CMS Showcase: 31 Remarkable Drupal Powered Websites

Feb 24 2008 by Jacob Gube | 102 Comments

leadin_drupal.jpgFor those scratching their heads wondering what Drupal is, it’s an open-source (i.e. free) content management system that’s flexible and feature-packed. Over the last couple of years or so, it’s taken off as the go-to platform to run websites that require a lot of community and content management features. From personal blogs and brochure sites, to fully-featured social networking sites, portals, news sites, and e-commerce websites, Drupal has proven itself as the most robust platform currently available in the content management system market.

This article showcases 31 websites that run on Drupal.

Jones of Washington

Jones of Washington

Spread Firefox

Spread Firefox Screenshot

ubuntu

Ubuntu screenshot

CMSthemer

CMS Themer homepage screenshot

Group Hug

screenshot Group Hug

terminus1525.ca

Ervin Chartand website

43 Folders

43 Folders screenshot

V to the 10th

V to the 10th

miami.com

miami.com home page

Red Room

Red Room home page screenshot

The Seed Company

The Seed Company Homepage

List Pilot

List Pilot home page screenshot

Whole Grains Council

Whole Grains Council

LA2Day

LA2day.com screenshot

myLifetime.com

myLifetime screenshot

iChris.ws

iChris screenshot

FreshBrain

Fresh Brain

MyFineJob

myfinejob screenshot

Faith Connections

Faith Connections screenshot

Approva

Approva Screenshot

Music Integrated Clothing

Mic screenshot

Sojourn

Sojourn screenshot

Favorite Things

24 Favorite Things screenshot

Ferguson Photography

screenshot of ferguson photography homepage

Returning Heroes Home

Returning Heroes Home screenshot

End Poverty 2015

2015 millennium campaign screenshot

Green Party of Canada

Green Party screenshot

Writing Matters

screenshot Group Hug

Echoing Green

Echoing Green screenshot

Michael Buble

Michael Bubbles home page

teamsugar

team Sugar

Other websites that run on Drupal

A quick plug for the awesome Drupal community

I’d like to let everyone know of Drupalcon 2008 which will be in Boston between March 3-6, 2008 at the Boston Convention & Expo Center. Vote for the best design in the Showcase Contest Entries.

102 Comments

Matt

February 24th, 2008

Thanks for the great information. Amazing work right there showing just how powerful a free CMS can be.

ivan from adsoftheworld

February 24th, 2008

May I add mine? Not for it’s design, but for it’s relatively unique layout. Also, running on Drupal 5: http://adsoftheworld.com

Kieran

February 24th, 2008

Great list. We will be having a showcase and case study contest at http://drupalcon.org, next week.

Elvis McNeely

February 24th, 2008

Thanks for the showcase.

My only question to you is… Why aren’t you running on Drupal too?

:)

Oliver Siodmak

February 25th, 2008

DC Comics launched Zuda Comics (http://zudacomics.com) on October 30th last year which is based on Drupal. The site hosts some really cool free web comics. Check it out.

themegarden.org

February 25th, 2008

Really nice colection.
Thanks.

Jacob Gube

February 25th, 2008

Elvis,

Good question! I had originally wanted to run Six Revisions on Drupal since (1) I had more experience setting up and theming Drupal, (2) I’m a Drupal fan, (3) Drupal has a lot more community (integrated forums, user profile pages, etc.) and content management features (custom content types specifically) than WordPress.

In the end, I chose WordPress because it’s easier to custom theme and using Drupal for a blog such as Six Revisions is just overkill. I’ve contemplated on making Six Revisions a fully-featured community site for web developers and designers, a place where we can all hang out and share information, and if that ever happens I’ll be migrating to Drupal.
- Jacob

Kevin Quillen

February 25th, 2008

Aren’t these just here for their visual merits? Any CMS application can get this job done, free or not.

Sameer Padania

February 25th, 2008

I work for the human rights organization WITNESS, and we’ve also chosen Drupal for our latest project, the Hub, for human rights, video and action – http://hub.witness.org – and we’re very happy with the results so far.

And our developers, Civic Actions, will be at Drupalcon and will use the Hub to showcase some of the work they’ve been doing – if you’re there, please say hello to them!

Derrick

February 25th, 2008

Maybe I should migrate over from Joomla. Didn’t know so many website actually use Drupal.

Geoserv

February 26th, 2008

Those are some fantastic looking websites. I just recently installed Drupal, but haven’t started designing anything yet.

STUMBLED!

