a way to turn your etsy treasury into a pinterest pin
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Treasury Pin

A little one-bite, one-page rails site that turns your Etsy Treasury into a Pinterest Pin.

The deal is this – as of today (7/4/2012) – you can of course pin items from Etsy onto Pinterest. One of the cool features over at Etsy (and I make a motion with my hand towards the east, towards Brooklyn), is creating a Treasury, which is a collection of items from your store, or other stores, under a specific theme. Treasuries serve as a good way to get your products noticed, as it's a neat, curated list of favorites to browse through.

Once you've created a Treasury, you've essentially curated a collection. If you wanted to share that collection on Pinterest, turns out, not so easy. You could do it one-by-one, but that defeats the whole “collection” idea. So, the other morning, this was the “somebody should…” conversation I had with my wife (both an Etsy seller and Pinterest fan). And, here you go.

Treasury Pin is a simple Rails site that uses Nokogiri to parse out the first eight images from a Treasury you specify. Then, using mini_magick and RMagick, it makes a simple single image that combines all eight images. Next, it loads this onto Amazon S3, then wraps that all in the Pinterest javascript tag so you can easily Pin-it.

The site uses jQuery and the jQuery-One-Page-Nav for navigation. Not without some fussiness for getting it to nav right on the iPad, and I can detail that fussiness if anyone wants more info. https://github.com/davist11/jQuery-One-Page-Nav