The key focus of this release was to partially release as much of our Face Lift project as possible, bringing parallax and other UX improvements to the public site. We called this project Face Punch. The staff system also got a major upgrade to support enabling and disabling roles, and renaming of public titles.
There were a ton of UX improvements in the backend software, including debouncing, and allowing content authors to see content live on the website before it's publicly available. Public profiles (and hidden profiles) are also much better respected in this release.
We also added a store locator service with solidGeo IP support, regions, and verticals. We had a big collection of SEO changes, which included adding Facebook Pixel support and Bing XML support. We have also greatly improved our canonical metadata, after reviewing those details at Moz.org.
Bernie is a Release Engineer who brings over 12 years of release management experience across diverse and complex service oriented architecture, and has been able to produce results within large corporations such as Shaw, Telus and Netteller.
Spartan Spark software has been developed since 1999 under the direction of Bernie Lees, who saw the need to automating business processes to free employees from time consuming tasks.
“After being frustrated with other service providers. Spartan Spark got our website up and linked to a payment system over just a weekend.” -Patricia Marin - Calgary Family Services