Curators have a number of useful tools at their disposal to make their collection page informative and relevant to prospective users. When adding content to the collection page it's important to consider if it provides a new user with enough information about how their game will look and play as an end result of installing the list. A page with strong metadata will attract more downloads and cut down on repetitive questions being asked by users.
Get creative. The title doesn't need to fully describe the collection. Maximise the available characters by avoiding redundant words such as "Collection", "Revision", the curator's username or the title of the game.
We've added a few basic categories that we feel cover the most common types of collection. Select one that best fits your list or let our Community Team know if you're not sure which one to use.
Tile images must not contain adult content, even if your collection is marked adult. This is to ensure the collection listing page shows only non-adult images.
The tile image is the first thing users will see when browsing for a collection and it will identify the collection inside Vortex. The minimum resolution for this is 232x290 but larger images can be used as long as they have a 4:5 ratio. Wider images will automatically be cropped to the centre.
To fully optimise the image used in the tile, make sure the focus of the image in the middle third so it doesn't clash with the text that will be overlaid at the top and bottom.
To ensure the image used for the tile is as accessible as possible, the tile itself should also not include any text unless absolutely necessary. This way users who may not speak that curator's native language or are visually impaired are still able to get all the required information from the text provided.
Think of this as an "Elevator Pitch" to new users. Very briefly summarise the idea behind the collection and what kind of player it is intended for.
The Language attribute is not currently implemented. Please provide an English summary and description if you wish to list the collection before this feature has been added.
Although Nexus Mods is used by an international audience, the official language we use is English, and most of our userbase is English-speaking.
If a Collection is primarily intended for non-English speakers, please set the language as appropriate or provide an English translation of the summary and description.
Videos are not currently supported on the collection page, this feature will be added closer to the full release.
A picture can say a thousand words, so the best collections will make use of the Media section to show potential users what they can expect from installing it.
It is recommended to add 5-10 screenshots of reasonably high resolution (1920x1080) and with a 16:9 aspect ratio to fit comfortably into the Media bar.
When including videos, curators should try to include a video that showcases their collection without any other distractions. Users will often click awaysa from videos that are excessively long or irrelevant.
The cover image sits behind the header on the page. The recommended size for this is 1920x1080, or anything with a 16:9 ratio. When selecting a cover image, keep in mind that there will be text on top of the left side.
The cover image will be shown in a slightly different size depending on the browser size of the user. Some good examples for cover images can be landscape shots, patterns or any image that isn't particularly "busy".
Use the description to lay out a more detailed overview of what you collection does (or hopes to do!), inform the user of any pre or post install steps and any requirements (such as DLCs or game versions). It may also be useful to include the curator's system specifications in the description to give users an idea of the kind of hardware required to run the collection properly.
The description supports Markdown. Formatting examples can be found in the Style Guide.
When we implement searching and filtering for collections, tags will be valuable in allowing users to find (or filter) the content they are interested in. You should pick tags appropriate to end result of your list to make it easier for everyone. If you have a good idea for a new tag, let our Community Team know!