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The Future of Websites: CMS or Website Builder Tools?

Mar 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM Brian
Why Squarespace Will Replace Wordpress, Wordpress Will Replace Joomla, and Drupal Will Replace Drupal When the open source WordPress blogging platform first came out, it opened up the world of internet publishing to the masses. Sure, there were website builders out there like GeoCities and Angelfire, but they lacked much and were very ugly. When WordPress came along it gave voice to those willing ...


Tags: Drupal CMS Content Management

Drupal Search: Solr vs Search Module

Mar 2, 2018 3:09:22 PM Mike
Drupal isn’t known as a particularly lightweight content management system and that is one of the reasons we love it, right? It is meant to handle large amounts of complex content. A problem occurs when you have a site that is just flush with content of different types, how do you get users to it? Navigation can only get you so far sometimes. We have personally seen this on everything from ...


Tags: Drupal Module Drupal Integrations

Web Design & Development Process: Part 1 - Aggressive and Relentless Requirements Gathering

Jan 31, 2018 2:00:00 PM Clint
This is the first part in a series on how not to ruin your life on your next Drupal project. Sound extreme? Well, if you’ve ever suffered the crushing defeat of working your tail off on a lengthy project only to sit there at the end after launch feeling like you just came out of the opening night of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (ie: severely disappointed and a bit confused), then you know that ...


Tags: Drupal web development teamwork Howto Process

5 Great Drupal Integrations

Dec 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM Jay
In this day and age, it is rare to find a truly "standalone" website. The web as a whole was fundamentally built upon a concept of having different sites connecting together. At first, this was just done with hyperlinks from one page to another, but those simple days are long gone. Almost every website in this day and age has some integration with other websites or web services, and fortunately, ...


Tags: Drupal Drupal Integrations

eSignatures with Drupal: Integrating with the HelloSign API

Dec 6, 2017 1:00:00 PM Jay
As more and more companies make the leap to having entirely-digital communications with their customers or clients, some things have a tendency to stay on paper.  One common thing which lags behind the rest of the digitization process is the signing of legally binding documents... but no more. Now, services such as HelloSign are able to fill this void, and thanks to the HelloSign API, Drupal ...


Tags: Drupal Features HelloSign eSignatures Drupal Integrations

Should You Hire In-House Programmers as Employees or Outsource to a Consulting Firm?

Nov 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM Matt
Well sure, ok, maybe we might be slightly biased on this. We are, as it turns out, a consulting firm in the business of selling outsourced programming. Ahem... But, nonetheless, I’ll try to be reasonably fair and balanced here. As a consultancy I think we have, in fact, a unique vantage point on such matters, since we spend each day of our lives straddling both sides of this topic: That is, we ...


Tags: Drupal Hiring

The Best Part of Drupal 8 Is Using Less Drupal

Nov 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM Mike
Drupal and lightweight aren’t words that have historically gone hand in hand. Drupal 6 and 7 had some hoops to jump through to get something not included in the box. If you wanted to use an external service for displaying content or adding features you would feel that pain. Drupal had apparently not heard the phrase, “Less is more”. Does using Drupal really mean that you have to always deal with ...


Tags: Drupal Drupal8

Drupal 8 Will Help You Save Time on the Next Drupal Upgrade

Nov 1, 2017 10:01:00 AM Jay
The Drupal Upgrade Crisis is Over Back in March 2017, Dries Buytaert, the creator of Drupal, published a blog post entitled "Making Drupal upgrades easy forever" in which he confirmed what we here at Ashday had already suspected: Drupal 8 has laid the groundwork for seamless upgrades to future Drupal versions. But what exactly does that mean, and what benefits could this have for your website?


Tags: Drupal Drupal8 Drupal Upgrade Drupal Migration

When Drupal Is a Good Fit

Oct 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM Brian
Drupal sometimes gets a bad rap for being overly complex, but aren't your site needs also complex? If they aren't, you can stop reading here, skip over WordPress and go straight to Squarespace. If Squarespace can’t cover all your needs, keep reading.


Tags: Drupal

When Is Drupal a Bad Fit?

Oct 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM Brian
My instinct is to say never….but if you are still wondering “Should I use Drupal?”, read on and we will take a look deeper to see if we can find some cases where Drupal may be a bad fit.


Tags: Drupal CMS