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===== Tips for Creating Libguides =====
 
* Page length: Try to keep landing page content above the fold
 
* Page length: Try to keep landing page content above the fold
 
* Wordiness: No one is going to read a lot of text -- they just want links, examples.
 
* Wordiness: No one is going to read a lot of text -- they just want links, examples.
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*Comments availability:
 
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**Recommendation: Consider enabling only for entire page.
 
**Recommendation: Consider enabling only for entire page.
**How to turn off for entire page
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**How to turn off for entire page or individual boxes: see [http://help.springshare.com/content.php?pid=334050&sid=3590765#comments Toggling comments]
**How to turn off for all boxes in a guide
 
 
*Add “Ask a librarian” sidebar box / widget, just like on go/lib, on right side
 
*Add “Ask a librarian” sidebar box / widget, just like on go/lib, on right side
*Things you can't change because they are set as default for guides' consistency
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*Things guide creators cannot change because they are set as default for consistency
 
**Color of headings
 
**Color of headings
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**Box borders
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**Tab styles and colors
  
 
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Revision as of 15:16, 24 July 2013

Basics


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Tips for Creating Libguides
  • Page length: Try to keep landing page content above the fold
  • Wordiness: No one is going to read a lot of text -- they just want links, examples.
  • Headings. For example, Preference for headings that are more informative and less concise. For example, the “Which style should i use?” heading is great. The “Citation and style guides” heading could be considered less inviting by some students.
  • Comments availability:
    • Recommendation: Consider enabling only for entire page.
    • How to turn off for entire page or individual boxes: see Toggling comments
  • Add “Ask a librarian” sidebar box / widget, just like on go/lib, on right side
  • Things guide creators cannot change because they are set as default for consistency
    • Color of headings
    • Box borders
    • Tab styles and colors