ComputerMinds Away Day to the Malverns

3rd Jul 2019

At ComputerMinds we work out of two offices, one in Bristol and another in Coventry so every now and then it’s important for us to get the whole team together to share ideas. When we meet we try to do this away from the office environment for a change of scenery, in the second of our 2019 away days we decided a walk in the Malverns was just the ticket!

We all met in the beautiful Malvern Hills to explore the sights and have a bit of an informal chat about the direction we’re heading as a company as well...

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ComputerMinds do GatsbyJS!

2nd Jul 2019

Here at ComputerMinds, we think of ourselves as Drupal specialists for the UK, but we don't limit ourselves to that. We offer clients a close working relationship and our general flexibility to get stuck into applying our skills to most problems. One of our clients, Alfresco, has come to trust us with more than just our Drupal wisdom. They wanted a new hub that would bring together documentation for a variety of their open source products, which are already on Github. Their documentation was written as Markdown files, so the hub would need to import and transform those files into HTML...

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10 Interesting Drupal Modules

18th Jun 2019

Drupal is lucky to benefit from a very active community of developers meaning that there is a wide and varied range of contributed modules to extend the functionality of Drupal core. In this article we’ll take a quick look at 10 interesting contributed modules; some are well known whilst others are a little bit more obscure.

1. Admin menu (D7) / Admin toolbar (D8)

Out of the box the Drupal admin interface can be a bit unwieldy and whilst this has been significantly improved over the years, especially with the advent of Drupal 8, there’s still room for improvement. Enter...

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Boost your speed with lazy images

11th Jun 2019

Websites need to look pretty and be blazing fast. That often means lots of beautiful high-quality images, but they can be pretty enormous to download, making the page slow to load. Images are often one of the 'heaviest' parts of a website, dragging a visitor's experience down instead of brightening it up as intended. If a website feels even a tiny bit unresponsive, that tarnishes your message or brand. Most of us have sat waiting frustratedly for a website to work (especially on mobile), and given up to go elsewhere. Drupal can be configured to deliver appropriately-resized versions, but what's...

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