Drupal Open Source
We chose to build the LESOTHO METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES website using the Drupal content management system.
An open source platform, Drupal, has been used as the foundation for millions of websites ranging from the White House to the Economist Online Newspaper.
The platform consists of over 18 000 pre-configured themes and modules which have been created by a community of over 20 000 active developers. As a Drupal developer we were able to pick the components which best suited our needs and our web designers were then able to modify and style them to build a web site that delivered all the functionality we were looking for.
We choose to use Drupal, because as the latest information hub in Lesotho we believe in giving customers accurate weather reports. Using Drupal allows us the ability to use the themes and modules that most accurately depict our business model that is to be the most reliable meteorologist’s in the area.
There is a large community of companies and individuals who work with Drupal internationally and locally here in Southern Africa. Our website developers, 2Stroke Interactive, are the leading Drupal developers in the Cape Town region.
The Drupal content management system is easy to use and allows our own staff to edit pages and update information. A further consideration in our choice of CMS (content management system) was that Drupal is scalable. As organisations evolve, so do the needs and requirements of their websites.
The decision we made to build our website in Drupal gives us the ability to expand and enhance our functionality and ensuring that we bring you the most accurate weather report possible.