Building a web-novel: what's cool

9 years ago | Lizzy (Member)

Hey! Inspired by DevinO's requested critique, I dove headfirst into drupal.

I don't even know where to start. I've done some tinkering, but I think instead of making it fit my preconceived notions of what I want, I should tailor what I want to its strengths.

This is my question to you all: what do you like about your website (please link it!). If you use a drupal site, what cool features are you glad you implemented? What would I regret missing? What is your favourite part of sites you visit?

Imagine that intuitive navigation and pleasing aesthetics are a given.

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  1. Linton Robinson (Banned)

    Posted 9 years ago

    There are a lot of Drupal site users at Weblit.us
    MeiLin, the webmistress there is considered highly expert on it. There is a forum thread about it, and the people who post on it know what they're talking about and you can see their sites for examples
    http://weblit.us/content/drupal

    http://weblit.us/forum

  2. Clare-Dragonfly (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Specifically, those of us on Digital Novelists (http://www.digitalnovelists.com, which MeiLin is also the webmistress of) use Drupal. Personally, I haven't the faintest idea how it works, but I really like it, mostly because the story doesn't have to show up with newest posts first like on a blog (though it can). The site lets you organize stories into books and further from there. I love organization. But I'm not sure how much of that is Drupal and how much is MeiLin's tweaks of Drupal.

  3. DevinO (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Mostly Drupal :)

    Another way to see what Drupal can do, especially in terms of how a page looks, is to visit the theme garden: http://themegarden.org/drupal6/

    It's the same page displayed in all of the major free themes available for Drupal. Two of my favorites that I didn't use:
    http://themegarden.org/drupal6/?q=node&theme=scruffy
    http://themegarden.org/drupal6/?q=node&theme=colourise

    DisAbled Oddities: A modern supernatural tale of a girl, her cane, and a whole lot of secrets. http://www.devinowens.net

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