Drupal for your eCommerce website
Almost all companies have an online presence nowadays, and it’s clear to see why. Having a website makes it far easier to advertise your business, drawing in more customers as well as a multitude of other benefits such as helping you build up a better, richer relationship with your customers and demonstrate your brand in a way that helps you stand out from the crowd.
On top of this, most companies also sell their products through their website, increasing their sales revenue. All of this starts with a great website design and a content management framework such as Drupal.
What is a content management system?
A content management system (CMS) or content management framework (CMF) sounds like something complicated – something you’d need a be pretty tech savvy to understand. Fortunately, despite its intimidating name, Content Management Systems are actually very simple to understand and are made for easy usability. A CMS is essentially an application which allows you to modify and add content to a website. There are a range of different CMS’s out there, each with different features and functionality to suit the vast needs of the different types of websites on the market.
What is Drupal?
Drupal is an example of a Content Management System (CMS), and it provides the framework for 2.2% of all websites worldwide. It’s free to use and open source, meaning there are hundreds of volunteer developers working on it all over the world. As with most open source applications, there are a wide range of plugins and widgets available that are compatible with Drupal that provide extended functionality.
What are Drupal’s features?
– Full blogging platform
– Thousands of themes to customise your website
– Thousands of widgets, extensions, and plugins.
– Open source
– Used by some of the biggest media corporations in the world
– Incredibly flexible and scalable
– Mobile App formats available
– Detailed guides with a huge network of support
Why use Drupal?
So, what sets Drupal apart from the other CMF’s and CMS’s out there? If Drupal’s forte could be summed up in a word it’d be ‘modularity’. The sheer number of plugins, widgets, and extensions means you can build a website that suits your needs perfectly. It has tools that allow you to structure your content in a way that’s easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing.
Drupal has thousands of themes available which mean you can customise your site to look just the way you want it to. Modules also allow you to expand Drupal’s functionality, meaning it’s as flexible as you need it to be. One of the most important things to look out for in a CMS is flexibility. You don’t want a CMS that’s going to constrain your business aspirations, and Drupal definitely won’t.
Drupal powers some of the UK's biggest sites
You only need to look at the organisations that use Drupal to see how powerful, scalable, and flexible it can be. It’s used by the BBC, NBC, and MTV UK to provide the framework for their websites. It’s also plays a part in Amnesty International and the University of Oxford’s quests to make the world a better place.
These are certainly strong endorsements, and show just how versatile Drupal can be. Built on the principles of collaboration, globalism, and innovation, Drupal is the perfect choice for your website. It brings together over 1 million developers, designers, trainers, strategists and editors to create a platform that will suit your needs perfectly and grow with your business.
Midlands-Based Drupal Web Development Company
Specialising in Drupal web design, Bright Design can help you build you perfect website with Drupal integration, so that you can have full access to your content and easily edit and manage your site with the flexible Drupal CMS solution.
We understand having a simple platform on which to manage your website can really make or break your website management experience, and with Drupal you can get hands on alongside our Northampton-based Drupal developers. As mentioned, the numerous plugins and add-ons that you can download to achieve exactly what you want for your site mean that the power really is in your hands.
Curious about Drupal?
Good! Get curious! Whilst we specialise in a number of CMS’s, Drupal is a really excellent choice, so talk to one of our web design experts today and we can discuss whether Drupal would be right for you. Alternatively check out some of the other CMS options we offer such as WordPress, or visit our main web design page where we will take you through the different aspects of the web design process.