At the Lab section of our name: "Ramsalt Lab" we tried to put Drupal on steroids to test and see how much can we get out of Drupal performance wise and we will now publish a series of blog posts that together make a coherent How-to guide on Drupal performance.
For gathering all the data in this document, we did some heavy research. We have studied a lot of general website performance, Drupal optimization articles and we have done a lot of tests and put in the organization's over 100 years of total Drupal experience into play. A highlight that we would like to point out is this great presentation in DrupalCon 2018 Nashville that you can download its pdf and take a look for yourself.
As a starting point, note that it’s a much easier bet to start with a Drupal 8 installation instead of Drupal 7 since you can get much better results built-in. But in many cases, the current project is already on Drupal 7, so we try to cover both cases. Some of the items are, to say the least, “Obvious” but this list is supposed to be as coherent as possible. For most of this, we consider you have full access to your server and can set up the things listed here, so based on that, let’s kick things off with Caching. Then for the second blog article, we will look into asset distribution, CDN, compression, and aggregation. Thirdly we’ll be taking a look at one of the greatest enemies of performance: Images! Fourth step we will cover some techniques for Database/Web Server Tweaks & Improvements and lastly some general tips and HowTo’s for optimizing theming in Drupal.
Okay, that was a long list of things to consider/do for just caching, but hey we are here to make something extra performative.
In the next upcoming part that will be published in about a week, we will focus on Drupal Aggregation / CDN / Compression
This year it was Nina’s first time at DrupalCon. Nina is one of our project managers who is young, eager and willing to learn more about the technical aspects of Drupal so she can use the knowledge to improve her day-to-day project management routines. Since DrupalCon is mostly attended by developers we wanted to interview Nina about how she experienced her first DrupalCon as a project manager.
After two years, it was finally time to continue Ramsalt’s one of the most exciting traditions and meet the Drupal community in person again at DrupalCon Prague 2022. Ramsalt had 11 of its team members joining the event in Prague and just as many were attending it virtually. Based on our team’s experience, we have picked out our top recommendations for you from this year’s big event.
More and more states in the EU are making Google Analytics illegal, and if that isn’t enough to make you look for an alternative web analytics software, here is another strong argument:
As Google itself announced that they’ll begin turning off Universal Analytics by July 1, 2023 there was great confusion in the market and companies are uncertain on how to proceed. Within this blog post we want to explain the most common terms, compare Google Analytics 4 to Matomo Analytics and inform companies about their choices.