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How to Create an Article

This section provides a step-by-step guide on how to create a blog or article on 60cards.net.

 

Getting Started

You need an active User account on 60cards to create an article. Login or register before you continue. You will be redirected to your User Profile after logging in. Click on the "MY BLOG" button in the dark-gray navigation bar.

 

 

You can find a list of your articles there. Click on the white "ADD NEW BLOG" button above the list.

 

 

You will be redirected to the Editor.

 

 

Using the Editor

 

Use the Editor to submit an article to 60cards.

 

Tip: Don't lose all your hard work to a connection error - save backups of your article on your local device.  

Above the editor's textarea, there are some input fields to provide additional information about the article.

 

Title: Choose an interesting title for your article to attract readers.

 

Active article: Set your article "active" when submitting it.

 

Blog header background: Click to open the list of preview images for your article.

 

Perex: Write a short introduction text for your article to provide a preview of its content.

 

You can find all options for inserting and formatting contents in the editor's action bar. 

Headings

Use Headings to start a new section within your article.

 

The Headings menu. 

 

Click the white "Formats" button.

Open the "Headings" menu and choose a heading from the list by clicking on it.

Add text in the textarea.

Tip: You can also select existing text and apply a heading to it. 

 

Text Formatting

Use Text Formatting to highlight single words or paragraphs.

The Text Formatting buttons.

 

Bold Text: Click the "B" Button to format your text in bold style.

Underlined Text: Click the "U" Button to format your text in underlined style.

Italic Text: Click the "I" Button to format your text in italic style.

Tip: You can find more styles in the "Formats" -> "Inline" menu. 

 

Alignments

You can find the Alignment buttons next to the Text Formatting buttons.

The Alignment buttons.

 

Align left: Default alignment. Mainly used inside of lists and tables.

 

Align center: You can align headlines, images and other elements in the center to improve readability.

 

Justify: This is the preferred alignment for paragraphs in 60cards articles.

 

Align right: Only use this alignment if really neccessary. Align left or center are better options usually.

 

Links and Anchors

Use Links to refer to contents from other articles or websites. A combination of Anchors and Links can be used to navigate ("jump") within an article.

The Link and Anchor buttons.

Add a regular link:

 

Click the "Chain" button in the editor's action bar.

Insert the URL (http://...), the Text to display and a Title (not displayed).

Choose the Target "New Window" for links that leave 60cards.net.

 The window for adding a link

Add an Anchor link:

 

Choose a position in your textarea where to place the anchor.

Click the "Flag" button in the editor's action bar.

Name the anchor. Make sure to use a unique name for every anchor.

Add a link, but don't provide a URL for it. Instead, choose an anchor from the list.

Choose the Target "None" for anchor links.

 

 The window for adding an anchor.

 

Lists and Tables

 

Lists and Tables are a good way to structure texts and elements.

Buttons for different types of lists and tables.

 

Create a List:

 

Check whether you need a bullet list (unordered list) or a numbered list (ordered list).

Click the respective list button in the editor's action bar.

A bullet or number will appear in the textarea. Type a text, then hit Enter for the next bullet or number.

When you have finished with the list, hit Enter twice to leave the list.

 

Creating a bullet list and a numbered list.

Create a Table:

 

Use Tables only when really neccessary. They lack a good mobile appearance and might become difficult to read. Use Tables with 2 or 3 columns maximum.

Click the "Table" button and open the "Insert Table" menu.

Choose the amount of rows and columns for your table.

The table will appear in the textarea. You can set Table properties by accessing the "Table" menu again.

 

 

Creating a table.

 

Images and Videos

 

Images greatly improve the appearance, readability and understandability of an article. Use suitable images as a support for your written content.

Videos can be used to provide an extra source of content that is not a text itself.

The Video and Image buttons.

Add an Image:

 

 Add an Image:

Click the "Image" button in the editor's action bar.

Click the "Folder" button to open the 60cards Filemanager.

Choose a file from the list. You might need to upload your image first.

Set the dimensions (in px) of your image. (for cards keep suggested dimensions, for the rest use 500 px in the first box)
 

The 60cards Image manager.

Embed a Video:

 

Consider whether you really need to embed a video into your article. They increase page load which is especially a problem on mobile devices. Not all mobile browsers are able to play videos. You can provide a link to the video on YouTube instead.

Click the "Video" button in the editor's action bar.

Choose either a file from the 60cards Filemanager or provide code to embed a video.

Set the dimensions (in px) of your video.

 

Embedding a video.

Insert Decklists

 

You have to create a decklist in the Deck Builder before you can insert it into your article. Save your article, then go to your profile and click the dark-grey "DECK BUILDER" button.

The 60cards Deck Builder.

 

You will get an overview about the list you've already submitted. Click the white "ADD DECK" button above the list to create a new list.

 

Adding a Decklist.

 

Enter the cards of your deck into the input field "Card name or number". You can search for cards by either their card name or number. (N can be found as "N-supporter or N[Space][Space])

 

Choose a name for your deck and save it. Then, go back to editing your article and scroll below the editor's textarea until you see a list of your decklists. Copy the {deck YOURDECKNUMBER} code (including brackets!) into your article at the position where the decklist should be displayed.

 

Tip: Check the Preview of your article (after you save the article) to make sure that you inserted the correct decklist. There is a white "PREVIEW" button at the top of the "EDIT BLOG ENTRY" section. If you can't find it, save your article first, then edit it. 

 

Add Table of Contents

 

A Table of Contents is a good way to give readers an overview about the content of your article. You should provide one for longer articles.

 

Adding a Table of Contents.

 

Insert the code {tocstart} {tocend} into your article at the position where the ToC should be displayed.


Add Anchors to the sections of your article that you want to include into the ToC. See here: Links and Anchors


Between the {tocstart} and {tocend}, add Links that direct to the Anchors.

 

Submit Article

 

When you finished writing, proofreading and editing your article, submit it by setting it Active. You MUST notify a 60cards Editor (Martin) that you've submitted your article. They will check it again before it is published.

 

Share your article when it is live! Make sure that many people read it and ask for their opinion. You can improve your writing skills based on their feedback.

 

 

Try to create a "buzz" around your article!

 

Writing Conventions


Writing conventions are set to improve the overall quality of texts and articles on a website. In this section, we are looking at the standards for 60cards.net articles in terms of capitalization, punctuation and spelling of specific game terms. 

 

Capitalization

 

  • Names and Game Terms
  • Headlines and Titles 

 

Capitalizing Names and Game Terms

 

All names, cards and Pokémon-related terms are written capitalized. This includes all kinds of names (players, locations, tournaments, decks, cards, attacks...), some Pokémon-related terms, Pokémon types, Trainer card types and some more.

Tip: As a rule of thumb, you can use the spelling featured on cards or in rulebooks. 

 

Names

 

    • Jason Klaczynski
    • World Championships
    • Night March
    • Double Colorless Energy
    • Quaking Punch

 

Game Terms

 

 

    • Special Condition
    • Active Pokémon
    • Bench
    • Hit Points (HP)
    • Ability
    • Prize card
    • Weakness
    • Resistance

 

Pokémon Types

 

  • Fire Energy
  • Grass Pokémon
  • Lightning Weakness

 

Card Types

 

  • Trainer card
  • Supporter card
  • Item card
  • Pokémon Tool card
  • Energy card
  • Basic Energy
  • Special Energy

 

Special Conditions

 

  • Asleep
  • Paralyzed
  • Poisoned
  • Burned
  • Confused

 

Exceptions

 

There are some general terms for card games which are usually not written capitalized.

 

deck
discard pile
damage counters
mulligan
sudden death
timeout

Capitalizing Headlines and Titles

 

Different rules for capitalization may be valid for headlines. There are different styles and rules for how to capitalize titles or headlines - however, we ask you to stick by one. 

 

Please capitalize...

 

Nouns (deck, card, report)

Adjectives (good, new, strong)

Verbs (play, choose, travel)

Adverbs (slowly, quickly, clearly)

Pronouns (he, she, they, it)

Subordinating conjunctions (as, because, that)

Don't capitalize...

Articles (a, an, the)

Prepositions (on, at, to, from, by, etc.)

Coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, for, etc.)

 

Examples: "Boom Revenge – Vespiquen and Yanmega BREAK in the Standard Format", "Why Mewtwo / Garbodor Is the BDIF and How to Counter It"

 

Tip: Refer to a reliable source here - our recommendations come from yourdictionary.com

Punctuation

 

 

Spelling

This section specifically introduces the conventions for the spelling of cards. For every type of card, there is exactly one correct way to spell it. 

 

Pokémon-EX, -GX, BREAK, LV.X 

Mega Pokémon-EX 

Owners' Pokémon 

Dark, Light and Shining Pokémon 

Delta-Pokémon, Pokémon *, Pokémon-ex 

Pokémon-EX, -GX, BREAK, LV.X

The appendixes -EX , -GX , BREAK and LV.X are written in uppercase letters as displayed on the cards. 

Pokémon-EX and -GX are written with a hyphen connecting the Pokémon name and the appendix. 

Pokémon BREAK and LV.X are written with a space between the Pokémon name and the appendix. 

Examples: "Shaymin-EX", "Snorlax-GX", "Greninja BREAK", "Luxray GL LV.X" 

Mega Pokémon-EX

Mega Pokémon-EX are written with a leading M, following a space before the Pokémon name. 

Examples: "M Mewtwo-EX", "M Rayquaza-EX" 

Owner's Pokémon

Owners are sometimes featured on cards. They are usually part of a card's complete name and are written as featured on the card. 

Use shorter names where the card can be determined clearly without mentioning the owner (e.g. "Head Ringer" instead of "Head Ringer Team Flare Hyper Gear"). 

Examples: "Team Magma's Aggron", "Battle Compressor", "Head Ringer", "Luxray GL LV.X" 

Dark, Light and Shining Pokémon

Dark, Light and Shining Pokémon are written as featured on the card. 

Delta-Pokémon, Pokémon *, Pokémon-ex

Delta-Pokémon ("EX Delta Species") are written with a lowercase δ behind the Pokémon's name. 

Pokémon *  are written with a * symbol behind the Pokémon's name. 

Pokémon-ex from the Ruby & Sapphire era are written with a lowercase ex behind the Pokémon's name. Do not use a hyphen here. 

Examples: "Meganium δ", "Mew *", "Jolteon ex" 

 

Abbreviations

 

Abbreviations of card names can be used as long as they are widely known. Introduce less common abbreviations to the reader like this: "A great Supporter card to heal some damage is Pokémon Center Lady (PCL)."  In general, it's best to use abbreviations sparingly.

 

Examples: 

 

Double Colorless Energy DCE 
Double Dragon Energy DDE 
Double Rainbow Energy DRE 
Lysandre's Trump Card LTC 
Pokémon Center Lady PCL 
Professor Oak's New Theory PONT 
Superior Energy Retrieval SER 
 

 

 

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