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Difference between revisions of "LibGuides"

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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: Keep it brief (but not too brief!): make informative/intuitive to students.
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*Tabs (quantity): Limit to 1 row if possible, (but may have sub-tabs)
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* Tab 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:
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*"Comments" availability on boxes & pages:
**Recommendation: Consider enabling for entire page only.
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**Recommendation: Disable (for now) for a less cluttered look
 
**How to turn off for entire page or for individual boxes: see [http://help.springshare.com/content.php?pid=334050&sid=3590765#comments Toggling comments]
 
**How to turn off for entire page or for individual boxes: see [http://help.springshare.com/content.php?pid=334050&sid=3590765#comments Toggling comments]
*Add “Ask a librarian” sidebar box widget and your profile box in right column
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*Add (1) “Ask a librarian” sidebar box widget, and (2) your profile box in right column
*Style issues creators cannot change because they are default for site consistency
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*Style/design issues that guide creators cannot change because they are default for site consistency
 
**Color of headings
 
**Color of headings
 
**Box borders
 
**Box borders

Revision as of 17:01, 29 July 2013

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Basics

Some help for creating and editing LibGuides:

Tips for Creating Libguides
  • Page length: Try to keep landing page content above the fold
  • Text: Keep it brief! users mainly want links, examples.
  • Tabs (quantity): Limit to 1 row if possible, (but may have sub-tabs)
  • Tab headings: Keep it brief (but not too brief!): make informative/intuitive to students.
    • Example: “Which style should I use?”
  • "Comments" availability on boxes & pages:
    • Recommendation: Disable (for now) for a less cluttered look
    • How to turn off for entire page or for individual boxes: see Toggling comments
  • Add (1) “Ask a librarian” sidebar box widget, and (2) your profile box in right column
  • Style/design issues that guide creators cannot change because they are default for site consistency
    • Color of headings
    • Box borders
    • Pages: Column widths
    • Tab styles and colors