Drupal at UD

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Drupal is a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS enables individuals to publish Web sites without knowing HTML markup language or other complicated Web design applications or tools. Drupal is flexible enough to create both simple and sophisticated Web sites. It offers Web site creators the opportunity to separate content from design, making it easier to implement best practices in Web development.

Using Drupal, a department can organize its Web efforts to take full advantage of staff expertise. For example, a CITA or other Web-savvy staff member can design a Web site’s appearance, incorporate appropriate UD-branding, set up the site’s structure, and set user roles to allow others to add or edit content. These “content providers” can quickly update site content using a simple text editor—helping to keep the Web site current and fresh.

Drupal is Open Source software supported by a large and growing community of developers around the globe. With its flexible and scalable nature, Drupal allows you to build a dynamic and feature-rich site.

UD's Drupal Service—UDrupal

In April 2009, IT made a production Drupal Web hosting service available to the campus. Academic and administrative units can now publish production sites on our central Drupal server. In the summer of 2009, IT began rolling out more detailed training and documentation support for its Drupal service, which we have named UDrupal. If you are interested in learning how to use Drupal, visit the LearnIT@UD Web site for the training classes that we offer.