This style guide on page layout is a style guide used to determine the overall layout and ordering of pages.
Writing style[edit source]
Imperative form[edit source]
Always use the imperative (command) form when possible. This allows the guide to use neither the first nor third person tenses.
Use common sense when needed, but the following section outline describes how an article should be structured. This does not include everything, but it is an indicator of how an item article could look like. This default was made to create more consistency between articles. Although it is meant to provide a general structure, it may be deviated from if necessary. This was decided in Forum:Section ordering policy.
Header templates (see RuneScape:Style guide/Wiki code#Orders for an example)
- Line type header templates
- Bar type header templates
|See this category for an exhaustive list.|
||For items, include the detailed image (DII) first and a chathead next if it is a head slot item. For NPCs, prefer a chathead image, otherwise an icon image if it has one.|
|Article introduction||A rune scimitar is a tier 50 melee ...||The subject should be emboldened and include the most relevant information about the item in the first sentence.|
|For articles about an equipped item, place the Combat stats section before the article-specific sections.|
Section order[edit source]
Sections should be level 2 headings and adhere to the order outlined below. Some sections may not be relevant to the article and thus should not be included.
|Section name||Must include||Notes|
|Combat stats||Place the Creation section before the Combat stats section if the item lacks a variety of stats, such as the scrimshaw of vampyrism. If the subject can be equipped, place the Combat stats section before the article-specific sections.|
|Usage cost||, or|
|Comparison with ...||Example:|
|Music unlocked||Music name(s) as wiki links in bulleted list||Lists may be under separate subsections.|
|Achievements||Achievements should be formatted as a bulleted list with each line using the template specified.|
|Graphical updates||and||One or more graphical update line (|
|Update history||and||One or more update list item (|
The item infobox should also be added and filled with the appropriate values, after which a short paragraph introduces the item. This does not have to be very long. Only the item infobox and the introduction are required on an item article. Inclusion of images and/or what sections are used (see below for a full list of possible sections) depends on the kind of item and is thus optional. This is based on a Yew Grove thread about the order of infoboxes on item articles: Forum:InconsistencyScape: Stacking Infoboxes.
Images should complement the article and occasionally should supplement the article (in the case of maps, etc). Images should be right-aligned. However, centre-alignment can be used for some images in the articles, such as maps or left-aligned when the right side is cluttered or when it is more fitting. The detailed image of the item at the starting section should also be left-aligned (see below). Images should be of the item or where it is obtained.
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