Kevin Murray (claystorm) wrote,
Kevin Murray
claystorm

Work Review and Website...

So I hate to post more than once in a row like this, but hey being with out internet means that I can not post about stuff I want when I want to. So this week I had my first annual review (funny how it’s my first even when I have been with the company for over 2 years, LOL) and I got flying colors.

So, not only did I get a raise (it took effect back on Jan 1, 2007) and a bones, but I also got more vacation time. I went from having one week (40 hours) of vacation to having two weeks (80 hours) of vacation, and my boss made it retro active from Jan 1! So now I have two weeks a year of vacation! Woot! Go Me!

So one of the things I have been working on here at work for the past few weeks off and on as I have had time is our company website. To give you some history, when I started at CAC, the website was a freaking mess. On each page on the website, the tabs would not be in the same place. Most of the pages had outdated content and a lot of the pages only had "Coming Soon".

The first thing I did to the website when I started at CAC was moved the whole thing to a CMS (Content Management System) so I could have one template that all the pages run from, and start to clean the site up.

Well in the last few weeks I took live a new template that I had been working on for a while. The old site looked like this:
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Well after a long time of working on different ideas, coding each of them, and then figuring out which one worked best, I cleaned it up and brought it live a few weeks ago. The new site is not much of a departure from the old, but its much cleaner and reflects image of the company we want. Here is how the new site looks:
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I have also spent much time creating and cleaning up the content on the site so that its current and meaningful. So no more "Coming Soon" on our website, its here now. If you want to look at the site (and even offer feedback) you can view it at http://www.cacinc.net/. I will warn that it’s still a work in progress, but at least it’s a better progress then what we had before. LOL. If you want to see what the homepage of the old version looked like, click here
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