Earlier this fall, I attended BADCamp 2018, an annual celebration of open-source software. The conference was held in Berkeley, CA and featured four days filled with talks and training sessions about the latest tools to hit the open-source world.Continue Reading
In our work at Duo, we see a lot of RFPs. For those who don't know, an RFP is a request for proposal, and it basically is a document potential clients share with us that tells us about the type of work they're looking for. We look over the information provided in the RFP, and from that, we try to put together as detailed of a proposal as possible.Continue Reading
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
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 recently had a meeting with a client who has operated their website on Drupal 7 for the past few years, and they wanted to know why they should upgrade their site from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. As I worked on answering their question, it became clear to me that there are 8 distinct reasons why it makes sense for businesses and organizations to make the leap from D7 to D8.Continue Reading
When it comes to open-source platforms, I’ve always felt that one of the biggest assets is the community that comes with the platform. The ability to have passionate, dedicated individuals working together to further the development of a project — be it an individual module or a larger piece of technology — has always been inspiring to me.Continue Reading
What does the Search API module do?
The Search API module allows a site administrator to create flexible, detailed, robust search indexes that more semantically define what content is. It allows you to index your content and customize it in a way that makes sure everything appears when and where it is supposed to. It ensures that everything you want to appear in a search actually appears, making for a more effective search.Continue Reading