Building a Website So a Marketing Person Can Manage It

Quite often we build websites for companies or organizations and then when finished we hand them off to a marketing person or department and let them manage the site. What we often would find is that the site was too complicated so that it is nearly impossible to train the person actually using it on how to get it to look the way they want.

At LevelTen we've been working very hard to figure out some best practices around how to build the site so an average non-developer can understand the site and manage it themselves. We've used these techniques for the last 4 or 5 client sites and the results have been a resounding success. Our clients are much happier with the sites and are able to make changes and customize the sites in ways that was never possible before.

At this meetup we'll share the design philosophies and tools that we've discovered for building sites in such a way that mere mortals can manage them.

*No offense was meant to Marketing People. They are very good at what they do, which usually does not include system design and programming, which is what is usually required to manage a Drupal site.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good presentation.

    January 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a developer of Drupal websites, I found it VERY helpful to know about some of the new modules out there to make the usability of a website for clients much easier. Thanks!

    January 17, 2012

  • Kent S.

    Great intro to best practices and good background for using LevelTen's OpenEnterprise distro.

    January 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Randall went very quickly through a lot of important information, and it was hard to keep up. I felt like I missed getting some of it. I'd suggest either not being so ambitious about the amount of content, making the session longer or splitting it into multiple sessions, and providing some kind of support materials for those who attend -- screen shots with some callouts, for example. He did say it was the first time he had done this topic, so the next one will likely be paced a little better. I do think this is a good/great topic, and I appreciate LevelTen hosting these sessions. This is my second Meetup at LevelTen and the Dallas Drupal Users Group. I am learning about Drupal (not even at the "new to Drupal" point yet), and the Meetups have helped. Thanks!

    January 17, 2012

  • Christian D.

    Unfortunately working late ironically, building a Drupal site for work, id love to be attending but cant

    January 16, 2012

  • Cam S.

    Traffic is stopped heading south on 75! Will be very late. Hearing sirens as I type this.

    January 16, 2012

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