Drupal LogoI’m a very renegade web developer. I like to exist on the bleeding edge, and I’m waiting with baited breath for the next version of Drupal to be released.

My memory of the last big Drupal release – migrating from version 5 to 6 – was a frustrating affair. Though the new core code was available, very few of the contributed modules were available at the time Drupal 6 came out.

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This is going to be a strange post. But then it’s a strange time, and my head is full of conflicting ideas and emotions and memories. So expect a jumble of words that may not entirely make sense and may not be in exactly the right order….

Last Monday, I found myself in Elstree, the home of Big Brother. On assignment as our roving reporter to meet with 89 potential housemates for the new series. It was brilliantly twisted of the Endemol staff – giving interviews with the possible housemates, but throwing in 75 red herrings to make it almost impossible for the red tops to do any dirt digging.

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Drupal LogoI’ve got a couple of Drupal sites I’m planning to tidy up and work on over the coming months. Ideas for these sites are currently in flux, so I’m looking around to see other sites running on Drupal, what their features are and how they’ve been structured and designed.

As part of my research, I’ve dug out some galleries that showcase live Drupal websites. Some of these contain excellent screenshots, others merely link to the sites in question. However, if you want to see the breadth of what Drupal can do, and you want to look at real-world solutions, these are great places to start.

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