We Are Some Of The Best Drupal Experts

1Our Team
Check out some of our team members on Drupal.org – many have been around since the early days of Drupal, including our CEO.
2We're Active in Drupal
Check out our company page on Drupal.org – we're active Drupal community participants and Drupal Association members.
3Local Community Support
Check out what we do locally at the Twin Cities Drupal conference to help organize, sponsor and promote events. We also attend the annual national Drupal conference and have some presence internationally as well.
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Why Drupal 8

Drupal 8 is one of the most future-proof platforms you can choose right now
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  • There is a large, worldwide supporting Drupal community that's not going away anytime soon.
  • It has an open source foundation, without any vendor lock-in.
  • It has a new release cycle architecture that allows Drupal 8 to evolve at a rapid pace, and updating to Drupal 9 will be as simple as updating between minor versions of Drupal 8. 

A Few of Our Highly Successful Drupal Projects

Database-intensive Drupal website for Plant Information Online

Origin Eight developed this site to leverage the full capacity of multiple databases to combine information and present a powerful, yet easy-to-use search experience.

About Plantinfo

Plant Information Online offers a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers. Some of the databases have been available in print (various titles) since 1979 and online through paid subscription since 1997. The whole site is now available free to the general public.

Plant Info Home Page

HelpSystems: Drupal 7 Website Redesign and Digital Marketing Optimization

Origin Eight developed a completely new website for HelpSystems, a corporation trusted by some of the world's most respected companies. The project included a redesign of information architecture that centralized all the company's brands and services together seamlessly into one site. Another primary goal was to structure the site for ease of use for content admins. While HelpSytems has their own marketing team, we perform ongoing, full-picture optimization of their website and its conversion rates, iteratively improving conversions, SEO, design, and UX. 
HelpSystems Website

Content Strategy & User Experience Design Project for Drupal

Our team led multiple facilitation sessions to produce a content strategy foundation; an internal tool which describes the client's motivations and intentions for using their website to achieve business goals.

This practice includes a core strategy statement and a set of guiding principles detailing the approach to the website's content and user experience. With this foundation in hand, we then proceeded to craft wireframes and lay the groundwork for the website's user experience. 

Content Strategy & User Experience Design

Drupal 8 eCommerce Site: Paddle Manufacturer

Origin Eight developed two visually appealing Drupal 8 websites for a canoe and kayak paddle manufacturer's brands: bendingbranches.com, featured here, and aquabound.com. Both sites were built for an eCommerce phase-in. Our work included a fully-responsive design, mega menu implementation, integration of an external dealer locator, and content migration from a legacy site. Web traffic from organic search jumped significantly with the launch of the new site.

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Hype Cycle for Education: Data-driven Drupal User Interface

The hype cycle is an analytic model developed by the IT research and consultation firm, Gartner Incorporated, to describe the development, adoption, and diffusion of technologies in particular market sectors. Based on Gartner's analysis of the technology lifecycle, the Hype Cycle for Education tool will enable members of the University community to continuously monitor emerging academic technologies as they progress along the innovation curve and evaluate the advantages of those tools and practices in relation to the University’s mission.

UMN Hype Cycle