Open Source Your Content

Peer reviewed, transparency of process, better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost...

What is Open Source?

The Open Source Initiative describes open source as "… a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost..."

Why does Open Source matter to me and/or my company?

Open source matters to you if you want a cost-efficient, reliable and forward looking solution for your website. Open source guarantees you a community of users, designers and developers you can rely on when you need help with your site.

What Open Source Solution Does Web Fine Arts recommend? Drupal.

Web Fine Arts develops websites with Drupal open source content management software. Drupal is a powerful and extendable way to build websites – from simple brochure sites to complex social networking sites and everything in-between. Drupal not only scales well for high traffic sites but also is efficient for small sites.

The Drupal community is one of the most engaging in the open source world. The community has contributed nearly 7000 functionality add-ons, countless visual designs and incredible distributions including Open Publish for newspaper and magazine publishers, Open Scholar for educational websites, Open Atrium and Drupal Commons for intranet or community sites and Managing News for news aggregation and mapping just to name a few.

The Proof

Drupal is everywhere. Growing numbers of individuals, organizations, companies and even governments are developing their web sites on open source software – in particular Drupal. Websites for major publications like The Economist, and Popular Science use Drupal. Institutions such as Duke University are using Drupal. Corporations such as Yahoo! run websites on Drupal. Most significantly, the U.S. Government is beginning to adopt Drupal for sites such as RestoreTheGulf.org. Even The White House uses Drupal open source software for its website.