The brief/ challenge
Aproached by a local carpenter and wood supplier who needed an online presence and revenue source, I needed to build a store that:
- Could be easily and cheaply hosted (paying CMS hosting costs was not viable).
- Would quickly and easily allow anyone to order wood or custom furniture (through offering cash on delivery as a payment option).
- Could be used as a portfolio to aquire clients who need custom furniture.
My solution was a web-app based on the phenominal T3 stack and with a PostgreSQL database hosted on Vercel that would is easy to update products and projects (by virtueof the databse being hosted on Railway) that serves transactional emails through Nodemailer and Sendgrid.
My favorite CSS framework that makes developing responsive and resilient layouts quickly possible.
A time-tested open-source relational database management system compliant with and based the SQL standard.