Halloween is the maker holiday event of the year. You’re carving pumpkins and hanging fake cobwebs. Baking spider-themed cupcakes and putting the finishing touches on this year’s costume. While you’re in the decorating spirit, take a minute and give your LibGuides system a spooky makeover, too!
Scott Salzman, at the Furman University Library, had this exact idea and easily added some fun Halloween customizations to their LibGuides CMS system.
This is what Scott had to say, “Through the power of LibGuides CMS, we were able to add our Halloween theme to all guides across our site just by adding two lines to our Custom JS/CSS Code section. One line each for a stylesheet and a script.”
With LibGuides CMS and the power of Groups, you can maintain your site customizations easily. Add customizations site-wide, at the group-level, or at the individual guide-level.
Get in the ghoulish spirit and decorate your LibGuides system today. And as the Furman Library put it, “Don’t Touch the Spider”!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to check out our Halloween theme on our LibGuides. I’m about to remove those customizations but I’ve set up a mockup of our library homepage that preserves the Halloween fun. I’ll try to keep it available for a while at http://libguides.furman.edu/halloween.
Dear Scott, could we see the two lines of code which you added for the Halloween theme please?
Serena, I’d recommend emailing Scott directly at Furman University.
We had a (non-LibGuides) server issue here on the box that was hosting the Halloween files. I’ve resolved that now, so you can see the Halloween theme again (http://libguides.furman.edu/halloween). Find me through Furman’s LibGuides and send me an email as Talia suggested and we can talk about the Halloween theme.
Thanks for your interest.