Lately there has been a lot of talk about Drupal for large enterprises, but what about using Drupal in smaller organizations? When considering any content management system, it’s not really a question of how many employees you have or your annual revenues, but the requirements you have for managing your content.
Having worked on a lot of projects for small companies and non-profits, I’ve found that Drupal is often a great choice, but it can be really tough for non-technical folks to sort out all the pros and cons of the many available CMS platforms.
What follows below is a list of some of the features that set Drupal apart and can be very useful for organizations of all sizes. If you're considering which CMS platform to use for your next project, weighing the value of these features will help you determine if Drupal will be the best fit.
Want to know how to manage a project to build a website using Drupal? Planning and Managing Drupal Projects is a great choice, if you happen to be a Designer. According to Dani Nordin, the author of this tome, Designers often get put into the Project Management role alongside their Design role.
Here at more onion we're hosting most of our client's sites ourselves. This means we are hosting lots of sites which share most of their modules (ie. our standard Drupal installation). Reproducible setups, fast builds, sharing-module code among many sites -- This is where our new build-tool called dbuild.py comes in.
For this short talk, I chose two particular improvements in Drupal 8 that will make a big difference for future Drupal sites’ performance and ops (infrastructure requirements).
The addition of cache tags is the most important new feature to have a huge impact on back-end performance: it allows for much smarter/better cache invalidation, and hence through better cache hit ratios help increase performance and reduce infrastructure requirements.
thedavidmeister.info: Quick tip: Workaround for "table blocked_ips doesn't exist" during Drupal 6 to 7 upgrades
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3D graphics in the browser has been a hot topic since it was introduced. But if you were to create your apps using plain old WebGL it would take ages. That’s why some really useful libraries have came about.
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