We've just launched a new site for Wiltshire based tech startup ALDSU.
The site is built using Drupal 8 and features highly structured contents and layouts, SSL security and premium content.
Insights and advice to help you keep up with the increasingly fast pace of change in social and digital media marketing.
We've just launched a new site for a new Wiltshire based company - AS CAD Services Ltd - experts in Autodesk® Advance Steel technical, offering specialist training, consultation and draughting services.
We took them from logo design to site programming. The site is built using Drupal 8 with its advanced caching features and improved media handling. It's mobile friendly including content managed, responsive background images.
Here is a simple step by step guide to upgrading CiviCRM with Drupal 7. The full details are here - https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Upgrading+CiviCRM+for... - but we find it handy to have a quick guide without too many unnecessary details
We've been working with Drupal 8 for a while now and I think it's a good time to reflect on way we've learned. Good and bad points - but mainly good.
Backups are vital, but just having a backup isn't enough, what's needed is a backup strategy, which means thinking about what you are protecting against, setting up a system and testing that it actually works.
A Drupal website installation has two elements, database and code. The codebase should be running under some kind of version control which gives you great layer of protection when it's hosted in a private repository on GitHub or BitBucket. The repository contains all of the code that runs the site - and also a record of every change made to it. We use this system to push code changes made on our local development server to the staging and live versions of sites. This allows us to test thoroughly and get changes approved before going live. It also means that if you make a change to the code that doesn't function correctly, you can easily roll the site back to the previous version.
It's a common mis-conception among website owners that hackers would not be interested in their website because it doesn't contain any information worth stealing, or that hackers wouldn't be interested in attacking their friendly helpful site. The truth is that hackers can benefit from gaining control of any site - so you need to be secure.
So, how exactly can hackers benefit from taking over your site?
The most common use of a hijacked site is SEO spam - injecting links into your site which point to other sites, commonly, counterfeit trainers. This can increase the SEO ranking of a website being linked to by using the trust that Google has in the user's site. At the same time it has a very damaging effect on the attacked site's ranking. Once the hacker has managed to gain access to your site he will put in a "backdoor", some code hidden amongst the genuine files,...Read More