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Boston Web Development Team Chooses Drupal for the Future

More than 7 million people come to Boston.gov annually to access city services but the old technology and clunky design wasn’t helping the public or the city employees save time. It was time for a redesign. Boston public servants wanted to deliver a site to the public that was adaptable, user-friendly, and would evolve with the needs of it’s constituents.

Should You Standardize on a Single CMS?

There’s too little conversation about standardization regarding content management systems (CMS), and too much business value lost in not considering it. We’ve written an eBook discussing the topic, but how do you know if standardizing is right for you?

The key to success with any web project – from app design to a new site build to adding interactive functionality – starts with intention. To create a more purposeful web, it’s important to challenge clients who know what they want but not what they need.

With any project – big or small, rescue or new – we start our process with a Discovery.

The Discovery process is simple – it’s an open, straightforward conversation that uncovers two important pieces of information:

No one wants to be the person who invested hundreds of thousands of their company’s dollars into a new website, application or digital asset and then have it fail to meet its expectations.

Even fewer people want to be the ones to then tell their management team the project needs even more investment – sometimes, as much as the initial expenditure – to fix the problems; or worse, start over.

What’s the difference between Drupal and WordPress? Why would a business choose one over the other? Once you’ve seen one Content Management System (CMS), you’ve seen them all, right? These are some of the most common questions we hear from prospects and clients. Unfortunately, there is not a winner-takes-all answer here. Sometimes Drupal is a better fit for the project and sometimes WordPress is a better fit.

At Thinkbean, we want to issue a challenge.

We want our clients and prospective clients, developers, partners, and even the competition, to create intention when developing new web properties, apps or digital tools. Yes, there are wonderful digital experiences to be had; we just happen to think all digital experiences should be wonderful.

I run PHP 7 by default on my laptop. For new projects, I typically use Symfony or Drupal 8, and launch the built-in servers with bin/console server:run or drupal server respectively.

For legacy sites that require PHP 5, I have PHP installed in /usr/local/php56/bin and use nginx w/php-fpm to serve them. For these sites, I need to run drush under PHP 5, but PHP 7 is setup as default via the command line.

My solution for this is pretty simple, create an alias named drush5.

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