Like many Drupal developers I'm borderline fanatical about how awesome Drupal is. So extensible, so powerful... except for one problem that I recently discovered. It doesn't stack up against C5 at all.
I'm actually feeling a bit foolish for choosing Drupal over C5 back in 2010 when I started my firm. Now don't get me wrong, we've done some great projects in Drupal and learning it has been a good experience overall. But I really think a CMS needs to do a good job of catering to all types of users, including designers, marketing, content managers as well as developers. I see that user support in C5 in ways I don't see it in Drupal and other CMS systems.
Don't feel foolish, I'm sure many of us here that now use concrete5 for both basic sites and more complex development wish we had found it earlier!
With custom page attributes, the composer, page types, custom blocks, packages, global areas, template overrides and a very extensive api, I'm finding that most custom tasks in concrete5 are highly achievable.
But the big difference is that when I do develop something a bit custom, I'm still able to set it up in a way that is easy to manage for a client/end user.
Your Drupal experience could be very useful on this forum, I'd be interested to hear what it does well and what things you might think are missing from concrete5 that drupal does. (I've only casually played around with Drupal). In many ways it would be handy to have documented for others some common development tasks that would be done in Drupal, but for concrete5.
I'd love to have a how-to geared for drupal developers. Something that
explained the power of page types, custom attributes, defaults and
stacks in a way that makes sense to someone familiar with drupal.
That sounds like a great idea and that sort of information will be a natural byproduct of my learning C5. I'd be glad to put some of those details together into a set of articles or a wiki, or some other format.
I think an introduction to the general equivalency for each major Drupal feature might be a good place to start. Maybe we could call it something like C5 Quickstart Guide for Drupal Developers?
That is great to hear you have clients who are happy with the experience of managing their sites. Most people do like using good software, and its great when you can show something to a new user and they are surprised by how easy it is.
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