Our clients are looking for an easy-to-use content management system for their public-facing websites and for their internal sites. Increasingly, we are recommending Drupal as the web application framework for websites because it offers easy maintenance as well as intuitive, user-friendly interface designs.
Drupal is an open-source application that is versatile for designers and programmers, and has the ability to integrate with over 300 different modules of functionality. Drupal allows us to offer clients a practical platform for organizing website content.
We use a four-phase approach to website design. Our process draws from industry best practices and focuses on the user to ensure that the final product fulfills the user’s needs. This process is tailored to accommodate the size of each project and incorporates user research, usability testing, user feedback, and customer review into each phase. The four phases, represented in the figure below, are Discovery, Design, Development, and Deployment.
The Drupal framework fits well with this design process. Once we’ve analyzed client content needs, we determine whether the Core Drupal product in itself is enough or whether we need to implement one or more of the over 300+ contributed modules. Employing themers, designers, developers, and customizers, we create the site from scratch, involving the client in each step. We also work with the client to determine read/write permissions for the site. This step is important as the ultimate goal in using Drupal is for clients to fully maintain the site on their own. We set up each site so that a person with no understanding of either HTML or web design can maintain the site themselves, adding content as needed.
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