Posts Tagged: content management systems

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 »

Drupal for contact management?

This is simply a wish list of functions I’d like to see in a Drupal contact management module. I may well be turning at least some of these into code if I don’t find someone else has already done it – in either case I’ll write a new post and link back here. Comments are… 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 »

Which Web CMS is best?

It’s a question that often comes up: which web content management system is the best? Or, just as commonly, which is better out of CMS A and CMS B? The answer is always going to be: it depends. Disappointing, eh? But it’s worth looking at the main factors involved in making a decision, all the… 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.

Drupal 6.0, looking good

Drupal 6.0 was released a few days ago and I am very much looking forward to working with it. There are some great usability enhancements that’ll make using the CMS backend a lot easier, and there are many improvements to the API that promise to make module and theme development more productive. However, until the… Read more »

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 »