Adding content boxes to a page:
The default format for a LibGuides page consists of a narrow column on the left, a wide column in the center, and a narrow column with the librarian's profile box on the right.
The format can be changed to eliminate the left column. (The center column will then be extended all the way to the left.) To make this change:
NOTE: With the 2009 update, there are other options available for number of columns and columns widths. For now, stick to the these two standard options as we develop guidelines for taking advantage of the increased flexibility.
The title bar at the top of a box will not expand, so it is important not to make your box titles too long. This is rarely a problem in the wider center column, but must be watched for in the narrower left column.
If it looks like your title is not fitting, click on the Preview link at the top right of the page. Sometimes, the pencil icon in edit mode keeps the title from fitting, but it may be okay when actually published. The preview will show you how it will ultimately appear. (Of course if it still doesn't fit, you'll need to shorten it.)
There are several types of content boxes to choose from. Some of the most commonly used types are summarized below. Click on a name to go to a sub-tab with more detailed information about that box type.
|Links and Lists:||The Links and Lists box type enables you to mix web links with non-web link items. Each item can have a short description which appears underneath the item, and an optional More Info button which the user can click on to get more information.|
|Simple Web Links:||Simple Web Links boxes can include a short description which appears when the cursor hovers over the link.|
||The RSS Feed box type enables you to dynamically display the contents of an RSS feed on your page.|
|Embedded Video:||A video box enables you to embed a streaming video inside your page. The video can reside on any video sharing sites (YouTube and the like...). You neeed to enter the full embed code to embed it inside the content box.|
|Other Content Boxes:||Follow this link for info on other kinds of boxes.|
Reusing content boxes:
When adding a new content box, instead of creating a new box you can reuse existing boxes in two differnt ways.
Reordering content boxes: