Drupal is an open source content management system written in PHP. It is used as a back-end system for websites ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites. Drupal is used to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine. Drupal is free, flexible, robust and constantly being improved by thousands of passionate people(drupal developers) from all over the world. It includes features like user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS-feeds, page layout customization, and system administration. It has over 7000 free community-contributed addons, known as contrib modules. They are used to alter and extend Drupal’s core capabilities and add new features or customize Drupal’s appearance.
Drupal development offers a sophisticated programming interface for developers, which means no programming skills are required for basic website installation and administration. Drupal runs on any computing platform. Some of the notable features of Drupal design & development are:
2.Toolbar and shortcut bar: The Toolbar gives you quick access to administrative functions. With the help of shortcut bar you can add custom shortcuts to the admin menu navigation and create several different ones for different users.
3.Vertical tabs: These tabs help to clean up the long scrolling pages of collapsible fieldsets.
4.Automated module and theme install: Drupal has thousands of add on modules and themes. However, installing the files for these modules then periodically having to update the files was fairly tedious. Drupal 7 provides a simple browser only method for installing and updating modules and themes.
5.Multi-featured and multi-functional: Based on its usability, Drupal is described as Web application framework, content management framework, content management system etc.
6.Integrated features: Drupal has multi-site support and open ID support. Other features are advanced search, access statistics and logging information, RSS feeds and feed aggregator, multi level menu system, descriptive URLs etc.
7.Extended website functionalities: Drupal offers more than 6000 free modules. These modules contribute varied options like image galleries, content listings and customized content types, WYSIWYG editors, 3rd part integration tools, private messaging options etc.
Last but not the least, Drupal web development enhances security and flexibility during site customisation.