Drupal 8 Beta site development
Drupal 8 (D8) has been developed in the last few years. Writing contributed modules way before the beta release wasn’t a seamless experience; the rapid API changes required update on the module’s side almost every week. Recently, the (low) number of critical issues allowed the beta version to come out and we took our chances upgrading our company website along with the Drupal Show & Tell event site. This post will explain our impressions of the early Drupal 8 development.
Creating a new, modern website for the Imperial War Museums
“To provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'wartime experience’” - the concise but far-reaching aim of the Imperial War Museums. Their role in educating the public about war is enormous, and of extremely high value, so when we were approached to help them build a new responsive website, it was very exciting.
Acquia (Drupal) named as a leader in Gartner report
For the second year running Acquia (representing the Drupal CMS) has been named a Leader in their Web Content Management report. The only Open Source CMS in the category makes it even more significant and really shows the power and authority it holds at a serious enterprise level.
New challenges to creating profit in digital publishing
Many of the threats digital publishers face today have been around for a while but new challenges are emerging that are likely to have a significant impact on profitability, such as adblocking - shortly to be rolled out onto Apple devices in autumn 2015 - and Facebook with its launch of 'Instant Articles'. For organisations reliant on advertising to make money, adblocking is particularly big news.
Adblocking is on the rise