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Open source web is a company that includes both server side experts and graphic artists. Full site design and hosting are available, including robust CSS effects. The drupal platform offers many opportunities available to both small business and large companies. The demo site is just one example of site themes available for clients, and is fully customisable at reasonable rates. Custom theming for drupal pages from sliced photoshop files is also available for developers. This site is a custom theme developed from a photoshop document, with CSS applied to the various document areas. Notice the navigation bar entirely built from CSS, the continuity of content area, header area and sidebar backgrounds. Any aspect of CSS can be applied to your own page, whatever your wishes, and applied as a theme to your entire site. For inspiration please visit the holy grail of CSS design, www.csszengarden.com We hope to hear from you and help you with your project, no matter if it's a small one. The important details are: 

 

Here is a short list of favourite modules:

  • Advanced Profile Kit:  Allows complex user pages with Panels, Chaos Tools and CCK
  • Aggregator:  A powerful news reader for your Website that can gather, read and then allow the display of fresh news text, images and other content from news sites and Blogs (weblogs) around the Internet.
  • Ajax:  Ajaxifies any drupal form
  • CCK:  Allows the creation of different content types
  • CiviCRM:  CiviCRM is the first open source and freely downloadable constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, open source, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups.
  • COD:  The Conference Organizing Distribution, used for building conference and event sites. 
  • Chaos Tool Suite:  API interface for advanced page layout
  • Gallery2:  Embed the powerful Gallery2 media manager in your drupal site  example
  • GMap:  Google Maps API integration  example
  • ImageCache:  Dynamic image manipulator and cache
  • Internationalization:  A collection of modules to extend Drupal core multilingual capabilities and be able to build multilingual sites.
  • JQuery ui:  Allows the JQuery swooshiness to shine
  • Panels:  Create complex page layouts from content and views
  • Printer, email, and PDF Versions: There are still people out there who prefer to print out content to read later. This module does just that, and also lets them send your content via email.
  • SEO Checklist:  Provides a checklist of good Drupal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) best practices.
  • Service links:  80+ International Social networking links (Facebook, Digg, Del.icio.us, etc.)
  • SWF Tools:  Embed flash and other media formats with a variety of players
  • Ubercart:  Powerful multi-featured commerce engine
  • Video:  Video module allows you to upload video in any format, play video in any format, transcode video to FLV using FFMPEG (can be extended to any transcoder), automatically creates video thumbnails, use video thumbnails in video node teaser, fast and very reliable API for converting videos and auto thumbnailing, can be used as an all-in-one video solution for Drupal.
  • Views 2:  Provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers to control how lists and tables of content are presented. It is the singularly most powerful force of any content management system, and represents the future of drupal.
  • Wysiwyg:  Allows users to easily edit rich text content with their browsers.
  • XML Sitemap:  Create a XML sitemap conforming to sitemaps.org specifications for SEO.

Here are some sites that have produced excellent training videos and resources for learning drupal:

There are so many modules available, and each of them can fit into a custom-themed web page that is at the same time search engine friendly, cross-technology compatible, browser and OS independent, and, here's the clicker:  User friendly.  Custom themes can be created from scratch, or from a simple or complex photoshop document or image.

Your ideas and questions are welcome.  Please make contact, and let's get started on making your web easier.

 

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