All LibGuides will contain some descriptive text. Textual elements are normally included using the "Rich Text/HTML" window.
Begin by watching a short video that includes instructions for adding Rich Text/HTML to guide boxes. This video is 02:55 in length.
To add text to any box:
The following annotated screenshot of the "Rich Text" editor is labeled to show all of the functions available in the editor.
Headings are a structured way to organize sections of content on LibGuides pages and serve two important functions: accessibility and search engine optimization.
Headings are used by assistive technology/screen readers to navigate a page quickly and understand the structure of a page, and range from H1 to H6 to create a hierarchical structure. The <h1> element should be reserved for the page title. In LibGuides, the title of each page you create is <h1>. For sub sections on a page, use <h2> to <h6> in document outline order. <h1> is the most important and <h6> is the least. Box titles use <h2> in LibGuides; therefore you can only select <h3> through <h6> in the rich text editor. Avoid skipping headings. Avoid breaking document outline order (you may go from <h1> to <h3>, but never <h3> to <h1>).
Search engine optimization
Headings are utilized in HTML code in a way that allows search engines to read and understand content. <h1> is the most important heading for search engines because it informs the algorithm of the content intent. <h2> through <h6> then explain to the search engine the importance of each piece of content in descending order.
Headings make pages scannable, which is important because users rarely read an entire piece of content. Using headers that accurately represent your content encourages users and search engines to read the entirety of your content without bouncing off of the page.
HTML Heading Tag Best Practices for LibGuides