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.
We are very proud to announce the launch of a brand new site for the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales. It's been a complete rethink of the site, completely restructuring all of their site contents and creating a new, modern look and feel.
The new website includesA fully featured membership… Read More
When Henry Fox Talbot started his photography experiments in 1835 just down the road from here at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, he had no idea of where it would eventually lead. This image is credited as being the first ever photograph, Pikachu was not in the original.
When I was a student we were given an essay to do based on a quote that "from today painting is dead"... Which wikipedia tells me is from Paul Delaroche after seeing a daguerreotype, one of the earliest forms of photography. It's a very forward thinking approach… Read More
CiviCRM Drupal is a winning combination for charity web design, but they can be very fussy and demanding about how they are set up. Foreign key checks on database tables make it difficult to manage backups and site migrations for a CiviCRM data site in the way you would normally handle a Drupal website - but it can be done.
This recipe works for setting up a new development version - or copying data to a new server. CiviCRM is very fragile and needy when it comes to database tables… Read More
If you wish to remove the submodules, you can do so with the commandsgit rm --cached profiles/commerce_kickstart/libraries/jquery.bxslider git rm --cached profiles/commerce_kickstart/libraries/jquery_expander git rm --cached profiles/commerce_kickstart/libraries/jquery_ui_spinner git rm --cached profiles/commerce_kickstart/libraries/selectnav.js Once you've done this commit and push your code and you should be able to deploy once more.
If you still have problems, try this:$ git rm -r ProjectName --cached $ git… Read More
So, here is a list of the best modules for Drupal 7 that we routinely add to every project we set up. I haven't included drupal modules such as Ctools or Entity in this list… Read More
We built Ed Sheeran's first website - so I guess you could say we were partly responsible for his huge success :o)Great Design & E-commerce
Elements of the design we did back in 2007 are still in use today. This layout isn't actually what we ended up going live with, but it gives you some idea of where we were going. The finished site even had an e-commerce element, but I don't remember what we were selling - Cd's and mp3's I guess.
Doesn't he look young?
Drupal is an open source modular web development system, there are lots of modules out there but they are not all as good as they might seem. Over the years we have researched and tested hundreds of modules for different tasks, here are some of our favourites for Drupal 7.1. Backup and Migrate
This is probably one you already know about, but if you… Read More
It is very important to resize your images before uploading to your website, mainly to save you lots of time.
Back in the days before Content Management Systems (CMS) we used to hard code all the text and images on a web page. We had control over the quality and file size of the images we used. These days the content on most websites is managed by the business owner which can sometimes be tricky especially where images are concerned!
Photos taken with modern digital cameras can be anything up to 20MB+ depending on your camera… Read More
Our latest website launch is for M&B Surfaces, one of our long-standing clients. M&B provide garden and play surfacing products and services (and much more besides) to both the trade sector and retail customers. Earlier this year we made a new website for the retail side of the business playbark.com, an ecommerce website. The M&B website is a brochure and catalogue site to showcase their trade-only offering - so there are no online sales. Customers… Read More
When I started making web sites way back in 1996, the internet was a very different place and web sites were very different beasts. It's hard now to imagine that large sites were made of flat HTML files- but that is all there was! Since then, the technology and I have both come a long way, first databases, then CMSs, it's very hard to guess what the next step will be.My First Web Design
The first web page I ever made was reverse engineered from a page on the AOL site. It was 1996 or maybe 97, and I wanted to make… Read More