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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.
Drupal Composer
18 Sep 2017

Convert an older Drupal 8 site to use Composer in 10 steps

I started using Drupal 8 from early on. Since Drupal 8.2, it has made Composer and undeclared dependency. I realized I could no longer install modules and manage dependencies in a sane way, as well as update my sites, without converting them to use Composer. Converting the sites to use Composer can be hard if you have issues with your site, like missing modules or broken configuration. If your site is healthy, though, following the next 10 steps should not be hard.

10 Sep 2017

Why you may not want a headless (decoupled) website.

Developers used to call this kind of architecture headless, but it's called decoupled more often today (because who wants a "headless" website?!) It's the next cool word today. It's the today's black. There's a lot of talk about the decoupled in the Drupal community now. It's the eye of the hype now, being cool and technologically advanced. There can be reasons, however, why this hype may not at all be for you.

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