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Style & Storage Guide

Best practices, standards, styles, and design patterns for creating Subject Guides.

Adding "Open in new window" Icon to Your Links

If you are using a link that opens in a new window, it is a good idea to add a notification to the user that they will be leaving the current page and going to a new window in their browser.

Currently, the standard is to use this icon or one like it --> 

To add it to your links in your Guides, you can A. Add a link and choose the resource icon or B. Add the HTML of the icon to your source code.

This is the HTML you can use for that icon:      

<i class="fa fa-external-link-square" aria-hidden="true"></i>

A. STEPS WHEN USING ADD LINK TO BOX:

  • Choose Add Link

 

  • Add your link information
  1. Add Link Name
  2. Add Link URL
  3. Choose "Open in New Window"
  4. Choose the correct icon asset

 

 


B. STEPS WHEN USING ADD RICH TEXT/HTML:

  • Add content with Rich Text/HMTL option or edit your current box to add a link

  • Add the text that you would like to link and select the text

  • With your text highlighted, click on the link  in the toolbar and add your text's URL/link information:

  • Click on the "Target" tab and choose "New Window (_blank)". This is important so your link opens in a new window!

  • Edit the Source to add the markup after your link

 

  • Find your link and add the HTML for for the icon

 

Example:

Before:

Here is my link

After:

Here is my link 

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