Insights from the Versantus team

Where we give away our best tips and thoughts on trending topics across web design, software development and digital growth
 
David
David
9th May 2022

What Drupal 7's end of life extension means for you in 2022

Drupal development
Drupal 7’s end of life (eol) was originally scheduled for November 2021, and for many organisations it was full-steam ahead with an upgrade to Drupal 8 (the latest version available at the time). However, even with the knowledge that Drupal support wouldn’t be available for Drupal 7 sites after this...
 
Cristina
Cristina
22nd Dec 2021

The most efficient Next.js data fetching strategies to deliver the best UX

Technology
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UX design
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Web applications
One of our core values at Versantus is Quality: delivering gold standard solutions, strategic advice, and expert advice. In order to match our clients' needs with the right solution, we need to regularly evaluate the latest technologies to see what benefits they bring, and how they can fit into our...
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
12th Nov 2021

Greener websites: taking the green initiative in digital

Business
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Drupal development
Like all businesses, we're working hard to reduce our environmental impact. The time for ‘business as usual’ is behind us, and at Versantus we want to help our customers reduce the carbon footprint of their digital assets. Of course there's a moral obligation to look after our planet, but, if you...
 
Ed
Ed
22nd Oct 2021

How our helpdesk team has improved workflows and customer experience

Business
Uninterrupted attention and focus is paramount for the successful completion of web projects. But where do ad-hoc requests fall into that? Rather than working round the “could you please…” and “have you got 5 minutes?” which disrupt a project team’s flow and focus, we decided to change the way we...
 
David
David
23rd Sep 2021

What you need to know before upgrading from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9

Drupal development
If you’ve been meaning to upgrade your site from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 but haven’t had the chance yet, this is for you. Although the process should be straightforward, unexpected errors, issues and obstacles can turn a simple project into a hellish conundrum. With only a handful of weeks to commit...
 
Paloma
Paloma
15th Sep 2021

A trip out of the office

Company News
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Business
Recently, some of our team had the opportunity to leave the four walls of the office and go where they’ve never gone before… They were lucky enough to visit one of our clients, Audley Villages, in their own backyard (or at least two of them): Cooper’s Hill and Chalfont Dene villages. There’s nothing...
 
Paloma
Paloma
3rd Sep 2021

Andy the Intern: tales from the team

Company News
For the last few weeks, we’ve had a new face in the Versantus office; our new intern, Andy, has been diligently working with our team, learning new development skills, experiencing digital agency life and supporting the team with various tasks. Why we chose Andy Andy’s previous experience is full of...
 
Matt
Matt
20th Aug 2021

WordPress security: the ultimate guide of best practices to follow

Wordpress development
In 2021, securing your WordPress site and protecting your users should no longer be an after-thought. Attacks can vary, from comments section spam, to capturing sensitive information and everything in between. But ensuring your site's security can be daunting if you haven’t delved into it before...
 
Paloma
Paloma
19th Aug 2021

Women in tech spotlight: Versantus' Senior Developer

Company News
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Business
As a progressive organisation, we’re always on the lookout for diverse voices and upcoming talent; a diverse team brings different experiences and ideas, providing the opportunity for further learning, collaboration and improvement. But it’s impossible to ignore the limited representation of women...