Snowsylvania: A Modern Platform for the Sharing of Creative Work

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CIS Masters Student


Dr. Jonathan Engelsma; jonathan.engelsma@gvsu.edu

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Snowsylvania is a website that aims to provide a modern platform on which users can upload, share, and save their creative endeavors. Users can browse for content in various ways, comment on posts, subscribe to other users, get tailored recommendations, and more - all in a responsive, state driven single page application. The motivation behind this project was the observation that similar sites such as DeviantArt are slow and clunky. They use aged technology and lack features that people are increasingly coming to expect. This project takes the basic idea of DeviantArt and extends it, incorporating modern frameworks and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to implement features that are rarely, if ever, seen in websites catering to a creative audience.

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