Step 3: Title and description

Here we are setting up the most important part of the Instructable: the intro page. What happens here will decide just how many people look at your Instructable so make it great.

For the title:
  • Make the title as descriptive as you can with as few words as you can
  • Try saying it out loud and see if it describes your project
  • Even better, try saying it to someone else
For the description:
  • You have more room to explain what's going to be happening here, but I like to keep this short and to the point as well.
  • Convince readers that they want to read the whole Instructable
  • How would you tell a friend about your project in 30 seconds or less?
I am trying to make an instructable my my windows do not looke like the ones on your pictures. I can't find the "add step" or "next step" button. Can you help?
can you include adding a You-Tube video to the instructions?
Yo dog, I heard you like Instructables...
Yup, the same joke was made on FB yesterday. It's Instructables all the way down! Which is why I included the "meta" tag for this one.<br /><br />This was done by request. People wanted a walkthrough so here it is.
Sorry, I couldn't resist. Great job though, it will hopefully help everyone and improve the site.
i really needed this when i did my first instructable huge help thanks :)
You're welcome!
if you have a pro account, and want to post any sort of code, please use the source editor and place your code inside PRE tags, which will preserve whitespace and newlines for you and also make the font monospace. Sometimes I even add a boarder around my code blocks.<br><br><pre style="">example dfsdf<br>int main()<br>{<br> indented;<br>}<br><br>&lt;pre&gt;<br>stuff goes here<br>&lt;/pre&gt;<br><br></pre><br><br><pre style="border-style: dotted;border-width: 1.0px;">border example using<br><br>&lt;pre style=&quot;border-style:dotted; border-width:1px;&quot;&gt;<br>stuff goes here<br>&lt;/pre&gt;<br></pre><br><br>this is also useful for ASCII art<br><br>I wonder if the comments actually allow me to use these tags... the preview is certainly working
pro-tip: upload everything as a zip file, because instructables renames everything with random letters when it's downloaded. but if you put it in a zip file, the name of the zip file will be changed, but the contents within the zip file will not be renamed
thanks, great help for me who is a bit intimidated to do my own Intructables
Glad this helps!
Step 8, 1st picture - in 'Keywords', you have 'peanut butter' in quotes, but not 'jelly' or 'sandwich' - any specific reason for that?
Great question! The quotes keeps it as one keyword. The others are single words and as such don't need quotes

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