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CMS - bells, whistles and maybe bagpipes
Drupal provides a rich toolset to allow you to manage the content on your website. It goes beyond the capabilities of most content management systems (CMS) however by enabling you to define custom content types without the need for programming. This means you are never limited to the kinds of pages that are built into the system.

Community & Collaboration
Drupal makes user management as flexible as content management. Control access to your content through user roles or group membership. Customise the information you collect about each user, and get Drupal to automatically link users together based on matching information.
Drupal really shines at collaborative and community content management. Instead of your site relying on the work of a few editors, Drupal allows you to spread the load. Community moderation, voting, group blogging, forums and numerous plug-ins add all sorts of capabilities.

Visual Design - more than a pretty face
The visual presentation of data is kept carefully separate by strict standards. This means that designers have complete control of the look of their site.

Security - safe as houses
A dedicated security team constantly reviews Drupal's code for potential security weaknesses, and works to ensure that Drupal's development community is educated and aware of security issues.
A policy of full disclosure means information about security problems is always made public once the threat has been addressed and a secure version of Drupal is available.

Who uses Drupal?
Drupal has been selected for projects by IBM, Yahoo, Greenpeace, and MTV.


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Development Speed & Reliability
Drupal's mature API provides a solid set of re-usable building blocks that allow your project to be built quickly, reliably and securely.

Modular - like little coloured bricks
Drupal has a very modular framework. Features can be added or enhanced cleanly and easily without any changes to the core system.

Easily Upgraded - that new feature smell
Since any customisations you may have added to your site are cleanly compartmentalised, you can always upgrade to the newest version of Drupal without having to worry about undoing your work.

Web standards - we all want to fit in
Drupal enforces a clean separation of data, logic, markup, and styling - enabling projects to use their preferred standards to structure and display output, including HTML, XML, CSS, PDF.

Accessibility - welcome one and all
"Drupal - Open source content management platform that cares about accessibility and standards." - Jeffrey Zeldman, co-founder of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and author of 'Designing With Web Standards'.

Performance - the wind in your hair
Sophisticated caching mechanisms, and a throttle feature that switches off specific features during heavy load, keep Drupal powered sites running even when there's a sudden surge in traffic.

Growth - bigger, better, faster, more
Drupal is more than software - it's a rapidly growing community. There's a wide range of skills and services within the Drupal community ranging from design and development to documentation and training.
Drupal celebrated its fifth birthday with more than 80,000 users registered on the drupal.org site.



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Drupal - making websites flexy
Dynamic websites with CMS, blogs, forums, e-commerce, multimedia and collaboration features - in a matter of hours.
Drupal is software that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a great variety of content on a website. Drupal's strength lies in its versatility, or, as we happen to mention a few times below..... its flexibility.


Flexible Input
Enter content any way you like - define your own structured data types to control exactly what goes into your site without the need to re-engineer.

Flexible Management
Organise your site as you need it. Easily tag and categorise your content -  without restrictive hierarchies.

Flexible Output
Dynamically re-mix your content for display. Powerful filters allow you to arrange your data on the fly.

Flexible Structure
Easily add, remove or enhance features - a clean modular framework enables your Drupal site to evolve as your requirements change over time.

Flexible Code
Enhance your Drupal site with custom features in no time at all.*
Drupal uses a unique "hook" system to give developers object orientated versatility with none of the overhead.
* ok, so it will take some time, but, honest, creating your own modules is amazingly easy and we encourage you to try it! (In fact, we run developer workshops once a month too)

International Support
Drupal has an active global community providing a wide range of support services.
www.drupal.org

Local Community
The London Drupal User group meets on the first Friday of each month. Talk to developers and users, get answers, and watch demonstrations
www.drupal.org.uk/flex


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CONTENT MANAGEMENT
SYNDICATION
FORUM
BLOGGING
SURVEYS
ECOMMERCE
BOOKS
GALLERIES
PROJECT
EVENTS
NEWSLETTER
SOCIALNETWORKS
PODCASTS
CAMPAIGN

