‘Web design’ Category

Feedback Phase Ends

Our feedback phase has officially ended. Does that mean we’re not going to take more input? Absolutely not. The feedback form will remain open throughout this process, and you can always send email to web@gustavus.edu. All channels remain open, but the process moves on as we begin to analyze everything that’s been collected. Thank you […]

Help Us Redesign the Website

We’ll be working with the Office of Marketing and Communication in the upcoming months to completely overhaul the Gustavus website. Our goal is to accomplish this feat before September 2015, and we need your help to make this happen. If you have feedback about the current website template or the Gustavus homepage, we’d like to […]

Concert 

New Content Management System

Adobe Contribute’s days are numbered, and we couldn’t be happier. We’re glad to announce that we’ll soon be rolling out our new content management system, Concert. In the upcoming weeks and months, you’ll have the opportunity to test and use Concert. Since it’s new, and since we have a bit more control over it, we’d […]

Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks by Luke Wroblewski book cover 

Review: Web Form Design by Luke Wroblewski

There's a pretty good chance that you will fill out a form today... and tomorrow... and the next day. Forms are everywhere you look--we rely on them for nearly everything from searching for information to ordering some goods to balancing your checkbook.

Campus Energy Usage Sparklines 

Campus Electricity Usage

We have revamped the campus electricity usage page that Core Services released last March with a new look and a new feature just in time for the National Campus Energy Challenge 2008.

Gustavus header 

Gustavus Website Updates

We’ve made some noticeable modifications to the Gustavus template recently. The changes were made to address various minor issues, the foremost being usability problems in the “seach/go quickly to…” area of the header. Simple, comprehensive searching Where once we had a “go quickly to…” menu, search box, and search menu, we now have one simple […]

Error form 

Improved File Not Found Error 404 Page

We upgraded our File Not Found Error 404 page today. This upgrade offers three exciting improvements that should help to eliminate confusion, calm nerves, and, in the end, improve the Gustavus website. Here’s a rundown of the three most significant new features: 1. Friendlier, more helpful error message We re-examined the text of the message […]

Submit Your News 

One Place to Submit Your News

If you have anything you would like to get the word out about, we have crafted a centralized news submission form. Are you looking to sell a puppy or are you helping the disadvantaged? Did you win a fancy award or just get published? Do you know somebody who knows somebody who knows something big? […]

Panoramas Get a Home

We gave all of our new 360° panoramas (previously) a centralized home today. We are kicking the new section off with 19 totally new panoramas and plan on adding more in the next few months. I think my favorite of the bunch is the panorama of a Ceramics class in session. We hope that this […]

Panoramas Aplenty

A brief review We recently purchased a one-shot panorama apparatus for our camera that would, in theory, allow us to quickly create 360-degree panoramas of locations around campus. In practice, the set up has proven itself remarkably capable of capturing high-quality images with a modicum of effort. Although it’s hard to eliminate the somewhat tedious […]