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WordPress vs Drupal Trends.
28 Dec 2017

Drupal and Thoughts of 2017

2017 is practically over. I am sitting with the family, thinking about the old year and the new, Of course I could write about more things than web development and Drupal, but I will limit myself to this topic for the sake of this blog. 2017 has been an interesting year for me as a web developer. Not as good as 2016 financially, but still quite interesting and educating. Here are my top points (very subjective, of course), written down below.
Minimize Expenses with Drupal 8
16 Oct 2017

Minimize Expenses with Drupal 8

Development and maintenance times for Drupal 8 can be strongly optimized, saving 20% or even 30% development cost for smaller websites thanks to using the tools wisely and using ready-built distros for lower start. The hosting, however, can not be the same as it used to be for Drupal 7. Having a cheaper hosting will mean higher maintenance times, which is not worth it. Hosting needs to be optimal, even though somewhat more expensive.
Dries Buytaert at DrupalCon Vienna
10 Oct 2017

Why Drupal 8 is not for Small Websites

Now it has happened. In his DrupalCon Vienna keynote presentation, Dries Buytaert, the Drupal trademark owner, has announced, that “Drupal is no longer for small websites.” At the same time, he said he is offended, when people say Drupal is only for the “Enterprise” websites now. This does seem wrong to me in a number of ways. Now, after about two years of experience working with Drupal 8 in larger and smaller businesses, I think there is both truth and inconsistency in what Dries has said. So let’s sort things out.

Latest Project

Baker Funeral Home

Baker Funeral is one of the best Drupal 8 web sites that we have built at InDigiMar. A funeral home web site, that publishes obituaries. It was this project that showed us that Drupal 8 is ready for complex and feature-rich web sites. The work for me in this project included:
  • Web server (LEMP) setup.
  • Migration from CSV into Drupal 8.
  • Theming of the obituaries.
  • Search (Search API).
  • Custom PDF generating module using wkhtmltox.
  • Custom recent obituaries RSS feed module.
Work for
InDigiMar