Adaptive Review - Q1, 2018
It’s been another busy first few months of the year here at Adaptive, with the launch of a new website for one client and a complete site revamp for another. We’ve also welcomed a number of new Drupal support clients on board and have been busy on initial developments for them.
All that, together with the swift tackling of the recent critical Drupal security update, has resulted in the first quarter of the year disappearing in a heartbeat! Here in our latest blog post, we look back at the first three months of the year at Adaptive HQ:
New site launches for UCB
We were delighted to start the year with the launch of the brand new website for UCB – United Christian Broadcasters – back in January.
The new front-end site showcases all that UCB offers in terms of their radio, TV and print services while, in the background, lies a complex integration between the site and two of UCB’s other key tools – their CRM system, Raiser’s Edge, and their email marketing service, Adestra.
The integration aspect of the project was particularly complex and challenging so it was great to see the site launch successfully earlier in the year after a great deal of hard work put into it by the teams at both Adaptive and UCB.
Radical revamp for Access Agriculture
We’ve worked with the team at Access Agriculture for a number of years and were delighted to be able to deliver a brand new look and feel for their flagship website at accessagriculture.org.
The Adaptive team created the design concept from scratch with the aim of better showcasing the organisation's work and, in particular, emphasising the video platform nature of the site.
The result is a bright, vibrant and modern looking site that has been very well received by both the team at Access Agriculture and their audience.
Providing Drupal Support to new clients
The first quarter of 2018 has seen us begin working with a range of new clients who are now benefiting from our Drupal support and development services.
Continuing to expand the list of charitable organisations that we support, we’re delighted to welcome onboard well-known learning disability charity, Mencap. In addition to providing ongoing support and development for their main website – www.mencap.org.uk – we will also be providing help with a number of other projects within the organisation in the coming months.
Another organisation who we have now been working with for a few months is the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The academic organisation was established in 1977 with the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.
Adaptive have so far delivered a number of new developments for their website – www.iis.ac.uk – and will be continuing to help overhaul the site’s look and structure in the coming months as well as providing support on other digital projects within the organisation.
Iconics UK are another client now receiving their Drupal support and development from Adaptive. One of their first requirements has been to give their current UK website a visual overhaul in line with rebranding by their parent company in the US. This should be going live in the coming weeks along with various other improvements delivered over the past few months by the Adaptive team.
We’re also delighted to now be working with Angus Council in Scotland on further development of their tourism marketing website, visitsangus.com. The Drupal 8 site was built and launched last year by another agency but is still in need of further development. Having helped them with a server migration and having then conducted a thorough audit on the platform, we’re now looking forward to helping the Angus team move the site forward over the coming months.
The examples above demonstrate the breadth of different organisations that we’re able to help with our Drupal support services. To see if we may be able to also help your business or organisation, click here to find out more.
Drupalgeddon 2 averted!
In the final week of March, Drupal.org preannounced the release of an upcoming critical security update for all Drupal platforms. While the exact nature of the update, and the issue it was set to resolve, understandably remained a closely guarded secret, it was clear from the early communications from Drupal that the update would need applying swiftly to all sites to avoid risk of any sites being exploited.
The Adaptive team were able to plan and apply the security updates in a very quick timeframe when it was released on March 28th – quite some achievement given that we have 100+ Drupal sites in our care! Find out more about the security update and how we addressed it here.
Next stop Spring...!
As you can see, it’s been another productive first few months of the year here at Adaptive. As the weather (hopefully!) finally starts to brighten up and we head towards summer, we’re looking forward to working with more new clients and on some new exciting projects over the next quarter.
Look out for the launch of brand new websites for Visit Lichfield and Earthmind in the coming weeks plus we’ll have details of more brand new Drupal support clients that we’re just beginning to work with at the moment.
In the meantime, if you want to find out more about any of our projects or services and how we might be able to do likewise for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!