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* Page length: Try to keep landing page content above the fold
 
* Page length: Try to keep landing page content above the fold
 
* Text: Keep it brief! users mainly want links, examples.
 
* Text: Keep it brief! users mainly want links, examples.
* Headings: (but not too brief: make more informative.  
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* Headings: Keep it brief (but not too brief!): make informative/intuitive to students.
 
**Example: “Which style should I use?”
 
**Example: “Which style should I use?”
 
*Comments availability:
 
*Comments availability:

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Basics
Tips for Creating Libguides
  • Page length: Try to keep landing page content above the fold
  • Text: Keep it brief! users mainly want links, examples.
  • Headings: Keep it brief (but not too brief!): make informative/intuitive to students.
    • Example: “Which style should I use?”
  • Comments availability:
    • Recommendation: Consider enabling for entire page only.
    • How to turn off for entire page or for individual boxes: see Toggling comments
  • Add “Ask a librarian” sidebar box widget and your profile box in right column
  • Style issues creators cannot change because they are default for site consistency
    • Color of headings
    • Box borders
    • Tab styles and colors