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Hi There. Most articles start out with an introductory background that provides some context and motivation for the article. The fist paragraph often provides context. Some times it needs to introduce the basic concept that might be unfamiliar to readers.

Many of the introductions sections of the articles have a blurb which summarizes the article. In just a few sentences.

This is often , but not always, followed by another paragraph of text. Or even a couple of other paragraphs. This is just normal body text like any other. Usually made up of paragraphs with at least three sentences. Is this the place that the main image would go?


Optional Section Group

Sample Section

Hi There. This is a sample section of text that is supposed to resemble an actual paragraph that will wrap for a few lines. You can see what the base level formatting looks like, with the standard style sheets that are part of the site. And it might also be a good place to check some inline elements this is bold, this is wiki bold wikibold, and this is strong.

This is often , but not always, followed by another paragraph of text. Or even a couple of other paragraphs. This is just normal body text like any other. Usually made up of paragraphs with at least three sentences.

Different types of lists

Main bullet list

Often there is an introductory paragraph (or two) that fit between the section header and the list. It looks like we are going to have to add the list tags ourselves, because the wiki text styling doesn't handle the intervening paragraphs, or the easier to read line spacing.

  • This is the first sentence of the first list item. It should be enhanced to make it easier to scan through the main points that are being made in the list. The text will then continue to provide more detail about whatever is in the list. In many cases it will also be followed by a link. Title of Another Article.
  • This is the first sentence of the second list item. In this case there is enough text that needs to be displayed that it makes sense to split the item into multiple paragraphs. The first paragraph would cover a bunch of content. It will usually be made up of more than just a sentence or two. After all, i have the tendency to be wordy.
  • The second paragraph just fits in below. Usually to cover a particular aspect in more detail. Or just to help catch the eye of anyone who is is scanning the list. It is also a good approach if you need to fit two links into the same item.

  • This is the first sentence of the third list item--with a hyphen to join together two ideas. I'm going to need to figure out how to actually insert the long hyphen that is needed for this grammatical construction. I'm so used to word automatically handling this for me.
    • This is the first sentence of the first sub-item. Occasionally, a list will need to have individual sub items below it. It doesn't happen that often.
    • It is of course possible to have a second paragraph to follow up on a sub-item. Just like there is one to followup on a main item. If so, that would fit in just like this.

    • This is the first sentence of the second sub-item. But, sometimes there just needs to be a little bit of hierarchy here. I need to see whether these paragraphs always use italics for the first sentence. I think sometimes they use italic, sometime they use bold, and they may sometimes have nothing under them at all.
  • This is the first sentence of the fourth list item. It is important to have here, so that we can see the interaction of the bottom of a sub-item list with the next item in the main list. This will occasionally happen. Huh?

I need to make sure that everything looks correct with a paragraph under the list. Like this one.

Credit Card List

Basic Labelled List

When the list is not made up of "talking points", but instead provides information about a set of items that are not credit cards, we have a labelled list. The are three types. In the main type, the name of each item is simply displayed to the left (or above), the correct text.

Table-like Labelled List

In the second type of labelled list. We want it to look something like a table, rather than just text with labels on the left.

Image-based Lists

In the third type of labelled list, there is an image on the left instead text. This is very similar to the credit card list. Except that the images aren't standardized credit card images. It is probably true that we can't make an assumption about the width of the image "column" on larger devices.

Simple List

Sometimes we want to include a list that doesn't deserve having the key point of each item itemized. But, it wants to be in list form. We use hyphens for this list.

  • This is the first sentence of the first item in a simple list. And this is a follow-up sentence as these are usually in paragraph form.
  • Here is an extra paragraph.

  • This is the first sentence of the second items in a simple list. And this is that item's first followup sentence. And it's second follow up sentence.
    • This is a sublist in a simple list.
    • I'm not sure that these exist.
  • I'm wondering if the leasing space here makes a difference. Some list items have a space between the tag and the start of text. And some don't.

Check List

Another variation is a list that uses checkboxes, to suggest a checklist of steps.

  • This is the first sentence of the first item in a simple checklist. And this is a follow-up sentence as these are usually in paragraph form.
  • Here is an extra paragraph.

  • This is the first sentence of the second item in a checklist. And this is that item's first followup sentence. And it's second follow up sentence.
    • This is a sublist in a simple checlklist.
    • I'm not sure that these exist.
  • I'm wondering if the leading space here makes a difference. Some list items have a space between the tag and the start of text. And some don't.


Numbered List

This a variation where the list items are numbered, instead of billeted. For the first try we can use a numbered list tag, rather than a separate class of the un-ordered list.

  1. This is the first sentence of the first item in a numbered list. And this is a follow-up sentence as these are usually in paragraph form.
  2. Here is an extra paragraph.

  3. This is the first sentence of the second item in a numbered list. And this is that item's first followup sentence. And it's second follow up sentence.
    • This is a sublist in a numbered list.
    • I'm not sure that these exist.
  4. I'm wondering if the leasing space here makes a difference. Some list items have a space between the tag and the start of text. And some don't.