Chapter 1. Introduction

What is Drupal?

Back in the old days (pre-1995ish), we used to have to download special software to our computers in order to buy things, look up things, and build things.

"Madness", I hear you say.

Of course those days are long gone. Nowadays, we all simply expect to be able do everything we need using a web browser. To put it another way, we all expect everything presented to us in some form of "web technology". But, what does it really mean in simple terms?

You probably already know that all the web pages that are a part of our everyday lives are written in the language of HTMLHyper Text Markup Language.

If you've ever dug a little deeper, you might also know that the styling of web pages—the colors, typography, layout, ...

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