I may end up needing to work with Drupal in the near future for a project. I worked with it a little quite a while back. But I’m noticing that the number of resources out there in terms of theming and functional guides are pretty scarce.
Does anyone know of any thorough resources? I’m going to check places like Lynda to see what they have there, but I even noticed Nettuts was pretty low on Drupal content.
I have a friend that works at a Drupal shop. Sad to say, he can’t stand it and everyday is a challenge as it has a lot of oddities that other CMSs don’t have. I could find out more for you if you’re interested.
I’ve been working with Drupal full-time at my day job for about 2 years now and the journey has been tough at times. However, I wouldn’t go back to a CMS like WordPress at this point.
Drupal has been called a Content Management ‘Platform’ or ‘Framework’ for a long while now and essentially this tells us that Drupal is used as a CMS very frequently, but it’s more flexible than that. Web apps and the like are all within reach with Drupal.
Drupal 7 was a big step up from Drupal 6 IMO, but with Drupal 8 on the way next year the platform will change quite a bit. I’m hearing that Twig will be the primary templating language.
I have to support several Drupal sites made by a previous developer. I like to call it “hunt for the checkbox” as virtually every time I get stuck there is some hidden checkbox somewhere dictating a privilege or oddball field output.
I’m also surprised by it’s massive databases and heavy file structures.
Go for it. It’s a good skill to have in the back pocket. And you can always do WP sites on the weekend for some relaxation!