Adobe using Drupal for flex.org

Adobe just relaunched flex.org as a Drupal site. The backend of the Flex powered showcase site, http://flex.org/showcase, is also using Drupal: it communicates with the Flex front-end using the Services and the AMFPHP modules. More information available on the Adobe Flex Team blog. They are using Mollom too.

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Tj Holowaychuk (not verified):

Garland hey? Yikes! Hope they go ahead and change that soon. Other than that, pretty awesome news that sites like this are using Drupal, should influence a lot of people.

July 09, 2008
Drupal Theme Garden (not verified):

What's wrong with Garland theme?

Besides the fact that the Garland is one of the most used Drupal theme around (hey, that's default Drupal core theme), Garland is really high quality theme. Probably, Garland is the most tested Drupal theme, too.

Yes, they could create their own unique (and shiny) Drupal theme. But it's less important than the fact they are using Drupal.

July 10, 2008
NicolasH (not verified):

Whenever a site uses a core theme, it reaffirms the believe that that's how a Drupal site looks like...and that that's all you are able to get out of it.

Does Wordpress look the same all the time? Well, it does, but only to a grid analyser. To the casual viewer it doesn't...since the banner image and the styles will be tweaked accordingly.

Changing Garland gradient colours and maybe the logo will not create an individual appearance.

Does this matter? To people who know Drupal reasonably well most likely not - Drupal can look whatever you want it to look like. But the number of times people seem to be put off by "the Drupal look" must mean something...

July 10, 2008
yaph (not verified):

The first thing I thought after seeing the screenshot was: why does a company like Adobe that produces software that almost every serious web and graphics designer uses, do not create a custom theme for a site like flex.org?
Whether you like Garland or not, the way they use it on the site simply does not look and feel professional.

July 10, 2008
Chris Charlton (not verified):

The same goes for Flex applications with Adobe, just like Drupal, they're pushing for things not to always look the same. It's a struggle I think every platform has when any customization is available.

July 15, 2008
Wim Mostrey (not verified):

I love it that they have a "Powered by Drupal" text or logo on both sites, that's certainly not a given.

July 10, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

Are they saying "Stop using Dreamweaver and just use Drupal." - WTF?

July 10, 2008
Chris Charlton (not verified):

No. Adobe is not saying stop using Dreamweaver. Adobe is saying, BAM! Drupal is dope too! BAM! ;) Long live Flex.

July 15, 2008
Mike Potter (not verified):

Hi there:
We're using Garland for now because it allowed us to get up and running as quickly as possible. We're thinking about having a contest to allow the community to build a Drupal theme for Flex.org, or allowing developers to build their own theme for the site.

I've even had emails from people who tell me that they like the look of this site better than the old one, which we had professionally designed.

As for Stop using DW and just use Drupal - I actually manage the Drupal code from Dreamweaver, so its not a matter of either / or. Using both is working really well for me.

Mike

Mike Potter
Adobe Developer Marketing

July 10, 2008
sepeck (not verified):

You manage your Drupal sites using Dream Weaver? This is something you may want to consider writing up somewhere and sharing.

July 10, 2008
akahn (not verified):

I'll second sepeck's remarks. You ought to write up your workflow and make sure it gets published on Planet Drupal.

July 11, 2008
Chris Charlton (not verified):

Anyone interested in seeing this at a DrupalCamp?

July 15, 2008
mrc (not verified):

Adobe using garland, jeez'o. I guess their really not putting any money or resources into flex.org. Smart Adobe, smart, i mean really what's the deal. Note to self, use Drupal not Flex...

July 12, 2008
Chris Charlton (not verified):

Didn't you launch with a default theme when you wanted to get your community rolling quickly? ;)

Besides, there's stuff under the hood. As a viewer there isn't too much to do besides consume the content, but for us (Adobe User Group Managers) it is useful since I can add my group events and such.

July 15, 2008
Noclegi Ustka (not verified):

What's wrong with Garland theme?
Besides the fact that the Garland is one of the most used Drupal theme around .Garland is really high quality theme. Probably, Garland is the most tested Drupal theme, too.

July 23, 2008
Tj Holowaychuk (not verified):

I just recently offered Adobe the following Drupal theme:

http://vision-media.ca/files/flex.jpg

They have spoken with me however they have not gotten back to me on the first draft yet, but Flex.org may be stylish very soon :)

July 25, 2008
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February 18, 2009