Safe Driving and Coupons Website

Just a bit of a plug here for you to check out a site that I’ve been working on for a client. It’s called Collision Guard, and it’s a safe driving and auto discount website. I joined the team after the site had been live for a few months on a feverishly hacked together infrastructure of very repetitive and inefficient PHP and jQuery. This was back in late 2010; I’ve been working on the site ever since.

Since joining the team, I’ve pretty much rewritten the site from scratch. Some notable aspects of the setup:

  • Fast cached geolocation via Maxmind’s API
  • Extensive usage of RedBean (a PHP ORM; very nice, but definitely not perfect)
  • A custom templating system
  • Seamless integration with WordPress
  • Custom statistics tracking
  • Custom bulk emailing with tracking
  • Some fairly fancy backend jQuery interfaces (those in the automotive industry are not very tech savvy)
  • etc.

Anyway, it’s been a fun site to work on, and Brian and the gang have been super team members.  Make sure to check out the site, learn about texting while driving, download some oil change coupons, and let me know what you think. 🙂