Archive for June 19, 2007

Dynamic Scripting Inside LibGuides Boxes

You can now embed javascript and/or dynamic html code inside the LibGuides content boxes. When you open the rich text editor inside any content box, click on the “html” icon in the toolbar – that will open a small popup window where you can paste your javascript (or other dynamic html) code.

New Drag and Drop functionality in LibGuides

We have rolled out several exciting new features which enable you to have more control over organizing the content on your Guides. Many of you wanted more ways to order items, rather than just displaying things alphabetically. You asked, we delivered!

  1. You can now reorder the tabs on your guide with a simple drag-and-drop interface, by clicking on “add/edit” link (the same link you use to add new tabs/pages). You will notice a new option – “Reorder”, which will enable you to reorder your tabs any way you want.
  2. You can reorder boxes on the page by moving them between columns, and moving boxes from one page to any other page on the same Guide. Simply click on “Page Options -> Reorder Boxes” (this option appears next to the page title – not the guide title, but page title!)
  3. You can order web links within a link content box. When you have more than 2 links inside your box, at the bottom of the box you will see the “Reorder Links” option. Simply click it and reorder your links any way you want, including listing them alphabetically.

Of course, all three of these options utilize hyper-cool drag and drop interface. Try it out.

The cat is out of the bag!

It has been a busy and exciting few days here at Springshare, as LibGuides and LibMarks were mentioned on the popular DIG_REF user group. 

Thanks to the following people who reviewed our new applications on their blogs!

Gerry from the “Engaged Library Services” blog:
http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/2007/06/libguides-web-20-library-knowledge.html

Ken from the “Tracking Changes/Changing Tracks” blog:
http://muddyriver.us/newlib/?p=45

“Ratcatcher” from the “tunaiskewl” blog:
http://tunaiskewl.wordpress.com/2007/06/06/springshare/

We are very much looking forward to hearing from the rest of you all as well, so keep the comments and discussions coming.