There is hardly any other content management system as vast and as resourceful as Drupal. Although various others, like WordPress and Joomla try to match up to the high standards set by Drupal, but let us be honest here, we all know there is no match to capabilities provided by the said CMS system to the website. As vast as the system is, it gets a bit tricky to hire Drupal Developers who can do justice to the capabilities provided by this platform and actually turn up with a web application that makes the best of its potential and renders high end results to the website owners. If you have been perturbed with the same and are looking for a new age and unique way of hiring developers , we are here to help you with the same. The principle that we are going to share is drawn both from the books of management and from a deeper understanding of the world of offshore Drupal development. Please go through the same and we are optimistic that it will significantly bridge the gap between you and the developer of your choice.
Understand your project
The primary thing that you must start with is to understand the requirements of your project. Drupal often is the best choice for a large scale and extensive website; however if you require a simple website and blog, perhaps WordPress would be the right choice for you. If you think your project demands for a lot of customization – custom design and custom modules, you might be better off with PHP development instead of extensive and deep rooted Drupal customization, which might just end up costing you a bomb, even though it is an open source platform. Thus, prior to beginning the hiring process, please take a toll of your project and understand what is it exactly that you require?
And if you feel you are really not the best judge to decide the same, you may opt for consulting services. Mostly, any offshore Drupal development center would be interested in providing free consultation. You may just have a word with a handful of them and then rationalize and decide. Or you may just find someone with technical expertise and have him to guide you in the process.
Define the skill set
Once you have got an idea what all your project may require, define a skill set that you would like the developers to possess in order to give the definite dimensions to your project and manifest it into reality. Again, you would have the official Drupal community, consulting services or a technical expert to your rescue.
Jot down the skill set and give appropriate prominence to each one of it; for instance [Custom Module Development – 10; Theme design – 9; jQuery and Ajax – 8; Site Migration – 4 etc]
Judge the developers against the skill set
Lastly, just go through the samples provided by the developers, their references etc, and judge theme according to the set criteria, giving them marks on each of the same. For instance [Developer X: Module Customization – 7.5; Theme Design – 9; Ajax – 8.5 etc]
Finally just multiply the marks you (perhaps along with your technical advisory) gave to these developers with the prominence you assigned to each of the skill set. For Developer X the total in Module Customization would be – 10*7.5 = 75. Perform the same with the rest and finally add to get the gross total. Hire Drupal developer with the maximum score.
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John Pitt is an experienced drupal developer as well as consultant catering to the needs of a top-notch Offshore Drupal Development Company. He devotes his time in contriving custom solutions for his clients across the globe. Hire Drupal developer from Xicom for advanced web development services.
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