The panel module in Drupal allows creation of customized layouts. In-built is a content manager which lets you visually design and place content within the layout. Some of the striking features which come out of the use of Drupal panes are as follows:
- Styles are supported through panels so as to give control on how individual content panes would be rendered.
- og_panels module assists in the integration of organic groups with panels so as to allow individual groups to have their very own customized layouts.
- Pluggable caching mechanism are an integral feature of the panels module thereby allowing site owners to cache the entire output of the panel or target individual control paned which are heavy.
Download the Drupal panels from http://drupal.org/project/panels