I successfully converted my brother-in-law’s static and Dreamweaver-templated web site to Drupal this morning. I don’t know if he will like it, but I can certainly see where it’s going to make my life a little easier. Plus, now he can login and add and edit pages himself.
The URL, by the way, is cjhodge.com.
He suggested the new design, thought I had to do some interpretation to make it work as a web page. I guess I’ll see if he likes it or not.
One thing I definitely like about Drupal over WordPress for his site is the way views allow me to customize the uploading of images for him, without me having to write a long instruction sheet about how to add them. It automates the creation of thumbnail and basic image quite handily. I also love the way I can customize the look and feel of the user interface for him, so there no overwhelming list of links and terms to muddle through.
Of course, I say all that now, before he’s even opened my email to him, let alone the new web site, but I feel like I need to enjoy the glow of the moment while I can.
It’s a good feeling.