My handle and site name, Drupalace, are a goal. A Drupal Ace – that's what I want to be. I'm not there yet, but this new site is part of the bombing run to the target.
The origin story
Drupal came at me in 2006. As the representative of a tiny outpost of a large public agency, I had to don many hats within the small office, including IT guy and webmaster. My first handmade site went up years before, cobbled under a succession of off-the-shelf WYSIWYG apps, including Adobe GoLive toward the end.
Yet more and more, it was painfully clear that a growing chunk of the webmaster world was doing something different. Very different. Sites everywhere were sporting headlines and teasers, info sidebars and news feeds, logins and comments, forums and polls... How the heck were they doing that? Were they creating all these features and pages by hand, as I was tooling my pages? I knew that wasn't the case; the inefficiency would be appalling. And maybe they had slick, streamlined tools for handling each fancy feature, but I knew there was something else, something big tying it all together, for the modern sites that I envied. Read more about Becoming a Drupal Ace