Hi all! I've been making websites in wordpress for about 2 years now and have been scared to climb the drupal learning curve but it may be time. My next project is developing a coupon site similar to this one (http://bit.ly/pLbkR6). I started to write it in wordpress, but I was feeling its limitations. Would Drupal be a good fit for this type of site?
If so, how would you recommend I get a quick start. For example, are there templates or modules that would be helpful?
I was thinking about starting with Drupal Commerce Kickstart. The site doesn't need real ecommerce features (not cart, no shipping, no money, etc.) but does need some type of product gallery tool (not just an image gallery - unless it is a really advanced one). Do you think Drupal Commerce would help or is it overkill? Can it easily produce a "product" gallery like the site above? Or is there a more pure product gallery type tool? Key features would be having a page that displays products based on categories/tags in multiple squares across the screen. Each square would have an image and text and links out that would go to a details page. And it should look pretty. That's basically it.
I've been doing something similar but less pretty at http://freetravelgenius.com using wordpress and leveraging it's Tablepress module for storing and presenting product database and jquery tabs to help categorize it. But now I want something where each row would be more like a large button / block and there is no easy way to do so in wordpress without either hardcoding the data or doing some database programming. I am also looking for an excuse to learn Drupal on the fly.