‘Tips’ Category


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 […]


9 Easy Tips for Effective Gustavus Websites

For most people, putting together a website is a pretty big project; putting together an effective website can be a Herculean effort. We hope you consider these easy tips to make sure all of your effort is focused where it counts.


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.


How to Find Free Images

Have you ever been writing a blog post or putting together a website and thought that all it really needs is a couple of decent photos? If you don't have the time or talent to take photos for your pages, you might feel like you are out of luck. On the contrary, there's good news for you--an ocean of free images awaits you on Flickr Creative Commons search.

Wanna say something? You have 4 seconds.

New research shows that four seconds is the acceptable threshold for loading times on retail websites. This comes in light of similar recent research which suggests that visitors judge the quality of a website in a mere 50 milliseconds. So, if you want to say something on the web, you have no more than four […]

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. […]


“Click here” is bad

One of the most often overlooked details when authoring documents for the web is link text. Link text is the “clickable portion of text displayed for a link”. As with most things, there are good and bad practices when it comes to crafting link text. It seems that, it is common to author a web […]

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 […]

Tips on Searching Google

Google Search Tips 2005 offers some “search syntax basics and advanced tricks for Google.com.” It might be helpful to check it out and brush up on your searching skills. You never know, it might save you a lot of time when trying to find exactly whatever it is you are looking for.