When maintaining a Drupal 8 site in production, it’s often necessary to make changes within the site’s database, specifically when it comes to modifying settings or data that is not handled by Drupal’s YAML file-based configuration management API. Some common examples of settings or data not handled by the configuration management API include the following:
Tagged Enterprise Drupal Development
Autodesk is a Fortune 500 company based in California that creates software products for a number of industries. One of their most famous products is AutoCAD which is a computer-aided design package for architects and other design professionals.
Multiple Languages, Translation Workflow, Document Management, Content Editor Tools, Web Services Integration, Faceted Search, Drupal 7, Drupal 8
Summary of Work
Hook 42 has worked with Autodesk over many years for both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 consulting and development. For Drupal 7, we audited the multilingual Drupal configuration and custom code for the Autodesk Knowledge Network and made recommendations for improvements. We were the "multilingual hotline" for Autodesk's developers to answer questions about configuring and customizing their multilingual features. We provided multilingual training at BADCamp which was attended by the Autodesk development team to jumpstart their project. We wrote a custom module to work around issues with the Entity Translation module to support Autodesk's multilingual content workflow.
For Drupal 8, we have been providing architectural guidance and development for a new site including hosting considerations, development workflow, site building best practices, module development, and front end theming. This Drupal 8 site was launched in October 2017. We continue to provide development services for both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 websites.
Multilingual Drupal Audit
We audited the multilingual configuration and custom code for the Autodesk Knowledge Network and made recommendations for improvements.
Multilingual Drupal Consulting
We were the "multilingual hotline" for Autodesk's developers for their Drupal 7 website to answer questions about configuring and customizing their multilingual features.
We provided Drupal 7 multilingual training at BADCamp which was attended by the Autodesk development team to jumpstart their project.
Drupal Module Development
We wrote custom module code to work around issues with the Entity Translation module to support Autodesk's multilingual content workflow.
We provided staff augmentation for multiple web projects for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. Development included back-end and front-end programming including ReactJS.
Zicasso is an innovative travel company with a unique and highly successful business model. Its website matches high-end travel agents with travelers interested in upscale vacations. Zicasso chose Hook 42 to completely redesign and migrate its very outdated Drupal 5 website to Drupal 7.
Beautiful, Luxury, Travel, Image-Rich, Mobile-Friendly, Performant
Responsive & Parallax Design, High-Conversion Landing Pages, Rich Media Management, Interactive Messaging, Optimized Business Workflows, Custom Tools & Reports
Summary of Work
We redesigned the Zicasso.com site from scratch to make it more visually appealing and easier for travelers, travel agents, and administrators to use. Zicasso.com received considerable positive press and user comments after the new site launch. Information about the redesign project is available in the Drupal.org case study.
During the discovery phase, we worked closely with the Zicasso team to understand their users, complex workflows, and features to create optimal user flows and wireframes. We evaluated inspirational and competitive sites to craft a modern style guide and compelling visual designs. For administrators, we architected content editing tools and admin interfaces to improve efficiency.
On the technical side, we developed migration code to seamlessly move their very large content base into Drupal 7. We continue to make enhancements on a daily basis to their beautiful and engaging website. The end result is an image-rich, responsive, and interactive website that streamlines the luxury travel planning process.
We collaborated with Zicasso to design and develop beautiful and newsworthy user experiences. Zicasso has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, Travel+Leisure, and many other leading media publications.
We craft responsive web pages for Zicasso users to enjoy on their smartphones and tablets.
We architect Drupal content structures that allow the Zicasso team to reuse pieces of content in smart ways.
Enterprise Drupal Development
We work closely with the Zicasso business team to engineer Enterprise-level tools for streamlined administration and messaging workflows. We continually strive for supporting high performance and reliability, upholding Drupal best practices, and increasing quality assurance.
Digital Asset Management
We enable the Zicasso content team to efficiently leverage thousands of stunning travel photographs by providing customized media tools. We support gigabytes of file attachments for a streamlined messaging workflow.
We work together with Zicasso's savvy marketing team to optimize the site's web pages for top organic search rankings and provide customized analytics tools for evaluating conversions.
We migrated Zicasso's "million node" Drupal 5 website to Drupal 7 as part of a complete site redesign and rearchitecture. Learn about the great migration in the Pantheon + Hook 42 case study.
Hook 42 is a talented team of architects and developers who work with you to create exceptional Drupal sites with best practices and optimized performance, while remaining focused on your business needs.
We have significant amounts of experience with:
- Custom Drupal Theme Development
- Drupal Module Development and Implementation
- Multilingual Drupal Installations
- Optimized Drupal Website Performance
- Drupal Migrations
- Drupal Upgrades
Hook 42 Loves Drupal
We pride ourselves on being active members of the Drupal community, and we bring that expertise to each project. Hook 42 is one of the top contributing companies on Drupal.org, and because of this we know both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 inside out. Hook 42 and many of our developers maintain public Drupal projects related to security, performance, and user interface improvements. Additionally, our team members participate in many of the Drupal 8 and Drupal 9 core discussions that help drive the future of the Drupal project.
Beyond helping build the software, our team is actively involved in the growth of Drupal in many ways. We attend and help organize many community events. We provide events with training sessions on the latest technologies and presentations that share our experiences working with Drupal and other technologies. We enjoy every aspect of the Drupal community.
Custom Drupal Solutions for Business
Hook 42 has decades of experience developing websites and applications with Drupal. From simple websites to intranets and “ambitious digital experiences”, we are experts in tackling a wide range of complex and simple problems -- and we enjoy the uniqueness that comes with each. Hook 42 Drupal developers are experts in writing secure Drupal modules, performant Drupal themes, and creating scalable content solutions that can grow alongside your business.
Understanding the benefits and pitfalls of working with an open-source product is very important. Weighing those options against your goals and business needs is perhaps the most important part of any successful project. At Hook 42, we make responsible decisions about the technologies that shape your business today to help ensure your future growth.
We take the responsibility of being a true and valuable partner to your business very seriously. You can rely on our experience and dedication to quality for any aspect of your Drupal project.
I’ve hired Hook 42 for three different projects in the last six years, and in each case the quality, thoroughness, helpfulness, dedication, knowledge, and perspective that they brought to the project has been a game changer. Next time I look for a Drupal project partner, I will look to Hook 42 first.
Want to Know More About Hook 42 and Drupal?
Whether you’re looking for a reliable development team, need help determining if Drupal is a good fit for your project, or just want to learn more about Drupal and our community in general, reach out and say hi! We're always excited to work with people and businesses to help ensure they have the best Drupal experience possible. Together we can go far.
When it comes to Atomic Design systems in Drupal 8, there’s hardly a shortage of solutions to choose from. Pattern Lab and KSS Node are certainly among the most popular and the recently released Mannequin looks incredibly exciting. However, in all these aforementioned solutions, exposing that component data to Drupal has never been particularly straightforward.