Hello! I'm a technology worker with over 15 years of experience. I'm also a mom of 2, knitter and graphic designer. These are my notes on designing and developing web sites using drupal, which will hopefully be useful to others. They'll most likely work best for people who want to build web sites with custom functionality, but don't want to pore over lengthy documentation. If you do have the time and patience, however, I would recommend going to drupal.org to gain a deeper understanding of how drupal works. If you really can't stand technical details, it might be better to work with a developer. If you have any questions, feel free to ask here. I will assume that you are using Drupal 8, which is the most recent version.
Drupal is one of many Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. It's good for building sites with robust functionality. With drupal, you can build membership sites, forums, helpdesk ticketing sytems, company directories, online invitations sites, e-card sites, and more. It was designed with this in mind, from the beginning, and consists of a core base, to which you can add modules, or extensions, if you will. There is a module for almost any type of function you can imagine, and if there isn't, you can build a custom one, or ask a developer to build one for you. Pretty cool, right?
Drupal is widely used in the government and private sector. If you work in technology, knowing your way around it definitely comes in handy.
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