Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Advantages of choosing Drupal

Drupal (derived from Dutch world ‘druppel' which means water droplet) is now amongst the buzz words in the IT Content Management Scene.

Initially launched in 2001, it has a huge following in the world today. Easy Installation and Usage, Cool new features to customize your web content, and search engine friendly, it has earned an enormous respect in the IT development community and Enterprises all over the globe.

Why should you choose Drupal over other CMS? Here are the top five reasons why -

1. Ease of development - You need not be an ace website designer or hardcore PHP developer to manage content on the web. Drupal is fully customizable, very intuitive and can be broken down to simple modules. You can design the information flow very easily with simple building blocks that Drupal provides.

2. Backup of an OpenSource developer community - It has a large pool of Drupal developers who ensure it is robust, bug free and also an active forum where customers/users and developers can discuss various issues and arrive at solutions.

3. Cost Effective - Drupal does not charge any license fee for its software. Apart from the hourly rate for in house developers/contractors that you may employ, there are no hidden charges.

4. Rapid Build Time - Depending on your website and how you plan to use it; Be it social networking or educational institute or a new business venture for online shopping, Drupal is by far the best CMS that helps you shave off man hours during the development and maintenance phases.

5. Dynamic web changes- The websites once designed, can easily be changed on the fly by modifying the modules. This is the most important advantage that ensures a robust and vibrant website.

The White House, NASA, Greenpeace, AOL, Harvard, MIT have all chosen Drupal CMS to build their websites - An impressive track record indeed! But the list does not end here. At present there are roughly over 7 million websites in the world using Drupal, covering the entire range of possible enterprises - Educational, Online shopping, Government, Universities, Entertainment, Media, IT companies and Celebrity websites.

Moreover, moving over to Drupal or launching your website for the first time using Drupal, has the advantage that you are not tied to one software company. There are a large number of freelancing developers and companies that can take over the Content Management project, if the original development company is no longer functioning.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Symantec Connect - Social Business Software powered by Drupal

Symantec Connect is an enterprise class, community-driven, social business support and information portal for Symantec products, offering users of Symantec’s deep catalog of applications and services a platform to interact with one another and Symantec employees through rich web-based tools. Connect enables the rapid publishing of information about the day-to-day use of Symantec products through key community-centric features which facilitate the customer’s ability to:
  • Ask the community for help with issues and flag solutions when they are posted for easy discovery in the forums
  • Suggest and vote on product enhancements
  • Publish helper applications and scripts as community downloads
  • Publish user-submitted screencast videos for enhanced knowledge sharing
  • Build online/offline product centric user groups with events, private content publishing and messaging in the groups
  • Keep up with content on a variety of topics within the IT and security-related fields through articles and blog entries
  • Enjoy a highly qualified community experience enabled by a suite of Symantec employee moderation, organization, and publishing controls.
All of these features also empower Symantec employees to quickly publish official versions of forum discussions, blog entries, articles, events, downloads, and videos while moderating and vetting content, helping steer the community in the right direction.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

DCKAP to launch WorkGoal at Web 2.0 Expo, San Francisco

DCKAP is launching WorkGoal, a SaaS product, at the Web 2.0 Expo, San Francisco to be held from March 28 to March 31, 2011.

WorkGoal integrates processes and streamlines the flow of information to solve Work Management problems efficiently.

For more information, visit Booth #808 at the expo

Clients of DCKAP can write to for passes to the Event.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

A News portal Drupal theme, inspired by the famous BBC

Theme summary

Drupal is an excellent base for News Portal/Magazine websites as we have seen in The Onion or PopSci. This is ST Nagara, our latest Drupal news portal theme, inspired by the famous giant BBC. Taking the best parts of BBC and fill out the rest with consistent look, you can enjoy a smart grid base layout, enriched typography and various color options of Nagara.


Demo link can be found here: Drupal theme ST Nagara demo


  • XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0 Valid
  • 8 Regions
  • 6 color options: Blue, Green, Red, Orange, Brown, Deeppink and Deepblue
  • 3 menu options: CSS, Split and ST Menu
  • Install profile - install website with just few clicks
  • PSD file included
  • Customize using Theme Settings
  • Drupal 6.x
  • Professional Typography

More info

The theme can be downloaded if you register a club membership with SymphonyThemes.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Language Software -

Ultralingua, Inc. is a software company that makes products for people who love languages. Their website is a place for people to access a free online dictionary, download product trials, and purchase software for personal use. It is also a hub of information for business partners and offers a technical support section for customers.

