Back from work

I have been really silent on this blog for the past three month or so.  That’s because I was totally consumed by my work.  The team in the office is growing, and we are having more stuff to do than ever.  But to add to the usually routine, we were doing some really huge restructuring.  When I started at the office back in April, the IT stuff was one huge mess – everything was chaotically interconnected and it was practically impossible to change something without affecting something else.  We’ve been working hard to separate things ever since, and last week we deployed the last changes to the structure.

Now we have our internal CRM system separated from the web site and from the customers’ tool.  All three parts are on their own now and we can make changes to each of them separately.  There are, of course, a few minor things still left here and there, but overall I am quite happy with how it turned out to be.

Two things that we deployed last week were our new web site and customers’ trading room.  We didn’t have much control over the web design part of it, user interfaces, or the deadlines for that matter, so the results aren’t as glamorous as we’d wanted them to be.  Check them out for yourself – and .  Both of these projects are in a very raw state right now – poorly localized, styles are off the limites, user experience is close to horrible, and both of these weight quite a lot.  We will be working on addressing all these issues in the coming month, together with some new and interesting developments.

In the mean time, I think I’ll have more time for blogging too.  There has been quite a bit going on that I want to share, and I’ll try to utilize the slow Christmas time to unleash all of that and clean up the backlog.

3 thoughts on “Back from work”

  1. Oh my god! the design! It is not a financial company. It could be design of some average designer’s weblog, but not a company, which deals with finance. What are all those colors for? Page looks like a lollipop. I would assume, that financial page should look like dollar, but not a lollipop. In financial page suppose to be graphs, information about company, but not a meaningless half-screen picture with a mansion.

  2. Yeah, well, there is plenty of stuff that needs to be change, and we’ll be working on that now. The release goal was structural separation. The bells and whistles are the much easier to handle.

  3. Heh, weird thing that two days after I came back to just to see the design again….well, and I liked it, except the loading speed and some information placement issues.

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