If you're actually wondering what #027AC6 is, it's the colour hex code for a certain shade of blue, that of the open source framework Drupal. 2009 was a great year for us, with Drupal now accounting for over 75% of our revenue.
To strengthen the support capabilities with our clients, Ixis have partnered with Acquia to provide an additional level of support for our clients.
In addition to support we also get access to the additional marketing, branding, and services with Acquia provides. We look forward to a growing partnership as we attract larger Drupal development projects in the years to come.
Acquia Partners include some of the most talented contributors to the Drupal community and have completed successful Drupal projects worldwide for clients large and small. We at Ixis are proud to be amongst the members of the Acquia scheme.
After another successful year in the land of Drupal we're pleased to be expanding the development team here at Ixis. We're on the look out for two developers to join us on-site in our Daresbury office in the UK. Your work will be based at our new office and travel to clients is not required.
We work in a relaxed and informal environment, where the ability to manage your time and work load independently is important. You'll often be involved in several projects at the same time, although you may be responsible for a website from start to finish depending on work load.
Drupal 6 is seeing some great handy modules being released over the last few months. With the sheer amount of projects being created on drupal.org its a job in itself to keep up with whats already out there. We're increasingly finding there's a module for "that" when a project needs something.
The web based intranet platform including several built in common features such as groups, projects, case tracker, per-user blogging facilities and a rather useless shoutbox facility.
Development Seed have pulled together a lot of strong Drupal components to provide some great functionality in a really quite flexible architecture. On top of the off the shelf modules such as Views and CCK, and some home grown Development Seed releases such is as Spaces and Contexts.
The quick reactions of some members of the Drupal community a couple of weeks ago ensured they bagged themselves a little blue Drupalicon of their own in our giveaway.
We're pleased to announce that Jonathan, John, Amye, Amanda, Oliver, and Karoly all sent a winning message via our contact form. The winners spanned the globe, from the UK and France, to Africa, Canada, and the USA.
As mentioned in a previous blog post, an attendee at Drupalcamp UK built a nifty Drupalicon tracking map to see how far they have travelled. We're hoping the winners will add themselves to the map soon!
Some administration and debugging modules for Drupal attach their statistics to the end of Drupal rendered pages using PHP's register_shutdown_function function facility. This is great to ensure the output is always available, no matter how badly built the theme being used is.
Examples of modules adding their stats to the footer include the superb Devel package which allows outputting statistics on your database queries (or "Gunk" as its called in the source code), and the Memcache Admin UI module which provides information about the memcache bin usage.
The first Drupalcamp UK was held over the weekend at the BBC Backstage in Manchester. It was a great success with a large number of visitors showing up for both days. Congratulations to Dan Smith for pulling the event together and keeping it going over the weekend.
It was great to put faces to names, and chat with developers from across the country.