Yesterday I launched the latest version of Panda.id.au, my personal blog, which I re-built from the ground up using the Backdrop CMS. This is my second Backdrop website to date; the first being my business site: PackWeb.com.au. A lot of work went into this seemingly simple, minimal blog website, so I thought I'd write about how I built it and how I contributed to Backdrop along the way.
I’ve been building a lot of Backdrop sites lately. Hooray! Most of these new Backdrop sites will belong to people who were previously the proud owners of a Drupal site. But every now and then, I get to work with people who don’t have any experience with Drupal at all. “It’s very similar to Drupal” isn’t going to be a convincing argument if they don’t already know (and love) Drupal. These people want to see sites that have been built with Backdrop.
Wouldn't it be great to work on tangible projects and help non-profit organizations further their cause with Backdrop websites? We often work in a theoretical or abstracted space when working on Backdrop core and contrib software. I was delighted by the idea of working with the Backdrop community on concrete real websites for a cause.