So, what are the very best Drupal examples..

(and no posting your own site)

Mine would have to be:
http://www.musicforamerica.com/

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CodeMonkeyX’s picture

What if your own site is the best example you know of? :)

Seriously though, I have always liked http://www.urlgreyhot.com/ I assume it is run on Drupal because I have seen the author posting here and creating modules/themes.

Mahatma’s picture

... and by the way whats that little robot toy? Jean Luc Picards first crib toy?

Marcio Bastos’s picture

i think it is drupal also from what i know!
i also like it :)

visit this site www.fashionata.be it is 100% customized drupal site
cheers,
Marcio
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naprapat’s picture

What module are you using fot the right sidebar, to add the commersial adds?

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chrisada’s picture

Of course it is running Drupal, look at the URI. :)

Actually http://terminus1525.ca is the most impressive I have ever seen, but it must have been a heavily-hacked Drupal they are running there, so urlgreyhot got my vote.

walkah’s picture

the most recent version of terminus is /almost/ vanilla 4.4.x . there are (obviously) some custom modules, but the bulk of the customization is in the terminus.theme (which is a slim 1698 lines of code ;) )

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flufftronix’s picture

wow. drupal continues to amaze me.

geoline’s picture

wow terminus1525.ca really is a nice drupal example

Hello World!

cel4145’s picture

both terminus and urlgreyhot demonstrate a lot of Drupal potential. and here's another site with a nice design: cialog.

mattmm’s picture

I want this theme!

cel4145’s picture

Check out WoobleLab: Online Community for New Media Artists. Just saw it a few days ago. It looks very Drupal like, yet, aesthetically pleasing.

pmentzer’s picture

Thanks for the vote cel4145! It's nice to get some positive feedback after just launching. I just added a video (mpg) tutorial to the WoobleLab site today...trying to get more of that "immersive" feel over time. But, I have to say, I'd vote for the terminus folks...that site is REALLY nice. Speaking of which, I like the flash integration on the home page that they've got...I tried that in the "mission" area but no luck...more to figure out how to do!

idflorin’s picture

this website is down for a long time.

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Patches’s picture

Can you tell me who designed that site (cialog) I need to have my new Drupal site redesigned.
Thanks,
Patrick

tjholowaychuk’s picture

We could certainly help you out, my designers blow most of this work away ( IMO )
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Robert Castelo’s picture

This site also looks cool...

http://ichris.ws/

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mattmm’s picture

Any idea how to create those mouse over effects on his main links in the header?

ax’s picture

CSS Creator's light weight multi level menu

which i suggested to be included in drupal core

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robertDouglass’s picture

You can check out http://www.zofiart.com.

My client is still trying to figure out what should go on the front page, and the site will obviously have more text content, but the galleries are cool, and you wouldn't know immediately that it is Drupal (except for the urls, which I left in the default style). Please make comments for improvement so that we can fix it up nicely.

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Bèr Kessels’s picture

acko.net uses fronpage and very nice css to create a non standard and goodlooking website

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Robert Castelo’s picture

Another great Drupal powered site:

http://www.illect.com

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radiofreebc’s picture

I like ekosTV.com. They've got a simple, Drupal interface...and great content.

www.ekostv.com

sepeck’s picture

http://www.ekosproductions.com/site/
Perhaps this link which does NOT link to a Windows Media Player video would better display the site.

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radiofreebc’s picture

The Windows Media Player page has been removed, and the drupal page is now the homepage, so the link should load you right into the drupal-ness now.

www.ekosTV.com

nautis’s picture

I vote for terminus1525.ca. That is really slick.

- matthew | nautis.com

- matthew | nautis.com

joe@www.joepilot.net’s picture

I must say that's probably the coolest looking Drupal based site out there. I also like http://www.nautis.com/, it's a neat design and really clean.

Donovan’s picture

I second that! Several of the other sites are very striking and demonstrate some truly neat examples of what can be done with Drupal.

However, nautis.com just pulls everything together into an original and visually appealing package, with a very elegant character and overall "feel."

