We've just launched another site for a thriving Wiltshire Business. This is a Drupal 8 site for a Westbury based National business with locations across the North and South of England.
Turtlereality have been specialist Drupal developers since 2008. Here are some articles about the Drupal CMS (Content Management System)
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.
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 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?
One of the biggest changes in the way we work over the last few years has been the introduction of version control into our workflow. As systems get ever more complex, we need better tools to manage them and this has led to using something called "Git". Git is great because it allows us to easily manage our workflow of "dev", "staging" and "live". Let's break that all down a bit and explain what it means.
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 includes