Drupal Development

Drupal themes are easy?

Date: 09 Jun 2017
Author: Derek

Can a non-tech guy build a quality Drupal website? Sure, if that guy works for a web development agency with a team of programmers and developers nearby.

But let me tell you, even as a marketer in that situation I still found it difficult.

The website was just to test the response rate of our services in another segment, nothing too serious. We decided to use a theme to make things easier, but I felt it made things even more complicated!

I want to share my experience as someone with no background knowledge and highlight five issues I realised that I...

Drupal 8 on Windows, IIS, MSSQL and PHP

Date: 19 Apr 2016
Author: wayne

This guide provides step by step instructions to getting Drupal 8 installed and running on a Windows, IIS, MSSQL and PHP stack.

This guide uses the following software versions:

Windows 2012 Server R2 Internet Information Server IIS (8.5) SQL Server 2014 Express Edition PHP for Windows (5.6.20-nts-Win32-VC11-x86) PHP drivers for Microsoft SQL Server (3.2) WinCache Extension for PHP (1.3.7.8-5.6-nts-vc11-x86) PHP Manager for IIS 7 (1.2.0-x64) URL Rewrite (2.0) Drupal (8.0.6) Drupal 7 driver for SQL Server and SQL Azure module (8.x-1.0rc1) WinCache Drupal module (8.x-1.6) Install Internet Information Server

First open Server Manger

On the top right menu, click...

Excited about Drupal 8, but is it only for Enterprise?

Date: 14 Oct 2015
Author: Matt
Last week, Drupal 8 went to Release Candidate phase, actual release is imminent and we're excited. We've started our first Drupal 8 project and for me, its like having a new car with all the new funky gadgets and new car smell.   There has been discussion in the Drupal community regarding whether Drupal is becoming more and more enterprise and leaving the smaller guys behind. For sure Drupal 8 has more features that Enterprise's will find great but my view is that Drupal already caters well for Enterprise with the right developers. In the latest 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant, Drupal was the only represented Open Source Web Content Management system. In fact Acquia (Drupal provider) was again...

2012 List of Popular Drupal Websites

Date: 12 Jul 2012
Author: mattwan

As part of our new website revamp, I had to make an up to date list of great websites powered by Drupal as their CMS. There was so many to choose from but I managed picked out the below to show a good range.
 

Some well-known Websites & Organizations currently using Drupal;

Publishing

CNN - CNNGo IPC Media – LOOK Magazine

Entertainment

Grammys – Official Site Louvre – Official Site Chris Rock – Official Site Zynga – Zynga.com

Political

The White House - Whitehouse.gov U.S. Department of Commerce – Commerce.gov

Corporate

ING – ING US FedEx – Fedex News McDonalds – McDonalds Australia

Education

Stanford University - Stanford Humanities Center...

Drupal 7 SEO - no more modules

Date: 20 May 2011
Author: mattwan

We've recently upgraded to Drupal 7 for client projects, sure there are modules needing a bit more work but overall, we've been happy.

What does bug me a little, is the number of modules still needed (without custom tweaks) to keep up with Search Engine Best Practices.

Flicking open the Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide, lets see the current (21-May-2011) Drupal 7 SEO situation;

Page Titles

For basic SEO, title tags are already well handled by Drupal 7 core except some themes should do  simple tweaks to the frontpage.

For users wanting tighter title control, the excellent Page Title module by nicholasThompson already has beta release for Drupal 7...