Archive for March, 2006

Understanding CSS

For the most up to date version of this article, please visit the GTS wiki. Within the context of the WWW, Cascading StyleSheets (CSS) are powerful sets of rules that tell clients like web browsers how to render documents. Currently these documents are most often written in XHTML, HTML, or a hybrid of the two. […]

Rate this page

We rolled out a new feature of the Gustavus Template today that allows users to quickly and easily rate every page in the Gustavus Template using the globally recognizable five-stars system. We hope that as people begin to rate the pages they visit, we will be able to improve the bad and highlight the good. […]

Web Services Member Gets “Dugg”

One of Web Services very own, Joe Lencioni, recently had a pet project featured on prominent technology news site, Digg. Joe created a hybrid Greasemonkey/Creammonkey user script based on Lightbox JS by Lokesh Dhakar and Flickrbox by Gavin Montague. Dubbed “Greased Lightbox,” (originally mentioned here) the script changes the way people view images on popular […]

Visitor Snapshot

Thanks to Shaun Inman’s Mint, we are able to see an extremely current and accurate snapshot of who is visiting our website. I checked out some of the user agent statistics that we collect and was pleasantly surprised with some of the figures. Firefox is In While Firefox is a relatively new browser compared to […]

New News is Good News

The News page received an upgrade today that incorporates events and announcements from the College Calendar among other feature and usability enhancements. Some of the additional updates are: Accordian-style sliders implemented for story summaries Implemented Lightbox JS on story images Upgraded the algorithm that processes story bodies from the database into XHTML format to use […]

“Click here” is bad

One of the most often overlooked details when authoring documents for the web is link text. Link text is the “clickable portion of text displayed for a link”. As with most things, there are good and bad practices when it comes to crafting link text. It seems that, it is common to author a web […]

Photo Contest Results

The first Campus Community Photography Contest received over 150 entries in three categories. From 31 finalists, the winners have been decided. Active People First Place ($50) – “Let it Snow” by Sara Scholin Second Place ($25) – “Ten-Person Toboggan” by Jared Lee Third Place ($15) – “Henna” by Violeta Hernandez Fresh Faces First Place ($50) […]

Design and Readability

fadtastic has two great new articles up about design and readability. The first, Who to Design For? by Steven Teskey, discusses whether designs should focus on users or designers. He writes, “It all comes down to personal philosophy, but I’d like to possibly open some doors on this issue, that you might not have thought […]