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Twig is a powerful templating engine employed by Drupal starting with Drupal 8. It's power can be seen throughout the codebase. Many modules and components more often than not employ Twig for their visual formatting. Even Drupal's Views can use Twig to rewrite the output of its fields. Twig can be…
It can be helpful for organizations looking for professional Drupal support to get a glimpse of how different vendors operate. In this article we share how a real company actually evaluated various Drupal developers to support and enhance a set of Drupal websites. Monarch is often approached to…
We have found that organizations and individuals select a Drupal support vendor using a wide variety of rational (and sometimes emotional) criteria. I believe all of these different reasons are important, but it is critical to establish for yourself how each quality is weighted with regard to how a…
There are many ways that Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) do not work for web development projects. In most cases, RFP’s don’t work well for support either. In one case, I had a client present us with a list of specific projects they needed to have completed. We talked through the projects and…
Especially in the Drupal world, there are Drupal shops that only do new development. They do not support what they have built. They move on to the next development project. They do development well and, for whatever reason, they call a site “done” and move on. I don't have a problem with this,…
Love it or hate it, math is everywhere. Sometimes math will even find it's way into your Drupal projects. One of our engineering clients required dynamically evaluated complex math expressions in an entity form based on other fields. The module most closely met these requirements was Computed Field…