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Sep 03 2019
Sep 03

Drupal 

The Drupal CMS is one of the most secure CMSs.

Advantage: the Drupal security team constantly tests the performance of new modules and helps developers to fix errors in the code.

Note: Drupal is used to host government websites such as a website of the Prime Minister of Canada or a website of the French government.

System update

Wordpress

A WP system update can be done in a few clicks from the WordPress control panels. 

Advantage: the massive WP community will help to resolve any issue.

Drupal 

An update of this system can be difficult if you are not a website developer. 

Note: You will not be able to update Drupal from the user interface, you will have to find a professional specialist for help.

What kind of websites can be made on each platform

Wordpress

Personal branding websites, websites for freelancers and bloggers, small businesses, consulting services (finance, marketing, advertisement), etc. 

Drupal 

Digital service providers, travel and tourism websites, websites for creative agencies, educational websites and e-learning platforms, governmental websites, news and entertainment websites, healthcare websites.  

Here is a tip! Make sure you know the exact goals of your business website, learn essential information about platforms under consideration, and then make a decision which platform to use.

Conclusion

Drupal is a multifunctional and secure CMS. It is translated into 110 languages ​​and allows you to implement any project you may think of. E-commerce websites, social networks, large corporate sites have been successfully created on Drupal. Drupal was created by professionals for professionals. You can create large projects with a unique set of functions, but you will have to spend time learning or finding a web developer for help. 

If you don’t want to waste time learning, WordPress will be the best choice for building your first website. The WordPress platform is available for users with any level of knowledge. Just find the right combination of plugins, choose a theme and high-quality hosting, then you can create large and customizable websites, but do not forget about security, especially if you plan to create a website for your business.

To learn more about Drupal, we recommend you to read Why you should migrate your site to Drupal

 

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Aug 26 2019
Aug 26

The Drupal CMS is a universal platform for website development. It is equally suitable for small business websites and complex e-commerce solutions. This article will tell you about the price formation of Drupal website development and answer the question “How much does it cost to build a website?”.

Website design

First of all, you need to understand what goals and objectives you set for your website. For example, you need a website for your blog with a standard set of features and simple design. Such a Drupal website can be created by yourself absolutely free. Just read a guide or watch tutorial videos. 

Another matter, if you need to develop a selling promotional website for your business with a custom design, it is a serious step that you will have to spend money on. It’s no secret to anyone that websites with a unique design increase sales (according to “The business value of design” by McKinsey). A professional web designer can help you to develop a custom design for your project, but that's not all. Also, you will need a front-end developer to run your website with a new design. Of course, if you have some extra money and your time is too expensive, you can hire a project manager who will monitor the progress of the project, but it’s not neсessary.

Drupal development

Every Drupal website contains Drupal modules. Drupal modules allow you to add the necessary features to your website and you can install them for free. But every business is unique and sometimes a standard set of features is not enough to implement a project, that's why the development of additional Drupal modules is required. To do this, you need an experienced Drupal development team. Below you can look at average hourly rates for mid-level developers.

  • North America: $60-$140 per hour

  • Western Europe: $40-$60 per hour

  • Eastern Europe: $20-$40 per hour

  • Asia and Pacific: $10-$20 per hour

As you can see, the per-hour rate can vary dramatically based on a region of the world, that’s why companies prefer to work with outsource web development firms from different countries. 

Website development cost

Mainly, the cost of a website is calculated based on an hourly rate multiplied by a number of hours spent on a project. 

The website development cost directly depends on the features that you need and on the complexity of website design. Below, you’ll find some examples of the existing types of sites and see how long it takes to develop a website, based on our experience.

Simple promo page

If you need an opportunity to edit the content of your promo page by yourself, the Drupal CMS will be the best solution. The development of a simple promo page will take 50-70 hours.

Approximate total cost:

  • North America: $4200-$9800 

  • Western Europe: $2000-$4200 

  • Eastern Europe: $1000-$2800 

  • Asia and Pacific: $500-$1400 

Company website

The development of creative custom design is very important for corporate websites because the reputation of your company will directly depend on this. Development of a standard corporate website with such sections as "About Us", "Services", "Portfolio", "News", "Blog", "Contacts" will take 200-250 hours.

Approximate total cost:

  • North America: $15000-$35000 

  • Western Europe: $8000-$15000 

  • Eastern Europe: $4000-$10000 

  • Asia and Pacific: $2000-$5000 

Mobile app

Drupal is universal. It suits not only the websites’ development, but it can also be used for the back-end development of mobile applications. This fact makes Drupal even more attractive for your choice. The minimum estimated time for the back-end run on Drupal is 150-200 hours.

Approximate total cost:

  • North America: $9000-$28000 

  • Western Europe: $6000-$12000 

  • Eastern Europe: $3000-$8000 

  • Asia and Pacific: $1500-$4000 

E-commerce

E-commerce websites are online stores and large trading platforms, such as Amazon. Perhaps, the most difficult type of projects to implement, so the time which will be needed for an e-commerce website development is appropriate. The minimum estimated time is 250-300 hours.

