Sep 4 2015

Still on Drupal 6? Here are your options!

dave 0 Comments Drupal, Hosting, Platform Development

With the imminent release of a Drupal 8 Release Candidate, which could potentially be announced as soon as the end of September at Drupalcon Barcelona, the clock has just started ticking a lot louder for those sites still on Drupal 6 with the looming support transition policy about to kick in:

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Sep 1 2015

Local .htaccess environment conditionals, HTTPS example

denise 0 Comments Platform Development, Web Development

Adapted from a post by the Nerdary  that basically deals with the problem of having .htaccess files that are different on your local and other environments.

This example deals with the headache of https and not wanting your local environment to automatically redirect to HTTPS. I am only posting the relevant code that sets up the environment variable.

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Jul 14 2015

OS Open Data Masterclass

wendy 0 Comments General, Web Development

I am a bit mad about maps. Especially the online, interactive ones. When I heard about the OS (Ordnance Survey, rather than operating system!) open data Masterclass, I signed up for it immediately, very curious to see how OS data could fit in with online mapping applications.

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Jul 8 2015

Testing in Internet Explorer without Windows!

paul 2 Comments UX & Web Design, Web Development

Screenshot of a Windows Desktop with the Internet Explorer icon(Image Credit:

Internet Explorer. The bane of most web developers' lives. How often have we built a site and looked back content with our efforts, only to have that satisfaction whipped away when opening Internet Explorer?

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Jun 26 2015

Theming in Drupal 7 just got easier!

willrichardszoocha 0 Comments Drupal, UX & Web Design

Theming in Drupal 7 has always been a bit fiddly at the best of times. Unbeknown to me a small feature crept into a Drupal 7 release without me realising - the backport of theme debug settings from the much anticipated Drupal 8. This feature allows you to view debug information directly in the mark-up and not have to go chasing template suggestion names from within the Drupal admin screens.

In your Drupal 7 installation simply add this line to your settings.php:

$conf['theme_debug'] = TRUE;

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Jun 24 2015

A review of Responsive Day Out - The Final Breakpoint

willrichardszoocha 0 Comments Design, Digital Marketing, Drupal, General, News, UX & Web Design
Responsive Day Out - The Final Breakpoint - First slide of the conference

Last Friday saw another Responsive Conference take place at the Dome in Brighton. I had previously heard a lot about the conference, this being the third and (I believe) final outing I was thrilled that we managed to secure some tickets for myself and a selection of the Zoocha team members. From seeing the impressive list of speakers I was sure it would be a great conference, but I had no idea how much information, insight and motivation I would be taking home.

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Jun 24 2015

We are recruiting - we are looking for a Graduate Account Manager to join our team

hannah 0 Comments General, News

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join the Zoocha team.

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Jun 10 2015

The Front End of FCA

george 0 Comments Drupal, Web Development

As part of the front end team, I was quite excited to be introduced into the project on the sites for FCA. We knew the sites would all be running on the same Drupal pre base using several modules to ensure smooth operation with different domains.

What we needed to focus on was dealing with five independent themes including a theme folder which was to be the basis for three separate sites. These three sites have very similar structures and the difference in the appearance between them is minimal. So just to get stuck into the project here are the sites:

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May 14 2015

DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015

denise 0 Comments Drupal, News

This Los Angeles native has gone home to do some learnin' about Drupal. Note: this is a heavily dev-based view of the conference. Apologies to frontenders, designers, wombats, etc, but there is only one me and about 10 sessions per slot. For a full list of everything check out and

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Apr 30 2015

5 Things I've Learned As a Grad Working In Web Development

hannah 0 Comments General

As a History graduate, freshly released into the world of employment, I entered the tech sphere as an account manager with a sense of trepidation. Not only had I never had a ‘proper’ job (I’m not sure weekend employment at Hobbycraft counts), I had never heard of Drupal before.

Though I was assured that this didn’t matter, I was right in thinking that my first few months working at Zoocha were going to provide a whole host of insights - tekkers and non-tekkers alike.

Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way:

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