First of all: I really like Drupal. It's node based architecture seems very flexible to me!
I am about to implement a website with Drupal. I have experience with Xoops but not with Drupal yet. Looking at the requirements I have and the modules that are available I have made a list of modules I plan to use.
Since this is the first time I build a website with Drupal I would be very grateful if some experienced Drupalers (or less experienced) gave their opinion on my choices.
Below I have put the requirements followed by the Drupal module I plan to use. Any comments are very welcome!
- Articles will be put in separate sections: vocabulary and list of terms. Should I use one vocabulary with each term representing a section?
- Each section has its own design: Taxonomy theme (http://drupal.org/project/taxonomy_theme)
- Spam should be avoided: captcha (http://drupal.org/project/captcha)
- Visitors can enlarge the characters on the screen: fonsize module (http://drupal.org/project/fontsize)
- Visitors can print each article in a printer friendly way: print module (http://drupal.org/project/print)
- At any moment it is clear to the visitor where he is on the website: taxonomy breadcrumb (http://drupal.org/project/taxonomy_breadcrumb)
- Each section has its own image: taxonomy image (http://drupal.org/project/taxonomy_image)
- editors can use an html editor: fckeditor (http://drupal.org/project/fckeditor)
- articles can be enabled and disabled automaticaly: scheduler (http://drupal.org/project/scheduler). The dates can be entered in a handy way using the calendar (http://drupal.org/project/jstools)
- Visitors can ask info via a form: contact module (http://drupal.org/handbook/modules/contact)
- There is a forum: standard forum
- There is a poll: standard poll
- The frontpage is flexible in its design, it can be changed easily. It is possible to put articles, polls, forum posts on it. It is easy to change the items that are shown on the front page. I am not yet sure about this. The epublish module seems to be handy (http://drupal.org/project/epublish). Although I don't think it is very flexible in its design, is it? The module front page might be handy here (http://drupal.org/project/front). Any advise on this one is very welcome.
- Yellow pages: classified ads (http://groups.drupal.org/classifieds)
Thank you in advance for the time you take to read this and maybe to answer this :-)