More than 20 years experience in designing/developing websites.
What is Drupal?
* An Open Source Web Content Management Framework
* Also, a Content Management System built on top of this CMF
* Also, an extensible plugin engine
* Also, a vibrant online community
What does Drupal compete with?
o Expression Engine
o Ruby on Rails.
Who uses Drupal?
* Newspapers & Mags
o The Onion, New York Observer, Washington Post, Mother Jones
* Big Media
o Sony, Warner Brothers, MTV, Lifetime Television
* Governments & NGO's
o Recovery.gov, DNC, Amnisty International, New York Senate, Oxfam
o Zappos, Sun, Adobe, FedEx
o Server connected to internet (Any OS)
o PHP 5
o Webserver (Apache)
o Database (MySQL 5)
o Mail Server
o Drupal 6.12
The goal of any web CMS is to separate areas of concern.
* Site Building
* Content Creation
* Open everything to everybody (wiki model)
* Single content creation phase (Brochure model)
* Constant content creation by trusted users (Blog model)
* Formal creation, editing and publishing (Newspaper model)
* And many more