Character Organization Help?

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Character Organization Help?

Postby Risa Moontide on July 25th, 2011, 5:42 pm

Hello!
Basically I've been looking at others' CS's and I've been filled with jealousy. I don't know how they can get their characters so well organized, that it just flows off the pages. I don't need coding help; Rosabelle made an awesome code for the CS. I merely want things to look in order and pleasing so I don't feel like people have to search it to get teh info I need. Help?!?
Thanks in advance!
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Character Organization Help?

Postby Lucy on August 30th, 2011, 3:17 pm

Well, I think You should make 2nd post different.. Skills, learning and lore should be together in tabset, maybe lagungages too, but equipment and ledger should be in another tabset or something. Tabsets are cool, indeed, but it's hard to find something when everything is in the same one. Same goes for Questionnaire. Unpack it. I read your CS few days ago (can't remember why) and I had really hard time looking for some questions. Spoilers are enough, you don't need to classify every single thing. Gnosis story is great and Thread list should have some tabset xD or table for timestamp, I like when date is written.

That's just my opinion.^^
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Character Organization Help?

Postby Seven Xu on August 30th, 2011, 3:22 pm

Both my CS' sort of have an "order" to them, in that their personal information is first, then skills, then a thread list/archive.

My layout goes a little something like ...

Character Concept
Pre-Creation History
Post-Creation History
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Equipment
Skills/Lores
Languages
Ledger
--
Active Threads
Thread Archive*

I'd like to think I've successfully made my CS easy to navigate without having multiple posts and title sections, either (although my CS is somewhat of an editing nightmare). I do separate things by frame, but other than that, I try to keep everything relatively simple and uncluttered (spoiler tags work great for this).

*I see a lot of CSs that don't separate active and graded threads. If you hide all your graded threads away in an archive, it really de-clutters everything, in my opinion.
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Character Organization Help?

Postby Fela Meason on August 30th, 2011, 3:31 pm

Great suggestions so far, also if you just need coding I'm sure someone can help you put some together. My posts may not look it cause I keep em simple but I'm pretty good with coding if you need any help with it.

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