Rick

February 26th, 2008

Thank you for the compliment of featuring two of our Drupal designs (Favorite Things and FreshBrain). Especially considering the other heavy hitters featured such as Spread Firefox, Ubuntu and 43folders. Posts like this area really helpful marketing for Drupal as it hasn’t been known for being designer friendly. I see a lot of evidence here that says otherwise!

Rick

Andy Rechenberg

February 26th, 2008

Jacob,

Thanks for featuring Music Integrated Clothing. This is my first full-fledged Drupal site with a theme that was designed from the ground up. Our friend who is a web designer mocked up the site in Photoshop and then I converted the miockup to a Drupal theme.

Considering I’m not a web developer or PHP coder by trade, it’s an honor to have our site here with these other great sites. I think that really shows how Drupal can be both easy and powerful with which to work.

Thanks again,
Andy Rechenberg
Co-Founder
Music Integrated Clothing

Jono Smith

March 14th, 2008

Network for Good launched http://www.fundraising123.org in Drupal late last year, and we have become big fans!

Pete White

March 19th, 2008

I’ve been really pleased since I moved my site to Drupal. I’ve started to contribute back to the project with my first plugin called Comment Luv – a Drupal version of the popular WordPress plugin. http://www.imafish.co.uk/commentluv

Blog Oh Joe

April 22nd, 2008

The german confession equivalent to grouphug would be http://wiitel.com – which is also based on drupal.

Ren

May 11th, 2008

Wow. Those sites have very, very fine designs indeed. But those gotta cost quite a lot huh.

Drupal Museum

May 28th, 2008

Thanks for the great post. I recently released http://www.drupalmuseum.com which showcases beautiful Drupal sites. I’ve added a few entries from this post.

Drupal Museum

May 28th, 2008

Thanks for the great post. I recently released http://www.drupalmuseum.com to showcase beautiful Drupal websites. I’ve added a few entries from this post.

Schalk Neethling

June 17th, 2008

Not sure if you knew but the very popular DZone.com website as well as all the zones are also running on the Drupal platform.

Jason Palmer

June 17th, 2008

Take a look at this Drupal-powered site I helped put together for the Department of Education for NYC:

http://www.keepitgoingnyc.org/

Fannie Weaver

June 19th, 2008

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Sharpwave
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/

BookwormProductions

September 25th, 2008

Great List! Can you checkout our site http://www.psd2cms.designbreakdown.com and see if it is worthy enough for the list?

George

September 26th, 2008

Hi, nice list! Inspirational. I’d like to add MOSO Bamboo which has a nice clean grid layout with an emphasis on product presentations.

Online hry

September 26th, 2008

Great! All you need is Drupal :-D

solusiplus

November 7th, 2008

Thank’s for your great information it’s useful to me

Raseel

November 18th, 2008

Wow !! I dont belive I actually passed Drupal earlier for Joomla. My Bad.

Gadget Techie

November 21st, 2008

well i tried using drupal before as well.. but i ended up with joomla because i think it is easier to control

john morgon

December 10th, 2008

Joomla and Drupal are equally good to use, thanks for the info on here

Matt

February 25th, 2009

I considered using Drupal way back when, and just didn’t get it and then tried Joomla, which admittedly did most things straight out of the box.

But I just didn’t like the way you had to create content, and the way it displayed it back.

After two or three websites I went back to drupal and built a number of increasingly complicated websites, figured out views and cck and that was it then.

Joomla isn’t a patch on Drupal, once you’ve got it. So if your thinking of switching look for screencasts on cck and views.

Any way – I’d like to put forward my drupal website for the showcase. It’s a English football team news and community portal for a newspapers Stoke City Football Club news “Why Delilah”

Eric Carter

March 3rd, 2009

Wow tons of great ideas here, thanks for sharing.

Topmen

March 16th, 2009

Thanks for the helpful information!

Brad West

April 2nd, 2009

I said yesterday I really didn’t need another site. This is one great collection. The third time it had come up in my searches I had to comment.
Thanks for the tease.
Brad West ~ onomoney

Talk About Debt

May 16th, 2009

Drupal has been the perfect CMS for use. Talk About Debt was the 4th site we put on drupal and what’s impressed me is the number of modules available and the ease of which we developed on top to create our ‘best advice’ calculator which has some complicated bespoke logic.

gaus surahman

May 19th, 2009

Ah, I can understand that you missed my site. That’s okay :) I wasn’t even there when you posted this. Thanks for sorting.

Andrew

May 28th, 2009

Thanks for posting this. I’m doing some research on drupal, and this is very helpful for me. Thanks.

