Happy Drupal 7 launch day!

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As Web marketers, the Schipul team gets to play around with a LOT of technology for client and company projects.   But few come remotely close to the flexibility and customization of Drupal – a software force to be reckoned with in the CMS world.

You’ve already been on a Drupal site, even if you haven’t realized it.   The Whitehouse.gov, Popular Science magazine and The Onion are just the tip of the Drupal iceberg (Drupal-berg?).   Our team has developed great client sites like IKEA Houston, PlasmaCar, Envoy Mortgage and Locke Bryan productions, to name just a few.

Today (1/7/11) is the official Drupal 7 launch day.   Three years in the making, this new version of Drupal brings a number of exciting updates:

  • CCK (Content Construction Kit) is now a built-in feature, making it easier to create custom content types in your site
  • Great new User Interface with a brand new default administration menu
  • Better theming options to keep your design looking fantastic
  • Increased overall security
  • So much more!

What’s exciting about this launch is not just the great updates, but the community celebration around the tremendous group effort that these updates have incorporated.   It’s the open source spirit personified!

There are guides to ‘rocking your Drupal 7 release party‘ and more celebrations than we can count in cities all across the country.   Our team is making appearances at the Austin Drupal 7 launch party and at the Houston Geek Gathering with the upcoming SW Drupal Summit organizers.

SW Drupal Summit 2011

And before you go Googling Drupal-built sites, make sure you watch our Drupal Rap video – and let us know how we can help you rock out in the Drupal world:

Drupal Rap Video – Schipulcon09 from Schipul – The Web Marketing Co. on Vimeo.

Photo thanks to Flickr user GregoryH