Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 143,425 pages of information and 230,044 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Difference between revisions of "Test: House Style"

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Page names / Titles
+
'''Page Titles
  
 
* Check that the page doesn't already exist, but under a slightly different title by using a broad search term and checking through the results.
 
* Check that the page doesn't already exist, but under a slightly different title by using a broad search term and checking through the results.
  
* Never use the '&' (ampersand) in a page name - it will never be found again!
+
* Never use the '&' (ampersand) in a page name - it will probably never be found again!
  
* Abbreviate 'Company' to 'Co' in page names
+
* Always abbreviate 'Company' to 'Co' in page names
  
 
* Do not use 'Ltd' / 'plc' and similar in page titles as companies change their legal status during their life-time
 
* Do not use 'Ltd' / 'plc' and similar in page titles as companies change their legal status during their life-time
  
''' Page content
+
'''Page content
  
 
* Body text should be short paragraphs (unbulleted) and commence with a year or date whenever possible.  
 
* Body text should be short paragraphs (unbulleted) and commence with a year or date whenever possible.  
Line 15: Line 15:
 
* Paragraphs are listed in date order ascending, so list by earliest reference first.
 
* Paragraphs are listed in date order ascending, so list by earliest reference first.
  
* Try and give the reference to each paragraph of information using the 'ref' button in the edit bar above.  
+
* Try and give the reference to each paragraph of information using the 'ref' button in the edit bar above.
 +
 
 +
* Where most of the page information comes from a single source then include that under the 'References' section in the page footer
  
 
'''Edit Tab Function Buttons
 
'''Edit Tab Function Buttons
  
When using the 'Edit Tab', edit function buttons will appear to aid the creation  and organisation of your page.
+
When using the 'Edit Tab' at the top of the page, the edit function buttons will appear to aid the creation  and organisation of your page.
  
 
* '''Bold''', ''Italic text'' and [[clickable links]] to other Grace's Guide pages can be achieved by using the edit buttons where necessary.
 
* '''Bold''', ''Italic text'' and [[clickable links]] to other Grace's Guide pages can be achieved by using the edit buttons where necessary.
  
 
* [http://www.example.com External 'Hyper'links] can also be added using the button on the function bar above.
 
* [http://www.example.com External 'Hyper'links] can also be added using the button on the function bar above.
 
  
 
''' Adding an image
 
''' Adding an image
Line 34: Line 35:
 
* To add a thumbnail image, aligned right, view the edit tab on the [[Test image position]] for script and [[Test: Linking Images]] for the general procedure and tips.
 
* To add a thumbnail image, aligned right, view the edit tab on the [[Test image position]] for script and [[Test: Linking Images]] for the general procedure and tips.
  
 +
'''Category Assignment and Defaultsort
 +
 +
* Assign as many suitable categories as possible referring to the 'All Categories list' as necessary.
  
'''Category Assignment and Defaultsort
+
* All company pages should have a category 'Town - xxxx' or 'Country - xxxx'
  
* Please assign as many suitable categories as possible referring to the 'All Categories list' as necessary.
+
All person pages should have categories for 'Biography' and 'Biography - xxxx' and 'Births - #### - ####' and 'Deaths #### - ####'
  
* Particularly for pages made with a name as the title, please add in the default sort script the Surname first followed by Forenames, so that it will appear in the correctly in alphabetical order within it's category listings.  
+
* For pages made with a person's name as the title, add in the default sort script the Surname first followed by Forenames, so that it will appear in the correctly in alphabetical order within it's category listings.  
  
 
* For an example, please use the edit tab to view the 'hidden' script below.
 
* For an example, please use the edit tab to view the 'hidden' script below.
  
 
{{DEFAULTSORT: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom}}
 
* Note, although this is largely applicable to 'People Pages', it will also be the case with ships, starting with SS or HMS for example and any pages with prefixes.
 
 
  
 
''' Footer
 
''' Footer

Revision as of 00:54, 28 March 2017

Page Titles

  • Check that the page doesn't already exist, but under a slightly different title by using a broad search term and checking through the results.
  • Never use the '&' (ampersand) in a page name - it will probably never be found again!
  • Always abbreviate 'Company' to 'Co' in page names
  • Do not use 'Ltd' / 'plc' and similar in page titles as companies change their legal status during their life-time

Page content

  • Body text should be short paragraphs (unbulleted) and commence with a year or date whenever possible.
  • Paragraphs are listed in date order ascending, so list by earliest reference first.
  • Try and give the reference to each paragraph of information using the 'ref' button in the edit bar above.
  • Where most of the page information comes from a single source then include that under the 'References' section in the page footer

Edit Tab Function Buttons

When using the 'Edit Tab' at the top of the page, the edit function buttons will appear to aid the creation and organisation of your page.

  • Bold, Italic text and clickable links to other Grace's Guide pages can be achieved by using the edit buttons where necessary.

Adding an image

  • The house style is to use thumbnail images, aligned to the right, in chronologically ascending order.

Category Assignment and Defaultsort

  • Assign as many suitable categories as possible referring to the 'All Categories list' as necessary.
  • All company pages should have a category 'Town - xxxx' or 'Country - xxxx'

All person pages should have categories for 'Biography' and 'Biography - xxxx' and 'Births - #### - ####' and 'Deaths #### - ####'

  • For pages made with a person's name as the title, add in the default sort script the Surname first followed by Forenames, so that it will appear in the correctly in alphabetical order within it's category listings.
  • For an example, please use the edit tab to view the 'hidden' script below.


Footer

  • All pages need the following code at the bottom (immediately before the 'Category' tag) (Use Edit tab to see the code)

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information