"It always seems impossible, until it is done."
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indeman’s picture

indeman from india
But that is not a Drupal site.

indeman from india

geoline’s picture

yea, powered by wordpress *lol*

Hello World!

bolaowoade’s picture

Though it's powered by wordpress it would make a brilliant drupal theme.

nautis’s picture

One that has gone under the radar (that also provides really great content) is:

- matthew | nautis.com

- matthew | nautis.com

srlinuxx’s picture

Anyone know what theme that is?

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kbahey’s picture

The theme is called Lincoln's Revenge Version 2.

The author is Chris Messina (FactoryJoe), the same guy who wrote the SpreadFireFox theme, the Democratica theme (part of CivicSpace's distro of Drupal), and the new theme on CivicSpaceLabs web site.
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kbahey’s picture

Check http://SpreadFirefox.com.

It is a superb theme by FactoryJoe.

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coolsandythombare’s picture

Hey hi...
nice theme.....
just tell me the name of theme u have used or give me the link sothat i can use the same theme.

Michelle’s picture

That post was almost 6 years ago. The site he linked to has changed but here's the original theme: http://drupal.org/project/spreadfirefox

Michelle

bernie’s picture

I am impressed with what http://www.floatleft.org/ has done with drupal:

Including:
http://www.tacticaltech.org/
http://www.osiwa.org/

Any idea what templates they base these sites on?

bertboerland’s picture

I had to check some standard URL's to find out that these are truly drupal sites. Whoever did this, Excellent work. I dont think the themes from these sites is or will be public though.
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courtney’s picture

gee, thanks for the compliments...but we should really be thanking the drupal developers and support community, as it's drupal that allows us to create such sites. so, thanks drupal!

to answer a couple of questions...all of our sites are drupal based and our themes don't really start from another theme. marieke, the floatleft designer, creates a mockup of the visual design, and then i implement it into a theme - typically starting with the code from theme.inc (theme_page, theme_node, etc...) and manually building the css.

you're right that the actual themes aren't available to the public, as they are custom designs for our clients. but if anyone has any questions on how we've done something on a particular site, let me know (http://drupal.org/user/5253/contact). i'd be happy to share ideas and code.

hpk’s picture

You site is one of the coolest one I've seen, and sure terminus guys have done a great job too!

hpk a.k.a. vikram
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Regards,

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Jo Wouters’s picture

I like this one a lot:
http://code0range.net/

It's a typical 3 columns-site, but the colors are great, it's very readable, and I like the way they use the user-avatars and the images for the categories.

bertboerland’s picture

just loaded ourmedia.org and it looks good. it is currently under a slashdot so checkit in a day or two.
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wwwoliondorcom’s picture

Hi,

I'd like to see the best examples available now, in march 2006, can you tell me where I should look?

Thanks.

http://www.oliondor.com

ericatkins’s picture

http://www.mlgpro.com - a competitive video game community running front-page, panels, comments, and blogs. Check out how each user gets to theme their blog.

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Julia_Kristiva’s picture

Hello,
We've done some content writing for SEOposition.com - http://www.seoposition.com - over the past few months. Their SEO Position theme for 5.1 that will be called "Alek 2.0" will be launched to the Drupal community over the next few days. But overall they have one of the cleanest Drupal themes we've seen.

http://www.seoposition.com

geraldferguson’s picture

I like FergusonPhotography.com

It is a nice, dark theme based on the 'Foundation' theme.

Jerry Ferguson
geraldferguson.com

tjholowaychuk’s picture

Very clean site Design Inspiration Gallery. Hard to believe its drupal !!

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Michelle’s picture

Why is it hard to believe it's Drupal? There's a lot of nice Drupal sites out there.

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tjholowaychuk’s picture

Of course, just like any other framework lots are great. Just the majority of Drupal sites that I have seen are not very polished in presentation. Usually due to 'lazy' theming and not taking the extra time to create image inputs, things like that
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Michelle’s picture

That's why it seemed like such an odd comment. The look of the site is all on the themer's head. Has very little to do with Drupal.

