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Website template revised

You may notice that the website looks a bit different today. We changed a few things to increase performance and bring more content to the surface. Visually, we preserved the general look and layout, but we’re now controlling it with CSS instead of relying on image files. The most noticeable changes include the larger banner […]


Introducing Patrick

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Gustavus alumnus Patrick McDougle ’11. Patrick distinguished himself as a Computer Science major, and we are excited to have him put these hard-won skills to use for his alma mater. Patrick’s presence brings the Web Services office up to full strength for the first time in […]


New Web Developer

The Web Services team is happy to introduce their newest member, Billy Visto. Billy originally hails from Oakes, ND. He is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota Morris, where he studied Computer Science. Billy was also a track standout and he currently holds the Morris record for the triple jump. Please join us […]


Feedback just got easier

Update: A grand experiment has come to a necessary end. We’ll soon be removing the instant feedback feature. We’re not sad about it. It was a great idea that turned out to provide us with a lot of feedback and very little context. Making the issue type optional left us trying to puzzle out a […]


Customized Calendar Event Listing on the Homepage

Have you ever lost something and became frustrated at how long it took you to find it? Finding information on the web can be a disappointing experience if the information is disorganized or presented poorly. We are always trying to help people find what they are looking for on our website as quickly as possible.

A Shorter URL For You

We admit that some URLs can get a little out of hand. Thankfully, there is a solution. We can create shorter, easier to remember, redirection URLs for you in a special area of our website called /go/.

We are on FriendFeed

We just created a Gustavus Adolphus College room on FriendFeed, the website that “enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing.” If you happen to be on FriendFeed, be sure to join our room. And, if you’re new to FriendFeed, sign up–it is […]

Shaun Inman’s Widon’t Ported to Javascript

I was working on some pull-quote magic today (more on that later) and needed to de-widow a string in Javascript a la Shaun Inman’s Widon’t. So I ported it to Javascript. Here’s the magic: String.prototype.widont = function() { return this.replace(/([^\s])\s+([^\s]+)\s*$/, '$1 $2'); } // end widont() To use this simply call the widont() method on a […]


Firefox 2 Released

Mozilla released Firefox 2 yesterday, which is a huge update to the increasingly popular web browser. Firefox 2 has a ton of new features and bug fixes to offer, including inline spell checking and identity theft protection. Those two features alone make it worth a download for me. Once you get settled into the new […]

Commencement Video

Graduation exercises from the 2006 Commencement weekend were broadcast live, online. The video has since been archived and is again available online. If you missed it, now’s your chance to relive this special event.