Alex

June 16th, 2009

Drupal-Builder.net is both Drupal-based and Drupal-generating site, based on interesting idea and useful for Drupal beginners.

costa

June 21st, 2009

Thanks for the great post.That’s really help me a lots with my research on drupal.

Rick Gonzalez

July 18th, 2009

Wow! great designs really got some good ideas just taking a look at this. I really like drupal. I am designing a site right now. Very helpul site. Thanks a lot.

Grace

August 5th, 2009

I have been doing some research on Drupal products as I have become a great fan. Thanks for sharing this information-look forward to hearing more soon.

Jamie T

August 11th, 2009

Some of these sites are amazing! Another site I’ll recommend for the list is http://youcreatewebsite.com. It has a very nice, clean, and organized look. The site teaches about Content Management Systems too. But thanks for this list. I love Drupal!

Craig

August 11th, 2009

Great article thanks for sharing. Some very interesting sites there

Hunter

September 13th, 2009

The favorite things really caught my eye, have to check out how SEO Friendly it is…

Blue Design

September 15th, 2009

Thank you for this great topic

doggase

September 23rd, 2009

nice collection thanks for topic

buffys

September 23rd, 2009

Thanks for the great information!

Ho

September 28th, 2009

good stuff guys

bwin.fr

October 9th, 2009

Your post is very nice and interesting, thanks !

Sullivan

October 21st, 2009

WOW! So much for Drupal being a programmers paradise and a designers nightmare. Those are some good looking sites!

I personally use Joomla, but now that I know Drupal sites can look like that I’m going to have to branch out.

Lume

October 24th, 2009

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working on a commercial Drupal project, and it’s simply brilliant.

accommodation kensington london

November 5th, 2009

I should try Drupal it looks neet.

Jamie

November 9th, 2009

Awesome list! Thanks

But I think you need to remove terminus1525.ca as it is being directed to pornographic references.

identum

November 16th, 2009

Nice list – it really shows perfect examples, what you can do with drupal. We just launched a drupal 6 based online community for Austrian modern daddies http://www.freshdads.com

Carlos Carvalhar

November 28th, 2009

my site is made with Drupal and Flex, and i wrote a making off here: Making of Carvalhar.com.

Lemu

December 29th, 2009

Nice list… what about to add this one: http://www.ieadblu.com

Jenn

January 16th, 2010

nice list, thanks!

jerry fields

January 22nd, 2010

Amazing templates, I wish my sites looked 1/2 as good!

Jay Sargos

January 27th, 2010

I like both Drupal and Joomla- it is good to use many tools in your toolbox! Thanks for the good information!

juegos

January 28th, 2010

Thanks for the imformation, It looks really good and because of that good companies work with you.

Juegos

January 28th, 2010

I have my personal blog with Drupal. It works great!

Vis

January 31st, 2010

Wow… I never thought those websites would look so great with Drupal… I had tried to set up Drupal on my website but found it a bit lot of work so insteads, I obviously took the easy path of WordPress. Thanks for opening my eyes and I will make go for another try with Drupal soon!

CSS Freak

February 2nd, 2010

nice list, folders is the best of this collection! WordPress ruleZZ!^^

Andrea Vee

March 8th, 2010

Love this post, although i am beginning to think that Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla are beginning to cramp our style (ok, maybe not in the case of these unique sites) I think web designers need to start thinking creatively, and with their customers’ best interests in mind. Using css galleries and website portfolios to generate ideas (and steal concepts) is just lessening the impact truly amazing web design could have. We all need to be unique, insightful, and most of all CREATIVE!

BMM

March 17th, 2010

I use Joomla and WordPress to build my sites, but recently I’ve been looking more and more towards Drupal. I think it will take longer to accomodate to it’s requirements but I’ve heard it’ll be worth it.

Kettles and Toasters

April 15th, 2010

Spread Firefox looks really impressive! Looks better than many of the best WP blog designs that I have seen.

brent

April 28th, 2010

Very imformative post. These are all great designes. Which is easier to implement into a site built in photoshop and then transferred to dreamweaver. Drupal or Joomla?

Paddy

May 21st, 2010

Hi guys, ive learned to design through dreamweaver and php, what can drupal do in comparison to dreamweaver or dose it work with dreamweaver? excuse my ignorance never used cms b4

plywood

May 21st, 2010

And our developers, Civic Actions, will be at Drupalcon and will use the Hub to showcase some of the work they’ve been doing – if you’re there, please say hello to them!

Demetra

June 5th, 2010

Drupal is quite ok for me, but i usually using WP…

Designzillas

June 21st, 2010

Great list, these websites are fantastic!

