I really like the new guidelines of Hubs, where it suggests how many pictures and other capsules to have and gives you a word count as well. I used these features all the time.
however, I am concerned about whether or not already having the outline there as an example helps or hinders. I think that when you start a hub and it has your text boxes, table, other text boxes, picture boxes - all laid out for you, doesn't that take away from the creativity? Surely part of it is being able to have the eye for laying it all out and making it appealing to the reader's eye. Does it take away from separating the quality writers and allowing them to rise from those that can just hide behind the nice layout?
Maybe but with everyone fussing about why their hubs aren't featured, it may help more to give as many guidelines and suggestions as possible. Hubbers who don't need the help probably don't use the templates that much. I just start with the article one and add and subtract capsules when and where I need them. It doesn't hinder my creativity because I barely even notice them.
by Rachel Koski 6 years ago
How do you make those nice, neat text boxes with the colored backgrounds in your articles?I love them! You really organize the information nicely. Maybe this is a dumb question (lol) but I can't seem to figure out how to make those cute, useful little text boxes. Thanks!
by William F Torpey 9 years ago
None of the options for starting layout for a new hub fit my needs. None of my existing hubs have the layout I want to use, and I have no idea what the default layout would be.What I need would be text, video, text video, text video, etc, with a comments box at the bottom.I would appreciate any...
by Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago
Happy Friday, Hubbers!I am happy to announce that the new Special Layout Options for recipes and reviews that we introduced on our blog earlier this week are now live. Head over to the HubTool and have a look!In addition to making new Hubs using these Special Layout Options, you can update your...
by Paul Deeds 7 years ago
We just released a small update to the site. Among a slew of bug fixes and small updates, there are two notable changes.The first is that you can follow the comments on a hub, and receive email notifications when new comments are made. Just click the follow button near the top of the...
by Jonathan Wylie 4 years ago
I recently published this hub...but it was not deemed of a high enough quality. Only trouble is, you get very little feedback to why that is. Would anyone care to hazard a guess for me? This is the first hub I have written that has not been featured. Here is the...
by E. A. Wright 9 years ago
Since writing this hub I've been playing with arranging the capsules in different ways, trying to make the hub look as clean and easy to read as possible. It's one of five hubs I've written so far, so I'm still new and eager to learn how to be a better hubber.Any improvements I should consider? Are...
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