Web Services

A division of Technology Services


Webmail/GusMail links

We recently added a link to either Webmail or GusMail to your user menu. You can now click the user portrait that appears after signing in (button at the upper right corner of any Gustavus page) and have your current email service listed. If you’re a GusMail user (students), you’ll already be signed in to […]

Accessibility and other improvements in Concert

We had quite a few people asking about accessibility during the new website preview event. I’m happy to inform you that Concert is now helping to create more accessible pages by requiring editors to add descriptions for images (alt tags). If you are adding or editing an image without a description, you will see an alert asking […]


About the New Website

The new website is now live! This is exciting news for us, as it means fewer late nights, fewer meetings, and less stress. But for all of you, the added time and stress of finding your way around on a new website has just started. This post is meant to alleviate your concerns, and give […]

Website Redesign Process

The Process Roughly ten months ago, we outlined a process to redesign the website and presented it to the administration, and later, to the community. We broke this process down into four distinct phases. Phase 1: Feedback and Idea Generation Phase 2: Organization and Research Phase 3: Design and Refinement Phase 4: Development and Production […]

Feedback Phase Ends

Our feedback phase has officially ended. Does that mean we’re not going to take more input? Absolutely not. The feedback form will remain open throughout this process, and you can always send email to web@gustavus.edu. All channels remain open, but the process moves on as we begin to analyze everything that’s been collected. Thank you […]


Editing Pages is Easier

We’ve started the roll out of our new content management system, Concert, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks to our early adopters, we’ve caught several bugs and made numerous improvements. If you want to consider Concert for your website, just let us know. It’s easy, and everything happens right in your browser. We’ve […]

Help Us Redesign the Website

We’ll be working with the Office of Marketing and Communication in the upcoming months to completely overhaul the Gustavus website. Our goal is to accomplish this feat before September 2015, and we need your help to make this happen. If you have feedback about the current website template or the Gustavus homepage, we’d like to […]


New Content Management System

Adobe Contribute’s days are numbered, and we couldn’t be happier. We’re glad to announce that we’ll soon be rolling out our new content management system, Concert. In the upcoming weeks and months, you’ll have the opportunity to test and use Concert. Since it’s new, and since we have a bit more control over it, we’d […]


Real First Names on Profiles and Search Results

We have some very creative minds on campus, but this creativity has recently caused some confusion for faculty and staff when using the people search (online Gribly). A search for students would often result in a haphazard mix of real first names, genuine nicknames (e.g. Bill for William, Jenny for Jennifer), and a sprinkling of […]


Gone the Way of the JoeJoe

There’s no way to sugar coat this. The web team is going to be severely understaffed starting in July. Personal circumstance has led me to search for, and take employment in Indiana. I have taken a job at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN as the Assistant Director of Web Communications. The Gustavus community […]