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Rowlands Group joins the PreviousNext team

Dear Valued Customer

This post is to inform you of a significant change in the trading arrangements for Rowlands Group.

Both Nick and I have been offered and accepted permanent positions working for Australia's largest Drupal Development and consulting firm - PreviousNext ( PreviousNext are internationally recognised as Australia's premier Drupal solutions provider with clients such as the ABC, SBS, Australian War Memorial, Nova FM and a wide range of government and non-government household names.

Notice regarding change to Rowlands Group trading arrangements.

Journalist Complaints featured on

Tue 7th Feb 2012 -- Lee Rowlands

One of our smaller sites, was featured on as part of their 'New kid on the block' series.

This is great exposure for a small site aiming to give a voice to those who're unhappy with the treatment by the media or single out a journalist who has shown exemplary conduct.

Read the article on (note login required to see full article).


Video of DDU 2012 field api session now online

Tue 24th Jan 2012 -- Lee Rowlands

Video of my presentation on Drupal's field API at Drupal Downunder 2012 has been posted on Youtube.

I think the presentation went pretty well in the end, thanks to the organisers for putting on such a slick event. Great job by the A/V team too.


Porting to Drupal

Tue 24th Jan 2012 -- Lee Rowlands

Rowlands Group has started work on writing a module to allow nodes to be displayed/formatted as a book - adapting Google's 20 Things I learned about the web and browsers to Drupal.
The original site is powered by html5 and Google's app engine (with a basic CMS), our client wishes to use this fetching way of displaying content to display nodes in a book format.

We'll be porting it to both a views row style and a node reference field formatter.

Introducing Open Music Festival

Thu 12th Jan 2012 -- Nick Schuch

Introducing Rowlands Groups first Drupal Distribution...... Open Music Festival (OMF).

OMF is based on Drupal 7 and offers the Drupal/Music community a quick method of deploying a website to promote a music festival.

OMF offers the following:

  • Artist Bio Page
  • Social Networking
  • Ticket Sales Portal
  • Events Details
  • Contact Information

We look forward to releasing this Distribution very shortly and gauging community feedback so we can take this project as far as it can go.

Work on One Hope music festival site progressing

Wed 11th Jan 2012 -- Lee Rowlands

Rowlands Group were selected to build the website for the upcoming One Hope Gospel Music Festival.

The site is progressing well with an evaluation version well received by the festival committee. The site should go live for ticket sales in the near future.

Rowlands Group will package up the site concept with a distribution, making it easy to build and host a Drupal 7 Music festival site. Watch this space for further details.

Category: relaunched on Drupal 7

Wed 4th Jan 2012 -- admin

Seeing as though Drupal 7 is nearly 1 year old and we've worked on a large number of Drupal 7 sites during 2011, we though the Xmas break was the ideal opportunity to redesign and relaunch our site on Drupal 7.

We hope you like the new look. Keep on eye on our articles, in the coming months we'll write a bit about some of the features of the site and in particular the upgrade process - which we did using Drush in order to contrast the process with other upgrades we've done using Aegir.



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