Drupal Planet Posts

3Sep
Drupal Word Wall Module

Introducing TTR Configurable Widget

Microserve is proud to announce the submission of another Drupal contrib module – TTR Configurable Widget. The module extends upon the Taxonomy Term Reference field by adding further customisable options to use rather than the default ‘Checkboxes’ and ‘Select List’.

Use Case Scenario

12Aug
Microserve - Drupal specific agency

Do a few things well! Why we only do Drupal.

It's very difficult as a small web agency to turn down work, and 5 years ago we found ourselves in a position of trying to be everything for all people in order to not turn down work. It was exhausting! We did a bit of Wordpress, a bit of IT support, some PHP, some Joomla and a bit of Drupal and we were struggling to be really good at any of them. We were meeting expectations from our clients but internally, we just weren't quite satisfied with our work.

21Jun
Microserve Drupal Training Day

Drupal Training Day - June 14th - Summary

Around 20 employees stepped away from their work duties to attend the Drupal Global Training Day event on Friday 14th June hosted by Microserve at Armanda House, Bristol. Amongst them were freelancers, students, lecturers and employees in web development agencies interested in site building, theming, back-end coding and project management and eager to learn more about Drupal.

19Jun
Extended block visibility, options on block admin form

Module: Extended block visibility

As a purely Drupal development agency, we are always looking for ways to improve our experience with Drupal.

One of the most common scenarios we experience is getting developers to keep track of block settings during deployment.

On all but the most basic of sites there can be hundreds of blocks, and when a team of developers are working together on a big project some of these changes can be forgotten or overlooked.

3Jun
Drupal 8 and Symfony

Drupal 8, Symfony and Frameworks

Having recently started working with Drupal in module development and published my first public Module, my interests have gravitated around the next version of Drupal (v8) and what it holds in store.

27May
How to become a Drupal Ninja!

Drupal Global Training Day - Bristol, UK - June 14th

Microserve are proud to announce we will be hosting a Drupal Global Training Day at Armada House, Baldwin Street, Bristol on the 14th June. The day is aimed at people who have experience in web design and/or other CMS's, but would like to be introduced to Drupal.

16May
Drupal Checklist

Going live! A Drupal checklist

So you're launching a new website or replacing an old one and want to make sure everything goes smoothly? This guide will give you a run-down of everything you can check to avoid common pitfalls!

Site status

You should always start by checking the status report (http://example.com/admin/reports/status). This page shows you all of the basic requirements for your Drupal site to run correctly.

13May
Drupal is Rubbish

Drupal is Rubbish (Apparently!)

I was recently in a meeting with a design agency who had to use Drupal for one of their websites and they hadn’t heard good things about it. The points they raised were common ones so I thought I would cover them here. This blog post isn’t a bash against Drupal, we are clearly huge Drupal fans! It aims to cover some of the issues people raise when they say that ‘Drupal is Rubbish’.

8May
Contributing a Drupal Module

Drupal.org - Contributing a Module & The Review Process

I recently went through the process of contributing my first Drupal 7 module, and while the process isn't too hard there were many things that would have been helpful to know at the start rather than finding out half way through the process. As a result of my experiences I've decided to put together this blog which covers many of the common pitfalls people run into and provides a collection of useful links to various bits of documentation on Drupal.org.

1Mar
Lightning fast code

High performance in Drupal Part 2: Lightning fast code

Welcome to the second part of our series on High Performance Drupal. Here we will cover techniques for speeding up your custom modules.

Query builders

Drupal 7 adds an easy to use database abstraction layer letting you quickly produce complex, database independent queries.

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