Drupal Website Development
Large-scale web applications with Drupal CMS
Get enterprise-grade features without enterprise-grade price.
Capable of handling large-scale, complex data requirements, Drupal is ideally-suited for e-commerce, nonprofit, government, university, and manufacturing organizations. Over a million websites worldwide use Drupal CMS for their website including Tesla, Dartmouth, the NBA and NASA.
"Given 15 minutes to consume content, two-thirds of people would rather read something beautifully designed than something plain."
The advantages of a Drupal website are numerous, its open-source and free to use, with no licensing fees, its extendible and customizable, capable of handling any business requirement from multilingual support, sophisticated publishing workflows and microsites and there is a huge worldwide community of developers working constantly to keep things up-to-date and secure.
It’s like having thousands of coders working for you for free!
With Drupal CMS you and your staff can easily administer and manage all aspects of your website’s content and capabilities. Giving you complete control over how and when your content is scheduled, approved and launched.
If your business needs a powerful website, consider a strategically-built, expertly designed Drupal website. A website build with your business goals, your brand, your products and services and your audience in mind from the start so that what you get is a website designed to grow your business and accomplish your organizational goals and is structured to provide your business with support and the ability to pivot as market and business needs change and evolve.
Our Drupal CMS Services
Depending on your specific Drupal requirements we offer the following Drupal services and capabilities.
Our Drupal Development Process
Discovery & Strategy
No two companies are alike, so we'll get to know you, your business and the challenges and problems you face. We'll listen to things you've tried so far, what's worked and what hasn't and where we can fit in and help. We'll put together a complete plan to meet your unique challenges and goals based on your specific business needs.
Content & Information Architecture
We’ll work with you to create target personas and arrange and organize your content to provide the best user experience. As SEO and content marketing strategists, we can help determine what pages are most important to your audiences and how to best address their needs across the complete buyers journey and beyond to advocacy.
Design and Develop
We’ll install setup and configure your Drupal CMS, install a selected theme, or custom design one for you. We’ll implement your content strategy, helping to create and/or migrate your content into Drupal, and we’ll build and install any custom functionality requirements.
Monitor, Test and Improve
When your site is ready, we’ll handle all the hosting and launch details to ensure a smooth transition from your existing website to your new Drupal CMS. You will not experience any downtime, your old site will be archived and 301 redirected as necessary, analytics will be benchmarked and carried forward. From here we’ll help monitor the site, look for ways to help you improve your users experience and keep your site up-to-date and secure with any security patches or updates.
Training and Consultation
Drupal is a powerful CMS and working with it can be daunting at first. We make it easy by providing in-person training sessions. You and your staff with be able to understand and be comfortable in the Drupal admin back-end. Have questions afterwards? No problem we’re a phone call or email away and we're always happy to help you work through a sticky situation or troubleshoot an issue.
Advantages of using Drupal for your business
It's free to use and there is a huge community and collaboration support
Drupal is highly extendable and modular
Drupal is enterprise grade, powerful and highly secure.
Customizable to any business requirement logic you need to provide to your users.
Mobile friendly and responsive designs for any device, phone, tablet or desktop
On-page SEO best practices built in.
Built for large content and complex data requirements
Powerful Publishing Workflows and Scheduling
Multiple users and permissions for who and how users can create edit approve and publish content, complete with moderation and scheduling
Module system adapts and scales allowing your business to quickly react to customer or market demand or as your business needs increase or shift
Translation and localization
Build multi-lingual or multi-regional sites from a single Drupal install
Content delivery platform
Take advantage of Drupal's API capabilities and use your Drupal website as a content platform, feeding other applications from one central content source.
When To Consider Drupal Over WordPress
Drupal is ideal for complex, highly customized sites that require scalability and large amounts of content to be organized.
You need enterprise level features such as security
You have a lot of different types of content to display and that content is complex with a lots of relationships or dependencies on other content
You need localization or multilingual support
You want the power of an enterprise grade proprietary CMS but without the cost
You have a budget and can extend your website launch anywhere between 30 - 90 days
You want to use your site as a publishing platform where through an api your sites content can be used to populate other services, such as your mobile apps, google or amazon product feeds, distributor or related websites, syndications
Why consider FreshJones for your Drupal site?
