Technology Services

Drupal CMS

Early in 2013, we announced our adoption of the Drupal content management system (CMS) as our preferred CMS, and our migration of our existing Apostrophe-based sites to Drupal. Since our announcement, we have started our migration, including the sites for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Academic Advising Center. We based our decision on D`rupal's advantages, such as offering a more robust and flexible development platform and system, a friendly editor user-interface for content updates, a dynamic and worldwide community of active, engaged and welcoming developers, designers and users as well as the fact that Duke has selected Drupal to be the dominant platform for site development.

To help further assist our Drupal efforts at Duke, we are sharing our modules and knowledge with the greater Duke and Drupal communities. These pages will provide information we hope you will find useful, whether you're a developer, designer, editor, or however you participate within the Drupal ecosystem at Duke.

Interested in learning more?

If you're interested in developing your Drupal skills, lynda.com has a number of Drupal-specific training courses. See the Office of Information Technology's website for information on how to take advantage of these online tutorials.

We are also hosting “Open Office” hours where you may come by with your questions. Here is more information on our next event:

You asked us for more training opportunities, and we’re responding. Come join the Trinity Technology Service’s Drupal Web Development team on Wednesday, March 28, from 12 – 1 PM at the Technology Engagement Center’s Conference Room 132 in the OIT Telecommunications Building. Alex Verhoeven, Senior Web and Drupal Developer, will present on changes we’re making to the CKEditor interface to better accommodate web accessibility. Afterwards, Alex, Andy Smith and Kyle Skrinak be available for any questions you may have regarding your department, lab, center or group’s website. Please invite other content editors for your sites to attend.

Please note we are not providing lunch. Feel free to bring your own lunch.

There is also a Drupal @ Duke community here, in which the TTS actively participates, on a roughly monthly basis. We encourage you to join us on our mailing list.