Why Drupal?

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Drupal is software that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a great variety of content on a website.

CMS

Bells, whistles, and maybe bagpipes

Drupal provides a rich toolset to allow you to manage the content on your website. It goes beyond the capabilities of most content management systems (CMS) however by enabling you to define custom content types without the need for programming. This means you are never limited to the kinds of pages that are built into the system.

Community & Collaboration

Drupal makes user management as flexible as content management. Control access to your content through user roles or group membership. Customise the information you collect about each user, and get Drupal to automatically link users together based on matching information.

Drupal really shines at collaborative and community content management. Instead of your site relying on the work of a few editors, Drupal allows you to spread the load. Community moderation, voting, group blogging, forums and numerous plug-ins add all sorts of capabilities.

Visual Design

More than a pretty face

The visual presentation of data is kept carefully separate by strict standards. This means that designers have complete control of the look of their site.

Security

Safe as houses

A dedicated security team constantly reviews Drupal’s code for potential security weaknesses, and works to ensure that Drupal’s development community is educated and aware of security issues. We are part of this security team.

A policy of full disclosure means information about security problems is always made public once the threat has been addressed and a secure version of Drupal is available.

Development Speed & Reliability

Drupal’s mature API provides a solid set of re-usable building blocks that allow your project to be built quickly, reliably and securely.

Modular

Like little coloured bricks

Drupal has a very modular framework. Features can be added or enhanced cleanly and easily without any changes to the core system.

Easily Upgraded

That new feature smell

Since any customisations you may have added to your site are cleanly compartmentalised, you can always upgrade to the newest version of Drupal without having to worry about undoing your work.

Web standards

We all want to fit in

Drupal enforces a clean separation of data, logic, markup, and styling – enabling projects to use their preferred standards to structure and display output, including HTML, XML, CSS, RDF, and PDF.

Accessibility

Welcome one and all

"Drupal - Open source content management platform that cares about accessibility and standards."
– Jeffrey Zeldman, co-founder of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and author of ‘Designing With Web Standards’.

Performance

The wind in your hair

Sophisticated caching mechanisms keep Drupal powered sites running even when there’s a sudden surge in traffic.

Growth

Bigger, better, faster, more

Drupal is more than software – it’s a rapidly growing community. There’s a wide range of skills and services within the Drupal community ranging from design and development to documentation and training.

Who uses Drupal?

Drupal has been selected for projects by Worldpay, Sage Pay, and the UK Government.

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About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

See the blog post at Evolving Web

Evolving Web