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07 July 2007 @ 11:15 pm
Fandom: Header for Posting Fanfic on LJ  
Until last night, I'd never posted a fic on LJ, preferring instead to share among friends or post at Pit of Voles. So, as I searched among fandoms for the proper format to use, I was struck by how difficult it was to find a standardized format. And even after finding something interesting, it was awfully hard to read, as the text seemed to all run together.

Now, I admit to being a snob: I like clean lines, easy readability and not a lot of background clutter. Hell, if I had a better understanding of HTML and CSS, I'd make the attempt at creating my own LJ layout, as I've yet to find one that truly pleases me. So, it was with some trepidation that I sat down to build a cleaner fanfic header using tables.

After some starts and stops, I'm pleased with the results:



Fandom: TBD
Title: "TBD"
Author: TBD
Genre: TBD
Rating: TBD
Spoilers: TBD
Synopsis: TBD
Warning: TBD
Length: TBD
Status: TBD
Disclaimers: TBD
Notes: TBD
Other: TBD


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Begin story here . . .


If anyone would like to use this tabular format, you're more than welcome to it.



<table>
<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Fandom:</i></b></td>
<td> </td>
<td><i>TBD</i></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Title:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>"TBD"</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Author:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Genre:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Rating:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Spoilers:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Synopsis:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Warning:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Length:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Status:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Disclaimers:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Notes:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top"><b><i>Other:</b></i></td>
<td> </td>
<td>TBD</td>
</tr></table>

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<lj-cut text="Proceed to story . . . ">Begin story here . . .