We're donning our Drupal community hats and heading off to Symfony Live on September 26!

It's been said many times before, but one of the most impressive things about Drupal is the community. And we don't just mean the awesome developers.

CDs on sale at HMV

The High Street’s being slowly strangled by online retail

That’s the usual narrative that’s reflected in a string of familiar names disappearing from the local High Street.

It’s undeniable that there’s a major shift in retail towards online, but that’s not to say that there are ways for physical retailers to thrive.

Want to learn about some add-on tools for applying security best practice to your website? Then join us on 3 September for our webinar as part of Drupal Association Webcast Series.

Who: John Ennew, Solutions Architect from Deeson Online

Want to experience August Digibury all over again? Well, now you can. Behold, here be the videos!

Video #1: An introduction to the Raspberry Pi - John Ennew

Video #2: Deconstructing the Internet of Everything - Victor Newman

Digibury Weekender is fast approaching and we've got some great talks lined up!

Hosted by Robin Ince (he from BBC's The Infinite Monkley Cage), leading thinkers from nearly twenty organisations in technology, media, innovation and arts - including Google, Microsoft, ITN and - will present short, inspiring talks, demos and discussions during this one-day tech, digital and cultural event on October 18.

We had a bit of a treat this month. In addition to a talk on the 'hows' and 'whys' of the world-conquering Rasberry Pi (complete with audience participation), we also had a fascinating take on Cisco's Internet of Everything.

Talk #1: An introduction to the Raspberry Pi - John Ennew
Dries wants you to help craft his keynote at DrupalCon Amsterdam. We like this. A lot.

He's tried surveys. He's tried Q&A's. Now this year Dries Buytaert is taking it a step further: he's crowdsourcing his DrupalCon Amsterdam keynote talk.

Not only is this an innovative idea that fits perfectly with the collaborative nature of the Drupal community, it's also really straightforward.

We're always keen to get our community involved in Digibury. Usually this manifests with people presenting up on stage.
However, Digibury attendee, Brian Condon, has taken audience participation to a whole new level with this great Storify live blog of Wednesday's Digibury. Enjoy!

We've published the slides, and now you can re-live the July talks with our latest Digibury Videos.

Talk #1: Howard Griffin, University of Kent - moving the immovable

Organisation: Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)
Who: Kathy Maxwell
Role: Head of IT

What is RMetS?

We are the Learned and Professional Society for weather and climate.

How long has RMetS been working with Deeson Online?

For nearly four years.

As User Experience Designer at Deeson Online, I thought it would be a good idea to explore five very different sites that deliver a great user experience.

I wouldn’t say that they are all perfect (it is impossible to quantify ‘perfect’ in terms of a user's experience anyway) but they all offer simplicity and engagement that impresses.


The momentum behind Drupal 8 is growing, and Deeson Online have been playing their part...

We in the Drupal community probably know something about Drupal 8 – even if it's just that we're aware it's coming!

But how do you clearly and simply highlight the benefits of Drupal 8 to a non-developer audience, or those beyond our community?

We are always keen to open our doors to work experience students, but we don't usually get the opportunity to share their time on this blog. We've decided we need to change that!

Introducing Bethany Nelson, Year 10 student from Langton Grammar School for Girls, Canterbury, Kent. Here in her words are ten things she learned from her time at Deeson Online.

Look alive! DrupalCon Amsterdam is going to be here in no time, and Deeson Online are once again a proud Silver Sponsor of what is shaping up to be a rather spectacular event.

Possibily the most significant date in the European Drupal community diary, DrupalCon Amsterdam will not only offer all the usual mix of community summit, sessions, BOFs and sprints, it also has some very impressive keynotes, including co-editor of Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow.