The new site layout looks amazing

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 The subject line says it all.

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Joined: 12/13/2010
I totally agree. 

I totally agree. 

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Joined: 12/10/2010
 Agreed 100%

 Agreed 100%. Also Kenny you gonna upgrade to Drupal 7.0? It is adorable.

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Joined: 12/10/2010
Thanks guys!!!

Thanks guys!!!

 

Oleg,

To answer your question... not right now, I made four different websites with drupal 7 and ive decided to switch back. I am actually rebuilding my business site with 6 and plan on using 6 for future clients. 

Reasons?

7 is a lot slower than 6, it also has only about 1/10th the ammount of modules and of that 10% of modules only about 1% of them are actually stable. Also most themes for drupal 7 have been direct ports from 6 and are really akward to work with, mostly because there is no working skinr module.

I think 7 will be great in about a year or so, maybe even 6 months, but for now I am sticking with 6 for my big sites. I will still keep working with 7 on testing / hobby sites so I can stay up to speed with its progress and contribute to its development with bug reports.

I have spent the last 5 or so days re-building our website from the ground up with 6. Most of the structure is there. When its done it will be about 10% front end and 90% backend. Basically its a full blown customer relations management platform that will actually map customers out using google maps API with color coded markers based on their status (potential, negotiating, paying client, subscribed to service plan, declined offer, etc) it also has forms to create work orders that generate quotes, invoices & receipts that can be automatically mailed to clients with simple actions. It also works as a store, so we can charge clients monthly for subscriptions if needed and accept payment by paypal, money orders and all major credit cards over the site.

I have done a lot of digging on drupal and there is very little support for this, there are some good modules for ecommerce but nothing really for CRM, so I have had to build that half of the site from scratch. I even had to dig into the code and hack some modules to get them to interact with eachother better to make this system work. The first project I have really gotten my hands dirty with drupal. I think when its done it will be a very powerful (and valuable) site that we can use as a template to offer clients.

I am pretty excited about it, ill be sure to let you guys know once it goes public.

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Joined: 12/10/2010
 Agreed that 7 is not there

 Agreed that 7 is not there yet, not enough modules or templates available for it. I switched my future site to 6.20 myself ... nothing there yet but will add stuff shortly I hope ...