Like most things in Wagn, every types itself has a card. So there is a card named "Image" and a card named "Phrase". And like all cards, these cards have a type. Appropriately enough, their type is called "Cardtype".
In many situations, adding a card will automatically prompt you with a type dropdown menu. If not prompted (because the type is implicit), you can simply create the card and then change its type. A card's default type is generally set by a *default rules. For newly installed Deckos, the default type is RichText.
Just go to the menus and select edit > type. You'll see a dropdown menu that you can click on to change the type to something else. (Don't worry; you can always change it back.)
To create a new type, just add a card whose type is "Cardtype".
There are no hard and fast rules about what kind of data must have its own type, but here are some rules of thumb:
- types are often used for patterned data
- data with "fields" is usually accomplished with types. For example, if you want to store descriptions and contacts for a number of organizations, you probably want an "Organization" type.
- you only need special types for the fields themselves if they too are patterned In the previous example, you wouldn't need a new type for descriptions, that can be a "Basic" card.