Archive for 2005

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New stadium video walkthrough

The new stadium site has been updated with a downloadable rendered video walkthrough. It’s pretty cool, so you should download it and watch it. There are four versions of the video available for download, each of a different bitrate so you can get just the right quality for your connection speed. All files are in […]

WordPress upgraded

WordPress has been updated to version 1.5.2 which seems mostly like a bugfix release. I guess it is also supposed to have fixed some recent security holes, so it’s pretty important to upgrad from a security standpoint. However, the WordPress team wasn’t overly clear on just exactly what changes this version includes. This afternoon I […]

Wahlstrom Hall demolition webcam

Wahlstrom Hall is scheduled to be demolished soon, so it is time for us all to say our goodbyes. If you are having a hard time letting go, or need to check in from another part of the country, we set up a webcam of Wahlstrom Hall. We are planning on running it over the […]

A new season begins…

Gustavus is currently trying to raise a bunch of money for a well-needed new football stadium. With the release of a print brochure, the Marketing and PR office decided they wanted to do a web component. Right now we on have basically what is available in the print brochure, but there are some really cool […]

Updated Regular Expression for E-Mail

We discovered a small bug in our old regular expression for checking valid e-mail addresses. When a user tried to use an address with capital letters on a form, it failed to match the regular expression. We updated the regular expression to account for capital letters anywhere in the e-mail address. ^[_a-zA-Z0-9-]+(.[_a-zA-Z0-9-]+)*@[a-zA-Z0-9-]+(.[a-zA-Z0-9-]+)*.(([a-zA-Z]{2,3})|([Aa][Ee][Rr][Oo]|[Aa][Rr][Pp][Aa]|[Cc][Oo][Oo][Pp]|[Ii][Nn][Ff][Oo]|[Mm][Uu][Ss][Ee][Uu][Mm]|[Nn][Aa][Mm][Ee]))$ This new expression […]

Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility with Firefox

Patrick H. Lauke at Get Tooled Up outlines how Mozilla Firefox can be used in conjunction with the Web Developer Toolbar to carry out a preliminary accessibility review. Although awareness of web accessibility has steadily increased in recent years, many web developers are still uncertain about how to evaluate their sites. The relative complexity of […]

IE7 to support more standards

IEBlog has an entry about how they are working very diligently on improving the CSS and standards support in IE7 even though IE7 Beta 1 offers nearly nothing for improvements. I wanted to make it clear that we know Beta 1 makes little progress for web developers in improving our standards support, particularly in our […]

Commenting code guidelines

Attention programmers, Ryan Campbell at particletree has posted some really great guidelines for commenting your code. Commenting your code is like cleaning your bathroom–you never want to do it, but it really does create a more pleasant experience for you and your guests. Because I’ve recently adopted a new mantra to use comments frequently and […]

Google Ranking Factors

Trying to get a high page ranking for your website in Google can be challenging, especially if you don’t know what they are looking for. Well, some very smart webmasters have made some educated guesses as to what Google is looking for and have published their Google Ranking Factors – SEO List. There are “over […]

Gustavus Honor Band Registration Site

We recently finished up work on a new registration page for Gustavus Honor Band 2005. This site allows high school band directors to nominate their especially talented music students for an intensive two-day musical experience at Gustavus. Thanks go to Sharon Stevenson for designing the layout of the site and Douglas Nimmo for providing content […]