Drupal Web Design & Development

Plethora Design is a Drupal development company.

Drupal is a powerful content management system that offers you a user-friendly way of editing your web site. Drupal benefits »

Drupal is a great choice for organizations seeking high scalability and a robust set of features, with an eye to long-term growth of the site. The modular approach of Drupal enables us to build a site's functionality gradually over time, and customize it to a greater degree than can be elegantly done using Joomla or WordPress. The version of Drupal we install also features in-place editing of pages in an even easier to use format than WordPress provides, allowing you to move around your sidebar, blocks/widgets, all without touching code or having to navigate to some other page in the admin area. 

While we work primarily with Drupal, it is not the only content management system we work with, and we do sometimes recommend WordPress or Joomla over Drupal. Drupal does take more configuration and setup initially, but you reap the rewards over time in terms of improved editing workflows, performance, security, and a more flexible framework that can accommodate just about any requirements you might throw at it down the road. Some sites that run Drupal include: The White House, NBC Sports, HarvardVirgin Airlines, The Prince of Wales, Penn State, Men's Health, Billboard and countless others. We have designed and built Drupal sites for international non-profits and aid organizations, Fortune 500 companies, local churches, science and technology companies, manufacturers, professionals, and individuals. Have a look at our work.

Drupal is Powerful, but Managing Your Drupal Site Will be a Snap

Drupal should be thought of as a set of building blocks. We put them together in a way that makes the most sense for your particular needs, and train you in managing it on a day to day basis. We have seen many customer sites that left out some crucial things that would have made the editing process easier. We do not cut corners on this, and put a special emphasis on the content editing experience. We believe strongly that the whole point of using a content management system is so you can edit as much as possible without involving developers, and that when you do involve developers it is for development or for feature requests, and not so much for help with editing. When we do help with editing, we document it using video so you can keep that on file for future reference. 

Scalability, Modularity, and Security

Our team provides the full spectrum of Drupal services — design, development, hosting, server security, monitoring, migration, upgrades, integration, and maintenance. We have the experience to make your Drupal project a success, whether you are a small, mid-sized, or large company, government agency, association, or non-profit. 

Drupal Development

Leveraging Drupal core and the appropriate module for the task at hand is essential any successful Drupal project. Coding to Drupal standards ensures that your project will make sense to any other Drupal developers who may look at the code later on. In many cases existing modules will address your requirements, otherwise we can custom Drupal modules. Read more »

Drupal Monitoring

Our monitoring services keep an eye on your server and Drupal health 24/7, 365 days a year. Drupal security patches for Drupal core as well as modules are applied as soon as they become available, and server updates are taken care of outside critical business hours, in consultation with you.

Drupal Experts

We know Drupal and have been developing for Drupal for years. Most of your projects rely on Drupal, and it is our preferred CMS. You may have seen us at DrupalCon or other Drupal events.

Drupal Migration

Got nodes? Lots and lots of them, every day? Need to migrate them, convert, or export them? Not a problem. Lean on us for large-scale migration experience and support.

Drupal Hosting

We support customers running Drupal sites on cloud hosting, dedicated hosting, and shared hosting. You can rest assured that your LAMP (Linux, Apache, MysQL, PHP) environment will keep on humming 24/7. 

Drupal Consulting

You may need help assessing a Drupal project in its early stages, or in order to make a decision on Drupal vs. some other CMS. We can provide detailed, descriptive and accurate assessments of level of effort and scope based on your specific project requirements. We have assisted federal agencies, non-profits and associations in making the right decision for their particular needs.

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Phase 1: Discovery

During discovery we dig deep to find out about you, your goals, pain points, stakeholders, audience, and what you would consider a successful website. We'll parse what we've learned from you into wireframes, mockups, personas, requirements analysis, and technical specification. By the end of Discovery you will receive a project plan mapping out precisely what the end result will be - with flexibility for revisions and design changes built in. 

Phase 2: Design, Build, Training and Launch

Using an agile project methodology (short, iterative cycles) we put the project plan into action, implementing design and feature decisions from Discovery and refining them with your input along the way. We strongly favor a collaborative, iterative approach to the design process. Regular check-ins help you keep an eye on the budget, and give you opportunities to change direction. After taming the content and quashing the bugs, we plan the site launch and initiate training. Starting training prior to launch helps get your staff comfortable with managing your new site so they can hit the ground running once it's live.

Phase 3: Support & Maintenance

We're here for you, whether you have an in-house team or no team at all. Sites we build are nearly 100% manageable by non-techies, as far as day-to-day content maintenance is concerned. This allows you to focus our talents (and your budget) on feature enhancements and design revisions to help keep your site evolving and improving. Our maintenance contracts run the gamut from purely technical maintenance tasks to in-depth maintenance services (SEO, design improvements, custom programming). Together we'll find a perfect balance. We offer tiered hourly rates with a potential savings of 25% for long-term projects.