Post Like a Pro by Keeping Your Post Format Simple This guide is for ranking HLLTC members only, with the exception of select members given special permissions to moderate or post high-level articles. The object of this guide to provide a level of consistency across posts for these members. The format is simple, efficient, and designed to give the best viewing experience for visitors on all platforms (mobile, in particular).
Font Colors The default color for post text is white. The color for links and other elements (section titles, taglines, numbers and letters in lists, etc.) may vary but can be accented with yellow. Additional, secondary "accenting" is handled by the color grey but is used in limited fashion.
Keep title and paragraph white text. Use yellow and grey as you like, but reserve grey for lower-level accenting (bottom of post) . GOD-sSs-END's posts are good examples.
Though the colors used in posts must remain the same, how color is used can vary as needed.
The graphic above shows how to select colors for text. Simply highlight the text for which you wish to change the color, and then select the new color from the first three color choices. Please do not use red or purple for any text in any posts. Below are the colors recommended for post consistency here on the Hell Let Loose Training Camp HQ.
Note the use of color to indicate and aside to the the above statement. Asides or secondary notes should be accented in yellow. An example of grey used as an aside can be found in the closing of this post beneath the name of the author in the author's title section. Font Size The font size for all posts is set as default to the best for visitor viewing on all devices (PCs, handhelds like Tablets, phones). This default is set in the back-end settings, globally, for the entire forum. In the highlight-text options, default is the first size or, again, "default" size of text. If you wish to use a larger text, the text item to be enlarged must be separate from a paragraph, as changing an element within a paragraph will enlarge all text, not just the text select. That said, reserve text enlargement for section titles and "only" when bold won't do.
The key is simplicity. Do not rely on format to express the point or purpose of your content. High-quality content needs no help to convey its meaning. Avoid Using Indents Indented text for lists, in particular, look great when viewed on desktops (PCs) and large handheld devices like Kindle or Tablets but do not translate well to mobile devices like phones. If you wish to items, simply use a number with open parenthesis or a lowercase letter with a period as follows: 1) This is an example of an list item a. Here is another way to denote list items
Though list items may begin with a capital letter, list items typically do not have closing punctuation. Capitalizing the first letter in a list is not necessary, either, but a matter of personal preference. Additionally, keep listed items short. When creating an itemized list, consider how your post might look on phones. Short items look better. Avoid, whenever possible, a list item that spills over into a second line. If large list items are unavoidable, try accenting the number or letter of the list as shown: 1) Here is a multi-line list item, accented with yellow to improve readability on phones a. Here is another multi-line item, accented so as to improve readability on phones Grey may be used to accent these list item elements as well. Whatever you do, let simplicity be the rule. An overwhelming majority of professional blog and forum posts use no accenting at all. These posts are straight or "plain" text, accented only by images and videos. This is because the content is great and can speak for itself. Let your content to the same. Click here to learn how quality forum posts can build a gaming community. You may be surprised by the power of a simple forum post. Check it out today, and help the community grown. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about posting, please drop it in the General Discussion section of this forum. Your post help others by allowing us to clarify our practices and protocols. More importantly, your posts helps build the wider community. Sincerely, GOD-sSs-END (aka David Allen Farrell)
Training Camp Architect