Here at California Steve Web Design we can build you a website using the Drupal CMS platform. Drupal is built morefor the programmer who has a good knowledge of php, css and html. Though a CMS it has a little different learning curve for most users.
The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to content-management systems. These include user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS feeds, taxonomy, page layout customization, and system administration. The Drupal core installation can serve as a simple Web site, a single- or multi-user blog, an Internet forum, or a community Web site providing for user-generated content.
"The Drupal Overview", a feature of the project web site, describes it as a content management framework. Drupal also describes itself as a Web application framework, as it meets the generally accepted feature requirements for such frameworks.
Drupal "base" theme is used as the basis for a "subtheme". Usually, the base theme handles the essential functionality. The subtheme handles the bits that make the site unique, such as the color choices, fonts, and graphics. You can use the same base theme to make thousands of separate, unique subthemes.
Drupal module is a collection of files containing some functionality and is written in PHP. Because the module code executes within the context of the site, it can use all the functions and access all variables and structures of Drupal core.