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

Drupal 8 workflow - 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 setting up Drupal development websites 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 web development 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… 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.

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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.

Website for Central London Publishing Company 29/11/2017

Site Launch: Toucan Books

We are very proud to launch a brand new site for our long term client Toucan Books. The first site we did for the London based publisher was back in 2009 when using stylesheets to control layout was considered cutting edge!  The new site is much more sophisticated, using the awesome power of Drupal 8 to make it all look easy.

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New website for Wiltshire based hi-tech company 19/10/2017

Site Launch: ALDSU Consultancy

We've just launched a new site for Wiltshire based tech startup ALDSU.

https://aldsu.uk

The site is built using Drupal 8 and features highly structured contents and layouts, SSL security and premium content. 

We Love Drupal 10/09/2017

Why We Love Drupal

The other day we were talking to a prospective client about how we make websites and we started talking about Drupal, which is the open source content management system that we have been using for several years, and I'm embarrassed to say that we sounded a bit gushy!

The truth is that Drupal competely changed the way we build sites - and we've not looked back! So, what is it about this oddly-named software that gets us so excited?

It's Powerful
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Drupal 8 website design Wiltshire 16/07/2017

Site Launch: As CAD Services Limited

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. 

https://ascadservices.co.uk/

We took them from logo design to site programming. The site is built using… Read More

CiviCRM Upgrades and Security Patches 07/07/2017

Step by step guide to upgrading CiviCRM

Here is a simple step by step guide to upgrading CiviCRM with Drupal 7, the ideal platform for charity web design.

The full details are here - https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Upgrading+CiviCRM+fo… - but we find it handy to have a quick guide without too many unnecessary details 

Backup CiviCRM and Drupal databases using Backup and Migrate 3.x dev version… Read More