Why Build Web Sites in Drupal?

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The Drupal CMS framework is something that makes our firm unique among many of our colleagues. We have gone to a great deal of trouble to procure hosting facilities and training to enable us to offer this service to our clients. After a little more than a year, we can say with confidence that our investment is paying off. 

Drupal offers three distinct advantages: a quality CMS platform, rubust functionality and continued long-term support. 

Quality CMS Platform

The OGDEN Group.net has been known since starting our company 2001 for building CMS web sites. That means any of our clients can log in to their web sites and make changes and updates to their web site's pages directly--without having to be programmers or use any special HTML software. Thus, we use the name CMS, which stands for Content Management System

You may have heard of WordPress, Joomla, PHP-Nuke and Dot-Net-Nuke, which are also popular CMS frameworks. In the beginning these systems were not available or were not well developed, so we had to write all our own CMS software. Until 2008, all our systems were entirely proprietary, but then we realized the feature set and the technology was growing faster than we could keep up--and we didn't want to compromise our quality. 

After a long search and trying out some of the frameworks mentioned above, we settled on the Drupal CMS framework. Our long years of writing software in this area made is easy for us to see the superiority of the platform. Some systems are easier to use, but only Drupal has the kind of quality we look for. 

Robust Functionality

Most CMS frameworks have a community of users and developers (meaning programmers) that offer a series of "modules" to support any project. For example, if you want to write blog articles, you download a blog module and install it into your framework. If you want to sell products online, then you install a shopping cart module--and so on. 

The Drupal community offers more modules by far than any other framework. This is important because we don't want to compromise our client projects because the module hasn't been written yet. In fact, for the popular e-commerce module, Ubercart, we counted more than 8,000 contributed modules listed for it's support. 

Continued Long-term Support

Nothing is worse than buying into a technology, only to have to abandon it two or three years later. We want technology that will last. While there's no guarantee Drupal won't be outdated at some future date, the signs are that it will last for several years. 

The Drupal community is very strong right now. Security updates are timely. System upgrades are well controlled and on schedule. Each new major version lasts for years on its own, and we're about to see a major update very soon. 

Proof is in the Putting

Now that we are more than a year into our transition into Drupal, we are more confident than ever. We have the power to build major web applications with impressive features to serve even enterprise-level clients.