Riley Cunningham | October 10th, 2023

Thoughts before heading off to Lille for DrupalCon

It’s yet again that exciting period of time, in which last minute tasks are crunched in the final week before heading out abroad for another round of DrupalCon festivities.  This year’s DrupalCon in Europe is being held in Lille, France, near the border with Belgium.  Having never been to this region of Europe before, I’m curious what the city has to offer and how the city vibe will resonate with all walks-of-life Drupalers traveling to one meeting point.

We’ve had another great year at Brainsum working on ambitious projects that run the gamut of client needs, one of which -, a social platform - is going to be showcased in a session.  Here’s what I’m looking forward to next week:

Istvan | September 13th, 2023

How it feels to install Drupal 10 as an UX designer

Is it easy for a newcomer to install Drupal 10 in a local environment in 2023? With notes and feelings during the installation, I will break down the steps taken to achieve the installation.

Attention, I'm a UX guy :)

Peter Pónya | August 2nd, 2023

How to Quickly Transform Your Drupal Site to a Mobile App

Creating mobile experiences indistinguishable from native mobile apps with web technologies is a reality. The process of developing a mobile app is easier than ever. And if your site lives on Drupal, you can quickly transform it into a mobile app with minimal development. We recently managed this process for two websites, both are now available on the App Store and Google Play. In this post, we shared some key takeaways from the experience.

Peter Pónya | June 14th, 2023

Connecting Drupal to the HubSpot CRM v3 API

HubSpot describes itself as ‘the worldwide leader in inbound marketing, sales, and customer service/support training.’ It is a very popular CRM solution. In mid-2022, HubSpot's API and Drupal were disconnected, leaving hundreds of customers without a connection between their website and CRM due to a conceptual change in HubSpot’s new API. 

We found ourselves among those struggling with this change. Driven by our commitment to open-source solutions and sustainable practices, we rose to the occasion and lent a hand to the Drupal community by creating a working integration module.

Peter Pónya | June 8th, 2023

Our approach on upgrading Drupal 7 sites to Drupal 10

The still widely used 7th version of the Drupal CMS will reach End Of Life on January 5, 2025, then all Drupal 7 sites will become potentially vulnerable as they won't receive any security updates. The community decided to prolong the support once again, but the technology stack powering Drupal 7 sites is usually outdated, so keeping Drupal 7 sites in production is becoming more and more risky and painful which is very understandable in the light of the age of Drupal 7: it was released first in 2011! 

This post outlines our process of upgrading Drupal 7 sites to Drupal 10.

Riley Cunningham | January 31st, 2023

Dyslexia Mode: an effective accessibility improvement

Dyslexia, a lifelong disorder, makes reading/spelling a challenge for about 10% of the population (according to The British Dyslexia Association (BDA)). The disorder impacts accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.

Peter Pónya | October 7th, 2022

Measuring web performance

We are believers of the well-known phrase “performance is a feature”. Performance influences engagement, conversion rates, and should be considered inseparable from the general user experience. Speed is also a ranking factor in Google. On a professional level, we need to take performance optimization seriously while keeping the focus on delivering business value. Without standard metrics and tools, performance optimization can easily become an endless journey in which you can only stop but never reach your destination. Recently, we’ve done a thorough review of our standards, internal goals, and tools to measure web performance.

Riley Cunningham | September 20th, 2022


Back in 2019, one of our digital partners, SwissTomato, brought us a new and exciting opportunity. We were challenged with implementing a new notification system for the website of GLAD network ( The GLAD Network (The Global Action on Disability Network) coordinates with bi- and multilateral donors for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action and international development.

Peter Pónya | May 27th, 2022

WebP - The Right Way and The Wrong Way in Drupal

WebP is the most supported next-generation image format. The average WebP file size is 25%-34% smaller compared to JPEG file size at similar quality. WebP offers all key features, that until now have only been available only through a variety of image formats such as JPEG, PNG and GIF.

Anett Pónya | July 12th, 2021

Jump into hybrid or fully online education with Opigno!

You will now come across a slightly different kind of writing style on this blog, as you can now get to know Opigno, the online learning management software based on the Drupal content management system through the eyes of an expert who is not a developer and comes from outside the Drupal world completely. Opigno is a response to an educational need, and you need to know its history and future. The world is changing at a relentless pace, our opportunities are becoming wider and more diverse. My name is Anett Pónya, I hold a master’s degree in Educational Science and I’m also a certified Google Educator.