Wait. March? Already?!

We can't be the only ones who were slightly surprised to look across at the calendar this week and realised we're into March already!

It's certainly been a very busy start to 2016 here at The Mill and, even with an extra day to play with in February, we can't believe how quickly the first two months of the year have gone by.

They say time flies when you're having fun, and it certainly seems that way. We've been involved in a number of exciting Drupal projects so far this year, for clients new and existing.

We're also delighted to have started working with a number of new Drupal support clients too, with lots more new projects and support work currently in the pipeline. Our new website, launched in the latter part of last year, has had lots of positive feedback and certainly seems to be helping to further spread the word of the excellent Drupal support and development services that we provide for our clients.

In fact, it's been such a busy time that we've ended up with little time spare to keep our blog up-to-date in recent months. So, to make up for that, here's a quick rundown on just some of the projects and clients we've been working with in the past few months…

Drupal projects Update

Although confidentiality agreements currently prevent us from divulging too much detail on some of the project work currently underway, highlights of the types of things we've been working on since the start of the new year include:

Delivery of a complex multi-site network of new Drupal sites for a key international client. Using our in-depth knowledge of Drupal alongside our Amazon Web Services expertise, we're working with the Aegir deployment system to unify our client's approach to publishing and managing their large network of websites. The platform will ultimately be powering 1,500+ websites by the end of this year.

A custom Live Chat facility built into a Drupal site to enable members of the website to chat and message each other directly.

Continued development of a new multilingual Drupal website for our existing client, Lingoo.com, currently due to launch in the Spring.

Requirements gathering for a brand new website for returning Adaptive client, MRS Training & Rescue (formerly Mines Rescue Service). We originally worked with MRS between 2011 and 2013 before a restructure of the organisation so them needing to (reluctantly) move away from Adaptive for their web services. Adaptive tendered for the new website project in late 2015 though and we were delighted to be handed the project and are now enjoying working once again with the MRS team, with a view to having their new website ready for launch in late Spring.

We're also starting work on a suite of new Drupal modules for one of our clients which utilises AWS's video encoding services to provide a slick and seamless new way of uploading and streaming videos via a Drupal platform. Also recently started are new website builds for our existing clients Vent-Axia and Education City - more details on these to come in the near future.

Drupal Support

Our Drupal support team have also been extremely busy since the start of 2016, delivering our usual high levels of service for all our existing Drupal support customers as well as welcoming a number of new support clients on board, including the Joint Office of Gas Transporters and publishers/event organisers, QMJ.

We've also carried out technical and functional audits on the Drupal site of an international peacebuilding charity and are delighted to have agreed, only last week, to provide ongoing support to another non-profit organisation, which promotes academic research-related services around the UK.

With discussions currently in an advanced state with two other new prospective development and support client, along with lots of exciting discussions taking place with some of our existing clients, the rest of 2016 currently shows no signs of being dull! And, we've not even talked properly about Drupal 8 yet and the possibilities which that will bring!

So farewell January and February, hello March and next stop December...!