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5 Reasons to Upgrade to Drupal 8 Today

May 18, 2018 12:57:00 PM Jay
Drupal 8 has been available now for more than two years, but if your site is up and running on Drupal 6 or 7, you may be wondering… why should I upgrade? And why now?

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How to Convince Your Boss to Upgrade to Drupal 8

Apr 13, 2018 1:00:00 PM Mike
You really want to upgrade that old site to Drupal 8. You’ve seen the improvements, the new features, and you even figured out how to pull off an upgrade. The only thing between you and sweet Drupal 8 goodness is your boss. They don’t see the need to upgrade and think it won’t be worth the time or money to make the jump. Maybe they do think Drupal 8 is a needed improvement, but aren’t convinced ...

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Drupal vs Wordpress Part 2: Which is the Best CMS in 2018?

Apr 6, 2018 1:00:00 PM Mike
We’ve covered this in previous blog posts, but I think it’s time we came back to this and gave the contenders another look. (It's only been three years since we last covered this, so everyone has probably been waiting with baited breath for this one.) Internet culture loves to pit things against each other to see which reigns supreme, so let’s do that for these two juggernaut content management ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Tags: Drupal Drupal8