My Thoughts

If you use Drupal either in house or as part of a service to clients you're already aware of how versatile and useful it can be if utilised well. One of the benefits of using Drupal is that it's free, but there are other benefits available to you if you decide to join in with the community.

Drupal's admin pages can be beautiful!

Published: 26th Jul '15
Adminimal Material

So, it turns out the Drupal CMS can be beautiful. I kid you not! Anditko has updated the Adminimal theme with a material skin based on Android Lollipop. I've mentioned Adminimal before, an admin theme that greatly improves the look and feel of Drupal’s CMS, and the latest update takes it that step further into the land of stunning.

I've talked about a couple of modules to handle repeatable fieldsets before, with a comparison between Field Collections and Inline Entity Form. At Drupal Camp London this year I learnt about a new method: Paragraphs. Below I'll go through the basic setup and implementation of the module comparing it to the previous modules I used.

My journey in Drupal, 4 years on

Published: 29th Mar '15

I’m approaching the 4 year mark at my agency and along with it my 4 year mark working with Drupal. It’s been an interesting journey so far and I’ve learned a fair bit, but, as with anything in technology, there’s still a great deal left to discover. This is my journey so far and a few key points I learned along the way.

I gave a talk at Drupal Camp London this year, focusing on the UX of CMS users a.k.a the forgottten Drupal user. Below are the slides and a few notes to accompany them.

Drupal fields; improving select lists

Published: 11th Jan '15
Drupal and select lists

Everyone knows what a select list is, what it looks like and how it works. But that doesn't mean it can't get better, here a few modules that can be used to improve the experience for users when selecting items.

It's a well-known frustration that the core image management within Drupal isn't great (to put it mildly). Compared to CMS' such as wordpress it falls very short, there are however a few modules you can install and configure to help manage images better within your site. 

My last post on field collections involved revisioning with Workbench Moderation and the issues faced. Since then the module has been developed further, but I've also come across a potential replacement: Inline Entity Form. This is a short comparison of the two modules.

My thoughts elsewhere: Drupal is growing, but will it continue to?

Published: 19th Jun '14

Drupal is on the rise – over the last two years installations have increased by 50% and there are now over 1 million sites on the web powered by it. There are a few factors behind Drupal’s success, but what will it have to do in the future to remain a popular choice of CMS?

This is the introduction to a post I have written elsewhere. Click on the link below to view the full post.

A while ago I wrote a post on Content Editors being the forgotten Drupal user, and how we could improve their experience. Well it's been over a year now and, as with anything online, things have changed and new stuff has appeared or been found. So here's a few extra modules that I think can improve the CMS users experience of Drupal.