‘Gribly’ Category

Real first names will always appear 

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 […]

We fixed the back button

Have you ever gone to the Gribly, made a couple of searches, and hit the back button only to return to the page you were at before you even went to the Gribly? That’s not what you expected, right? Frustrated? We hear you. This is a frequent problem in applications designed like the Gribly (i.e. […]

Improved Gribly suggest as you type

Since we added the new Gribly suggest feature on the 15th, we have already received some valuable feedback from our users via the five star rating widget on the bottom of every page: I like the new addition of the name suggestions, but I think when you select a name from the list, it should […]

Gribly suggest as you type 

Gribly suggest as you type

We just added an exciting new feature to the Gribly: search suggestions as you type.

Did You Mean… Search Suggestions in the Gribly?

Finding people in the Gribly just got a lot easier. That's right, you will now get helpful suggestions that may help you find who you are looking for, especially when you don't know how to spell someone's name.

Profiles front end 

Introducing Profiles

We have just put on the finishing touches on the first version of a new profile system that will allow faculty and staff to create a “professional profile” via their web browsers. We’ve tried to keep the form fairly simple and easy-to-use, supplementing the user-provided information with details gleaned from our master database system. The […]

Gribly Login form 

Remember Me?

Due to popular demand, we recently added a useful and time-saving feature to the Gribly’s login form. You can now select the “Remember me on this computer” checkbox that will tell the Gribly to remember who you are the next time you visit on the same computer. You need to be careful, however, when using […]

Gribly Search Tab 

Gribly gets some new features

We updated the Gribly with some new features today. The most prominent is paginated search results. In previous versions, results were limited to the first 100 people. Now, the entire search result is made available in shorter, faster rendering pages. Choosing how to search has also changed. We moved the links to Basic and Advanced […]

Example of new Gribly colors in action 

Gribly Gets New Feathers

Last week, we put live a slightly upgraded version of the Gribly with some extra color coding (among other features) that should help visitors parse information more quickly and efficiently. Finding a particular faculty member with the last name “Smith” among a sea of students, administrators, and support staff with the same surname should become […]

Gribly Feature From User Feedback

We received the following feedback today from the five star rating system regarding the new Gribly: “Missing a link to email the class from this list. A few of my faculty have asked where the link to send an email to this group was. We think it would be very functional if that could be […]