Another project from the Population Research Institute. This site showcases their line of funny videos exploding the myth of overpopulation, while also explaining the research behind their conclusions. As with pop.org, the design is theirs; I build their mockups in Drupal and CSS. Also like pop.org, this site began on Joomla, but I moved it to Drupal.
Not long after the move, I saw the power of Drupal modules yet again, when they decided to run a T-shirt design contest. Could I set up a way for visitors to vote on their favorite T-shirt design? A quick search on drupal.org, and I had a good, solid module that would do just that.
I don't think I've ever been so spoiled with any other web site client. The site is advertising a graphic novel, so of course the author had very particular ideas about the graphics. And that meant he provided them -- all of them. Beyond that, he just basically wanted a Wordpress blog. All the graphics + basic Wordpress install = happy web developer.
I've become such a Drupal fan that I was tempted to try to convert him. But I'm glad I decided to let him have the Wordpress he wanted. If all you want is a blog, Wordpress is still really really good at that.
When I first started working with the Population Research Institute, their website relied on a proprietary content management system. Their site offered hundreds of articles, but they were full of hard-coded formatting like fonts, heading sizes, and colors (such as purple). Many hours of Perl and proofreading later, PRI had a new Joomla site with a clean, consistent look.
Joomla served them well, but fortunately, by the time they discovered the real constraints, I had discovered Drupal.