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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 site.

Consultancy

ComputerMinds have acted as Drupal consultants for clients large and small. Our Drupal architects and consultants just love to share this 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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On this project the client wanted a rich eCommerce site 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 site 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 page. 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 site would take care of how this got rendered to the end user to ensure things are nice and consistent across the site.

As an eCommerce site 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

Core web vitals - how to debug and improve cumulative layout shift (CLS) issues

TLDR : Check your cookie popup!

It seems everyone is talking about core web vitals at the moment, spurred on by Googles’ recent announcement that page experience (which includes core web vitals) will start influencing search ranking in May 2021.

We won’t go into detail on web vitals in this post - there is plenty of information already on the web, including from Google themselves on the excellent web.dev site.

Reflecting on Drupal Slack

Over the last year or so, I've got quite engaged with Drupal slack. I've loitered in channels like #d9readiness and #config, discussed issues with members of the security team, and asked questions to module maintainers (and received answers!). But most of all, I've helped people out in the #support channel. This has been an interesting experience in many ways, so I thought I'd share my reflections. The Drupal slack workspace is intended for the community, so if you're reading this - it's probably for you too.

Rendering fields in Drupal 9 (the right way)

Many of us at ComputerMinds have always taken pride on doing Drupally things the right way whenever possible, and then helping the community do so too. One of these things is displaying values from fields on content entities. We wrote before about how to do this in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. It's now the turn of Drupal 9!

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