A site like Carve Awesome Pumpkins cannot succeed without the support of multiple people. If you would like to get involved with this project, please take a look at the list below and see where you might be able to help out.
Something for Everyone
I started off the site with almost 8,000 patterns from 3 websites. I know there are more patterns out there on the web. You can help out by suggesting new patterns to be added. There’s a form on the right-hand sidebar. All you need to provide is a link to where the pattern can be purchased (or downloaded if it’s a free pattern).
If you know of a website that has several patterns, you don’t have to submit them individually. Just one submission of the website will be fine and we’ll take it from there.
Getting 8,000 patterns organized is a huuuuuge task. We got a large part of the way there by taking the categories the pattern designers used and combining them, but there’s still a good amount of work to be done. The categories themselves could use some refinement. Many, many patterns also need keywords added to improve the search accuracy.
At the time of launch, Carve Awesome Pumpkins is a bare-bones version of what I’d like to see it become. In the interest of getting the site up and running before Halloween, some features were left out. I would love to hear what features you’d like to see added. I might already have them on my list, or I might not. Either way, more ideas = good.
I’m a programmer, not a designer. Carve Awesome Pumpkins could use some prettying up. Do you have an eye for design? Know HTML and CSS? Familiar with WordPress (not necessary but nice to have) ?
Want to help out with Carve Awesome Pumpkins and got some other skillz to lend? Let us know!