Web Design & Development Articles
Insights and advice to help you keep up with the increasingly fast pace of change in web design, brand design and social & digital media marketing.
After a recent hard disk failure happily resulted in zero data loss, we ponder on the vital role of backups.
Bad things happen, they are unavoidable. Whether it's human error or physical degradation, we can help you to manage your resources so that a problem does not turn into a catastrophe.
It's not enough to say, well, I think we have backups running, you need to have a working backup system that can cater for all eventualities.What is your problem?
It's important when planning a backup strategy to think about… Read More
We were very surprised to hear recently of a company using a vendor's own in-house CMS, we thought these had died out years ago!
There are, however, some serious down-sides to using a CMS created by an individual company - especially when compared to a system such as Drupal:Security
All websites are constantly being scanned for vulnerabilities by malicious users, Drupal has a security team issuing patches on a regular (monthly) basis to keep your site protected. It is constantly stress-tested and maintained by its global… Read More
Last month we said a sad goodbye to our last remaining Drupal 6 sites.
These were set up for Dentsply a multi-national dental supplies company who has since changed name and corporate sturucture. They remained as Drupal 6 sites owing to the changes in the company and a lack of focus to do anything with them - either upgrade or replace.
However, this has been an interesting experience as it has shown us that Drupal sites can live long after their official end of life. According to the official Drupal announcement, the EOL (end… Read More
Working with Drupal 8 and Commerce 2 requires sites to be built using composer, a PHP dependency manager.
Composer is a fantastic tool for managing code and the ever-growing mesh of dependencies which form the backbone of modern websites. However, it can be a royal *headache* when it won't behave!
We recently had a requirement to switch a Commerce 2 site from the stable code branch to the 2.x-dev branch - and found a bunch of problems stopping us from doing that. The essence of the problem is that everything is dependent on… Read More
We've been hard at work lately gigging around the local area - and working on a website to promote Jon Pollard Music.
In addition to making a simple Drupal 8 website we've been working on Videos, video editing and re-colouring, remixing audio tracks and gig photography. It's a large and varied set of skills that we have been developing, so if you are interested in video and photography, get in touch and watch this space for more developments.
We've just launched a new website for a local covers band - Uncovered Ground.
They are a great band and a singer who is also part of Turtlereality! Uncovered Ground play a mix of classic rock songs from bands like Pink Floyd, Bowie, The Doors, T-Rex and, as they say, many more!
You can find out how to book them at https://uncoveredground.co.uk