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User Info: SBAllen

SBAllen
4 months ago#11
Odenpeth posted...
Probably a stupid question, but do you have to know HTML to make these guides? Or is there some sort of template?

I'd like to make some but I'm not that great at HTML.

There's an online editor, no coding required just works similar to a word processor: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/contribute/editor_doc
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User Info: SBAllen

SBAllen
4 months ago#12
StarFighters76 posted...
I thought about updating all my written stuff into the HTML format, as well as some stuff I never submitted. Figure it would be good practice.

We've had numerous internal talks about offering to HTML-ize an author's old works for them (this would be opt-in or permission asked or something like that, not just something we'd do). Our main sticking point is figuring out how to actually get it done after getting permission to do so. Our plates are too full really to do it ourselves so we'd probably have to outsource.
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User Info: SBAllen

SBAllen
4 months ago#13
TheRewster posted...
This is the first game I've completed a formatted guide for. Any suggestions, constructive criticism, and/or comments are welcome!

I think all of the content of the guide is great. My suggestion would be to think about your section order and your headers.

For example, "TL;DNR Version" is going to confuse all but the most internet savvy who wouldn't think to click it, but it's really a mini-walkthrough for the whole game. I'd suggest a better title and perhaps even bump it up earlier in the guide with links to the things being described for those who want to dig in deeper.

The Appendix section could do with subsections to allow someone to jump right to the part they are interested in. It would also make it more clear what exactly is in there.
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User Info: Krystal109

Krystal109
4 months ago#14
SBAllen posted...
TheRewster posted...
This is the first game I've completed a formatted guide for. Any suggestions, constructive criticism, and/or comments are welcome!

I think all of the content of the guide is great. My suggestion would be to think about your section order and your headers.

For example, "TL;DNR Version" is going to confuse all but the most internet savvy who wouldn't think to click it, but it's really a mini-walkthrough for the whole game. I'd suggest a better title and perhaps even bump it up earlier in the guide with links to the things being described for those who want to dig in deeper.

I agree with this. I think a better name would be something like "Speed Walkthrough" or "Spoiler-Free Walkthrough".

User Info: Odenpeth

Odenpeth
4 months ago#15
SBAllen posted...
Odenpeth posted...
Probably a stupid question, but do you have to know HTML to make these guides? Or is there some sort of template?

I'd like to make some but I'm not that great at HTML.

There's an online editor, no coding required just works similar to a word processor: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/contribute/editor_doc


Awesome, thank you.

User Info: TheRewster

TheRewster
4 months ago#16
Thank you Krystal and Allen!

Yeah, that's a good point that the "TL;DNR Version" does rely a bit too heavily on internet lingo that will probably be very dated in a few years. I'll probably change it to "Quick Guide" or "Checklist Version" or something along those lines.

I also agree that the Appendix is a bit bloated (and I hadn't even thought how it might affect mobile users looking for something specific!). So I'm going to try breaking it into subsections, if I can get the editor to cooperate with me and do what I want it to do. =P

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TheRewster
4 months ago#17
So I'm going back into the editor, and I can't figure out how to make subheadings to the table of contents itself? I want to have the Appendix, then subheadings for Heart Containers, Shops, Potion Shops, etc. Unless the suggestion was to make them separate headings altogether (e.g. "Appendix: Heart Containers", "Appendix: Shops", etc.)? If that's the case, it's easy enough to do--I would just have to fix the links every time in my walkthrough I referred to the Appendix.

Speaking of which... Is there a way to edit a guide with the whole thing as one page, so I can easy find/replace instances of a certain word I want to fix or if I want to catch every instance of "appendix" so I can update the link? I know you could do that easily enough with the old editor. Please don't tell me I have to do it one page/section at a time, though. =/ (There are so many in this guide!)

User Info: Eevee-Trainer

Eevee-Trainer
4 months ago#18
We've had numerous internal talks about offering to HTML-ize an author's old works for them (this would be opt-in or permission asked or something like that, not just something we'd do). Our main sticking point is figuring out how to actually get it done after getting permission to do so. Our plates are too full really to do it ourselves so we'd probably have to outsource.

You could perhaps pay users to do them?

Like with Bounties. Set up a page of every FAQ that you have permission to do it for and offer $10-$50 or whatever to whoever does it (offering more for more work/more use of FFAQ features like images and videos, or for more popular guides for example).

Not sure if it's able to fit in the budget but with more money floating around for bounties and whatnot, might as well throw it out there.
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User Info: Krystal109

Krystal109
4 months ago#19
@TheRewster

Just make a new page in the editor and drag it into/under the original "Appendix" page. It should appear under the "Appendix", but also inside that page:
- https://i.imgur.com/JyNd5He.jpg

This creates a subsection in the Table of Content, though you may have to adjust if you want the guide to page break at "section only" or "sections and subsections".... as H3 breaks can sometimes result in very short pages.

You'll also need to fix any links that go to the "Appendix" if you want them to go to a certain part of the Appendix. Since you can't see the full document as you edit, I suggest opening a preview and searching the pages that way. It will still be paginated, but at least you don't have to open every page individually to check them.

User Info: StarFighters76

StarFighters76
4 months ago#20
Eevee-Trainer posted...
We've had numerous internal talks about offering to HTML-ize an author's old works for them (this would be opt-in or permission asked or something like that, not just something we'd do). Our main sticking point is figuring out how to actually get it done after getting permission to do so. Our plates are too full really to do it ourselves so we'd probably have to outsource.

You could perhaps pay users to do them?

Like with Bounties. Set up a page of every FAQ that you have permission to do it for and offer $10-$50 or whatever to whoever does it (offering more for more work/more use of FFAQ features like images and videos, or for more popular guides for example).

Not sure if it's able to fit in the budget but with more money floating around for bounties and whatnot, might as well throw it out there.


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