ComputerMinds are diversifying

1st Apr 2021

The last year has highlighted to us all how important it is for the global community to come together and solve problems. We rate ourselves highly at ComputerMinds, and figure it's time to share and stretch our abilities to the full. So I'm here on this special day to announce that we are branching out beyond just resolving bugs on websites, to fixing any kind of bugs in any problem space. There's so much market potential, we're really quite excited at the possibilities for bringing innovative solutions to the world!

Medical bugs

The ugliest bug of them all, COVID-19, has...

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21 for 21 - The move more challenge

16th Mar 2021

I think the majority of us would say that we are not moving as much as we were pre-lockdown and pandemic. If you are then well done!  A lot of us have lost a commute and access to our usual exercise regime and are pretty stationary at home working and/or with our kids.  Of course, we could always go on ANOTHER muddy walk. However, I don't know about you but I'm pretty fed up of taking 3 young children on muddy walks all the time - I have enough washing to do as it is!  I digress.  My point is, many of...

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Apply Drupal 9 compatibility patches with Composer

12th Jan 2021

The vast majority of community-contributed Drupal 8 modules now have releases that are compatible with Drupal 9, but what can you do if you need to use a module that doesn’t? Well, you’re likely to find a compatibility patch in the project's issue queue. But the tool most of us use with composer to apply patches, cweagans/composer-patches, is a plugin that can only make its changes after composer reads a package's metadata about its compatibility (and dependencies). So for contrib modules that haven't yet committed their patches, attempting to apply the patch in the usual way doesn't help. For...

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

11th Nov 2020

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 site.

Instead, this post will look specifically at cumulative layout shift - or CLS as it’s known. I like to think of this as the jerkiness measure of your site -...

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