Rebranding ComputerMinds - Part 2: SEO analysis, planning and Information Architecture

19th Apr 2018

Before I could actually start designing, we needed a clear understanding of exactly what we wanted from the new site. We conducted a full SEO analysis to see which content was popular on our existing site and what was not often read and could be consolidated. We also discussed the current state of our business and the direction we wanted to be heading in. We were taking on more and more big development projects and this was something that needed to be reflected and showcased on the site. On the old site, Drupal training was sitting most prominent on the...

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Rebranding ComputerMinds - Part 1: Branding

11th Apr 2018

After seeing our logo alongside others in various places it was clear to us that we were starting to look outdated. The work we were doing was getting more and more advanced and our branding did not reflect this. We needed to rebrand.

Our old company logo

We briefly stripped things right back and considered a company name change, as although it did represent what the company did when starting out, it didn’t completely represent what we do now. We quickly concluded that this was too big a change, it was important to keep the name for existing clients and also for the history...

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Rebranding ComputerMinds - Introduction

11th Apr 2018

After 7 years of our brand and website, we felt the outdated look did not reflect the cutting edge work we were doing, so it was time for a change.

With the relatively recent release of Drupal 8 there was no better time for a complete overhaul, so I set to work. But before any website design or build could begin it was important to rebrand the company fully so this could be carried through and be consistent throughout.

We released the new site and branding at the same time a few weeks ago. This series of articles talks through...

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Rendering Drupal 8 fields (the right way)

10th Apr 2018

Once upon a time, we wrote an article about how to render fields on their own in Drupal 7, which was really handy because Drupal 7 wasn't always intuitive. It's common to want to display a field outside of the context of its main entity page, like showing author information in a sidebar block or in a panel, but you had to just know which functions to use. Drupal 8 has come along since then using 'grown up' things like objects and methods, which actually makes the job a little easier. So now we have this:

The short answer

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