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E-commerce like interface for the Ramsay historical ledger
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README.md

What can a 250 year old merchant’s ledger tell us about consumer purchases? This site hopes to make a dusty ledger more familiar and fun by presenting the book's historical evidence as it might be encountered in a modern on-line store. The user can read about what they are shopping for, see what similar items might look like, examine a range of options, and see a modern cost comparison. They can also see some of the range of other items purchased by a customer. Future features will include more information on customers and more complex diagnostic analysis of purchases.

A live version of this site is available at: https://ramsay.arthistory.wisc.edu

About this repository

This is the code used to generate the Ramsay interactive "e-commerce"-like ledger website. It evolved initially from a dynamic site to a static site, so this project includes a Python web application written in Flask, along with a static exporter which generates the static site from a running version of the dynamic site.

The "database" generating the site contents is a simple CSV file included in this repository, LedgerDB.csv.

License

This project is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or (at your option) any later version of the GNU GPL as published by the Free Software Foundation.

The images in static/ are under their own respective licenses. See the LedgerDB.csv file which documents which license is used for each file.

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