Use these tips for giving a short and descriptive name for pages and content boxes.
Links to resources should be added as link assets.
If you add links directly into a rich-text box then those links can't be checked by the Spingshare link checker, have their use counted, or be reused through the content item repository.
Instead, use link or database assets to link to resources from your guides.
If you must use links inside a rich-text box then check that these links open in a separate page or tab.
Links should make sense if the linked text is read by itself. Screen reader users may choose to read only the links on a web page. Avoid phrases like “click here” and “more”.
In addition to text based resources consider adding podcasts, videos and other multimedia. They can add interest and appeal to guides as well as useful information.
It's important to adhere to copyright standards when using multimedia.
Every guide should be assigned appropriate subjects and tags that specify the content of the guide.
The profile box should only be on the “Getting Started” (Home) page of your guide, in the top right column.
For research or course guides the title of the profile box should read your title such as Research Data Services Librarian or Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian.
Other guides should have a profile box titled Guide Author or your title.
The profile box should include
Profile photos should be a high-quality photo of head and shoulders which is recognizable and reasonably current.
Try to have as much of the important content of the guide clearly visible without having to scroll down. Many users will only read what’s near the top of the screen. If need for scrolling is excessive, consider reorganizing the material.
Friendly URLs make it easy to quickly see and understand the purpose of the page. For example, /g=46515&p=365289 is not intuitive but /libguidesintro/thebasics carries meaning.
The friendly URLs can be set in the following ways:
Avoid subpages as much as possible. Before putting content in a subpage, think about whether it can be put in a separate box on the parent page or homepage without making that page too long.
The organization of pages should be consistent. Subjects and formats should not be mixed. For example, if one has an Education guide and one tab is “Educational Psychology” and another “Journal Articles” students may be confused how to find an article on educational psychology.