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tjholowaychuk’s picture

I agree, but you also have to admit that many are not that great looking, or stick to mods of garland etc
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mrgoltra’s picture

great stuff

Laurentvw’s picture

Maybe cjreport.com also deserves a mention in this thread.

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mz906’s picture

anything by sugar publishing
http://sugarinc.com/

http://www.mtv.co.uk/

i really like the content ;)
http://www.alpinestars.com/

surprisingly i submitted both the sugar and mtv sites on another forum and other members tore them up!! saying they where poorly coded and horrible sites and drupal was a bloated CMS :(

dhayalan_ms’s picture

an extreme customisation and styling

www.mothersclick.com
www.teamsugar.com

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johnbeamer’s picture

This is a great site

davepoon’s picture

Can we create similar sites by customizing themes only?
or/and we also need to customizing modules and creating custom codes
in order to do that?

I have created two drupal based web sites by modifying themes, XHTML and CSS
to create some unconventional layout,
but hardly achieve what your example is.

tjholowaychuk’s picture

http://edmonton.landmarkhomes.ca/
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willi.firulais’s picture

How many hours did you spent layouting it?
I realy like your work.

tjholowaychuk’s picture

Thank you. Unfortunately the 'green' promo is ruining the site haha... their contracted a seperate company for those however. Hours I cant really say, probably a good 30 - 40 hours tweaking CSS/Design elements. It is a hybrid of internal intranet data pushed to this site, and then of course Drupal nodes. The entire site took around 140 - 150 hours, still some fixing up to do though.
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ax’s picture

"no posting your own site", hu?

Michelle’s picture

I don't know if anyone's realized it, but this post was started in 2004.. :)

I'm guessing he didn't want people just promoting their own sites.

Michelle

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tjholowaychuk’s picture

haha thats stupid..
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mrgoltra’s picture

I would happily post it for you. heheheh

nsyll’s picture

municipality of Athens http://cityofathens.gr also http://www.athina984.gr

Hellenic Drupal community mydrupal.gr

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gausarts’s picture

I know it's not fair to promote your own site. But since philipk started his inconsistency from the very beginning:), I'd like to show you a very gorgeous sample of newspaper site. The great thing is it is totally unfinished, it's just a rejected sample site, haha, it will simply remain there for the proof of concept on skinning some great modules, and most of all it's all based on zen_classic. I have made other better sites, of course, but as said earlier it's just unfair to promote your own site, right?

Enjoy:
http://ti.kamus-pintar.com/

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jorgenspit’s picture

Well I think www.vraaghetlotte.nl is the best site. The different ways to search and find in the database are great. Peter, you rock!
For a dummy like me it is easy to manage, i love drupal!
Jörgen Spit
www.4milestones.nl

mstef’s picture

My biased opinion:

Nothing more innovative, and it's quite nicely designed: Streetread

http://www.streetread.com

And Streetread Mobile (also Drupal powered)

http://www.streetread.com/m

Streetread is a financial news aggregator

pharma’s picture

subscribing

mstef’s picture

Forgot to mention: Internet Explorer 6 isn't welcomed on the main site. Too complex for the host of IE6 bugs.

sudhanshunisha’s picture

i have try many example site but not any one open, plz give some drupl example site url

sudhanshu kumar

renatak’s picture

wow...this is an old thread. hardly any of these links work, and some are really not good examples of the power that is Drupal.
here is a good list:
http://www.drupalsites.net/blog/robo/1000-drupal-powered-sites-listed

cr0ss’s picture

As an example:

http://dreamin.ru/
http://domas.com.ua/

UPD: one more realy beautiful project of mine: http://39-5.ru/

artemshymko.com

m8.mgmt’s picture

do you know of any forum installations?

Michelle’s picture

Here's mine. :) http://couleeregiononline.com/forum

Michelle

thebeardedguy’s picture

Can you tell me, whether that forum is custom built or you are using some ready-theme???

Michelle’s picture

It's Advanced Forum. I customized the style somewhat but it's mostly color changes. The biggest changes were to the main forum page where I used Page Manager to customize it.

