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How to Make a Website Style Factbook!

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Abidawe
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How to Make a Website Style Factbook!

Postby Abidawe » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:58 am

Hello! Today I'm going to do my best to give you guys a brief tutorial on how to make a Website Style Factbook for your nation! It's a little bit more complicated than a Wiki-Style factbook but it is so much fun to look at the finished product, so let's get started!


Header
Obviously the first thing you are going to need is a header. This header will contain a coat of arms or flag (whichever you prefer) as well as all of the links to your website's other pages. You can add and remove pages as you wish, just make sure that if you do so, you make sure to do it across all of your pages once you've finished!

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[align=center][background-block=#0A4617][img]INSERT-COAT-OF-ARMS[/img][/background-block]
[background-block=#0A4617] [color=#0A4617].[/color][/background-block]
[background-block=#0A4617]   [color=#0A4617]|[/color][background=#ffffff][color=#0A4617]Home[/color][/background][color=#0A4617]|[/color]  [color=#ffffff][url=URL]Overview[/color][/url]  [color=#24415B]|[/color] [url=URL][color=#ffffff]Government[/color][/url] [color=#0A4617]|[/color] [url=URL][color=#ffffff]Foreign Affairs[/color][/url] [color=#0A4617]|[/color] [url=URL][color=#ffffff]Military[/color][/url] [color=#0A4617]|[/color] [url=URL][color=#ffffff]Economy[/color][/url] [color=#0A4617]|[/color]


This is the code you will need for the header of each page on your website. You may notice that no link is provided next to the Home page on this codesheet and that is intentional, you need to remove the url tags from whichever page you are currently working on. Once you do this, ensure that all other pages have the url tags so any visitors may be redirected to the pages they wish to view. You can (and should) change the header's main color to your nation's primary color (just be sure to make sure all of the background tags for the text are modified as well).

You can see the finished product of my header on my home page!

Banner (Optional)
The next thing you can add is a banner just below the header (you don't have to do this but it can really add to the authenticity and appeal of the factbooks. The banner can be anything but for mine I chose a panoramic picture of Riga, Latvia (which you can see here. When using banners, be sure to use a different one for each page and make sure that the banner takes up the entire width of the page (if it doesn't it will look rather strange).

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[color=#0A4617].[/color][/background-block][/align][align=center][IMG]INSERT-BANNER-HERE[/IMG][/align][hr][background-block=#8F1C1C][align=center][size=190][color=white][font=georgia]Welcome[/font][/color][/size]
[size=110][font=calibri][color=white][i]T O [tab=5] [/tab]  N A T I O N
[/i][/font][/color][/size][/align][/background-block]


Just like in the Header section, I put all information you need to enter yourself (besides "T O") in caps. Try to keep the formatting of "T O N A T I O N" as it already is (it looks really nice that way) but you can mess around with it if you really want to. I highly recommend changing all of the subheaders to your nation's secondary color.

Body
Next we have the body. For the purposes of this example I will be using the body of the welcome page (as the overview page would require another tutorial which is located here). The welcome page's body should just be a little blurb about your nation similar to the first body of text in your nation's overview page (type of government, location, divisions, territories (if applicable), size and even your region if you so wish). The body is simply plain text so it won't require any coding to create!

Infographics (Optional)
Finally we have the Infographics section. This is a completely optional section but works much like advertisements and in-depth infographics would on many national websites! You will likely have to make them yourself which does take time, but they can be used in a really cool way. You can link to forum storefronts from ads you list in your nation's homepage, generating more traffic for your businesses and so much more.

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[hr][background-block=#8F1C1C][align=center][size=190][color=white][font=georgia]Infographics[/font][/color][/size][/align][/background-block]

[center][url=FORUM-STOREFRONT-URL][img]INFOGRAPHIC[/img][/url][img]INFOGRAPHIC[/img][img]INFOGRAPHIC[/img]
[url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=NATION/detail=people][img]PEOPLE-INFOGRAPHIC[/img][/url]
[/center]


Again be sure to update the colors to match the theme of your page. When making the infographics, make any ads small so you can fit them side-by-side and make the general information infographics large so they catch peoples' eyes.

Links
Below you will find links to some helpful tutorials and some examples of the finished product!
Last edited by Abidawe on Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:35 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Pino Grand Fenwick
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Postby Pino Grand Fenwick » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:52 am

My friend, this is amazing. Purely amazing.

Can you show us how to do the whole factbook set (Government, Images and more) ?

