I've been using Drupal for years to develop business websites for my clients. I use it and recommend it because I believe it to be the best means of achieving the effective and affordable results that my clients want.
A brief introduction to Drupal
Drupal is a Content Management System (CMS) that is used by some of the biggest companies in the world for their corporate websites. In fact, over half a million (known) websites currently use Drupal and that number is growing fast as more people find out about its reliability, scalability and extensive features.
Drupal is an 'open source' application. This means there are no licensing fees or restrictions on how it can be used. It also means that it is continually being improved by a community of more than 600,000 dedicated developers - all of whom give their time for free. It is also backed by corporate giants such as Google and Sony.
How will your business benefit from having a website developed in Drupal
Firstly, Drupal website development is pretty quick. Because the core functionality is already built you can simply design and contruct your website on top of it. This has obvious benefits including huge cost savings and also a knowledge that the foundation of your website is proven to be solid and reliable.
Secondly, Drupal is extremely flexible, scalable and almost future proof. These are all vital concerns to any business looking to grow in the future, as you have the knowledge that whatever your business achieves your website has the capability to match it, allowing you to ringfence development costs for many years to come.
You can also rest assured that no matter what happens outwith your control (legal changes, technological advances etc), your website is supported by a huge community who will make the requisite updates on your behalf.
Thirdly, Drupal has almost endless functionality. If you want it on your website, it can almost certainly be done and for a lot less money than you might think. This is again because of the extensive community who support Drupal. They've created thousands of 'modules' which can be plugged into any Drupal website with very little effort. These modules are created and maintained for free, so once again there is a huge cost saving.
In general, adding functionality to your website such as Twitter integration, newsletter signup or paid advertising can be as much as 80% cheaper on a Drupal website, meaning that you can deliver what is best for your customers without worrying about the cost impact of doing so.
Fourthly, Drupal is designed to be search engine friendly. Your website is structured in a way that search engines appreciate, meaning that it can be more easily found by potential customers searching for your products or services.
A Drupal website from Gillespies is the perfect solution for your business
With more than 5 years of experience in developing Drupal websites for my clients, I can promise you a business website that delivers on performance and cost. Using Drupal to build websites allows me to spend more time on vital content generation whilst still keeping development costs significantly below what you could expect to pay elsewhere.
To find out more or to discuss a possible Drupal website for your business, call me on 01296 748920 / 07773 489283.