Brochure Link widget
The Office of University Relations maintains a series of printed brochures for individual schools, departments, programs and academic units. Until recently, these brochures were posted online as PDF links, but are gradually being converted to full HTML pages. You can see examples of the new and older brochures on the Brochures tab of the Academics site. New brochures are preceded by , while older brochures are preceded by .
It is possible to link to a brochure from your site just like you'd link to any other page. However, the UR-recommended method is to use the Brochure Link widget. This widget makes it possible for visitors to click a link and open a new brochure in a Fancybox modal window without ever leaving your site, like this:
Adding this functionality to your page is a simple three-step process. Your site will need to use SSI, have KU's "contained" version of JQuery turned on (it's on by default), and be on a central KU webserver such as www2.ku.edu.
Add the following line of SSI code to your header. This is most easily accomplished using the "otherheaderinfo" configuration option in the KU template:
<!--#set var="otherheaderinfo" value="/~http/ssi/2009/widgets/brochures_headerfiles.shtml" -->
- Visit http://www.ku.edu/academics/brochures/, find the link for the brochure you want to link to, right-click it, and copy the link. Do not click the link and copy the URL from the address bar on the actual brochure page – it won't work. Note: this widget will only work with the new HTML brochures, not the older PDF ones.
If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.