10 Drupal-Built Sites You May Have (Not) Known About
2009 has truly been a year of Drupal. From Whitehouse.gov to the advertising incident with Microsoft, Drupal has come along way since last January. And, in the end, Drupal comes out a winner. Here is a look back at 10 websites that have made Drupal their platform of the future.
1. Monty Python
There are too many great quotes to use here that almost don’t even want to go there. One of our offices’ favorite comedic performers, Monty Python, is now using Drupal! Check it out at http://pythononline.com. It is a great example of a Drupal community and it has HUGE... tracks of land!
2. MTV UK
MTV UK is now Drupal-based and continues to host news and information for their broadcast channels. Check it out at http://www.mtv.co.uk/. This website also acts as a front-end for MTV Flux, a social networking site that lets MTV viewers interact with MTV and other users.
3. Pearl Jam
One of the quintessential bands of the 1990’s, Pearl Jam, relaunched its official band website using Drupal. Check it out at http://www.pearljam.com and get ready to ROCK!
BBC Magazines is the magazine publishing division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It appears they are using Drupal for a slew of their magazine websites:
• BBC Music Magazine
• BBC Countryfile Magazine
• BBC Focus Magazine
• BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine
• BBC History Magazine
• BBC Home and Antiques
This was a very proud day for the Drupal community, and the open source community as well. The flagship site for the U.S. government, www.whitehouse.gov, goes Drupal. Volacci was pretty excited about this news as well. For more on the story, check out what we had to say about Whitehouse.gov Goes Drupal.
6. Lifetime TV
LIfetime Television redesigned their site this year using Drupal. Check it out at http://www.mylifetime.com. Lifetime Television produces shows such as Desperate Housewives, The Golden Girls, Frasier, and Army Wives. The site features a massive movie database, television schedule, videos, photos, articles, stories, games, and much more.
7. Lucas Arts
George Lucas’ video game company, Lucas Arts, launched a slick site using Drupal for its new MMORPG: Star Wars, The Old Republic. Check out the website at: http://www.swtor.com. As Dries put it so well on his blog post, The Force is strong with Drupal!
8. Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead website, http://www.dead.net, has been relaunched using Drupal and features extensive archives of Dead history, songs, photos, memorabilia, and shows. You can participate in forums, share concert stories and photos, and download entire shows as mp3s for free!
9. Rock Band
The popular music video game, Rock Band, was developed by Harmonix Music Systems, published by MTV Games, and distributed by Electronic Arts Partners. Drupal , however, built the site. Check out the website: http://www.rockband.com.
10. Bob Dylan
Many would indeed feel successful when Mr. Tambourine Man himself uses your software for his site. Check out Drupal-powered Dylan at http://www.bobdylan.com.
Did I leave any of your favorite Drupal-built websites off the list? Let me know about the site in a comment below.