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Basic Coding in LibGuides


LITS Sub-Committee - Basic Coding in LibGuides

The first session of this series will introduce learners to the basics of HTML and CSS and how to use them in the LibGuides platform. This will cover basic HTML tags, applying basic CSS styling, how to use the widget tool in SpringShare, how to embed online content, and how to hide elements. This class will focus on introducing these concepts in a practical setting that will allow users to gain hands-on experience. The elements and activities that will be introduced in this course will be built upon in the intermediate session, which will be the second class of this series. Participants of all comfort levels with HTML/CSS in LibGuides are encouraged to attend this series.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to HTML and CSS
  • Learn how to use basic tags, such as <p>, <br>, <img>, in LibGuides
  • Learn how to apply basic CSS styling in LibGuides (Colours, fonts, borders, paddings, and margins)
  • Learn how to use the widget tool in SpringShare
  • Hiding elements of a LibGuide (e.g. the breadcrumb trail)