Website Solution Selection Guide

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding what technologies to use to build a website. Use your answers to the questions listed below to find the best tool for your website needs.

Content Contributors

Consider: Who will contribute content to your site?

Need Can Do With Google Blogger Can Do With Drupal Enterprise Can Do with Drupal Lite Can Do With Google Sites
Enable multiple people to contribute content   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Enable people without HTML skills to contribute content   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Enable different people to contribute and review or approve content   Yes   Yes   No   Yes

Frequency of Changes

Consider: How much, and how frequently, will you change the content or layout?

Need Can Do With Google Blogger Can Do With Drupal Enterprise Can Do With Drupal Lite  Can Do With Google Sites
Publish a large number of pages   Yes   Yes   Yes   No
Frequently update content   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Easily change the layout   No   Yes   Yes   No
Customize the layout with the help of my internal or contract web developer   Yes   Yes   No   No

Content and Features

Consider: What types of content or features will you include?

Need Can Do With Google Blogger Can Do With Drupal Enterprise Can Do With Drupal Lite Can Do With Google Sites
Reuse the same content in multiple places on the site   No   Yes   Yes   No
Publish or consume RSS feeds   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Filter or categorize content   Yes   Yes   Yes   No
Collect and publish visitors' comments   Yes   Yes   No   Yes
Enable users to collaboratively create/edit content   No   Yes   Yes   Yes
Use Google Custom Search to return search results of only pages in my site   No   Yes   No   No
Measure traffic on my website with Google Analytics   No   Yes   Yes   Yes
Add custom functionality with the help of my internal or contract web developer   No   Yes   No   Yes
Use my own domain name   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes

 

User Access

Consider: Who should have access to your website?

Need Can Do With Google Blogger Can Do With Drupal Enterprise Can Do With Drupal Lite Can Do With Google Sites
Publish content for the general public   Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes
Publish content accessible with a password for a small group of individuals   No   Yes   No   Yes
Publish content accessible with a password by for students, faculty, and staff on my campus   No   No   No   Yes
Publish content accessible with a password for students, faculty, and staff on all campuses   No   Yes   No   No