Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A lot of energy in the Drupal world goes towards solving complex problems: giving administrators ways to build publishing workflows without writing code, integrating with cool new APIs, automatically translating site content into Klingon… You know. The usual.
With all of that energy focused on complex architectural problems, it’s easy to lose sight of the simple solutions that Drupal provides for really common “classic” web problems. This really hit home the other week as I sifted through an old Zip disk with archives of sites I’d built for clients in the heady days of the late 90s. One by one, I started ticking off requests my clients had made that today’s site-builders can solve in minutes with Drupal modules — no wacky configuration, no complicated recipes. Just a simple, “Yes!” when a client says, “Can you…?”