Drupal 8: Something for Everyone to Love

Drupal is open source content management software (CMS) used by over a million organisations across every industry, including The Whitehouse, The Economist, Twitter, eBay, Pfizer,  PGA and NBC. Drupal is maintained and developed by a community of more than 35,000 developers around the world who have contributed to the project. It’s the quality of the software and the community behind it that makes for an incredibly powerful, cutting-edge CMS which is why we have been developing Drupal solutions for over a decade.

 

For IT Executives
Drupal 8 provides the most proven, advanced, scalable and secure open source content management system on the market. Zero licensing costs, fast time to market, boundless flexibility, the backing of a huge global community and ability to make agile decisions without worrying about contract obligations or vendor lock-in.
 

For Marketing Executives
In the evolving world of digital marketing, content isn’t just words on a web page. Content is the engine that drives marketing. Drupal 8 is packed with capabilities that give marketers the power and flexibility to put the right content in the right place, at the right time, on the right device, in the right language.

 

For Content Administrators
Drupal 8 is a powerful and flexible platform that requires little to no technical knowledge. It’s a CMS that stays out of the way, letting content admins do their jobs: getting the right content to the right people in the right language at the right time.

Here's a quick overview of the new features in Drupal 8.

 

Mobile-First

All built-in themes are responsive, and even administration pages are a snap to use on mobile devices. Tables shrink properly, and the new admin toolbar is mobile from the start. The new administration experience features a lightweight, mobile-first 'Back to site' button that leads back to the last frontend page.

Drupal 8: Mobile-first administration

 

Effortless Authoring

With the new editor functionality and bundled CKEditor WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, it has never been easier to edit content in Drupal. The new user interface features two columns so you can concentrate on what is important. Other enhancements include in-place editing of content without having to use the full edit form and draft saving has also been simplified.

Drupal 8: Content authoring

 

Multilingual Capabilities

From the first installation screen all the way to translating views and image fields, the entire experience has been simplified. When it comes to deploying a web presence for a global audience, you can translate anything in the system with built-in user interfaces - build pages with Views filtering and block visibility based on language. Software translation is also updated automatically from the Drupal community.

Drupal 8: Multilingual Capabilities

 

Accessibility

There's extensive support for standard accessibility technologies including WAI-ARIA with a lot of work having gone in to providing more semantic HTML5.

 

Better Mark-up with HTML5

All themes and core components use HTML 5 out of the box which plays a key role in making websites fully functional and compatible with mobile screens.

Drupal 8: HTML5 Mobile-first

 

Design freedom

Drupal 8 includes the fast, flexible and secure Twig template engine which simplifies the process of designing beautiful and functional sites with greater security. Schema.org mark-up is now native ensuring search engines like Google pick up all the relevant rich-snippets in your content.

Drupal 8: Native Schema.org

 

Views

Views has long been a very popular Drupal add-on module that allows non-technical staff to create lists, posts, galleries, tables, maps, graphs, menu items, blocks, reports and more. This has been fully integrated and clients can now easily customise pages, listing blocks etc. using the point and click UI.

 

Built-in Web Services

The new release features modern, object-oriented code and leverages many 'best of breed' external libraries. The possibilities of building powerful mobile apps and integrating your mix of CRM, Email, Marketing Automation and other software with Drupal as the backbone are almost endless.

Dupal 8: Web Services

 

To talk to us about how our expertise in Drupal content management and mobile application development can help your business, call us on 020 7183 4002 or get in touch via our contact form.

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