If you love looking at fine art prints, or collecting them, or just always wondered if that print hanging in your hallway is actually a Rembrandt, you’ll be delighted with the new website we developed for the International Fine Print Dealers Association. We built it in Drupal, version 6.0.
The primary goal of the IFPDA is to promote the 168 member art dealers and the fine art prints they sell. It offers multiple entry points for both novice and experienced collectors looking for information on artists, dealers and specific artworks through a number of specific features :
• the database constantly refreshes most pages with new images of prints, exposing visitors to a wide variety of artwork;
• a different member is featured on the Member landing page every day
• the Artists page offers a search by genre, that helps visitors start looking at prints, even without any prior knowledge of artists’ names or other useful search terms;
• the calendar, What’s On, displays print related exhibitions and events around the world, filtered by date, location and type of event;
Phase 2 development will include creating a virtual exhibition module so member dealers can curate print exhibitions on the website.
This customized drupal database allows for multi-level site administration, so IFPDA staff and member art dealers can publish new content, text and images to specific areas of the site at their convenience. Ananadaroop Roy is our drupal developer on this project. Jessica Findley designed this site, and it’s sister, the IFPDA 2009 Print Fair site.