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LibGuides Guidelines: Home

These guidelines are designed to make our LibGuides look and feel like part of our overall web presence. Please adhere to these guidelines as you create your guides.


Elizabeth Fox
Briggs Library, Box 2115
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-1098
Room 123
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  • Logging in:
  • Keep it simple
    • Organization is key
    • Minimize the text
  • Follow existing web guidelines whenever possible
    • Continuity between the website and LibGuides is desired
    • SDSU blue is #223E94 (RGB: 34,62,148)
    • Light blue is #CDD2E9 (RGB: 205, 210, 233)
    • SDSU yellow is #FED106 (RGB: 254, 209, 6)
    • Light yellow is #F1E998 (RGB: 241, 233, 152)
    • Gold is #F9A21A (RGB: 249, 162, 26)
    • Dark blue is #0D223E (RGB: 13, 34, 62)
    • Medium blue is #253A7F (RGB: 37, 58, 127)
  • When you create a new guide, be sure to choose the appropriate type of guide General, Course, Subject, Event, Internal, Special Collections
    • You can also start by copying an existing guide - copies both layout and content
  • Be aware that copying content from Microsoft Word copies a lot of extra HTML into your document that can make editing for style more difficult. Use the paste from Word feature if you do copy text from Word
  • You can use polls or links to QuestionPro surveys to get feedback
  • Create a friendly URL for your LibGuide (e.g.
  • Use the default font and size
    • You can use other formatting features such as headings, styles, bold, italics, etc.
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