Every Decko card has one and only one type.

RichText, List, Image, Search, JavaScript, User… All of these are types. To see a given card’s type, click its ellipses icon (space_dashboard ) to go to the card dashboard (or “cardboard”).

Types are defined with Cardtype cards. For example, the Cardtype card named Image defines the image type. You can create a new type by creating a new Cardtype card.

Types are a core tool for organizing cards. To decide whether you need a new type for a group of cards, consider whether you want to:

  1. …think up a name for each card?
  2. …create a patterned structure for the group?

As a rule of thumb, if the answer to both is yes, you probably want a new type. There are exceptions, of course: autonaming, casual structures, etc.

By convention, Cardtype names are usually singular, capitalized nouns.

To configure the structure for a Cardtype, click the “Configure” button on a Cardtype cards or edit the type’s structure rule in the cardboard of either the Cardtype card or of any of the cards of that type.

A Cardtype card cannot be deleted as long as there are instances of that type.