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Gossamer Links as a CMS

Elmore Indian Art

Not your Grandmother’s Links indexing engine

Steve Elmore Indian Art, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, features a gorgeous array of antique Native American artwork. Their website is an excellent example of how Gossamer Links can be used as a Content Management System (CMS). This particular installation has been modified to showcase images instead of links or text, and to provide the framework for an entire site, from Home Page down. While the overall look and feel of the site differs significantly from a more standard installation of Gossamer Links, the modifications necessary to build the site were deceptively simple.

Is this Really Gossamer Links?

Drop Down Menu

Yes! Instead of the standard home page, Gossamer Links’ top-level category was modified to create a splash page. In addition, we added a drop-down menu bar by integrating third-party code (OpenCube) into the Gossamer Links core.

Easy Image Management

Categories

Second level categories end in either static information pages, or continue on to a rich multitude of categories, all featuring images that have been automatically re-sampled to pre-set dimensions. The creation of a standardized and consistent gallery of images is achieved and using a custom Gossamer Threads script (our Slide Show plugin) the task is easier than ever.

A Picture Says a Thousand Words

Multiple Angles

Once a viewer has navigated to end level categories – to a particular piece, modifications to Gossamer Links and the Slide Show plugin have made it possible for authors to upload multiple images to demonstrate different angles. This gives the viewer a comprehensive look at these wonderful pieces of art.

Of course, all of GLinks’ standard functionality is still accessible, including the ability to bookmark specific selections, rate your favourites, and ‘What’s Cool’ & ‘What’s New’!

Be sure to visit elmoreindianart.com to view an elegant solution to the needs of a gallery-type site, as well as to see some beautiful and unique artwork from New Mexico!

Elmoreindianart.com is designed by Studio X Design