I’ve been working on a few new Drupal projects this fall, as well as a WordPress site, and they’ve led me to ruminate a bunch about standards and best practices, and why they’re extra important for the kinds of nonprofits I serve.
The "5 Things I'm Reading Now" block you see to your right is a feed coming from my new WordPress site, labs.johannabates.com. After migrating this blog to Drupal 7, I found I missed having a WordPress site to play with. So I set one up, and the next thing I knew I was using it as a kind of "cloud notebook", a place to store links and ideas.
Okay, maybe not world domination. But at least some serious progress toward some really usable, community-developed technology. That's a big deal. I feel like Drupal and WordPress are hitting their stride more and more. It's getting easier to build sites on a budget that orgs can mostly manage and update themselves. I've been building proprietary and open source CMS sites for nonprofits for over a decade, and I feel like right now, CMS technology is particularly accessible.