Speaking of Clover.

July Updates: CS3 & New Hires

Hey everybody!

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to have a series of blog posts that dive a bit more into our process in creating Clover Sites 3. We’ll also show you some areas we’ve recently redesigned to make the experience even better. We’ll have posts about section management, text editing, the media player, and more.

But before we get into that, we wanted to let you know that in general, there’s been a whole lot going on.

One of the biggest things we wanted to tell you about is that we’ve added quite a few new people to our team just over the last month or so, and we’re expecting a few more to join us at the end of the Summer.

Jenna became a part of our team early on in June, and has been an incredible help to me since day 1. She’s been taking over a ton of things on the operations side of my role, to help me focus on Clover Sites 3 in this intense season of product development.

Trevor joined us just a few weeks ago as yet another full-time web developer dedicated to building Clover Sites 3. He’s already been diving into some core optimizations and tools – things like CS3 site publishing and reverting, file storage and security, as well as moving into the initial pieces of the site migration tool which will allow you to move from current Clover Sites to CS3.

During this time, we also brought on Noah, a web development intern currently pursuing his degree in Computer Science. He’s already been a big help in building some updates for Clover Donations, as well as starting work on some other internal tools we’ve wanted for a long time.

In just a couple weeks, Marcelo will be joining us as a full-time designer. He’ll be helping us continue to craft awesome, beautiful things. And he’ll be working closely with our development team to ensure designs and the holistic experience for CS3 is pixel-perfect and smooth.

At the beginning of August, we’re welcoming Scott to our team, as the new Customer Relations Manager. We already have an incredible customer service team, and Scott is going to not only continue that legacy, but also help lead the vision – developing more resources and better ways we can serve and be available to our customers. I know we keep teasing it, but we will have more information on some of the things we’re working on in this area in the next month or so. We’re really excited about it.

Finally, along with some of the updates to our Customer Relations team, we have a few available positions opening up – both part-time and full time to serve our customers. So if you think you might be a fit and would love to be a part of our team, just email jobs@cloversites.com with your resume and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

All of the new members of our team are focused on one goal: Clover Sites 3. This has already been a long season of investing in this new product, and we our continuing to put more resources behind it to make it happen as soon as possible!

– Eric

P.S. In case you missed it, we just launched our Summer Promotion (in partnership with Proclaim Church Presentation Software). You have the chance to get $100 off a new website and can enter to win a bunch of prizes. Check it out and enter to win!

  • http://www.preservedwisdom.com Bill Wichman

    As much as I look forward to Clover Sites 3 and all the benefits it will bring, I hate the thought of leaving the ease of use of Clover and the thought of transition. Can you assure me that won’t be a concern? Thanks!

  • http://www.cloversites.com Eric

    Hi Bill! That’s a great question. The short answer is – we’re not going to make you move to Clover Sites 3.

    We realize there’s a lot of people like you who love their current site and the current version and have invested time in getting everything setup and are very happy with it all. So we’re definitely planning to keep the current version of Clover Sites around and support it of course, for quite a while. And, if at some point you are ready to move over, we’re happy to help you with that process and we are doing our best to make Clover Sites 3 in many ways, as easy to use as the current version. Hope that helps!