Archive for October, 2005
Today we began more widely implementing the mod_rewrite apache module to rewrite some of our ugly URLs. For example, the URL for a news story previously had been http://www.gustavus.edu/news/index.cfm?id=1658. That very same story can now be accessed at http://www.gustavus.edu/news/1658. Likewise, Eric Dugdale’s class schedule can now be accessed from http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/facultyschedules/edugdale instead of http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/facultyschedules/index.cfm?action=view&username=edugdale. While this [...]
The Campus Community Photography Contest deadline has officially been extended until December 1, 2005 due to a lack of qualifying submissions. Please read the submission guidelines and submit your photos today. You still have the chance to win an iPod nano as well as one of other cash prizes totaling $270.
Based on a tip at Pete Freitag’s blog, we have increased the security of our credit card forms. Always, always set autocomplete=”off” in the input tag. For example: <input type="text" name="cc" autocomplete="off" /> This feature will prevent many browsers from automatically completing the credit card fields and storing the numbers in plain text on the [...]
Google Search Tips 2005 offers some “search syntax basics and advanced tricks for Google.com.” It might be helpful to check it out and brush up on your searching skills. You never know, it might save you a lot of time when trying to find exactly whatever it is you are looking for.