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 have one, two, or three columns with adjustable widths. Here's how to change from the default:
Two columns (in addition to the column with your profile box) are better than one for multiple boxes.
If you have more than one content box on a page, using two columns will make apparent, without scrolling, more of what the page offers. Some content boxes -- ones with large images, for example -- won't work in the left column. But, in general, side-by-side is better than top-to-bottom.
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 & Lists:||The Links & 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 Media & Widgets:||An embedded media box enables you to embed streaming video or audio or a widget inside your page. Videos can reside on any video sharing sites (YouTube and the like...). You need 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 different ways. This includes a set of boxes in the Shared Templates guide.
Reordering content boxes: