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Creator: SaltCat December 14, 2020 1:45am
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This is my first post in the forums so if i do any mistakes dont hate me please ;D

So i am writting a guide about Irelia and its going really well so far, but i am starting to run out of ideas on how to customize it and use bbcode, so if anyone has any ideas or has written bbcode and wants to share it with me please do so ;) ofc if you give me any ideas or bbcode you will be mentioned.
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The best way to get new ideas is to simply scoot around the site looking at other guides. I took a look at your (Irelia) guide and you got most basic stuff covered except for gameplay information. Since you can talk about so many things in this particular section there are not really templates for it. Most of the time people just end up writing a couple of paragraphs, with maybe a dividers and sometimes some images to the side. (this can easily be accomplished by utilizing columns/tables; an example is in the spoiler below).

Example

It's probably best to first determine what you want to write (e.g. the specific gameplay topic) and then thinking about possible ways to format this. It kind of depends on your coding skills as well, if you are able to make your own code the possibilities are endless. If you're not you'll be kind of limited, but you can still do a lot of stuff. However if you have a specific design in mind I can help you with that.

Let's say you managed to come up with what you want to write, then you can start thinking about formatting. Try to not think of "how do I make this look nice?", but "how do I make this readable?". Usually readable => nice, but it's possible that nice =/> readable! So, a few questions you may want to think about:
  • How do I make this information easy to digest for my readers?
    • Can I put (some of) the information in lists?
    • Do I need images/clips?
    • Do certain paragraphs/pieces of information need to be highlighted? (Because they're more important than the rest).
Then you can start thinking about what kind of code you need for that (I tend to make sketches on paper before trying to code stuff).

For example; in the gameplay section of my Lissandra guide there's the following section:

Click here to see it

My thought process along with it is as follows. I want to talk about two things:
  • How it works
  • How you use it
Since it is a very specific mechanic (Q range) it makes sense to put an image along with it that actually shows the Q range. Ultimately how to use it is more important than how it works - so I highlight that (This can also be done by putting a border around it using a table, or give this paragraph a title in bold & a different color than the text).

Ultimately what ends up happening most of the time is that there is some image/list/gif/clip with some text to the side and some paragraphs above/below it. You basically only need code to make sure things stay next to each other (which is essentially what I put in the first spoiler).

That's all I'll write for now I feel like I always talk too much.
If you have any more questions/remarks/comments, just reply. I'll happily keep talking :)
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Wow the table queen and lissandra ofc , i am like so happy!
So i am aware that in my guide i covered basic stuff because i am almost half way of the guide!
I know what i want to say and how, but i just miss the bbcode to make it good enought, because i really try to avoid walls of text, the way i work, i am sure its wrong but oh well, is first make the bbcode then say what i want to say based on the bbcode.
I hoped that made sence.
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That's fine too, it depends on what you come up with first. If I have an idea I just go ahead and code first, but if I don't I just write paragraphs with text and hope I get an idea along the way. In the end both the text & the bbcode have to be tuned to each other so whatever you start with doesn't really matter that much.

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