Michelle

duckzland’s picture

Here is what I've done for my latest customer http://www.zweetsal.com/forum

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OfficeMedium’s picture

OfficeMedium

Web-based Business Intranet & Social Collaboration Software

First-ever Drupal-based SaaS

Check it out: http://www.officemedium.com

thebeardedguy’s picture

Amazing work!!! I liked it a lot, bookmarking it :-)

afaaro’s picture

This one is not bad as well http://hamarey.com/media/

alnds’s picture

This is a website created to assist potential graduate students.

Beyond Bachelor's

The site was designed specifically for undergraduates but anyone is welcome to join. It showcases some of the best modules drupal has to offer.

Starvin15’s picture

Alnds, the task / status ribbon at the bottom is really nice - was that custom development or a module?

Never mind, for anyone interested it is http://drupal.org/project/wibiya for the task / status ribbon.

vitthal’s picture

Why dont you check for the showcases which showcase the best drupal websites?

I know this as the best and most updated drupal website

Check it here: - Drupal Lovers

singram’s picture

musicforamerica.com is an expired domain.
If this is your domain, you still can renew it in your member control panel »

Michelle’s picture

It's been 6 years since that site was posted. Not all websites last forever.

Michelle

dreadfulcode’s picture

What about Coulee Region Online? Pretty demonstrative for social sites, nice gradients btw.

Michelle’s picture

I posted it above when someone was asking for a forum example. Over all, though, I don't think the site is a best Drupal example. There's still much work to be done before I'd consider it worthy of showcasing. :)

Thanks, though,

Michelle

dreadfulcode’s picture

We're never satisfied!

Seriously though, I think your site would be good to showcase perhaps as a starting point for teaching hobbyist developers, such as myself, how to develop a social driven Drupal Site.

It looks almost textbook- not a bad thing...

Michelle’s picture

Nah, this isn't just not done in the sense that there's endless tweaking. There's actually big chunks of functionality that need to be finished. Once it's done, I'll be writing quite a bit on what I did and how I did it to help others out.

Thanks, though.

Michelle

contorra’s picture

Check out this radio site - we launched it this spring. Another one by the same designer is ad agency site, launched in December 2009.

Drupal & Magento experts in Southern Russia
Contorra

themes mania’s picture

I recently created a premium Drupal Theme for themeforest.net how about it?

Check it here: - http://themeforest.net/item/city-magazine-the-most-advanced-drupal-theme...

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solona’s picture

This was built on Drupal
http://www.tsawalk.ca

sneakerr’s picture

cool sites and examples. That is why i like drupal.

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mossill’s picture

I love Drupal..... coming from the entertainment industry, it still works for me

http://www.drinkjerksoda.com

duckzland’s picture

This site for sharing multimedia content like images, audio and video is build using drupal 6

http://www.unolens.com

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anonymous07’s picture

Some nice looking sites posted!

thelionkingraja’s picture

You can see this website too.

http://drupal4u.in/

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GKmix’s picture

I would like to submit my vote for http://www.warmaiden.org.

This site is running on Pressflow Drupal and it's a tech/society/personal blog of a Systems Engineer from California.

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tompitman’s picture

http://www.climateandweather.com and http://www.expatarrivals.com - I do contribute to the second one... so hope this is allowed !!

Sniget’s picture

How about www.sniget.com? We just launched it recently and it was built with Drupal completely.

tk421jag’s picture

....for Ullico.com

Totally drupal powered. Always a work in progress.

shareumentarian-dupe’s picture

This, I think, is a great example of a drupal site devoted to a print publication: http://www.openthemagazine.com/

Meaning is Scale & Scale is Meaning

_gramur’s picture

Template monster did a cover not to long ago titled 55 Best Drupal Powered Websites there are many examples there to be inspired from.

doublejosh’s picture

Tableau Software and Tableau Public are great Drupal powered sites :)

Sokol-dupe’s picture

Site is unavailable, maybe the domain name expired?

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