Charles Tanton, specialist in professional Drupal development (based in Cape Town, South Africa)

Charles Tanton (Park Road Web Development) specialises in professional Drupal web development. I develop, build and maintain Drupal websites that add value to organisations and businesses. I have been working with Drupal for more than 13 years. Currently I am open to working on existing or building new Drupal 8 sites, as well as migrations to Drupal 8. I am particularly interested in working on projects that have a measurable positive environmental impact.

Park Road Web Development is based in Cape Town, South Africa, but I can work with you no matter where you are in South Africa, Europe, the usa or anywhere in the world.

Contact me if you need help with your existing or new Drupal 8 site, or Drupal 8 migration.

Charles.

Most recent work

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Migration

IABUK Drupal 8 website home page

I was contracted by LAB to manage the migration of content from the old IAB website (Drupal 7) to an under construction, Drupal 8, IAB UK website. I successfully set up and ran migrations for 16 Drupal 7 content types (including some with field collections), to some fairly complex, paragraph based, new Drupal 8 content types. This included document and image migration, as well as taxonomy migration. Some custom migration plugins had to be created to convert data from the old site into the correct format that the new site required. Read more...

Demos (Hemsley Fraser France)

Demos Drupal 7 website home page

At the beginning of November 2017, I was contracted by LAB to work on the Hemsley Fraser France website (https://www.demos.fr/). The work was primarily focused on the discovery and display of the catalogue of courses offered. This involved setting up of the ajax enabled course search, and using the Search API to provide more advanced course search capability, as well as integrating with views.

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Most recent blog posts

Cape Town 1.6°C above normal in 2018

Submitted by Charles on Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:30

The New York Times has a tool on their site which allows you to check how much warmer a city was in 2018, compared to an average calculated using data from 1981 to 2010. The data, provided by AccuWeather, comes from a database of more than 3800 cities worldwide which shows that about 83% of cities experienced average temperatures higher than normal last year.

Copying multiple words in PhpStorm

Submitted by Charles on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:43

To copy multiple, non-adjacent words in PhpStorm, option click at the start of each word, then hold option and shift and hit the right-arrow key and each word will become highlighted. Ctrl + c to copy and then move to where you want to place the copied words and paste (Ctrl + v). You can also add extra text before or after the copied words, and the extra text will occur in the same place on each line from which the words were copied.