We are an Web design agency based out of Orlando that just relaunched our website in Drupal: http://www.designzillas.com

We’re obsessed with everything Drupal and would be open to your thoughts on our design as well. Thanks again, and it’s nice to be *officially* a part of the Drupal community :)

Chris

July 1st, 2010

Some great looking sites here – Drupal has gone up in my opinion!

Emmanuel Peterson

July 24th, 2010

Those are truly cool websites. I am going to learn how to put up one of those. Thanks for the showcase.

Ravaka

August 24th, 2010

Hey, do not forget that the White house website is built with Drupal… http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Craig

August 25th, 2010

Great list with some of the big players using it.

Marc

August 25th, 2010

Some more great Drupal sites at the blog of its founder, Dries Buytaert:

http://buytaert.net/tag/drupal-sites

Rencontre

September 1st, 2010

My signature was also made with Drupal, also http://www.france24.fr, to name a few french sites.
My two cents.

Lisear.com

September 3rd, 2010

That’s a great collection! Wow. Nice job!

Wonder why Drupal is not the #1 favorite. I am using it for my website…but most of them prefer WordPress though I am not a great fan of it!

VladoMire

September 12th, 2010

Nice collection of Drupal sites. It will help many who are looking for a suitable CMS and doubt, decide in favor of Drupal. I love Drupal very much. My Website is too Drupal site.

Mark Tinger

September 19th, 2010

There are lots of reputation companies about. Only one sticks out with results and people behind them. I have used them twice and the results are just fine. No problems, would recommend anytime.

Michael

October 12th, 2010

Awesome list! Really shows the great things that can be accomplished with Drupal.

ronny

October 17th, 2010

can anyone suggest a good looking modern template for a football related website using drupal and if possible a link to that site.

I need live football feeds as well so that needs to be taken inot account.

thanks ron

Stefan

October 28th, 2010

I like Drupal as well, it´s a powerful and flexible CMS

andy eaton

November 8th, 2010

wow what a fantastic list of drupal sites. I’m seriously looking into drupal as the quality is much better and looks easier

Sachbearbeiter

December 15th, 2010

we just finished IGEL – a platform for a campaign in Germany:
http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/
Further information in English: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/25560

Barry Unruh

December 22nd, 2010

Darn you!!!

Here I am a die-hard WordPress fan and I run across this post.

Now I’m going to need to buy a new domain name and give Drupal a try.

The sites you highlighted are spectacular, several of which I visit regularly.

I had no idea they were powered by Drupal.

Thank you for teaching this old dog a new lesson.

John Doe

January 19th, 2011

I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. I will bookmark your blog. I am quite sure they will learn lots of new stuff here than anybody else!

HyeAndroid

February 1st, 2011

This is seriusly a great article.. Worth for reading..

Jonathon

February 3rd, 2011

Some really cool sites you’ve got listed. I would have never found them.

Nathan

February 9th, 2011

how about http://www.sniget.com
It looks pretty cool and I think it’s a first-ever web application platform site for Drupal.

Dan

February 23rd, 2011

Great post. Drupal looks like a great alternative from the wordpress format. I’ve got to take a closer look at using it when putting up my next blog site. Thanks for the information

betclic

February 28th, 2011

Love this post, although i am beginning to think that Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla are beginning to cramp our style (ok, maybe not in the case of these unique sites) I think web designers need to start thinking creatively, and with their customers’ best interests in mind. Using css galleries and website portfolios to generate ideas (and steal concepts) is just lessening the impact truly amazing web design could have. We all need to be unique, insightful, and most of all CREATIVE!

Luke Bull

March 4th, 2011

So true drupal really has taken off. Whilst it took me a bit to get the hang of itafter a bit of usage it becomes second nature. Some of these sites are amazing though !

Aleksandar Nikolic

March 23rd, 2011

Very interesting post. It gives new ideas!

Cameron

March 25th, 2011

Great showcase Six. With Drupal 7 they’ve made a great step towards the WordPress generation of developers, but the reality is, until Drupal connects with the designers who can code they’ll always be playing catch-up.

Come on Drupal connect the dots…

Netpaths

March 28th, 2011

These article showcases are great work for Drupal sites.

Amit

March 29th, 2011

Thanks for this cool article about drupal.

Mat

April 22nd, 2011

Great collection of Drupal sites. Shows the power and flexibility Drupal can provide for a whole range of different types of sites.

Rick

May 11th, 2011

Ill definitely check drupal out! Do you know of any web design orlando that specialize in drupal?

Bamboo

August 4th, 2011

Nice post and thanks for sharing with us.

kathryn

October 17th, 2011

can u pls tell me who did the approva web site design? thx k

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