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Making the Switch, Part 1: Top 5 Things to Consider When Evaluating Drupal

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The “Making the Switch to Drupal series” will provide an overview of what you need to know when considering and adopting Drupal. In Part 1, we will guide busy managers through what they need to ...

The “Making the Switch to Drupal series” will provide an overview of what you need to know when considering and adopting Drupal. In Part 1, we will guide busy managers through what they need to consider when evaluating Drupal.

We know that choosing any web development technology represents a significant investment of resources. Decision makers can spend weeks and months comparing options and deliberating about the best direction. We will use a combination of case studies and demonstrations to explain how Drupal works, so you can see first hand how it powers some of the most visited websites online.

In Part 1 of this webinar series, you will learn:
• Benefits of the open source community
• Comparison of Drupal to other systems
• Ease of Customization of branding and functionality
• Managing content layout and design in Drupal
• About common features and functionality of Drupal

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    Making the Switch, Part 1: Top 5 Things to Consider When Evaluating Drupal Making the Switch, Part 1: Top 5 Things to Consider When Evaluating Drupal Presentation Transcript

    • MAKING THE SWITCH: PART 1, EVALUATING DRUPAL Top 5 Things to Consider Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Kicking the tires What stage are you at? Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • You have to make a decision... • Starting from scratch? • Switching from another CMS? • Vendor going out of business. • Can’t afford license cost and upgrade. • Switching from no CMS? • Hand built website, Dreamweaver. • Consolidating multiple properties? • Tower of Babel of Technology. Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • mjskok.com/resource/ 2013-future-open-source-7th-annual-survey-results Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • http://www.cmsmatrix.org/matrix/cms-matrix Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Data as of 12 March 2012 Data as of 20 August 2013 Source https://drupal.org/ Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • trends.builtwith.com/cms Drupal is 6.66% of top million Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • trends.builtwith.com/cms Drupal is 13.7% of top 10k Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Things we won’t cover Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • mjskok.com/resource/ 2013-future-open-source-7th-annual-survey-results Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Total cost of ownership • The return on investment in free software acquia.com/resources/collateral/ total-cost-ownership-open-source-software Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Security acquia.com/blog/keeping-drupal-secure Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Great resources Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Hosting • What hosting is the right choice for you? acquia.com/resources/whitepapers/ get-grip-hosting-costs-your-high-volume-website Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • • Migration toolkit and checklist Migration acquia.com/resources/collateral/drupal-migration-checklist Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • So, what is this session all about? Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • mjskok.com/resource/ 2013-future-open-source-7th-annual-survey-results Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • What do you need to know? • You need enough technical skills to... • Build a proof of concept? • Integrate your CRM with Drupal and distribute content across 5 international sites? Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Go Bake! (?) aftermath 3.jpg by Jo Naylor Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandora_6666/2143724446/ Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Making bread is easy! (?) fresh baked bread by surlygirl Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jm_photos/425893026/in/photostream/ Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Learning takes time Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Learning journey • Starts • When you first come around to kick the tires. • Continues • As you develop your plans. • As your team learns to use the tools. • As technology changes under your feet. • Ends? Never! • The web as an industry is a never ending learning journey. Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Learning journey • We help you get started • By learning the essentials • We provide structured training • We help you develop • Developing knowledge through iterative development and testing • We provide Professional services • Ends? Never! • Support services. • “The drop is always moving” Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Red Onion by Michael Patterson Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelnpatterson/6512135073/in/photostream/ Peel back the layers Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Case studies Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • How did they do that? Case example A form to allow anonymous users to upload content Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • How did they do that? Case example Drupal’s UI Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • The assembled web Architecture to rapidly “assemble” experiences from building-blocks instead of code sites from scratch. Drupal core Drupal + recommended modules Solution Distributions Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • AN OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • 34 mjskok.com/resource/ 2013-future-open-source-7th-annual-survey-results Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • mjskok.com/resource/ 2013-future-open-source-7th-annual-survey-results Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • OSS  +  Open  APIs  =  Innova0on  Age Show  all  results.  Emphasize  strong   support  for  Open  APIs. 42 Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Estimated cost $ 15,081,411 Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • 275 years of effort Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Open source != free • Free as in speech! Yes! • Read the source code • Make modifications as you need • Requires investment of time and effort • Learn to use it, learn to collaborate. • Contribute and see your changes committed! • Commercial software also requires customization, tweaking, maintaining, etc. and you pay for it and don’t have control. Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Open Source? • Drupal is GPL 2.0 License • Free to read, use and modify. • Do I have to give away my code? No. Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Invest in your team Photos from code sprints By muir.ceardach http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceardach Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0) Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Learn at events Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Social and business network Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Contribute $200 / € 160 per year for organizations. Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • https://www.gittip.com/for/drupal/ Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT DRUPAL Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Example: Powerful search Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Florida hospitals • Mobile site • Convenient Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Doctor search • Faceted search • Simplifies complex options • Users can expand to see “more options” • Localized search floridahospital.com/find-a-doctor? lat=28.5731323&lng=-81.3706776 Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Customized search results Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Many options • Custom code output in template files - Could be difficult to alter and maintain. • Display Suite - Comes with the DS module. • Apache Solr Panels - Difficult to implement but useful if you use Panels site-wide. Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Display Suite Arrange “fields” in content into columns Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Changes? Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Flexibility Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Flexibility Change column layout quickly Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Flexibility! Change image format quickly Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Coming soon: Course on Search Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • EASE OF CUSTOMIZATION Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Example: Simple content submission Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • direct.gov.uk Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Course summary line Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • innovate.direct.gov.uk/node/add/apps?op=Submit+an+App Requirements • Innovate developer site • Allow developers to submit apps. • Moderate submissions before publishing Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Drupal content type field configuration Field configuration Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Example: Localized content Wednesday, August 21, 13
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    • Integrated content store (local + aggregation) Social FB/Twitter Primary site Email campaign Video portal Mobile application Community site Measurement and reporting Rich media assets User generated content Marketing automation CRM Feeds Flexible, Open, Best of Breed Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Suggests nearby stores Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Local content 300+ stores Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Workbench moderation Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • MANAGING CONTENT LAYOUT AND DESIGN Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Data/content first not structure first Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • What you may be thinking example.com news about masthead politicssports contact Your mental site map Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Structure first? Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Front page Inner, full pageFront page Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Structure first? Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Front page Full page ? Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Display of content Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Full pageFront page Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Structured content Image Title Location Tags Body text Author Date Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Show 2 most recent. Image as square thumbnail. Body text up to 100 words Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Structured content Googlehttp://domain.com Web Page Title Image Title Location Tags Body text Author Date Show 9 per page with pagination. Image as thumbnail. Author link to profile. Short date. Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • London.gov.uk Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Example: Community sites Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Group info exchange • Open and private groups. • Open or moderated access. • Post to multiple groups. • Content also outside of groups. Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Personalized experience • Personal & group dashboards • Social bookmarking • Curated content • Subscriptions to content & discussions Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Responsive design Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Extend and modify • Extend Commons with 20k+ modules • Open standards support: - Document management - Application integration - User access & authentication Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Group layout Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Customizable Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Permission control Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Add role Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Commons Conference (COD) Distributions OpenPublish Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Springboard development Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Step-by-step lessons acquia.com/resources/webinars/ intro-commons-part-1-how-manage-your-online-community Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Demo time! Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • THE LEARNING JOURNEY CONTINUES Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Alpaca Lace tangled mess by Manda Vixen Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/29694534@N03/4724530295/ A tangled mess? Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Fun or frustrating? Nothing Quite So Satisfying as a Ball 'o Yarn by iris Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/irisphotos/8227795776/ Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • A good challenge Hooded Pullover I003 by janamunky Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyngmunky/2879117232/ Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Next week... You kicked the tires, now test drive! Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Content administration Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • Content revisions Wednesday, August 21, 13
    • The demo framework Wednesday, August 21, 13