria(she’s from Barcelona! Wow, right?). So, it was decided to broaden the horizons of the work under our project as now there were two interns instead of one (yes, lucky!).

Well, the due date of starting the intern was June 15 but we started to contribute right after the selection. The project is so exciting we couldn’t help.

A new channel was set for this project #krita-shop and we took a little time to distribute and plan the project ahead. I took the Zazzle store as my first task. Back then, Zazzle allowed code customization which helped those who knew CSS, HTML to give their stores a unique feel.  I got on with it and the theme was decided to be Krita website inspired. Logic was simple – to keep the uniformity.

So, I did the code formatting and got it look almost like the website theme, without CSS3 support! Also, I familiarized myself with the Zazzle product creation requirements, ways, categories etc. Planned a thing or two on how would we go about collecting the artworks to product creation.

Sad part is, around 20-25 days later after I was done with the store and ready for posting artworks, we got the news that Zazzle will stop supporting the customizations and is undergoing a makeover. Well, that did came us a surprise but the good thing that has come out, Zazzle interface does look better!

Talking of today, this week we are going to upload new merchandise designs on the shop! Yay! 😀

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