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Customizing the look & feel of your LibGuides system

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You can customize almost every aspect of the appearance of your LibGuides public pages. If you're looking to customize the styles of your pages, you can add a banner image, custom HTML header & footer, and/or custom JavaScript & CSS code. This can be as simple or sophisticated as you'd like.

Regardless of how much you want to customize the style of your site, we recommend spending some time customizing your homepage. It will be the first thing users see when they visit your site, so it's a good idea to make sure that the most relevant content is front and center.

Customizing your site's look and feel

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Other customizations to consider


Along with customizing the look and feel of your site and guides with custom CSS (and general changes within the Look & Feel options), you can fine tune the look and layout of all of your public pages. You can create custom templates for your guides -- choosing between tabbed and side navigation layouts, homepage, A-Z database list, subject pages, profile pages, and search results.

Template choices for your guides allow you to ensure consistency between your guides, and admins can also force users to use one particular template when creating guides, so no one can stray from that template.

Groups (LibGuides CMS only)

With groups you have the opportunity to create completely customized web presences for your various content types. Your website content can have a different look than your subject guides and your training materials can have yet another. You can add as many groups as you'd like. Each group has its own homepage, look & feel options, guide templates, and language options.