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Can I change the column size on our LibGuides homepage?

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011  |  1829 Views

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Yes! There are two ways to accomplish this:

Use Custom CSS

  • Head to Admin Stuff > Look & Feel  
  • On the System Wide tab, scroll to the Custom JS/CSS Code box;
    enter the following code:

    .contentindex #contentleft { width: 229px !important; }
    .contentindex #contentcenter { width: 500px !important; }
    .contentindex #contentright { width: 230px !important; }

  • You can change the numbers highlighted in red to adjust the column widths.
    These numbers must add up to 959px - no more, no less!

Assign a Custom Homepage Redirect

You can create a guide to use in place of your homepage. Since it's a guide in your system, you can have whatever size columns you want and as many pages/subpages as you want.

  • Create the guide 
  • Head to Admin Stuff > Look & Feel and click the Homepage tab. 
  • Scroll to box called "Custom Homepage Redirect". Enter your new guide URL in the box.

Custom Redirect

Answered by Anna BurkeBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (3)

  1. If you decide to create a new guide and use that as the homepage, how to you set the new guide as the homepage? Thanks, Cindy
    by Cindy Koman on Aug 06, 2010.
  2. Hey Cindy - you just need to email and let us know you want to use a guide as a homepage & give us the URL of the guide. We take care of the rest. :) - Anna
    by Anna on Aug 06, 2010.
  3. Actually, you can do this yourself now - just go to System Settings > Customize Homepage. It's at the bottom of the page. :)
    by Laura Harris on Jun 01, 2011.

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