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Is it possible to customize the look (CSS) of the API call output?

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2012  |  1339 Views

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Sure can! There is a specific style sheet associated with the API output, so you can use that to change the style. You can't define a completely different style sheet, but you can modify ours to meet your needs.

From JC (one of our awesome tech/support guys):

It is possible – still not ideal as you can’t switch out the stylesheet – but you should be able override the styles. In the case below you can suppress the rss icon and change the margin and font properties on the linklist with the following code…

.bi_rss { display: none ! important; }
.linklist { margin-left: -10px; }
.linklist ul li { font-family: Verdana; font-weight: bold; }

The team is still working on a more elegant solution to allow customization, but for now this should work. If it doesn't, or if you have more questions, please let me / support know at & we'll get it sorted out. :)

Also, check out this thread on the Springshare Lounge: Edit the API CSS?

We have a whole guide on LibGuides Widgets & APIs, so check that out as well - especially the "Add to the API call's URL" page!

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Other Answers / Comments (3)

  1. I tried this and nothing happened. There is no "linklist" class in the style sheet. I also tried modifying "itemlist" to no avail.
    by Deborah Stanley on Apr 13, 2015.
  2. Hi Deborah,

    Could you send in your question to our Support system ( and explain a little bit more about how you are hoping to change edit the API output?

    We'll be able to better answer your questions there.

    by Brody selleck on Apr 13, 2015.
  3. Will do! Thank you for such a quick response, Brody.
    by Deborah Stanley on Apr 13, 2015.

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