‘Web design’ Category


Webmail/GusMail links

We recently added a link to either Webmail or GusMail to your user menu. You can now click the user portrait that appears after signing in (button at the upper right corner of any Gustavus page) and have your current email service listed. If you’re a GusMail user (students), you’ll already be signed in to […]


About the New Website

The new website is now live! This is exciting news for us, as it means fewer late nights, fewer meetings, and less stress. But for all of you, the added time and stress of finding your way around on a new website has just started. This post is meant to alleviate your concerns, and give […]

Website Redesign Process

The Process Roughly ten months ago, we outlined a process to redesign the website and presented it to the administration, and later, to the community. We broke this process down into four distinct phases. Phase 1: Feedback and Idea Generation Phase 2: Organization and Research Phase 3: Design and Refinement Phase 4: Development and Production […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 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 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 […]


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 […]