Drupal’s free Content Management System solution has been popular with non-profit organizations for years because of its accessibility and expandability. Last month the Drupal Community was introduced to Drupal 8 by founder Dries Buytaert DrupalCon Austin 2014 and he spoke about the open-source-software’s dedication to providing developers and their organizations with the most progressive Content Management System available through a General Public License.

Browser caching (or page caching) is a system of storing a local copy of resources or webpages, which are expected not to change (or at least not very often). Images, CSS files, and JavaScript files don’t need to be loaded on every page request and storing a local copy of these files greatly improves page load time.

If your organization is like most, you have a to do list as long as your arm, but nowhere near enough people or resources to accomplish everything. Your website can either be a source of stress – requiring manual effort to sync data and complete work flows – or it can be an asset – automating membership updates and donation information and helping you to advance your mission on a broad scale.

When thinking about a new web project, many organizations are fearful when they hear the word “custom”. For them, custom means expensive. Custom modules aren’t always a time or money pit though and can be a great asset to your site if you choose your customization wisely.

Your site looks great. There are fun graphics, interesting animations, and a cool little whirligig that you didn’t know you needed until your web designer showed you the way. However, all of this has added to your load times and now your site is just plain old s. l. o. w. Visitors are getting frustrated and bouncing.

Drupal 8, the Holy Grail, the budding fruit of thousands of coders and lines typed into the electronic IDE ether, resists relentless pursuit like wild horses in the middle of a dream. It, much like the airplane was in June 1914, is waiting for the human race to get their collective s%@! together so it can up and change the world already.