Cutcaster is an online marketplace for high-quality, royalty-free stock photography, illustrations, and vector graphics. Spiral Scout built the entire site, including a robust digital asset management system and e-commerce engine. The site also features a highly complex search engine, content upload and review, user accounts and management, accounting software for tax purposes, and a database that can handle 100s of millions of images.
Cutcaster did not have any documentation to start but we had a "working" website that could be used as a reference. Spiral Scout was responsible for everything from design, development and then support and maintenance. There was a team backend lead, JD and a front end lead, Ryo. They helped to wireframe the page layouts and then we used a designer do to the high fidelity design files. Today we maintain the site with a part-time backend and frontend engineer and one QA engineer. Cutcaster has been working with Spiral Scout for over 8 years. The costs to operate the site have gone done both in terms of manpower needed and operating costs. For example, Spiral Scout reduced their Amazon Web Services bill from $1500 per month to $400 per month.
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