Cleinman Performance Partners has a new website
Since my last post, which I know was some time ago, I’ve started a new position with a consulting firm in Upstate New York, near where I was born and raised. When I left Upstate at the age of 18 for college, I knew I was going to be gone for a long time, but I also knew I was always going to come home. Last year, the stars aligned, and I found a job very close to my hometown, where I could move home with my wife and 1 year old son, and give him the same life in the woods that I had growing up.
This was no mean feat. Finding a position as a developer away from an urban area is tricking, but I found Cleinman Performance Partners. An optometrist consulting company, CPP helps medical professionals of that certain bend be more successful, and in fulfilling that task they decided to invest in me to give them an edge most companies don’t have in house. Their unique needs and drive led them to the conclusion that a mere webmaster, or web design company, wasn’t enough.
I’ve been here since September, and the challenges have been thrilling. I have complete latitude to make all the technical determinations necessary to make this website a success, and I have been able to put out some of my finest work to date. I hope this is a trend that continues for a long while.
The design is derived from what existed when I began working there. I cleaned up the layout, added some subtle effects, and replaced all flash elements with jQuery derived scripts. The company that designed and built the site initially… well, they did a very bad job technically. There was a Coldfusion based proprietary CMS in place to manage the site… It was broken. It was also duplicated so many times from client to client that it was a giant security hazard, whose database still contained active user credentials for dozens of other websites… The initial charge for that site was astronomical, and took 6 months to deliver a broken and insecure system.
My replacement was Open Source, took 2 weeks, and has vastly improved security.