Inspiration

The inspiration behind Cartpool was that I did not have a car to get me to local stores to purchase food and groceries.

What it does

Basically as a user, you fill out the form with your information and what items you want and the application then sends an email to our Cartpool email and a text message to our business phone line indicating that we have an order and the contents of the order.

How I built it

What I worked on primarily was doing a massive website redesign on the front-end of Cartpool as the infrastructure of the application has already been written.

Challenges I ran into

Implementing responsive design was quite a challenge. When it comes to modifying CSS, things that seem very straight forward such as centering text horizontally get extremely complicated.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I was able to meet my goals that I had set out with. Compared to what I had started with, which can be checked out at cpool.meteor.com I feel like I did a pretty solid job considering I was working on this on my own.

What I learned

I learned a lot more about CSS and HTML and manipulating elements on the screen. Floats and display are very critical CSS elements when setting up a website.

What's next for Cartpool

With this new website redesign, I hope to continue improving on the user interface and adding additional functionality such as login and creating a mobile application for Cartpool.

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