Here are a number of reasons to consider FreshJones for your Drupal CMS website, but the most important reason? We're nice people, we'll work hard to get the results you're looking for and we'll make the process fun and enjoyable .
We've been building Drupal web applications since Drupal 5, we know the system very well and will apply that knowledge and experience to your project being productive from day one. We've worked with Drupal long enough to have seen and worked through most all technical challenges, there aren't any more surprises for us and so your project will run smooth, on-budget and on-schedule.
Everything we do begins with a strategic mindset. We're firm believers in data-driven decision making and will always bring good ideas and suggested and recommended solutions to the table for consideration.
As SEO and user experience experts we can help you develop a content strategy that will provide your users with a relevant engaging web experience and one that search engines will love.
Design in engrained into everything we do, whether is graphic design user experience or user interface design, we'll always work hard to provide you and your visitors with the best visual and functional experience.
We take quality very seriously. Whether its in the design or the development process quality is baked into everything we do. We stay up-to-date with the latest best practices in design and development practices, we use object-oriented and functional programming methodologies, we run both unit and integration tests, all our sites are version controlled, with proper backup and restore strategies.
Our in-house technical capabilities are both broad and deep. We've been building and hosting CMS systems for over 10 years, we know how to properly set up hosting environments so your CMS application runs fast and secure.
Training and Education
We believe at its most basic level business is all about one person help solve another persons problems. We always work hard to make sure your comfortable working in your CMS, we're patient and we'll help train and educate and support you through-out your project and beyond. We're always an email or phone call away and we usually respond super fast.
Data-driven and goal oriented
We strongly believe that developing a CMS thats powerful and effective as a growth building tool for your business takes effort and time. We develop a data-driven, goal-oriented mindset for all of our programs and projects and we help you analyze your data and performance indicators and use that data to make informed decisions about how we can improve and optimize our efforts incrementally and consistently improving and optimizing to get the best returns possible.
It would be difficult to beat our level of hands-on support. We're always a phone call or email away, you'll be speaking directly with a technician and we take your issues or problems very seriously.
We are capable of working in either a waterfall or agile project management style. We prefer to work in an agile method because it allows our clients full control and accessibility to their project during development, creating many incremental feedback loops that allow the project to naturally progress in the most goal-oriented direction as opposed to being locked into a big non-movable plan at the beginning of the project.
What Makes a Great Drupal Website?
We'll make sure your Drupal site has the following qualities
Great User Experience
Responsive - Mobile
Easy to use navigation
Intuitive user interface
Consistent design and user interface
Easy fast Site Search
easy to read
simple and clean
Focused on business goals
Designed around target personas
Structured-Data and Rich Snippets
Integrated into marketing strategy
Call to action easy to find
Focus on the user
genuine and authentic
Only install necessary modules
Responsive - Mobile
Good use of typography
Best-practices & coding standards
Secure and Reliable
Focus on quality
Easy To Use
Fast and easy to make edits
Rich media capabilities
What You'll Get With Our Drupal CMS Service
You'll get an economical high-quality enterprise-level Drupal website. A site that gives your business a high-quality customer experience, a site that will be your business's most powerful growth tool. We'll make sure your site is error-free, fast and secure from day 1. We'll take care of providing a performance tuned virtual private server dedicated to your website only.
You'll be getting a website that works hard for your business and is built from a strategic perspective to ensure it accomplishes your business and marketing objectives. You'll get a site thats easily customizable to your specific needs and one that can evolve and change as your business grows and shifts with customer requirements.
You'll get a site thats easy-to-update, and that you and your staff will be fully trained on and feel completely comfortable managing. You'll get a site that integrates with most any service and can act as a central hub for all your content feeding external data needs such as amazon or google product data-feeds. And you'll get a site that has a huge community of developers consistently working (for free) on making the Drupal CMS better and more secure.
Sound Good? Lets Talk Drupal.
Let's get to know each other.
We'll ask you some questions and listen to your specific challenges. We'll find out what you've tried so far, what's worked for you in the past and what hasn't. Lastly we'll let you know how we might be able to help and see if you'd like to take a next step.
Would that be worth a 1/2 hour of your time?