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

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

Specifically, those of us on Digital Novelists (, 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:

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: