I'm a complete newbie to Drupal. I installed it and got it "working" (i.e. I have not yet seen any mysterious errors showing up), but before I trust my office's site to it, I would like to have a few things clarified.
My site has some 5,000 Static text files (some php included to connect to some statistics page). Many visitors keep links to one or more of these files. It is, therefore, compulsory to NOT change their location or their address. So, my first question: is it possible to display static pages within Drupal without too much hassle? I have been doing some reading on this forum, and my first impressions in this respect are a bit scary... Am I wrong? How easy is it to display these static files? By easy, I understand something like
<some-command-to-open http://my.site/archive/file1234.php> .
Second question: how easy is it to categorize a file under several categories (without, of course, physically moving it)? Come to think of it: how easy is it to categorize anything at all?? I managed to get into the Drupal "taxonomy" thing, which looks promising, and I solemnly hope that this is really The Answer to anyone running a site with many different text files dealing with many different topics. How easy is it to actually link this taxonomy system to one's texts?
Third question: is it possible to have different styles apply to different contents? Is it, for instance, possible to have our series of "interviews with researchers" look different from our series of articles on "educational policy" (I work in a university, that's why).
Well, that's it - for now. If some good soul would be so kind as to spend some time to explain these things to a definite newbie...
-edit by sepeck: added code tags around example provided so that it would not be stripped by filters.