‘Updates’ Category

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The College Calendar, Hot Off the Press!

The Gustavus College Calendar is a great resource of events and announcements for the entire Gustavus community, which anyone can submit items to. Events in the College Calendar may show up in many places automatically, including the Gustavus-L e-mail list, the On-Campus Community pages, lab and kiosk desktops, the Yellow Sheet, and departments’ and organizations’ […]

More Usable Contact Form

In celebration of World Usability Day we re-designed Technology Services’ contact form. How is this better? The new design divides the form into two logical sections to help visitors input their information as quickly as possible. It also sports a larger text box for visitors to type their concerns. Additionally, the form now will remember […]

Search Engine Plugins Updated

Our three search engine plugins (Gustavus website, College Calendar, and the Gribly — previously here) have been updated to use the OpenSearch standard that Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 use for their built-in search boxes. One exciting new feature of Firefox is auto suggestions in OpenSearch plugins. Now when you search for something at […]

Wiki Search Cloud and Blog Aggregation

The GTS Wiki received a couple of new features on its main page recently. Search Cloud Like the previously mentioned search cloud on the main search page, the wiki now sports its own search cloud built from queries within the GTS section of our web tree. We hope that this will not only help visitors […]

Faculty Schedules Improved

We recently fixed and improved on our Faculty Schedules pages. Somehow, the CSS file for the site was deleted during the 2005-2006 school year, making the page harder to read and use. We’ve added new CSS and javascript to the site, including a box on the right that keeps track of people you’ve selected to […]

2006-2007 Academic Catalog

The Academic Catalog for the 2006-2007 school year is now available on the Gustavus website. Thanks to Jeremy Carlson for all of the hard work he has put into bringing this resource to the web. As always, if you find any errors or omissions, let us know. 2006-2007 Academic Catalog

Cool new “Give feedback” and “Send this page” forms

Thanks to all of the hard work of Jeremy Carlson and the wonderful moo.fx, we recently upgraded the “Give feedback” and “Send this page” forms (linked at the tops of every page) from popups to be nicer in-page forms. No More Popups We have never liked popups and are glad to be rid of them. […]

Gustavus Homepage Concept

Our homepage was one of the final pieces of the Gustavus Website that needed to be updated to the look-and-feel we introduced in December. We have been hard at work to create a concept that incorporates global trends, reflects our new design paradigms, addresses known information architecture issues, improves the accessibility and usability of the […]

Directory Search Plugin Updated

We are moving a few things around here and so the directory search plugin for Firefox needed a little updating. If you were experiencing any difficulties with it in the past week or so, worry no more. I believe that things should update automatically, but if they do not, feel free to install the directory […]

Credit card security increased

Based on a tip at Pete Freitag’s blog, we have increased the security of our credit card forms. Always, always set autocomplete=”off” in the input tag. For example: <input type="text" name="cc" autocomplete="off" /> This feature will prevent many browsers from automatically completing the credit card fields and storing the numbers in plain text on the […]