Posts Tagged: CMS

Updating your own site: an introduction to content management systems

“I want to update my website myself” is a commonly-heard plea from site owners who’ve realised that the job of keeping the content of their websites up to date is too important a job to be left to web designers. In this article I’m going to explain why you should consider managing your content yourself… Read more »

Entertainment Film Distributors

A Drupal development project involving lots of media integration: flash, images and movies. My role involved building the custom theme from artwork and HTML supplied by other team members; writing a couple of modules to integrate media files and another to provide a simple competition facility. I also heavily customised the advanced search facility to… Read more »

Sustain-a-What?!?! Facebook Application

The Sustain-a-what?!?! application is a quiz intended to amuse while making the user think about the issues surrounding the hot topic of sustainability. The quiz runs on the Drupal platform so the client can maintain its content for themselves. I wrote a custom module to manage the quiz questions and answers, as well as storing… Read more »

How to migrate a large site to Drupal

I’ve worked on a few large site migration jobs now, so I thought I’d share some of my experiences and what I’ve learned along the way. I recently moved my hobby site Odd Books to Drupal, so that’s the one I’ll use as the prime example.

Wolf and Water

Wolf and Water Arts Company is a charity which does art work with various groups. The company wanted a new website to help them manage and present their extensive archives of material related to past and present projects. Their old site was hard to update and hence new content tended to be added belatedly or… Read more »

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

The brief for the web site of this popular North Devon tourist attraction was to create an attractive modern site with a clear organisational structure which would be maintainable by L&B staff. Given the large amount of content with varying needs for its presentation and management Drupal was the obvious choice. I created a custom… Read more »

Metro International

I was asked by unit9.com to help develop the backend administration for Metro International’s new website. This involved radical customisation of the Drupal content management system so Metro staff could easily maintain the content of this beautifully designed site with its many complex page structures. It doesn’t look like a Drupal site, does it? “Working… Read more »