The purpose of a Guide
Use the Guide content type to provide guidance or instructions on how to do something.
This content type allows you to break up large amounts of text into sections with subheadings. This is useful for providing instructions in a clear and accessible format.
You should write the guidance or instructions in a logical order so users can find what they are looking for easily.
Do not use the Guide content type to create a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
A Guide page is made up of sections of text with subheadings. A green in-page navigation box shows on the right-hand side of the page so that users can navigate to the subheading they are looking for. Typecase will create this navigation bar automatically when you add sections to your Guide.
Examples of Guide
The page you are currently reading is a Guide.
Other examples include:
- Accessing your University email and calendar
- Applying for an undergraduate course
- Sending and receiving mail as a member of staff
There are no subtypes for Guides. You should make it clear in the Title and Summary who the guidance is relevant to and what it will help a user to do.
The Guide must have a User need, Title, Summary, Navigation and Owning organisation. Read more about these in our Core components guide.
You can choose to add a Pinned item image to the page.
You can create a page without using Labels. If you do need Labels, find out more about how they work.
Top of page fixed-position components
You can choose to add the following to your Guide:
Bottom of page components
You can choose to add the following components to the bottom of the page: