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Fantastic Drupal Developers and Where to Find Them

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The landscape of modern business has changed, and the online world has taken over. Since the birth of the internet, there has been a rapid shift in the way we as a society handle our monetary transactions.

From online shopping, placing reservations, and getting our food delivered through various apps to donating to our favorite artists and charities, life as we know it is progressively becoming more streamlined and interwoven with the digital world. This also means that the methods of setting up stores have changed dramatically. Sometimes a little assistance can go a long way to get the best out of the new platforms and mediums developed for modern commerce.

Now referred to as ecommerce, the majority of modern business platforms are facilitated by content management systems, or CMSs.

Companies such as Drupal are known for their excellent hosting packages, customizable templates, tools, extensions, and widgets, which are all designed to help any newcomer to the world of ecommerce set up their first online shop and jump into the world of online shopping.

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Drupal Developers

Despite its longevity and success, Drupal, compared to other CMS platforms, requires a bit of basic understanding of basic website development, such as HTML coding, for example. The issue that arises with this is that most people, especially those that want to set up shop and get going, won’t have the necessary tools required to do so. That’s why there are specialists known as Drupal Developers that have the skill sets necessary to aid anyone who needs a little push in the right direction. A Drupal developer is someone who has expertise in Drupal focusing on three specific fields: site building, backend/module development, and theming.

Site building

A Drupal site builder’s first duty is to understand how to effectively use all the various modules and tools necessary for site building. This area of Drupal doesn’t require much outside coding, but instead focuses on expert use of Drupal’s core package. They’ll know the ins and outs of how to solve any problem faced while building your first Drupal site.

Theming

A Drupal themer is the person who understands how to get the best aesthetic value for a given set of design parameters. They are the ones that specialize in HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Basically, they take all of the confusing strings of code and your preferences and turn them into something visually pleasing and responsive. Their goal is to ensure every visitor has a great experience.

Backend/Module development

While we have been using “Drupal developer” as a blanket term, a true Drupal developer is someone who understands the intricate behind-the-scenes work for making actual Drupal modules. They specialize in writing a lot of PHP, or hypertext preprocessor (that’s a fun word), as well as other languages. This allows them to write custom modules and various forms of automation. Now and then, they may assist with the theme layer side of things, but their main focus is what happens in the background to make each button click.

Where to Find a Drupal Developer

Drupal is a massively collaborative effort and is used in thousands of websites to help facilitate various modes of online business and marketing. With such a massive community, there is a constant high demand for assistance with anything that might arise with any of the sites hosted by Drupal. So where are all of these Drupal developers located? Luckily, with such a large community, there are also plenty of resources available to easily set up a contract with a Drupal developer. Here are a few of the top choices we recommend you choose when you need the help of an expert Drupal developer.

Toptal

Toptal takes the number-one spot on our list. In your searches, it will most likely take the number-one spot in many other lists rating Drupal developers. Why, you might ask? Well, they’re quick, reliable, and efficient. They have a reputation for providing contact with an expert Drupal developer in under 48 hours. Plus, they offer a full money-back guarantee for first-time users because they understand that new Drupal users may feel way in over their heads.

Drupal Jobs

Drupal Jobs functions a little differently from Toptal in that they act as a job board for anyone looking to hire contractors, programmers, and full-time developers. They can help you hire a Drupal developer by giving you the option—with some of your own time and money, of course—to post your own job on their job boards. While this approach might take a bit longer than a direct routing service, it gives you a bit more power as an employer; you get to screen the people applying to help you out.

Drupal Geeks

Drupal Geeks is another great resource to look at when searching for a great Drupal developer. They have a pool of 100+ Drupal developers to enlist, boasting a count of 300+ clients working with them at any time. Beyond that, they have also contributed 60+ custom modules to the Drupal CMS. This makes them a great and reliable source of talent to enlist when you need assistance for your next web development project.

GitHub Jobs

We’re sure you’ve heard the name GitHub at some point in your internet adventures. Providing a stellar data storage service, they are also a focal point as one of the most popular code repositories on the internet. Annually, they attract millions of independent developers and tech companies, making them a fantastic niche job board to find the perfect Drupal developer.

So Much Time for Activities

With this great list, you’ll be able to focus much more of your efforts on your Drupal site. So much time is lost searching through broad job boards such as Monster, Indeed, and Craigslist. Instead, choose one of these niche job boards to dial in on what you’re looking for.

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About the author

Max has been working in the ecommerce industry for the last six years helping brands to establish and level-up content marketing and SEO. Despite that, he has experience with entrepreneurship. He is a fiction writer in his free time.

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