Among other technologies, one of the most popular things we work with at Schweb is Drupal. And there's good reason to. As a content management system (CMS), Drupal can do everything from run small blogs to warehouse inventory sales.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg. In this blog post, I want to lay out several reasons why you should consider using Drupal.
Easy Responsive Design for All Platforms
A little over a week ago, you might have read our post about why we're all about responsive design--we also discussed what responsive design is. To recap, responsive design allows web designers to create one layout that fluidly works on any device, including standard work stations, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs, and more. This inherently cuts down on the amount of redundant design work needed and makes the user experience that much easier. Every page, on every device, just works.
(Aside: we also talked about how sites that do not have mobile/responsive versions are beginning to get penalized in search engines on mobile browsers.)
Drupal's numerous and flexible features, like theming, allow us to fine-tune the user experience no matter how they choose to browse.
Modules for Basically Everything
Business isn't business without business, and Drupal can help with that. Modules, which are a little like software updates on your phone letting you do new, fancy things, allow us to add features like e-commerce, forums, blogs, social media feeds, and pretty much everything else under the sun. Even if what you need doesn't exist right off the bat, we can often craft the website to your needs by starting with modules, cutting down on development and design time since we don't have to reinvent the wheel.
In the information age where kids are growing up doing things you'd never imagine they could on computers--and some things you can imagine but wish they wouldn't--security is kind of a big deal. That's why it's kind of impressive that big-name entities like National Geographic, Harvard, and even the White House use Drupal for their websites.
If you need more examples, refer to DrupalShowcase.com for a wealth of exemplary websites. And if that's not enough, Drupal's security--in the hands of the right developers--has been verified by some pretty reputable enterprises and multiple government bodies (not just our own capitol).
Great for Multimedia
Drupal allows for easy integration of not only social media, but also multimedia. That means images, videos, and files of any type you need to share. We've worked on websites where clients needed a YouTube channel or Instagram feed embedded, and where complex systems of images needed to be set up.
Drupal is good for big websites and small ones, has pretty much every feature you could imagine, it's safe to use, good for mobile devices...and did anyone mention that it's free?