What are blurbs and what can I use them for?

Blurbs are exactly what it sounds like–it’s a chunk of content that doesn’t necessarily need the full attention of a dedicated page of information.

What can you do with blurbs?

Here are some of the most common uses for blurbs on the Emory & Henry website:

Blurbs are also useful when you have multiple policies to add to your page. 

Research Abstracts

Every departmental page has the ability to add a custom “Research Abstract” blurb displayed with the title “Student Research” on their main landing pages. It’s is a great way to display a quick snippet of information about the work our students are doing! 

Generally, this widget is automatically displayed as the default in the departmental page template and will randomly display if you have more than one added.

You can see an example of how this blurb is displayed on the page below.


Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Systematics and Taxonomic Status of the Nantucket Island Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus fuss)</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><picture class="lw_image lw_image391 lw_align_left"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/500/height/375/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/500/height/375/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/500/height/375/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/500/height/375/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.JPG 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.JPG 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img alt="" src="/live/image/gid/2/width/611/height/458/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.JPG" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/391_IMG_3314.rev.1500652183.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></p><p><strong>Taylor Blevins ’19</strong>, a biology major, is conducting a study to determine the naming system of the Nantucket Mouse (<em>Peromyscus leucopus fussus)</em>, which is domestic to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, MA.</p></div>

World of Work/Hand Craft this Major Blurbs

Each departmental page has the ability to display information as it regards to both the World of Work and Handcraft this Major.

This widget is automatically displayed on the “Why at E&H” pages of the departmental sites if the department has one. It’s a fantastic way to add in the information that makes an E&H experience stand out. 

You can see an example of how this blurb is displayed on the page below.


World of Work

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"></h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> This is an example of the World of Work blurb, below add your bulleted list of helpful information </p><ul><li>Duis aute irure dolor in rt esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. </li><li>Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa. </li><li>Donec et odio pellentesque diam volutpat commodo sed egestas.  </li></ul></div>