Why Drupal? The Project Manager's Perspective

Previously Dave talked about why he prefers Drupal from a programmer's perspective. We approach websites completely differently. For example, Dave will write his blog posts in html and I prefer a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) style editor.

I first ventured into website design in the late 90s while working at a haunted house in Chicago. Dreamweaver was new and its interface looked like a lot of the video, photo, and design programs I was familiar with. It didn't take long before I wanted to do more than the program could handle. Dave swooped in and did some custom code, I learned some html, and I was able to make my ideas work.

Why Drupal? The Coder's Perspective

Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal, recently wrote about how it snaps together like Lego pieces, building something he calls "The Assembled Web".

Being more efficient in the way we assemble a website will allow us to focus on the things that matter more, like innovation and creativity. By standing on the shoulders of giants, we can make things look and operate more beautifully than we'd ever have expected.

Meta tags and SEO

Meta tags are a handy tool that have been abused and misunderstood.

Meta tags started as a simple text way to designate search terms on your website. Often just lists of keywords, they were abused by websites that would put a lot of junk tags in their pages in order to improve their rankings. Search engines got smarter and meta tags have evolved.