‘Links’ Category


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 […]

Text input example text with jQuery

When filling out a form on the web, it isn’t always crystal clear what you are supposed to type into every text input field. Since a confusing form is a form that is less likely to be completed, it is critical to provide help wherever important. In these cases, it can be very helpful to […]

ColorFlashing with jQuery Enchant

Widgets, buttons, and doodads are always vying for one's attention. So, if something is very important, what options does a developer have that will effectively and unobtrusively grab the user's focus?

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 […]