Separating Content From Design

Separating the content from design. What do I mean by this? A good Content Management System (such as Drupal) will allow you to separate these two elements in your website. The reason you would want to do this is it makes it real easy to change the look from a simple update to a complete redesign without having to worry about the content. Your content is completely separate from the look. Drupal takes this approach fully.

Node Clone Module in Drupal 5

The Node Clone Module is a module for Drupal that I rarely use, but when I do use it, it is very handy. What this module does is it allows you to clone, or duplicate, a story or page (or any other content type you create). Once you enable it, it adds another tab to the top of your postings. This new option will create a copy of your current node. Pretty simple :)

http://drupal.org/project/node_clone

Contact List

Drupal's contact form is nice by default. It sets up a page where you can enter your name, email address, subject, and message. You can also choose what category (I think of this as the department) you want to send the form to. Drupal provides a drop-down menu for the category.

Contact List module changes this a little. Instead of providing a form where you can choose what category or department, it provides a list of the categories that are links. These links will then bring you to the proper form page. When you submit the form, it will be sent to the proper department.

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