Librarians—we love LibGuides as an easy-to-use option to create and manage content without needing to know web authoring languages. Sadly, the out-of-the-box look and feel of LibGuides can be generic and often doesn’t match the look and feel of a library’s or home institution’s website. But have you ever wanted to make your LibGuides look less like, well, LibGuides? During this session, we will share strategies and resources to customize your LibGuides (and other Springshare products), even if you have little or no HTML and CSS experience (and don’t have the time to learn from scratch).
Attendees will learn and share in a relaxed, judgement-free environment with a pair of non-experts who aren’t professional coders or web designers—just scrappy librarians. As a takeaway, attendees will have access to a Google Drive folder where they can share and access code and documentation to use with their own LibGuides.
What you’ll learn:
- Best practices for getting started with HTML and CSS for LibGuides
- How to find the code you need to make what you want, when you have no idea what you're doing
- Where to find CSS mapping for LibGuides
- Crash course in inspecting elements
- Customizing for mobile
- Resources for HTML and CSS beginners
- Access to Google Drive with resource list, documentation, and HMTL and CSS to plug into your own LibGuides