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

Tag1 Consulting Drupal 8 backend and frontend work

Tag1 consulting
Since July 2019, I've been contracted by Tag1 Consulting, and am currently working as part of a team doing Drupal 8 frontend and backend work for one of their clients, a US based, Fortune 10 tech company (I'm not allowed to say who). We've been prototyping a number of potential new sites, and helping some of their in-house teams maintain and add features to existing sites. Read more...

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...

Most recent blog posts

Selectively disabling Bootstrap tooltips for form field elements

Submitted by Charles on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 13:45

On a Drupal 8, Bootstrap based site that I’m currently working on we have a couple of forms that have a boolean ‘Acknowledgement’ field that is displayed at the bottom.

Because we’ve enabled “Smart form descriptions (via Tooltips)” in the theme settings, the form field descriptions are not visible, but in this case we wanted to display it below the field, instead of as a tooltip.

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.