Hi, I'm just a year in with my experience in web development and I need some opinions and advice on how to approach a much needed job coming up.
Here is what they need:
A website with about 3 or 4 main links that will have several subcategories under each one. These are not products pages, just galleries that list types of products and etc. No e-commerce here.
They want to be able to pretty much edit all content and pictures themselves. Many images will ideally be within jquery's galleryview or something comparable to it.
They'd like the site done within a month's time.
SEO is not an issue, this is an informational site.
Now here is my experience and skill level:
I'm able to build a site easily by hand using html and css.
I'm teaching myself PHP, could probably get enough figured out here to do this myself, but time might be an issue here.
I've worked within a Drupal site before, most notably doing a version update for it, but it was an e-commerce site where as this is not.
Brief brush with WordPress, not very familiar with it.
What would be the most efficient use of my time to develop this? I'm leaning towards creating this as a Drupal site, but am unsure about a lot of things. How hard is it to create a theme for Drupal? Is using Drupal for something like this (not e-commerce) overkill? Does it just make more sense to code this with hand written PHP? Or would something like WordPress be more well suited, even though I know pretty much nothing about it?