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Effective Web design is driven by the need to balance flexibility and simplicity. If a system is too simple, it can only be used for a single purpose – but if it is too flexible, it may be too difficult for new users to learn.
Drupal strives to reconcile these conflicting goals by providing its users with the tools they need to make their own content management solution, while still providing some pre-built components to help them get started. Thus, it can be described both as a content management system (CMS) and a content management framework (CMF) – one system that strives to have the strengths of both, without their deficiencies.
Most CMS’s are like a toy boat or truck – specific assumptions have been made about their use, assumptions that would be hard for you to override. Frameworks, on the other hand, provide you with raw materials only – you need to know a programming language and have a clear design vision to put them together.
Drupal is like a Lego kit. Skilled developers have already made the building blocks – in the form of contributed modules – that you need to create a site that suits your needs, whether that is a news site, an online store, a social network, blog, wiki, or something else altogether.