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  1. (Left column)
  2. CMS - bells, whistles and maybe bagpipes
  3. Drupal provides a rich toolset to allow you to manage the content on your website. It goes beyond the capabilities of most content management systems (CMS) however by enabling you to define custom content types without the need for programming. This means you are never limited to the kinds of pages that are built into the system.
  4. Community & Collaboration
  5. Drupal makes user management as flexible as content management. Control access to your content through user roles or group membership. Customise the information you collect about each user, and get Drupal to automatically link users together based on matching information.
  6. Drupal really shines at collaborative and community content management. Instead of your site relying on the work of a few editors, Drupal allows you to spread the load. Community moderation, voting, group blogging, forums and numerous plug-ins add all sorts of capabilities.
  7. Visual Design - more than a pretty face
  8. The visual presentation of data is kept carefully separate by strict standards. This means that designers have complete control of the look of their site.
  9. Security - safe as houses
  10. A dedicated security team constantly reviews Drupal's code for potential security weaknesses, and works to ensure that Drupal's development community is educated and aware of security issues.
  11. A policy of full disclosure means information about security problems is always made public once the threat has been addressed and a secure version of Drupal is available.
  12. Who uses Drupal?
  13. Drupal has been selected for projects by IBM, Yahoo, Greenpeace, and MTV.
  14. (Right column)
  15. Development Speed & Reliability
  16. Drupal's mature API provides a solid set of re-usable building blocks that allow your project to be built quickly, reliably and securely.
  17. Modular - like little coloured bricks
  18. Drupal has a very modular framework. Features can be added or enhanced cleanly and easily without any changes to the core system.
  19. Easily Upgraded - that new feature smell
  20. Since any customisations you may have added to your site are cleanly compartmentalised, you can always upgrade to the newest version of Drupal without having to worry about undoing your work.
  21. Web standards - we all want to fit in
  22. Drupal enforces a clean separation of data, logic, markup, and styling - enabling projects to use their preferred standards to structure and display output, including HTML, XML, CSS, PDF.
  23. Accessibility - welcome one and all
  24. "Drupal - Open source content management platform that cares about accessibility and standards." - Jeffrey Zeldman, co-founder of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and author of 'Designing With Web Standards'.
  25. Performance - the wind in your hair
  26. Sophisticated caching mechanisms, and a throttle feature that switches off specific features during heavy load, keep Drupal powered sites running even when there's a sudden surge in traffic.
  27. Growth - bigger, better, faster, more
  28. Drupal is more than software - it's a rapidly growing community. There's a wide range of skills and services within the Drupal community ranging from design and development to documentation and training.
  29. Drupal celebrated its fifth birthday with more than 80,000 users registered on the drupal.org site.
  30. (Main content)
  31. Drupal - making websites flexy
  32. Dynamic websites with CMS, blogs, forums, e-commerce, multimedia and collaboration features - in a matter of hours.
  33. Drupal is software that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a great variety of content on a website. Drupal's strength lies in its versatility, or, as we happen to mention a few times below..... its flexibility.
  34. Flexible Input
  35. Enter content any way you like - define your own structured data types to control exactly what goes into your site without the need to re-engineer.
  36. Flexible Management
  37. Organise your site as you need it. Easily tag and categorise your content - without restrictive hierarchies.
  38. Flexible Output
  39. Dynamically re-mix your content for display. Powerful filters allow you to arrange your data on the fly.
  40. Flexible Structure
  41. Easily add, remove or enhance features - a clean modular framework enables your Drupal site to evolve as your requirements change over time.
  42. Flexible Code
  43. Enhance your Drupal site with custom features in no time at all.*
  44. Drupal uses a unique "hook" system to give developers object orientated versatility with none of the overhead.
  45. * ok, so it will take some time, but, honest, creating your own modules is amazingly easy and we encourage you to try it! (In fact, we run developer workshops once a month too)
  46. International Support
  47. Drupal has an active global community providing a wide range of support services.
  48. www.drupal.org
  49. Local Community
  50. The London Drupal User group meets on the first Friday of each month. Talk to developers and users, get answers, and watch demonstrations
  51. www.drupal.org.uk/flex
  52. (Back)
  53. CONTENT MANAGEMENT
  54. SYNDICATION
  55. FORUM
  56. BLOGGING
  57. SURVEYS
  58. ECOMMERCE
  59. BOOKS
  60. GALLERIES
  61. PROJECT
  62. EVENTS
  63. NEWSLETTER
  64. SOCIALNETWORKS
  65. PODCASTS
  66. CAMPAIGN