Digital Toolbox

Drupal

Project URL

http://drupal.org/

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Cost and Development Philosophy

Free, open source.

Local Installation or Hosted Solution

Local

Description

“Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers… Drupal project’s principles encourage modularity, standards, collaboration, ease-of-use, and more.” (source)

Use on SpokenWeb Project

We plan to use Drupal in the next phase on the SpokenWeb project as one of several CMS’ that we will run in parallel in order to determine the relative advantages and disadvantages of each as a spoken word and poetry platform.

Evaluation

So far, we have not used Drupal on the SpokenWeb project. For a good review of Drupal 7, see:

 

Review: Drupal 7 Simplifies Web Content Management

By Jim Rapoza, InformationWeek

February 19, 2011

http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/reviews/229218676

 

Open source wars: WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla

Jul 25 by JD Rucker

http://www.techi.com/2011/07/opensourcewarswordpressvsdrupalvsjoomla/

Projects

The University of Arizona Poetry Center

http://poetry.arizona.edu/

A cleanly designed site the features good browsing (e.g. via an image browser and tag cloud) as well as embedded audio and playlists.

See also:

http://voca.arizona.edu/

http://voca.arizona.edu/index.php?reading_id=72

Future Directions

Development for Drupal 8 has been underway since March 2011 (source).  One of the main developments will be multi-lingual support (source).

References

http://drupal.org/


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