DRUPAL UPSIDES?• Drupal is Popular• Drupal has Negative Un-Employment• Drupal is open source.• Widely available (free) training• Active Community• You don’t have to know everything to be productive
DOWNSIDES TO DRUPAL• Powerful = Complex• Its a stack of stuff to know• Programming skills may not always help you• Not every problem is a Drupal Problem
ROLES IN DRUPAL SHOPS• Designer/Graphics Builds wireframes and mockups. Graphics to be used in the site. Needs to be Drupal Aware.• Themer- Builds the theme in drupal. Has heavy knowledge of .CSS and HTML. May also know some PHP for theming functions.
• Front End Developer - Builds sites using mostly the admin interface• Developer - Builds Modules and custom functionality using PHP/Theme Layer/Drupal API• Project Manager / Customer account rep - manages the tasks of completing the work and the client interaction/expectations. Can be 2 different roles
DRUPAL DISTRIBUTIONS• DrupalDistributions are premade drupal install proﬁles that are conﬁgured for a speciﬁc use case/application. • Managing News - Rss Aggregator/news feeder www.managingnews.com • Open Atrium - bug/case tracker www.openatrium.com • OpenPublish - News publishing platform www.openpublishapp.com
• Drupal Commons - Social networking for business http://acquia.com/products-services/drupal- commons-social-business-software• CiviCRM - Drupal distro for NGO, Non-Proﬁt and advocacy groups• Open Church www.openchurchsite.com• OpenEnterprise - Business website distribution www.leveltendesign.com/enterprise
RESOURCES• Drupal.org• gotdrupal.com• google - just search for it