Today we have rolled out the newest version of Drupal, released recently: Drupal 7.22. This update contains no new functionality and no security fixes, but we're committed to keeping Drupal up to date to ensure it's running smoothly.
This affects you if you have a Drupal 7 site with us, although there is nothing you need to do, and neither you nor your visitors will notice any difference when using your site.
Writing standards-compliant code in Drupal 7 doesn't have to be hard! Using the power of a modern IDE, it can help to show you where you're going wrong, and ensure that all your code is standards-compliant. Here, we'll take a look at setting up JetBrains PhpStorm (our favourite IDE) to show you coding standards problems, but any IDE with CodeSniffer support will be able to do this, so it's likely Eclipse, NetBeans, and others will also help you out in the same way.
Today we updated Drupal to 6.28 and 7.19 to ensure security is kept up to date. These were releases made by the Drupal team to address minor security issues, and if you have a site or sites with us, you won't notice any difference in its day to day operation. If you do want to know more about the changes, or our security practice in general, do give us a call on 0800 019 9860 and we'd be happy to go into it!
We just got back from DrupalCamp Oxford at the weekend, and there were a lot of good sessions. When you consider the ticket price was only £50 and included two 3-course lunches (both of which were way above and beyond the usual "Drupal event" food quality), it was a real bargain, but with so much information to take in, we thought we'd provide a quick summary of the key bits we took away from it.
Recently I was tasked with coming up with a system for redirecting users to the correct version of a translated site based on where they were accessing the site from. Having spent some time looking on Google and Drupal.org I did not find anything suitable and so decided to write my own which I am now sharing due to the lack of resources on this subject.
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.