Drupal Planet Posts


Omega 4.x: setup and comparison

About a year ago I wrote a post on my personal blog about theming with Zen versus theming with Omega, and someone pointed out that there was a new release of Omega. However, until now, I've not been able to look and see how it differs. Armed with a free week to do some personal learning and keen to finally try installing and playing with Sass for the first time, Omega 4 became my guinea pig.

Codio: a cloud IDE

Coding in the Cloud

An old timer like myself couldn't help but be filled with trepidation when it was revealed I'd be acting as the company guinea pig to give cloud based development a viability road test on my latest project.

No matter how cool I played it, the momentary panic at the thought of working without the tried and tested 'REAL' software apps installed on my macbook, must have been visible on my face.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.