Keep us the amazing work.
Last edited by Pino Grand Fenwick on Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:54 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Abidawe
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Founded: Oct 25, 2014
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Abidawe » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:05 pm

Pino Grand Fenwick wrote:My friend, this is amazing. Purely amazing.

Can you show us how to do the whole factbook set (Government, Images and more) ?

Keep us the amazing work.


I will certainly find the time to do that for you, thanks for the feedback!
Region - The Commonwealth Federation
About Me
DEFCON Level: 5: Peacetime
Anglo-Abida War - VICTORY
Abida-Novaya War - VICTORY
Jongi Civil War - VICTORY
Pustoshi Civil War - VICTORY
On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
[violet] wrote:Urggg... trawling through ads looking for roman orgies...

Hammer Britannia wrote:TRIGGERED, PERMA BANNED FOR CALLING ME A BOOK

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Pino Grand Fenwick
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Founded: Jan 01, 2014
Father Knows Best State

Postby Pino Grand Fenwick » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:39 am

Abidawe wrote:
Pino Grand Fenwick wrote:My friend, this is amazing. Purely amazing.

Can you show us how to do the whole factbook set (Government, Images and more) ?

Keep us the amazing work.


I will certainly find the time to do that for you, thanks for the feedback!


That would be nice!
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Gudao
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Ex-Nation

Postby Gudao » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:34 pm

Thanks for the ideas! You've given me some great ideas for my next round of tweaks for me airline !website/dispatch site:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=640327

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Abidawe
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Postby Abidawe » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:28 pm

Gudao wrote:Thanks for the ideas! You've given me some great ideas for my next round of tweaks for me airline !website/dispatch site:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=640327


That factbook :bow: :bow: :bow: :clap: :clap: :clap: :o :o :o
Region - The Commonwealth Federation
About Me
DEFCON Level: 5: Peacetime
Anglo-Abida War - VICTORY
Abida-Novaya War - VICTORY
Jongi Civil War - VICTORY
Pustoshi Civil War - VICTORY
On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
[violet] wrote:Urggg... trawling through ads looking for roman orgies...

Hammer Britannia wrote:TRIGGERED, PERMA BANNED FOR CALLING ME A BOOK

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Sontaiyan
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Postby Sontaiyan » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:17 am

Getting back into NS and I appreciate this for some format designs. Thanks!

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Herrebrugh
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Herrebrugh » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:04 am

Nice to see more people using the template I made :)

If you have any questions, feel free to send me a telegram.
Geteekendt, Jozef III, bij den gratiën Godts, Koningh der Herrebrugheylanden ende Prins van Rheda
Unterzeichnet, Joſeph III., von Gottes Gnaden König der Herrenbrückinſeln und Prinz von Rheda

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------------------------------------Factbook------------------------------------
-------------Kingdom of the---------------------Herrebrugh Iſlands----------

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Abidawe
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Founded: Oct 25, 2014
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Postby Abidawe » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:50 am

Herrebrugh wrote:Nice to see more people using the template I made :)

If you have any questions, feel free to send me a telegram.


I can tell you that the number of transformations its gone through since you made it the only thing still remotely near your template would be the header and that's a longshot
Region - The Commonwealth Federation
About Me
DEFCON Level: 5: Peacetime
Anglo-Abida War - VICTORY
Abida-Novaya War - VICTORY
Jongi Civil War - VICTORY
Pustoshi Civil War - VICTORY
On Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
Ailiailia wrote:I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.

On Tim Tebow:
Bythyrona wrote:46.5 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IS NOT ADEQUATE. HOW ARE YOU DISPUTING THIS? HE HAS ALL THE TALENT OF RYAN LINDLEY IN THE PROS WITH A PERMANENT ESPN TARGET ON HIS BACK.

Other:
[violet] wrote:Urggg... trawling through ads looking for roman orgies...

Hammer Britannia wrote:TRIGGERED, PERMA BANNED FOR CALLING ME A BOOK

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Cereskia
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Founded: Apr 01, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Cereskia » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:07 am

If i want to put the text on the left side, how do i do it? :eyebrow:

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Free Federal States
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Founded: Jun 23, 2020
New York Times Democracy

Postby Free Federal States » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:58 pm

For some reason in the header I can’t make the word “overview” stop being green. How to change this?
Don’t use NS stats except for changes in economics, political freedoms, or civil rights which may eventually make their way into written canon if I get tired of worldbuilding.

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Crenea
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Crenea » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:16 pm

Replying to come back later.


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