The term “Blog” is derived from the term “Web Log” and is pretty much a word in it's own right.
A Blog is a web site, often refereed to as a Blog Site, set up for a person or business so that they can write or “blog” regular posts or articles and publish these to the web with relative ease.
Blogging has become very popular over the last few years and with more and more bloggers emerging every day writing a blog for your business is a fast effective way of reaching your audience as well as helping to improve the presence of your business on the web.
There are a number of different blogging platforms and tools out there so whether you are creating a stand alone blog site or want to incorporate a blog in to your existing web site the chance are that setting up your blog will not be as labour intensive as you may have thought.
It seems we're using an ever-increasing number of modules on our Drupal 7 sites, which are getting progressively more complex as clients (understandably) want more features, more eye candy and more value for their money. Some modules are downloaded from drupal.org, some are modified, some are written completely from scratch, and even features are modules. We've come up with a simple organisational method which we think ought to keep everything organised, and we thought we'd share this and let you have your say.
Wonderbag is a unique product that needed a unique site. Drupal 7 put us in a great position to come up with something special, featuring huge amounts of evocative imagery, especially where food is concerned, along with a whole bunch of social content and interactivity.
The site integrates with Twitter and Facebook, and allows users to participate in discussions on the site itself. It contains a recipe index where users can submit their own recipes for moderation, and an online shop selling the Wonderbags themselves.
The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink needed an improved online presence, with more interactivity, stronger visuals, and more control over their own content. As they had a lot of content and a very long potential features list, we went on a few trips to York to sit with their team and get a feel for what they needed.
Sportsbeat needed a strong online presence and they wanted to accomplish this with a strong brand and bold visual style on their new site. We put together a site that feels modern to use, keeps the content straightforward, but engages the user and makes the user want to explore.
The inner pages include a team page where each team member's information can be viewed, a work page where each case study can be enlarged and flicked through, magazine style, and a grid of company logos to show off Sportsbeat's list of high-profile clients.
The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust came to us because their existing self-assessment framework was inflexible and costly to maintain. We had a track record of building custom web applications using Drupal 7, so we sat down with them to discuss what they needed.
Initially we looked at the quiz module for self-assessment, but due to their need to have a confidence level, as well as a particular response, for each statement, we decided to build something from scratch using Drupal's Entity system and its excellent views integration.
We'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will be open for business until Thursday 22nd December 2011. The office will be closed on Friday 23rd December, and we'll open again on 3rd January 2012.
At about midnight on 20th November 2011, several of the sites we host for clients became unavailable. We tracked this problem down to Amazon EC2, and submitted a fault report. All of the sites have since resumed normal operation.
At this time (14:30, 20th November), we have received word from Amazon that 'an underlying hardware problem' was responsible for the failure. We are working with Amazon to find out the nature of this hardware problem and to make sure it can't happen again.
Stroud College aimed to separate its identity as a business training provider from its main identity as a college aimed at youngsters in order to attract more business-oriented organisations without the concern over the audience of its courses being misplaced. We provided a completely separate site on a new domain, complete with course listings, course calendar, online booking and reservation system, and e-commerce integration for buying course registrations online.
The first CHELTDUG, which took place on 18th May in Cheltenham, was a lively affair with a great turnout. Thanks to everyone who took the time to come along. Everyone who attended was very keen to participate, which sparked some great discussions. In fact, it was so good, we're going to have another one! Keep reading...
The first Cheltenham Drupal user group meetup will be Wednesday 18th May, 19:00 to 21:30, at Tigerfish's offices. All are welcome to attend, and the discussion will be kept informal at a non-technical level, so whether you're a seasoned developer or a Drupal newbie, you'll have no problem following along.
The topics will include: