Let's jump right in: What are the best, simplest resources to online to show / explain what Drupal does and how it works (for newcomers and basic users)?
I know a lot of this below is repeating what is on the Drupal.org website, but let's face it, these resources are put in several different places, and the site can be overwhleming for someone new. Why not just stroll through a culled "Best of" selection? Please feel free to add to/ contest the selections below. ;-)
So far, what I have:
Drupal overview - what is it, and what can it do?
Is Drupal right for you? (Useful if you know what "Content Management System" means.....)
But what if a user/ org doesn't know what a CMS is or why they would want customizable permissions?
There's my overview/ description:
and the follow-up:
Basic screenshots (of 4.7)
(I assume there's a "tour of Drupal" videocast somewhere?)
How do I use Drupal?
A fairly simple intro trio -
1 - End user's guide
(Nonetheless features sentences containing "rather than forcing users to specify a fixed, pre-declared arrangement of content....")
2 - Beyond the basics:
3 - Advanced user's guide
Intro to Drupal terminology (a bit dense for new users?)
A working test / demo version!!!
Useful for people who've been introduced to the idea, but not for absolute beginners.
And finally, for people a bit farther up the chain, a good (but getting older) primer: