Welcome to David Thorne’s websites

Welcome to my personal website. Here you can see a copy of my CV, my public SSH and GnuPG keys. It will also give me an opportunity to comment on projects I am interested in, and link to the associated blogs, wiki’s and project pages. You can also access my blog. My site is in the process of being upgraded with a new theme, and improved layout. Please be patient whilst I go through this process inbetween working on client websites, with my company Contemporary Fusion Computer Services Limited.

Please note I am not the David Thorne of Aussie fame, who tried to pay bills with a spider etc. His website can be found at http://www.27bslash6.com/ . I am more than happy to receive praise for his writings, but alas it would be wrong of me, and I really don’t think a flame war between 2 David Thorne’s is what my website needs right now (As funny as I might find it)

General Update :: It's been a while

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. So it’s been a while since I wrote anything on this blog. My bad. I’ve been busy living. My last (published) article (I have several drafts I’m debating finishing or just scrapping) was Theming miniseries :: Omega a review [cferthorney.com] and the mini series was out to review the most recent versions of 4 popular base themes for Drupal [drupal. [Read More]

Theming Miniseries Omega Review

This article refers to theming in Drupal 7, which is very different to Drupal 8. Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. OK so with all the best intentions comes the habits of mortal man. I failed miserably in publishing this article on Wednesday as I had suggested I’d do. However it is here now, and better than it would have been if I had rushed to meet a Wednesday “publishing deadline”. [Read More]

Theming Miniseries Process

This article refers to theming in Drupal 7, which is very different to Drupal 8. Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. This is post 3 in a mini-series on Base themes. Post 1 - Base Themes Post 2 - Theming MiniSeries - Project creep… OK a number of things before I start. Most importantly, and sadly my talk didn’t get picked for DrupalCamp London. [Read More]

Theming MiniSeries - Project creep...

This article refers to theming in Drupal 7, which is very different to Drupal 8. Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. This is post 2 in a mini-series on Base themes. Post 1 - Base Themes OK I was supposed to be spending this week writing a review on Omega for my miniblog series. It didn’t happen. I got distracted (A BIG issue with me) However I decided it’s probably a good thing as I am going to do this thing properly as I submitted a talk [drupalcamplondon. [Read More]

Base Themes

This article refers to theming in Drupal 7, which is very different to Drupal 8. Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Introduction This is the first mini series I have done on davithorne.net. I decided to make a more in depth review of the 4 themes I gave a basic overview of during my November 2012 talk at DrupalCambs. All my presentations from DrupalCambs can be found at my “presentations” github repository. [Read More]

Contributing to Drupal - a useful guide

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Having been to a couple of the London Drupal Code Sprints [eventbrite.com] now, I have managed to contribute a number of patches for documentation on Drupal Core (None have been accepted at this time, but I am working on them still to get them in) but there seems to be a lot of momentum at the moment behind getting more involved in the community. [Read More]

Nexus 10 - My experience

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Introduction So, I went and recently bought the 16GB Nexus 10 from the Google Play store. I was originally looking to wait for the 32GB but decided as they had the 16GB in stock at the time, and that 16GB had always suited me on my iPad that it would do here too. It’s not as if I stored all my music on my tablet - that is what my iPod or phone are for. [Read More]

New year, new beginnings

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. OK I say this every year, but I really must do this blogging thing more often (And actually really start blogging on my company site [contemporaryfusion.co.uk] too). So 2012 was a difficult year for me both health and business wise (Something I am working on), and there is SO much more I wish to do over 2013! [Read More]
Misc  2013  Archive 

David Thornes Site Relaunched on Drupal 7

Links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Well it has finally happened, I have upgraded my site to Drupal 7. I am finally shot of Drupal 6 (on this site at least - my company [contemporaryfusion.co.uk] one is a work in progress) My Omega based theme discussed in my earlier blog [davidthorne.net] is well underway, but I got fed up of importing in blog articles via the feeds module I have published the site temporarily with the Bartik default theme, so I can concentrate in my “free time” on building the Contemporary Fusion website. [Read More]

Trialing Bitbucket

This page is heavily out of date due to both Github and Bitbucket changing their pricing structure. It still offers free private and public repositories as of June 2017. I now use Gitlab for private repo’s. So I have decided to trial Bitbucket [bitbucket.org] for my private source code repositories as it provides upto 5 users with unlimited public and private repos. For now at least I will be leaving my public repo’s on github [github. [Read More]