The new Handmade Market is finally up *sigh of relief*. I hope you all like the changes!
The biggest change is the move to Adobe Flash. As a result, the market should now load faster and be easier to 'walk around' from stall to stall. The move to Flash will also allow me to introduce some pretty exciting new features in the future (more info later).
Another change is the new artwork / design. I wanted to give the market a more handmade/arty feel.
I've also introduced a news bar / twitter bar at the top right of the page.
The news bar displays the latest news from the handmade world from a number of handmade news sources, such as HandmadeNews.org.
The Twitter bar displays handmade-related tweets from Twitter, updated each hour (or so). You can see your tweets displayed on the Twitter bar simply by tweeting with a reference to #Handmade_Market.
The Rent-a-Stall page has also received many (much needed) changes. You can now rent a stall for multiple weeks instead of a week at a time. You can now choose different colors for your stall tables and wall. More colors to come (any request?).
The market is still in 'beta', as there are many more improvements to come. if you notice any glitches with the new market, please let me know. =)
HandmadeMarket.com is a virtual craft market, allowing shoppers to browse craft stores from all over the world, in 3D.
HandmadeMarket.com takes the traditional way of browsing craft items (the craft market) and today's way of browsing craft items (online marketplaces such as Etsy and ArtFire) and mixes the two together to create a more 'real-life' experience to browsing craft items online.