Posts Tagged: Drupal

SEO and Drupal

There’s an interesting article by Brian Chappell in the latest Search Marketing Standard about Drupal and SEO. (Unfortunately you can’t read it online, so you’ll have to take my word for it!) If you are thinking about onsite optimization for a Drupal web site, there’s one module you really must install, SEO Checklist. Although it… 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 »

Sweet Knowthings

Last week I got the idea for a site where people could post pictures of mysterious things and ask for, or provide, an explanation. So I set to work and within a few hours there it was: Knowthings.co.uk, everyday mysteries. It’s a good example of how a Drupal site can be built very quickly if… 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 »

The Great Torrington Cavaliers

The Great Torrington Cavaliers are an energetic local fundraising organization. They had an existing website but they were struggling to cope with the changes required whenever they ran a new event. They also wanted a site which would act as a centre for the exchange of information amongst their membership. I chose to use Drupal… Read more »