Gavin James wrote:
I did get somewhat the same answer from Waldemar, and I think you both misunderstood my intentions.I also did a proposal mockup on a system I could write, but since we have agreed on
sticking to Drupal, I'll stop further development, and try to continue on the theme /
help out with creating that start page if thats something we're going for. I wan't to
post my proposal anyway, since I think it has some nice ideas for the Drupal theme:
http://drupal.bug-nordic.org/haiku-os.org/proposal/index.php (Check out
community, corporate and development as well there). Hope it looks well in your browsers,
it does in my Firefox! ;)
It looks GREAT, I *REALLY* like it!
With regards to a home-grown system though I would say it just simply isn't worth the effort. From experience with beunited.org it is an ENORMOUS undertaking and it's just far too easy to fall into the trap of not doing things properly and just getting things working, which makes for a completely unmaintainable system.
There is so much to take into consideration with a content management system it would be impossible for us in our small team to develop a solution to fit all needs (our needs today may not necessarily be our needs tomorrow). Drupal may not be perfect but it is a proven solution that has stood the test of many a website. It also has a large, avid community of users and developers which we can exploit to our advantage, while of course giving back what we can.
As it happens we won't even need to apply a hack for creating different sections (i.e. Community) as I originally thought. There is a Module, (Sections) designed for that very thing (applying different templates to different sections of a Drupal site).
Best Regards, Petter H. Juliussen