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Choosing Drupal as a Content Management Framework

Recently I had the opportunity to speak at ConvergeSE in Columbia, SC. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of attendees and the excitement at the conference. We had a lot of fantastic keynote speakers including Ethan Marcotte, Jenn Lukas, and Chris Coyier to name a few. Watch out SXSW!

Unlike most of the Drupal conferences I attend, this one was broad and included tracks such as design, gaming, front-end, makers, UX, development, and business & marketing. So I felt I must wave the Drupal banner & represent! Below is my presentation, "Choosing Drupal as a Content Management Framework for Your Next Project." I covered questions such as:

  • What is Drupal and what makes it great?
  • What is involved with building & theming a Drupal site?
  • How to get a Drupal site off the ground quickly
  • The difference between a base theme and a regular theme
  • Modules that make theming easier

Slides: http://bit.ly/choose-drupal

Why Drupal?

Mediacurrent has a singular focus on Drupal. In fact, it’s the only content management system (CMS) we work with. 

Platform is free to use: There are no ongoing licensing fees or upfront acquisition costs. Which means you can use the savings to put towards customizing and extending your website. 

Community strength: There are literally hundreds of thousands of developers constantly improving, strengthening, expanding, and supporting the code.

Flexibility and growth: You have the ability to extend and add-on new features. There are unlimited options to integrate tools and modules in addition to creating something custom.

Serious scale and security: All code on drupal.org gets scrutinized by a public community of developers (including our own) making Drupal just as secure, if not more secure, than commercial software. It’s not just our opinion either- increased security was one of the reasons The White House cited when they switched to Drupal.

Additional Resources

15 Cool Things You Can Do With Drupal

Free Drupal Whitepaper | The Mobile Web and Drupal

Going Mobile with Drupal | Mediacurrent Blog Post