For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we're about ready to shake out the winter cobwebs, dust off our outdoor reading spot, and run full speed into warmer weather. If you're feeling a bit restless, we have a new handful of LibGuides tips that will get you and your patrons moving! It's never too early to prepare for the summer busy season.
Is your list of unmapped, unused assets, reaching the hundreds or even thousands?? Our support team can clear this out for you in one fell swoop.
As you’re working on the task above, you may find you have a lot of duplicate assets, making it difficult to know which one to select to reuse. This could even lead to accidentally creating more new assets. Our support team can assist with this, too!
Want to learn more about merging assets? See our FAQ for step-by-step instructions and the merge template.
Keeping your list of accounts and contacts up to date is good security practice and ensures that the right people are receiving patron questions and important Springshare announcements. If it's been a while since you've double-checked your list, now's the time!
It’s happened to all of us -- you’re trying to edit your guide, but it’s unresponsive, and you can’t make any changes. There’s something on the page creating a problem! Chances are high that JQuery was included in a search form, chat, appointments, or calendar widget. While you can head to Content > Assets to find and fix a Media/Widget asset and contact the support team if the script is in rich text, a two minute update can turn into a much longer process.
If you're using the Media/Widget asset for all of your custom code, you can quickly find this sneaky JQuery before you realize it's causing a problem.
<script src="jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.4.1/jquery.min.js"></script> <script src="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
<script></script>tags and delete it from the asset.
As you're creating LibGuides content, you'll find times where you want to direct someone to complete a form, sign up for a class, or fill out a library card form on another webpage. Website buttons are a visual indicator that a user needs to take an important action, and usability experts recommend placing buttons where they will help your users.
However, it can take time to format and style a button from scratch. Luckily, Bootstrap has some button classes so you can quickly make one! Since LibGuides already loads Bootstrap 3.4, all you need are the right CSS classes. If you want to style them further, you can add your own CSS id or class to the button's HTML.
If you'd like to learn more about creating buttons, the training team covers them in our More Fun with CSS & Bootstrap session (37:45 mark). :) As you're creating buttons, we highly recommend adding them to your guides as Media/Widget assets! Then you can create, copy, edit, and fix them from Content > Assets.
Highlighting a LibCal event? We have an easy event button creator with no HTML/CSS knowledge required! See our FAQ for full details.