5 Benefits of Drupal Web Development

Over time, content management systems (CMS) have evolved considerably. A modern CMS like Drupal offers significant benefits over predecessors. Today, Drupal is among the most popular CMS solutions along with WordPress and Joomla. In an era in which efficiency is paramount, many businesses have looked to optimize web development processes, ultimately turning to Drupal. In this blog, we’ll review the benefits of Drupal for web development.

Customization

Given that Drupal is open source software, developers can build customized pages that have modified source code from the template. Customization enables brands and agencies to develop unique websites for separate solutions with different layouts, designs, features or operations. Often, a CMS will have fixed templates where users can only customize the templates to a certain extent, making pages and sites look redundant and unoriginal. The customization possibilities with a modern CMS like Drupal are limitless.

Rapid Deployment

Organizations need the latest features and functionality to make cutting-edge websites that drive new business. In the past, new features and functionality would take weeks or even months prior to deployment. Businesses sought a new way to meet the changing needs of their customers and Drupal’s modular approach enables both new feature deployment and existing module redeployment much more quickly.

Multiple Content Solutions

Drupal users can add many different types of content to their site. Often, a CMS has limited access to content solutions. However, Drupal allows users to create and manage several content types like videos, polls, blogs, podcasts, and statistics. Using its robust design elements, Drupal helps developers build websites ranging from simple to complex in difficulty.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

At the heart of an organization’s marketing strategy is search engine optimization (SEO). Ultimately, businesses want their content seen in turn driving sales. While there are strategies and web development best practices that can help improve a company’s search engine rankings, Drupal’s interface makes it very easy to build a search engine optimized website. Pages can be modified easily to add keywords, heading tags, meta descriptions, and more. Developers can create Drupal websites in a way that is SEO-responsive to generate the most traffic.

 

Additionally, these sites can be easily optimized for mobile devices. With more and more users consuming content on their smartphones and tablets, it’s essential to develop a website using software that can optimize pages for mobile devices.

Extensive API Support

Drupal has broad API support to help organizations create custom modules using APIs from hundreds of popular applications like Facebook, Twitter, Google Apps, Salesforce, and more. Using the APIs, developers can build websites with features and functionality for any potential need.

StudioLabs has extensive experience using a variety of content management systems. Our team will work with you to quickly deploy a fully functional website based on your needs. Drupal’s extensive API library enables us to add additional functionality to improve the user experience of your new site. If you’re looking to start a website project using Drupal, contact a member of our team today.