Ultralingua competes in the market for software-based language tools such as dictionaries, spellers and grammar checkers. Their customers include teachers, students, translators, and multi-lingual professionals from a host of industries. They also sell to many organizations including HarperCollins, the Government of Canada, Hachette Multimedia, netTrekker, and Texthelp who purchase site licenses and embed OEM, APIs, and web versions of their products.

Ultralingua began work to transition to Drupal in 2009, and launched their new Drupal-based site in early 2010.


By mid-2009, Ultralingua had been using a series of static pages as its website for several years, and they were ready for a change. Their company and product lines were growing quickly, and the system they were using at the time couldn’t keep up. With a team of developers on staff already, the company had the internal expertise to take on the development of the new site themselves.

 "We had done traditional web development before, but Drupal was completely new to us," explained Bret Jackson, Ultralingua’s web developer for the project. "We chose Drupal because such a large community supports it, and we could see quickly that the documentation and help forums would be an asset during the initial phase. We picked up the new terminology and structure quickly, but the early development stages came with some interesting challenges nonetheless."

Ultralingua’s website is the primary channel through which they market and sell their products, so they had to build in the tools they would need to communicate with customers and process sales effectively. Because they were new to Drupal, they ended up creating custom solutions to some of the challenges they faced rather than manipulating existing themes to get the results they were looking for.

Another goal the team had was to make it possible for individuals with limited technical expertise to edit content on the website. This was something their old solution did not allow, and it was hindering the company from creating content quickly enough to keep up with product releases. They also set goals to better integrate analytics and reporting into the structure of the site.

A website would also help Ultralingua communicate to their customers what sets them apart: their model for creating premier language software by bringing language and software experts together to create the best product possible. Language is constantly evolving and their software developers work directly with linguists and researchers to create language tools of the highest quality.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Personal battle plans for Drupal 8

With only a few days to DrupalCon Chicago, what better time to launch our traditional battle plan discussion. It is time for us to start talking about Drupal 8. If you plan to work on something, or if you are going to contribute to Drupal in one way or another, please share your "personal battle plan" in the comments. A "personal battle plan" is a summary or itemized list of things you are going to work on during the next 12 months or so.

Important guidelines

In this thread, we are only interested in what you plan to contribute, and not what you'd like other people to work on. This is not the place to request features, to talk about implementation details or to discuss Drupal's general direction. This thread is meant to be a collection of things people are actually going to work on. If you are not going to contribute to Drupal 8 development, don't post any comments. Thanks for your understanding.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

New book: Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium

In today's global society, online collaboration has gained tremendous importance as businesses look for ways to share ideas and collaborate easily. Open Atrium is a powerful and flexible Drupal installation that provides intranet solutions to businesses and organizations for sharing ideas. It is used to create intranets where co-workers or teams can collaborate easily. But Open Atrium is filled with so many powerful features that you may need some help to use it to its full potential.

Drupal Intranets with Open Atrium unlocks the power of Open Atrium and guides you through real-world examples of an Open Atrium intranet. Examples and screenshots are used throughout the book so that you can follow along on your Open Atrium installation. The examples walk through setting up your site, user administration, implementing core features, and maintaining your intranet site.

This book starts off with explaining how to set up a web server on a Windows or Mac computer and install Drupal with the Open Atrium distribution. After installing Open Atrium you will learn how to add and maintain users. The book also covers some exciting topics such as the different "spaces" or "workgroup" micro-sites that can be created to match your organization's structure. Reading each of these sections, you will understand and become familiar with managing the Open Atrium interface. Once you comprehend the Open Atrium interface, you will learn how to create a blog, document library, and issue tracker for each group's dashboard or site page. The book covers everything from editing a single piece of content to arranging the layout of that content on each page.

By the end of this book, you should be able to establish your own intranet site for your organization or workgroup using the Open Atrium Drupal distribution.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Neil Drumm

Neil Drumm (drumm) has been an active contributor to Drupal for over 7 years. He has attended every DrupalCon, often as a presenter. Besides contributing to many Drupal modules and other projects, Neil can be found working as:
  • Lead architect for, hired by the Drupal Association
  • Maintainer of
  • The (recently retired) Drupal 5 maintainer
  • A member of the Drupal Association General Assembly
  • A member of the Security team
In addition, Neil is whip-smart and great to work with. He has a lot of friends and fans in the Drupal community (he even has a Twitter-based impersonator)!

Neil was nominated by Angie Byron (webchick) and Lisa Rex (lisarex). We like Neil a lot, and we presented him with these questions:

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