New day job web site … check it out!

Doug has been trying to convince me that he could do a better job with the CMS tools and some cranking out basic design (I like simple …), than I could at hacking code.
Have a look here. The JackRabbit site was also folded in
The (now former) website we had up was an MVC based application using Catalyst. I used jQuery for the effects … yadda yadda yadda.

This meant I coded it. Which took time away from other things.
And this is an issue for me, as I don’t have a great deal of time, to do stuff like code web sites.
I asked Doug to show me he could do a better job of it with the CMS.
And it was. Much. Better.
So I made a simple decision. Use it.
As much as I enjoy hacking that code together, as much as it was “my baby”, I could see the logic and economics behind it. So we finished up most of the bits to get the new site done today, and did the cut-over. Still might be a few things missing, but we can fix that. Fast.
And that is related to the previous post. You can’t let non-business considerations sway business decisions. This was a business decision, pure and simple.

2 thoughts on “New day job web site … check it out!”

  1. @Stephen
    No offense taken 🙂
    Doug is using Drupal 6.6 for this. It wasn’t too painful (actually Drupal has come a long way since I last looked at it about 3 years ago).
    The hardest part was the database setup, and then coaxing Drupal to use the clean URIs. The rest is skinning, templates, and carefully selected modules.
    That and a pretty fast JackRabbit to run it all on 🙂

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