Developing With Drupal
Denverdata Web chooses Drupal as its primary platform for developing secure, maintainable, and performant sites for countless business applications. As a mature, well-structured, and highly customizable framework, Drupal provides the tools to create beautiful and functional websites of diverse descriptions which meet the needs of today’s business both now and in the future.
What is Drupal?
Drupal is an open source content management and web application development platform currently supporting over a million sites1 worldwide. Its core features include robust content authoring and management tools, a rich tagging and categorization system, support for multiple content types and fields, and a flexible user authentication and permission system. Over 8,000 contributed modules and 2,800 themes exist (for Drupal 8) to extend and enhance the functionality and customize the presentation of the core platform.
When you’re researching the best platform to support the needs of your business it’s important to consider the elements “under the hood” alongside the general usability. While all content management systems offer standard content publishing and editing capabilities, Drupal is widely regarded as the best structured, most scalable, and most secure among popular CMS platforms. And because it is a fully open source platform, not only will you save on license fees, but you can rest easy knowing that the source code is available for public scrutiny. The developer community for Drupal is fanatical about reviewing code for security concerns, coding standards, and general best practices, which results in a library of contributed modules which are clean, consistent, and offer great interoperability. As your business and marketing needs change, you’ll want to have a solid foundation upon which to update and extend your site with ease, and the confidence that developer resources can be located to help. Between its developer community (over a million strong) and its adherence to standards and practices, you can rest assured you’ll get the most from your site for years to come.
Who Uses Drupal?
Many industries, including government, healthcare, education and publishing have selected Drupal as their platform of choice for creating functional, scalable solutions for their web-based applications. In many cases, businesses have come to realize the cost benefits of moving to an open source system. Industries who deal with sensitive data trust Drupal for its attention to security. Regardless of what business segment you’re in, you’ll enjoy a friendly authoring experience, unmatched scalability, and the flexibility to grow and change your web presence. As you can see in the graph below the Drupal 8 Usage Rate is on the rise, but here are a few names you might recognize who have made Drupal their platform of choice:
- NASA - NASA cites cost savings, open source/large developer community, and scalability as key motivators for selecting Drupal2
- Stanford Law School - Another migration from proprietary software, Stanford Law chose Drupal due to its scalability and configurability3
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles - Drupal’s usability, flexibility, and scalability inspired this move from a proprietary CMS4
- Popular Science - Migrating from a proprietary system, key factors in the selection included robust content authoring tools and scalability5
Our Drupal Experience
Building a solid, maintainable Drupal website which fully leverages the power of the platform takes a team with a deep understanding of not only the core platform, but the wealth of community-contributed modules and themes that extend its functionality. With over a decade of both front-end and back-end Drupal development experience, we possess the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to build your website the right way the first time.
From basic brochure sites to complex web-based applications, Denverdata Web has put Drupal to work for clients of wide and varied descriptions. Our Drupal services include:
- Content migration
- 3rd Party API integration
- Workflow development
- Mobile/responsive design
- Digital marketing and Social media integration
- Data modeling and reporting
Our adherence to community development standards and practices ensures that we can perform security updates, infrastructure migrations, or any other change in your site’s needs with a minimum amount of fuss.
Start Your Drupal Project With Us!
Whether you're in the planning stages of your website or you already have a Drupal site and are in need of enhancement, support, or remediation, consult with Denverdata Web! Our team of Drupal experts will work with you to understand your current and future needs, and develop a strategy that fits your timelines and goals.