Approximate total cost:

  • North America: $15000-$42000 

  • Western Europe: $10000-$18000 

  • Eastern Europe: $5000-$12000 

  • Asia and Pacific: $2500-$6000 

Conclusion

In this article, we gave you approximate costs for different kinds of websites and now you have an idea of how the price is calculated.

Remember, that price for website development entirely depends on a development team and your requirements. It is very important to find the experienced development team to achieve excellent results in your project. And don't forget that every business is unique and requires individual solutions.


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Mar 20 2018
Mar 20

This spring weekend was really fruitful. And all of this because of Drupal Global Training Day which we have held for the 6th time. We are proud of the opportunity to be a part of this amazing event. The ADCI Solutions team is still the only one who holds GTD in the whole Russian Federation! So our participants had the really unique possibility.

This time we decided to make this event even more interesting and useful and divided the programme into 2 days. The first day was a theory day, and the second was full of practical tasks.  But let’s dive into the details of Drupal GTD in Omsk.

On the first day, newcomers listened to 5 reports on web development team’s work. Our speakers told about each part of a project work from the beginning till the end.
From the Denis’ speech, the audience learned how a whole project is designed. Denis narrated about each role in a web development team and how they should work for the successful finish.

Tanya told about web designers’ responsibilities and tasks in the project. She shared all of her favorite work tools with Drupal GTD participants. Also, Tanya referred to the question of empathy and said how it’s important to love your colleagues.

Then, Artyom and Sasha showed the back-end part of work. They explained the value of it. “If something breaks in the back-end part, the user will notice it because the site simply doesn’t work”, - Artyom said.

Guys from the front-end department - Maksim and Dima - told about their job. They shared tools and useful links with the help of which newcomers could dive into the JS world.
And the brilliant end of our Global Training Day became the Iuliia's report on the Drupal Community and Open Source features. She narrated real-life stories about people from the Drupal world who became successful.

We heard a lot of warm words from our participants and were waiting for the second day with a great impatience.

On the second day, Marina and her assistants held a captivating code competition. They showed to newcomers how to build their own website with Drupal, how to make a custom theme and custom module. To our great pleasure, all of the teams got the tasks done.
Look at the photos from the 6th Drupal GTD in Omsk in the gallery.

Nov 15 2017
Nov 15

Drupal Cafe #16

Hello, our Drupal friends! We are happy to inform you that one more Drupal Cafe was held on that Saturday. It was already the 16th time when we made it.

On that Saturday morning a lot of experienced Drupal developers and newcomers gathered together in ADCI Events Hub. We felt delighted that all of them chose Drupal but not sleep.

Drupal developers and newcomers gathered together for speaking about Drupal

That time we had decided to add a little bit of an interactivity and suggested voting and commenting all reports to our participants while their impressions were still fresh. A maximum score for a report was 5 points. And some reports had a 5 points rating but we’ll talk about this a little bit later.

At Drupal Cafe #16 more than 70 people were present. They listened to 5 excellent reports about Drupal, development, and IT company’s work.

In our program were such themes as:

  1. ADCI Solutions at DrupalCon Vienna
  2. Price of implementing the Headless Drupal approach
  3. How to render Vue.js applications on a server and what does it have to do with Drupal
  4. Drupal: evil within?
  5. 14 principles of Toyota for IT companies  

First speakers were Marina and Denis. They told about DrupalCon Vienna and their impression. Denis told about the latest news of the Drupal world and noted that Drupal has grown and has changed and, of course, it has gotten better since the previous version. The report was given 4.8 points.

A report about DrupalCon Vienna

The next speaker shared an engrossing business case: how to create a Headless Drupal app and which problems can appear in this work. He told about a project which was made with the help of React.js and Drupal. Experience of these web developers was given 4.9 points.   

Headless Drupal apps: React.js and Drupal

In one of the reports a topic “Vue.js and its rendering” was raised. Dima and Erlan told about methods and tools which can help you make this process qualitative, reliable, and fast. The report was quite voluminous, the guys told about problems with SPA and how to solve them, they also touched on the topic of rendering and various tools for carrying it out. The audience rated the report at 4.75.

Vue.js and its rendering

At the end of the conference two reports took a maximum score.

Widespread errors of developers and their consequences were discussed in the report by Sergey. He spoke about bad code and showed examples to the participants. He also told why they appeared, who was blamed - Drupal or a web developer.

Widespread errors of developers and their consequences

The last speaker at the conference was Serik Beisenov, a man who tried all jobs in an IT company - a sysadmin, a test engineer, an automatization engineer, and now he is a CEO, and he has learned everything about his work. He told us what principles made Toyota one of the leaders in the car market, and how to implement these principles into IT company's work.

What principles made Toyota one of the leaders in the car market

We had been waiting for Drupal Cafe #16 for a long time, and now that it passed we can confidently say that it was not in vain. It was an interesting conference, full of quality reports, friendly atmosphere. It was nice to learn that Drupal Cafe has regular listeners who attended all of 16 events. Now we are going to prepare for the next conference, and you can look at the photos that you will find in the gallery below.

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