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Hi, we're ComputerMinds.

We're a leading UK Drupal agency with offices in Bristol and Coventry. We offer high quality, rapid Drupal development, extensive Drupal end-user and Drupal developer training, and can share all our experience through our Drupal consultancy.

We do Drupal for big-name brands

We do Drupal for big-name brands

Development

ComputerMinds have been responsible for some of the most exciting Drupal projects of the last few years. We can help deliver your Drupal project on time and on budget.

Drupal for Design Agencies

At ComputerMinds we're used to working alongside design agencies so if a client has come your way and you're after some help realising your design in Drupal then let us implement your design as a high quality, fully client manageable Drupal website.

Consultancy

ComputerMinds have acted as Drupal consultants for clients large and small. Our Drupal architects and consultants love to share their knowledge and experience.

Training

ComputerMinds offer high quality Drupal training courses in the UK, and we are happy to tailor bespoke training courses to suite your needs

“Seriously I know how difficult it is to do a big change like this and deliver on time in a totally seamless fashion. Because of the brand name change we had no flexibility as it was timed with press stuff, it was very important to us.

So I really appreciate your combined efforts in making it work out.

….And this why I continue to be your happy customer for so long”

Taig Karanjia

Rex London / dotcomgiftshop

Latest Work

We work with large and small clients across the public, private and third sectors.

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Roberts Radio

On this project the client wanted a rich eCommerce website with multilingual support. Modern and engaging designs were provided by Thinking Juice who we would work alongside as the project progressed. In addition to the actual build of the eCommerce website we also had to think about how we would integrate with the client's backend ERP system, System 21.

Speed of delivery was a key requirement with this project and we managed to complete the entire build in less than two months!
On this project we made extensive use of modern frontend technologies. The style was all nicely written using SASS to keep our style sheets nice and tidy. We worked with the design agency Thinking Juice who drew up the initial designs which we would then use to drive our frontend development.

Once we had all the page elements themed up to match the design it was then necessary to add a bit of jQuery magic to make the user experience much more engaging. This applied from major elements such as the drop down menus right the way through to navigation between elements on the same page using a scroll effect.

In order to give the client maximum control over how their content pages rendered we used a system of 'tiles' which are essentially distinct reusable elements that could be used to build up an entire webpage. As each of these elements has its own associated style to control how it looks and feels this approach meant that the client could just focus on adding in the content and the website would take care of how this got rendered to the end user to ensure things are nice and consistent across the website.

As an eCommerce website it was really important on this project that we gave maximum control to the end user to allow them to find products that they might want to purchase. A key part of this was to create a product comparison tool which would allow users to select a number of different Roberts products for a side by side comparison.

From the product search page users can filter down their search criteria using a number of different facets and when they're ready they can select a number of different products to compare. Once they have selected the products they want to compare the user is taken to a a page which renders the selected products side by side for easy comparison.

Recent articles

Aegir 3 and Drupal 10: just about working

In my previous article I outlined that I really needed to get Drupal 10 sites running in Aegir 3. I had no time to wait around for other solutions, and I was going to try to decouple Aegir from running Drupal sites, so that it wouldn't be tied to Drupal versions.

Since writing that article and actually sitting down to do this work, I realised that it's quite an undertaking, and the approach outlined by Omega8cc in various github issues was worth a second look.

It works!

26th Feb 2024

Aegir 3 and Drupal 10: eeek!

Aegir is a hosting system built in Drupal, for Drupal.

It lets you easily create new Drupal sites and create databases, filesystems, virtual hosts etc. for the sites. You can manage hundreds or thousands of sites using a simple Drupal based UI. As simple as you would manage a list of 100 blog posts, you can manage 100 Drupal websites.

Currently the latest released version of Aegir is: Aegir 3.

Aegir 3 relies on Drush 8, which means it can work with: Drupal 7; Drupal 8 and Drupal 9. But not Drupal 10. Oh.

26th Jan 2024

Irina's experience of Drupalcon Lille

Drupalcon Lille 2023 was my first experience of a large Drupal event. I didn't know what to expect but I was so excited and looking forward to it! I have to say Drupalcon exceeded all of my expectations, in a good way!

26th Oct 2023

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