Sometime back at the beginning of this year, I was pulled into a meeting with administration. In that meeting, I was asked to assess the design of a website template that had been created for the clinic.
At first glance, I was appalled by the color choices. If memory serves me, it was mostly blue and was jam-packed with information. Too much information. After I recovered from the shock, I was asked my thoughts and I had to lay it out straight. It was horribly designed and I was going to protest if we went ahead with this design.
It was then that I was appointed to create our website from the ground up. Now I had a bit of experience in dealing with the front-facing side of websites and some experience in dealing with the behind-the-scenes portion of websites. But never have I been charged with creation of a website where I create both sides so this was going to be a new experience for me.
After weeks of burying my nose in books(yes, books) and getting lost in web pages on the Internet, I was able to start piecing together our website. Some parts were much easier than others. I once mentioned to several people that getting a menu to fade in while sliding up took a day and a half to accomplish. But such is the life of a web developer.
Now I've gone through all that to come to this. The website is now live. You wouldn't be reading this if it weren't possible. It's taken a lot of hard work during both regular works hours and after hours and weekends. I'm not complaining though. I love doing this type of work.
But I'm getting off track again. The point of all this is, the website is live. It's not 100% complete yet but it is a great first step. Now share it with everyone you know. We want to be able to get this information out to as many people as possible. Patient care is our priority and it will remain our priority. This website will help greatly in our goal. Like I said, there is still much work do be done with this website. There are a lot of features that can and will be added. But that will all come in time.