# LV:Design

A pack of cards may feature particular styles for its headings, text, images (front or back) and layout. This page is intended

1. as a venue for discussion on design of the first Liberating Voices pack, and
2. to inspire the development of new packs.

New packs may be derived works with adapted text, different layouts, images in particular genres, etc. - or completely different packs for other purposes.

If you do make a new pack, or are working on one, please link to it from the "Inspired by Liberating Voices" page.

## Artistic themes

Ideas for developing sets of cards with specific art themes:

## Card themes

### Colours

Currently there is a rudimentary way of applying a theme to cards using styles for table elements of the card. See samples below which shows a few examples of cards with themes defined in {{lv-card-theme}}.

### Text

• left justified or centred
• font

### Suits

Suits may be designed on various criteria, such as 'applicable context' or other features. Use this section to suggest suit sets and discuss how they might be indicated on the cards.

• Currently the suits used on WikiEducator are simply in terms of the sections on the pattern language's table of contents.
• Suits are indicated by border colour of the card (see samples below).
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### Layout

Layout is also considered[1] but somewhat awkward to implement with wiki markup when mixing with other themes (as far as I can see, help welcome).

In general, landscape images are preferred (and assumed).

• Title centred above image centred above left justified text
• Title beside image (left/right of image) both above the text (ok for portrait images)
• Image above title (both centred) and both above left justified text
• Image on front, title and text on back (and variations)
• portrait images might be better in this case (image on its own on one side)
• these options may suit certain card games.
• A pack may consist of a mix of these layout schemes according to image shape, etc.

### Samples

{{display-lv-card|title=LV:The Commons|theme=ds01}}

The Commons
The human genome, seeds, and groundwater should belong to everybody —not corporations. The public library, community garden, farmer's market, and land trust are familiar and highly effective local Commons. The emerging commons sector provides benefits that corporations can’t provide such as healthy ecosystems, economic security, stronger communities and a participatory culture.
Written by David Bollier. Licence: cc-by-sa.
Image by Chris Willis

{{display-lv-card|title=LV:Whistle Blowing|theme=kt01}}

Whistle Blowing
Corporations may flaunt legal or ethical guidelines by harassing employees, ignoring safety considerations, or dumping toxics. Governments of course are also guilty of various crimes. Whistle Blowing is the act of exposing problems within an organization by making incidents or documents public. Although society as a whole benefits from Whistle Blowing, the whistle-blower can be seen as a traitor and punished for their efforts. It is possible, however, to "blow the whistle" without becoming a martyr.
Written by Tom Carpenter and Douglas Schuler. Licence: cc-by-sa.
Image by User Disavian at en.wikipedia

{{display-lv-card|title=LV:The Commons|theme=ds01-small}}

The Commons
The human genome, seeds, and groundwater should belong to everybody —not corporations. The public library, community garden, farmer's market, and land trust are familiar and highly effective local Commons. The emerging commons sector provides benefits that corporations can’t provide such as healthy ecosystems, economic security, stronger communities and a participatory culture.
Written by David Bollier. Licence: cc-by-sa.
Image by Chris Willis

## Box design

Ideas on what to include on the front, back and sides (top and bottom) of the box, and what else should go into the box (brochure on how to use them).

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## Notes

1. At some stage, I implemented an option to display the title beside the image instead of above it but abandoned that for now (too many conditions in display card template) - K 20 Oct 2012.