Mama Brasil Hostel, São Paulo, Brazil - mobile-first six-language Drupal 7 build

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The language-switcher drop-down
The homepage in Brazilian Portuguese
The gallery page
A photo gallery
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Mobile-formatted homepage
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Mobile-sized contact us page
While I was travelling in Brazil, I had this opportunity to design and build a fresh new multi-lingual website for the very lovely hostel I was staying in.

The site is Drupal 7, six-language, using a mobile-first responsive theme built on Zen’s base theme.

I worked with the owners of the hostel who had a vague idea of the kind of website they wanted, and knew enough of what they wanted it to do for me to be able to build a brief, a list of candidate functionality, and to produce designs based on the existing marketing flyers and branding the hostel owners had already had made.

The site uses quite a few Drupal contrib modules - here are the main highlights: Administration Menu, Administration Views, Module Filter for administration, Backup and Migrate, Better Formats, Block Class, Block Languages, Block Title Link, Boost and Boost Crawler, Cache Expiration, CAPTCHA, Chaos Tools, Content Translation, Contextual Links, CTools Custom Content Panes, Date API, Disqus, Entity Reference, Entity Translation, Fences, Field SQL Storage, Field Translation, Field UI, File, Footermap, Gallery Formatter, Global Redirect, Google Analytics, Hide Input Formats, Image CAPTCHA, Image Crop, Image Effects Text, Image Styles Admin, Imagecache Autorotate (and a few other Imagecache goodies), IMCE and WYSIWYG, Internationalization, jQuery Update, Language Switcher Dropdown, Lightbox 2, Link Checker, Locale, Localization Client, Login Toboggan, Menu Attributes, Menu Block, Menu Trail By Path, Menu Translation, Metatag, Multilingual Content, Node Clone, Page Manager, Page Title, Pathauto Persistent State and Pathauto, Real Name, Robots.txt, Search 404, SEO Checklist, Synchronize Translations, Taxonomy Translation, Token, Translation Overview, Translation Redirect, Transliteration, Twitter Block, User Mail Translation, Variable, Views, Views Slideshow, XML Sitemap, and a few others too!

The site is hosted on a small LAMP stack at Greengeeks, who do very affordable Drupal hosting.


What's this then?

When I’m not trying to kill myself in the gym or in a swimming pool, or trying to take photos which usually look like they were shot during an earthquake, I tend to push pixels around webpages and - occasionally - posters, newspapers, magazines and other paper-based mediums. Sometimes, I even get paid to do it… ;o)

Apparently, I'm not-too-bad at putting together websites; that means that, once we've worked out what it is you want your website to do, and roughly how you want it to look, I take a content management system (usually Drupal), assemble and configure the various plug-ins needed to make your site do what you want it to, whip up the site's theme via some slicing and dicing in Potatoshop (that's Photoshop for normal people), test it, add in any content you have, and show you how to use the site in a one-to-one training session (well, that's roughly how these things work, but there's always some room for flexibility of course).

If you like what you see here and would like to have a chat, please get in touch.

This is just a small selection of my past work, and I must admit I've been pretty terrible at updating my portfolio with some of my more-recent work. So, while this page isn't necessarily the best or the brightest of my productions, I hope you'll be able to get an idea of my style and how I like to work.