The Drupal community is ready to welcome Drupal 8, the latest installment of the popular content management system. Drupal has proven to be one of the most scalable and user friendly, modern, open source, content management systems on the market.
And the guys at Drupal.org are proud to announce the new Drupal 8. As they say, Drupal 8 will have something for everyone to love. And they couldn’t be more right. Drupal 8 comes with more than 200 new features, a set a new standard for ease of use and many ways to configure and deploy your content on the web. Drupal 8 presents itself with new capabilities for displaying data on mobile devices, building APIs, and adapting to multilingual needs.
Drupal 8 has mobile it its DNA. You can display and render content on virtually any device and browser. It looks and feels great whether it’s on mobile devices or PC monitors. This comes in handy particularly if we take into consideration the new responsive web design trend.
It also boasts a new configuration management system that allows you transport configuration changes and manage versions with ease. You can also leverage jQuery UI’s autocomplete and modal dialogs to serve your visitors a better experience. Editors can create formatted content and make quick changes with the new WYSIWYG editor. And the front page, listing blocks and other features can be customized on the fly.
If you need multilingual capabilities, you should know that Drupal 8 provides a simple and efficient translation system with a friendly built-in user interface. And theming is now faster and easier than ever before.
And you should also know that the page markup in Drupal 8 is now HTML 5-based. This means that it provides simplified elements and classes with native input tools for mobile fields, better video and image integration and more.
The advantages of Drupal 8 are many, whether we talk about simple presentation sites, corporate sites or complex web applications. It’s easier to use by the developer and by the back end editor and provides the common user with an enhanced experience. There’s no reason not to use it.