task Launched: ATTIC
Launched my passion project, ATTIC. I've been shopping for vintage and antique furniture since I got my first apartment in DC. The selection has grown slightly with new shops popping up in new neighborhoods. Meanwhile, my own time has grown thinner, so I decided to try to pull together their disparate web efforts under one online roof. ATTIC allows you to view the latest new furniture items from mom-and-pop stores all over DC, MD and VA. There's already 25 stores and I hope to add more soon.
An array of technology is used on the site to make it super fast and lean. For example, we're using a combination of caching, cloud image services, and the cron to update the site every hour using content from the 25 stores. Read more about the technology in the case study.