‘Standards’ Category

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Understanding CSS

For the most up to date version of this article, please visit the GTS wiki. Within the context of the WWW, Cascading StyleSheets (CSS) are powerful sets of rules that tell clients like web browsers how to render documents. Currently these documents are most often written in XHTML, HTML, or a hybrid of the two. […]

Visitor Snapshot

Thanks to Shaun Inman’s Mint, we are able to see an extremely current and accurate snapshot of who is visiting our website. I checked out some of the user agent statistics that we collect and was pleasantly surprised with some of the figures. Firefox is In While Firefox is a relatively new browser compared to […]

Gustavus Template Advanced Techniques

If you are a web developer at heart and happen to be using the Gustavus Template Container for your Gustavus web pages, today is your lucky day. Harness a little more of the power the Gustavus Template offers by reading up on our new Advanced Techniques. There, you will be able to learn some of […]

New RSS XSLT

The Gustavus RSS feeds received a facelift today through the magic of XSLT. To improve usability, when visitors access an RSS feed they will now be presented with an informative page containing useful instructions on how to use RSS instead of merely the RSS source code. Additionally, to promote the adoptation and recognition of the […]

Section Highlighting

To improve the usability of the Gustavus website, we added a small, but incredibly handy feature to pages within the Gustavus template that fall under one of the sections found within the global navigation (the colored bar of links at the top of each page). Sections such as the college calendar, athletics, or academics will […]

Giving form updated

We’ve spent the last few months perfecting a new online giving system that ties into a separate new system we will be increasingly using to process credit cards. This will save some people here a lot of time, which is always a good thing. Additionally, while we were switching to this new system, we redesigned […]