Content Style Guide
Legally and ethically we need to present the best Website format for our users that is accessible, usable and follows the principles of universal design. LIbGuides are web pages and should follow web design standards.The best way we can ensure our LibGuides are user-friendly is to follow best practices, standards, keep the content focused on key user tasks, and keep our content up-to-date at all times. We can do this by following the principles of Usability, Accessibility, and Universal Design.
Look and Feel
What is the “Look and Feel” of a Website?
In its most basic terms, the “look and feel” of a website is how the site looks to the user and how it feels when he or she is interacting with it. The “look” is defined by the following components of your website: color palette, images, and the feel is determined by: the movement and response of dynamic components like dropdown menus, buttons, forms and galleries,, sound effects, the speed by which pages and images load, layout font choices and overall styling. It is important that our website follows the look and feel of the institution.
Navigation/Header and Footer The header is usually the strip across the top of a web page with a big heading and a logo. This is also where main common information about a website usually stays, such as site navigation and main contact information. The footer is the strip across the bottom of a web page. It generally contains fine print, copyright notices, quick access links and/or contact information. Just like the header, the footer is a place to put common information – only the information in the footer is not critical.
HTML code Stands for "Hypertext Markup Language." HTML is the language used to create webpages. "Hypertext" refers to the hyperlinks that an HTML page may contain. "Markup language" refers to the way tags are used to define the page layout and elements within the page. It is the structure or framework of the website.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS describes how HTML elements are to be displayed on screen, paper, or in other media. CSS saves a lot of work. It can control the layout of multiple web pages all at once. It includes font styles, color styles, width and height of elements, and placement and much more. External stylesheets are stored in CSS files.
Templates A template is what provides the layout of a LibGuides page. Out of the box, LibGuides uses a default template for the search results page. If you need to modify this default layout to better fit the look and feel of your site, you can create your own custom template. Changing a template's layout requires modifying HTML code, so having some familiarity with HTML is important. Templates use the Bootstrap grid system to structure content in containers, rows, and columns.
Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can: perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web. The Content Style Guide layouts the standards for web accessibility.
Primo Quick Search Box
The Primo search box is created by widget code to access our library catalog from a webpage.
Collection of usage statistics.