Making product images consistent with image styles

We’ve recently given the dimplex.co.uk site a new face lift and stumbled across an interesting problem during development when it came to implementing the new product carousel on their product pages, more specifically, the handling of the images themselves.

The design brief stipulated that the transparent studio style product images required a light grey background behind them, giving the impression of a product floating nicely in the middle of a light grey surrounding.

We had 2 problems here:

1. A lot of the studio style product images didn’t have sufficient transparent space around themselves and we ended up with unsightly results; images would...

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Preparing your website for Black Friday

29th Oct 2019

Does your site have an online store? Are you looking to have sales on during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period? Then read on - here are some quick tips to help you make the most of the sales period by ensuring that everything goes as smoothly as possible to make sure both your marketing and site are up to scratch.

Marketing / Promotion

You should have a plan in place for marketing your deals, otherwise how are people going to find out about them? This could include; promotions on your own website, promotion via social media (e.g Facebook,...

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A decade of Drupal

15th Oct 2019

Last month I begun my second decade of working with Drupal! How crazy is that? I started at ComputerMinds in 2009. Drupalcon Paris was my first week on the job - I just remember taking so many notes, as if it were a university course! I had a lot to learn then, but now I can look back with a much more experienced head, hopefully wiser, with some sort of perspective.

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ComputerMinds Rebrand: Business Cards

7th Aug 2019

Over the past few months ComputerMinds has undergone a complete rebrand, most noticeably our website has been migrated to Drupal 8 and had a facelift so that it follows our new branding guidelines. But a new logo, colour scheme and aesthetic is only part of the work, we’ve also change all of our corporate stationery to follow our new look and feel.

We tend to be a relatively paperless organisation but one thing we do use a lot are business cards. It is important that these are as engaging and eye catching as possible as handing these out can be...

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