Adaptive Review – Q2, 2018
So that's the first half of 2018 gone in a flash! It's been another busy and exciting period for us here at Adaptive. Here we draw breath to have a quick look back at some of the highlights of the past three months of Drupal projects and support delivery.
We've been delighted to see three new sites launch in recent weeks, each following significant time and effort invested in them by our amazing development team.
After many years of supporting Lichfield District Council's previous tourism website, we've been delighted to work with the team on a brand new Drupal 8 website promoting the region – visitlichfield.co.uk
The new site features a custom design created by Adaptive based on the new Visit Lichfield brand, which was launched in tandem with the new website in June.
The Drupal 8 website promotes the culture, shopping and attractions of Lichfield city centre and surrounding areas whilst also providing useful visitor information such as details of local accommodation and upcoming events.
As well as the design and build of the site, we also developed a number of bespoke data migration tools to bring the various types of complex data over from their previous Drupal 6 website. The site also utilises Drupal's ‘Domains' module to provide a multi-site facility which is currently being used to produce a second site for another local organisation, Lichfield BID. We hope to see the BID site launch later this month.
Take a look at the brand new Visit Lichfield website here.
Another recent Drupal 8 development which launched in June is the new website for conservation campaigners, Earthmind.
The organisation work to recognise and encourage voluntary conservation commitments in the areas where we live and work around the world. As well as providing a wealth of resources and insight, Earthmind also host regular events and work closely with other organisations to achieve their aims.
Their new Drupal 8 website was designed and built by Adaptive and features themed libraries of documents, reports and white papers; an events calendar; and a list of the Verified Conservation Areas currently supported and promoted by the organisation.
View the new website here.
J. Krishnamurti Online
June was a very busy month for the team as we saw the launch of our third new site in as many weeks. The J. Krishnamurti website is a huge online collection of teachings from Jiddu Krishnamurti, widely regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time.
We were approached by the Krishnamurti Foundation in 2017 after the website project had hit some problems with previous developers. The Adaptive team have worked hard to resolve the various bugs and issues that were present in the site and have added many visual and functional enhancements to progress it to a point ready for launch.
The new website features thousands of Krishnamurti teachings in the form of text, transcripts, audit and video, all categorised and browsable under a variety of themes. The teachings are also fully searchable via a powerful faceted search tool, delivered using the Drupal Search API module.
Visit the website to find out more.
Redesigns for new Drupal Support clients
In addition to the new build projects that we have been working on recently, we also continue to deliver exception levels of Drupal support and development to our increasing range of support clients.
We're delighted to have recently agreed ongoing support and development contracts with two new clients – Linkwave and IIC.
Linkwave specialise in wireless communications components and will be working with us to revamp and redesign their website in the coming months to give it a modern and clean feel and to also better showcase their services and products. We'll also be providing other ongoing support and development to the Linkwave team and working on an enhanced ecommerce solution for them later in the year.
IIC – or the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works to give them their (very) full name – are also looking to fully redesign their existing Drupal site and we'll be working hard to implement a brand new look and feel across the site in the coming weeks in time for launch at their biennial conference in Turin in September.
We're also in the process of agreeing support arrangements for three more exciting new clients and we'll be able to give more details of these in the coming weeks. We'll also have more detailed case studies on the projects above coming soon.
If you'd like to know about any of the projects featured in this post, or to find out how Adaptive could help with your next Drupal site build or ongoing support requirements, please do get in touch.