Lil Engine is a gold nugget that aspires to be a diamond. We practice open source, equal opportunity and community engagement. We are web consultants, trainers, architects and culture builders, with a hefty emphasis on Drupal.

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Training & Mentoring

We can cater to any Drupal training needs your organisation has. We have engineers who have trained Drupal 6, 7 and 8, in formal and one-on-one scenarios. We also provide training and mentoring support for tools and services like Composer, Behat, Acquia and setup - stop wondering about these tools, and make them work for you.

Learn it
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Drupal 8 Site Building

We love Drupal and site building, especially Drupal 8. We specialise in content modelling with Paragraphs, wired up to components crafted with Pattern Lab. We've done all this on Acquia,, govCMS and custom hosting. If you want to get your Drupal 8 site off to the best start, talk to us about our Drupal team services.

Build it
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Specialist consulting

Our lead consultant Simon Hobbs has 12 years of experience with Drupal and web strategy. He works hands-on with the government and private sector. Recent successes include 22 Drupal sites for Football Australia, and WorkSafe Vic's Drupal Content API, which supports multiple VueJS applications. 

Nail it

Views Entity Reference Filter

Campbell Tilley


So you've got a View with an exposed filter on an Entity Reference field? And the exposed filter is only allowing you to pass through the Entity ID? I had the same problem... but lucky for you, I've found a solution and I'm sharing it with you!


Linting, unit and functional tests for a Drupal 8 project

Si Hobbs


A summary of recent PHPUnit and PHPCS setup on a new Drupal 8 project.


Gridlex - A useful Flexbox grid system

Feb Dao


CSS Flexbox makes it much easier to create responsive layout. Using a tool such as `Gridlex` is easier than coding your own flexbox grid from scratch.