Archive for 2009
We admit that some URLs can get a little out of hand. Thankfully, there is a solution. We can create shorter, easier to remember, redirection URLs for you in a special area of our website called /go/.
Just in time for the holidays, we made our online giving form even easier to use. This update should save people some time and effort when giving a gift to Gustavus.
Not many pages on the Gustavus website receive as much traffic as the On Campus page--particularly the section designed for students. We have been brainstorming some ideas on how to improve these pages for a while and want to see what you think about what we have in store.
Single sign-on (SSO) is a mechanism that consolidates the authentication process of multiple services into one spot. This connection allows users to be logged into multiple services when they sign in to one. If you are asking yourself, "why should I care about single sign-on?" read on.
As of this afternoon, if you log in to the Gribly, you will also be logged in to the College Calendar, Google Calendar, Moodle, and a bunch of other areas of the Gustavus website.
We just launched a major improvement to the way that the College Calendar displays search results which will help visitors find the information they are looking for.
We have added some weather information to the College Calendar. Hopefully each day's forecasted high and low temperatures will help give event-goers a little more context of what to expect at their events.
We switched from a fee-based weather data service to use the freely available weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today.
Our goal was to design a survey that allows anybody in the Gustavus community to easily give input on 439 items. The challenge was identifying and implementing a method that would work for as wide of an audience as possible without being overwhelming. Hopefully, we have succeeded.
Here's a flowchart that describes the United States Air Force's rules of engagement for blogging, or rather, what their plan is when responding to blog posts.