Drupal 8 Web Design for business 09/11/2018

What Makes a Turtlereality Website So Good?

Here at Turtlereality, we aren't great at blowing our own trumpets. We believe in working diligently to provide a great service to our customers - but we would like to share with you what it is that sets us apart from other web design companies. Here is a quick summary:

Attention to detail Design - flair and effectiveness Quality assurance - we test things - and fix them Optimisation - pages load blazingly fast We understand mobile - our designs work for all screen sizes Great photography - we get the most out of even pour source… Read More
E-commerce charity website 01/10/2018

E-commerce for Charity Website OUCH(uk)

As part of a major overhaul and redesign of their website, we have just opened a new e-commerce element for OUCH(uk) the UK national cluster headache charity.

The e-commerce elements are linked to the charity's backend CiviCRM database to tie up all the information about purchases, donations, and memberships.

Hopefully, this will further help the charity to prosper with a new revenue stream.

https://ouchuk.org/shop

Best Modules for Drupal 8 26/09/2018

Best Modules for Drupal 8

Following our article 16 of the best Drupal 7 Modules, here is an up-to-the minute list of the best Drupal 8 modules. These are the ones we know will be vital on nearly any web design and development project.

Best Modules for Drupal 8 Admin Toolbar
Replacing our old favourite 'admin menu' this module along with the Adminimal theme and the 'adminimal toolbar' module are a pleasure to work with. Nice to see Drupal continuing to mature in this way.
  Advagg
OK, 'Advanced CSS/JS Aggregation' - but in my head it's… Read More
Drupal 8 Web Design for Wiltshire business 18/09/2018

Site Launch: The Swim School

We've just launched another site for a thriving Wiltshire business. This is a Drupal 8 site for a Westbury-based company offering swimming classes with locations across the north and south of England.

Read more in our case study

Drupal 8 Migration 04/09/2018

Migrating Turtlereality from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

Over the Summer we've been busy behind the scenes upgrading turtlereality.com from Drupal 7 state to Drupal 8 - and it's been an interesting and enlightening process!

The Drupal migration system is not quite in its finished state, but it's useable enough for simple sites without too many complex data types or data display scenarios. The turtlereality.com site is fairly simple - compared to most of the sites we build for clients - there are a few data types and only a handful of different display types, which currently have to be… Read More

GDPR - A new Era for Data 04/09/2018

GDPR - A new Era for Data

The great GDPR rush is now, more or less, over. The email torrent reduces to a trickle and we have a chance to reflect on what it all means!

Last weekend I spent a number of hours dismantling the 30 or so hard drives that I've had stashed in a box in the office. These represent all of the computer upgrades that I've done since I started building PCs from components in about 1994(ish). Every obsolete hard disk was saved rather than binned because I couldn't quite figure out what to do with them - and so a huge store of data mounted up… Read More

Git submodules, Composer and DeployHQ 04/09/2018

Git submodules, Composer and DeployHQ

After enormous amounts of frustration, I've finally worked out a recipe for working with composer, git and deployHQ - the submodules were the fly in the ointment, here is how to work with them.

First, create a new Drupal project using composer

>$ composer create-project drupal-composer/drupal-project:8.x-dev my_site_name_dir --stability dev --no-interaction

Next, rename web to public_html - so it plays nicely with cPanel

edit composer.json file - swap this in to replace the extras section renaming web to… Read More

Drupal Security 04/04/2018

Drupalgeddon 2 Averted - or How we Patched Everything in 2 Hours

Last week we had advanced warning of a critical security update to Drupal core versions 6, 7 and 8. The message was that we should do these updates immediately as a remotely exploitable hole was being fixed.

The patches were due for release at  7pm GMT and we waited with developers across the world as the Drupal site crashed briefly. By 8pm we had the new code and by 10pm all of our sites were either patched with the short term fix supplied by Drupal or updated to the new secure release.

The whole process was handled very… Read More

Drupal and GDPR 03/04/2018

GDPR and Your Website

Disclaimer - this article is intended as a guide to how we may be able to help you comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). It does not in any way constitute legal advice.    Introduction Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018. Organisations need to be ready for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This article is a guide as to how we may be able to help you get your website ready for GDPR compliance.    It relates mainly to clients with Drupal and/or … Read More
New website for Real Cooking 09/03/2018

Site Launch: Real Cooking

A first for Turtlereality! This is a Wix site for a local event caterer. Wix is a DIY drag-and-drop out-of-the-box website builder that could be a good option for businesses who are working to a smaller budget. And if you don't have time to do it yourself we can help you out and build the site for you. This is a basic one page site using one of Wix's many great templates. Drawbacks are limited functionality and scope for design but it's great for simple sites to get you online.

https://www.realcooking.co.uk

New website for MH Consult 09/03/2018

Site Launch: MH Consult

MH Consult are a longstanding client, we made their first website nearly 10 years ago, followed up by ugrading the site to Drupal 7 about 5 years ago. 

We've now brought them right up-to-date with a Drupal 8 site that comes with what should be standard features these days; mobile-friendly, fast to load and highly secure.

The site showcases courses offered and has some great articles on navigating your way through the world of business. Check out Michael's books too including "Dragons’ Den: Grow Your Business: How to… Read More

New website launch for Olhoc Cowley 31/01/2018

Site launch: Olhoc Cowley

Another new site launch for a brand new client - https://olhoccowley.co.uk/

The website is built using Drupal 8 and features all the kind of things you would expect from a modern site - mobile friendly, fast loading, highly secure - plus a fully featured events calendar.

We've also created a set of email newsletter templates to help the church administrators connect with the community.