Selection of business related articles. Turtlereality has been helping businesses to gain a competitive edge since 1999, these articles are aimed at helping businesses understand the complexities of the modern internet and the challenges facing business web design.

Migrating Turtlereality from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

Posted on Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:04
Drupal 8 Migration

Over the Summer we've been busy behind the scenes upgrading turtlereality.com from Drupal 7 state to Drupal 8 - and it's been an intersting and elightening process!

The Drupal migration system is not quite in its finished state, but it's useable enough for simple sites without too many complex data types or data display scenarios. The turtlereality.com site is fairly simple - compared to most of the sites we build for clients - there are a few data types and only a handful of different display types, which currently have to be rebuilt on the new platform.

GDPR - A new Era for Data

Posted on Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:14
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 on my shelf.

Using Drupal Commerce Discounts to Ease Stress

Posted on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:34
Drupal Commerce Discounts & Coupons
Peak times of demand such as Christmas and Easter can put strain on an E-commerce site's physical resources. Encouraging customers to buy ahead of time might help to ease this - and e-commerce discounts can be a good way to do this. Here is a quick round up of the discount and coupon offers available through our Drupal Commercebased systems:

Types of offer

  • £ off - fixed amount off total order
  • % off - fixed percentage off total order
  • free shipping

If Web Design was Photography is Social Media the Talkies?

Posted on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:02
Where next for the world wide web and social media?

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.

Keep Control of Your Assets With Drupal

Posted on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 16:05
Dentsply site built with Drupal

It can be important for organisations to keep control of intellectual property and not have this distributed across external servers- external services can end up owning your IP. YouTube is a good example of a situation where you might want to keep assets under your own control. Using drupal we can upload and encode vidoe and emed it on the page.

Drupal - take control of your web site content

Posted on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 16:56
Drupal CMS web sites - take control of your content

Web sites are becoming increasingly more complicated. As the complexity increases, site owners are demanding better tools to take control of content. Drupal's "backup and migrate" and "revisioning" modules handle these jobs elegantly and give control back to site owners.

There are four key areas: