Archive for 2010

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Shorter is Still Better

In our eternal quest to optimize the Gustavus website, we removed the "academics" part of URLs.

Delivering a Faster Website

One of the most important parts of user experience on the web is how fast the pages actually load. We have been optimizing the Gustavus website for speed and have achieved some promising results.

Customized Calendar Event Listing on the Homepage

Have you ever lost something and became frustrated at how long it took you to find it? Finding information on the web can be a disappointing experience if the information is disorganized or presented poorly. We are always trying to help people find what they are looking for on our website as quickly as possible.

JPEG, PNG, and GIF: What’s the Difference?

We see it all the time--images on the web that are saved in the wrong file formats. Unfortunately, this often worsens the visitor's experience due to unnecessary compression artifacts in graphics, graininess and reduced colors in photographs, and overall larger than necessary file sizes that place an unneeded burden on browsers, servers, and bandwidth. But it doesn't need to be this way.

Profiles Are Now Easier to Update

We recently overhauled the mechanism that employees use to update their professional profiles, making them more powerful and easier to use.