By eric on 06/20/2016
Gone are the days of needing to know advanced programming languages and website design. Drupal is one of the many options now available as a free way of building a beautiful website with little to no experience required. While it is open to everyone, larger companies have flocked to it for its business-centric features that help them manage their growing customer base.
Drupal in Boise is a tremendous community, getting bigger and better all the time.
According to their website, “Drupal is the #1 platform for web content management among global enterprises, governments, higher education institutions, and NGOs.” Hundreds of companies like Verizon, The Economist, and even the White House have chosen Drupal to showcase their information and products.
It prides itself on having a wide variety of features that cater to the needs of the business. “Drupal doesn’t dictate to the business; the business dictates what it needs from Drupal,” as their website describes. In addition to having preset options to work from, the tool is open source, meaning anyone can develop additional innovations for the platform for others to use, as well. Essentially the company does it’s best make sure that its customers have every opportunity to make the website that they want to make.
Drupal has a host of other exciting features, as well. They promise to create a consistent browsing experience no matter what device the user is using; the site will look and function identically on both mobile and desktop platforms. Keeping a universal impression is important, but so is being able to play nice with other services across the web. The same content that’s on their website can easily be linked on other services like social media. But all of these rely on a secure infrastructure and thankfully Drupal provides just that with a dedicated security team and the rest of the Drupal developer community working to keep even the most dangerous online threats to a minimum.
Content management is handled differently in Drupal than in some its other competitors. The way content is distributed has changed as how and where people consume it has evolved. “Content must now flow freely to sites, native apps, connected devices and show up on third-party sites and social networks too,” according to their website. They have designed their system to work seamlessly between their own platform as well as bring in content from all over the rest of the web. Presentation is just as important as delivery of the content, so they have made it so it can be formatted in any way it needs to be in a process they call “future-proofing.” If the site needs to undergo a major overhaul, the entire backlog of articles, blog posts, and any other pertinent bits of content are ensured to transfer over to the newly designed site smoothly.
Some of the most prominent companies in the world have made Drupal their choice to build their websites and it’s easy to see why. With so many features and the commitment to helping them make a fantastic site, Drupal is sure to assist even more companies in the future.