Building a web-novel: what's cool

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.


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


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.


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