Web Design & Development Articles
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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… Read More
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://docs.civicrm.org/sysadmin/en/latest/upgrade/?query=extensions#b…; - but we find it handy to have a quick guide without too many unnecessary detailsBackup CiviCRM and Drupal databases using Backup and Migrate 3.x dev… Read More
We've been working with Drupal 8 for a while now and I think it's a good time to reflect on what we've learned. Good and bad points - but mainly good.The Good Points Drupal 8 is more refined and has better workflows. Using it is faster, more intuitive and more user friendly with a better design to the whole system. In lots of ways that you can't specifically put your finger on, it just seems to work better. Drupal 8 is faster - one of the problems of Drupal 7 is that for logged in users it can be sluggish. With Drupal 8 though,… Read More