I've talked with hundreds of Drupal professionals over the years (probably thousands at this point), and whether or not it's intentional, I think we fall into a pattern. When we talk about the benefits of the platform — specifically Drupal 8 — and what it can do for organizations, we often talk about it in relation to either the front-end user or the website developer.Continue Reading
One of the favorite parts of my role at Duo is talking with potential clients about their digital challenges and helping determine whether Drupal can help develop a solution to their problem. Ask any of these people, and they'll tell you that I love talking about the benefits of Drupal 8 and how revolutionary the newest version of the platform can be.Continue Reading
We’ve been seeing interest in Drupal 8 increase in the last few months, and it’s with good reason. The platform has so much flexibility and the power to streamline work for any number of industries.
One area where I’ve seen a substantial rise in the desire to learn more about or adopt Drupal 8 is in the world of marketing — specifically from marketing departments. And it makes sense.Continue Reading
Drupal 8.6 is out in the wild, and the latest version shows how the platform has evolved to try and attract technical and non-technical users to the Drupal community.Continue Reading
There are a lot of reasons why I love working in sales at Duo, where I get to tell clients — and potential clients — about the benefits of Drupal. I’ll be honest, though, there are definitely some challenges that come with the territory. Arguably the biggest obstacle I face is convincing a potential client why it’s worth spending thousands upon thousands of dollars to build a new website or digital platform with Drupal.Continue Reading
I didn’t get into this business to win awards.
In the early days here at Duo Consulting, I stressed to our team that we should focus on results, not recognition. That is a mantra I’ve maintained to this day.
That being said, if we are able to create a product that pleases our client and gets industry-wide recognition, I certainly won’t complain. That is why I’m proud to share that Duo was recognized with four different honors in the 2018 WebAward Competition.
I’ve had a number of conversations with potential clients about upgrading their websites to Drupal 8, and an interesting trend has been popping up. On several occasions, I’ve heard that the companies I’m speaking with are hesitant to go through an upgrade because of the costs that come with it.
I understand that reservation, particularly because an upgrade to Drupal 8 requires a full-on redesign to fully maximize the platform’s potential. That being said, I think the advantages certainly outweigh the cost
I’ve spent the past 14 years as a designer. I got my degree in graphic design, and I’ve done everything front print design to product packaging to user experience (UX) design. Today I am a senior designer who specializes in user interfaces — what users see and interact with when they use a web product.
I’ve been asked before what makes a good user interface, and the answer really depends on the client. What are their goals? What do they want their user to do? Inherently, the follow up questions I hear are: Well, what if they don’t know what their goals are? How do you help them figure it out? My answer is “Sketchboarding.”Continue Reading