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Gustavus Search 

New Search and Profiles

We have been working hard integrating alumni information into the Gribly. This summer, we completed the first major phase of that project which brought major changes to searching, the Gribly, profiles, and account tools. This quick rundown will give you an overview of the best and biggest of what’s new. Search and the Gribly We […]

Now Hiring

Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking a Web Developer to work as a member of Web Services to program and provide support for the maintenance and augmentation of the College’s web presence. As a key component of this dynamic office, this individual is expected to be organized, resourceful, and able to effectively collaborate within a team […]

Homepage Banner 

Randomized Banner Order

The banners similar to the one on the Gustavus homepage now have the feature of being displayed randomly, while allowing certain ones to be displayed in order. For example, if there is a promotional banner that needs to be first, it will always appear first. All of the other banners will be randomly displayed after […]

Billy Visto 

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 […]

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+1 Blog Posts and Calendar Items

Today, Google announced the rollout of their +1 button. We have added it to blog posts and calendar items alongside the tweet and like buttons. Start +1-ing away! If you have any ideas for other great places to add these buttons, please let us know!

The Feedback and flag this page buttons 

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 […]

Online Sound Library 

Introducing the Online Sound Library

Over the past couple of years, we have been working with the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library to digitize their sound library and present it on the web in an easy-to-use way. Yesterday, this enormous project was completed. The entire sound library has been digitized and all of the liner notes have been scanned.

The Fold is a Myth

When designing your website, it is easy to get distracted by the unimportant details. One that keeps popping up is the idea of "the fold" and that content must appear above this imaginary line. Why is the fold an unimportant detail? Because it doesn't exist. At least not how you think it might.

Now Hiring

We have a job opening in Web Services for a Web Developer. Here’s posting: Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking a Web Developer to work as a member of Web Services to program and provide support for the maintenance and augmentation of the College’s web presence. As a key component of this dynamic office, this individual […]

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Suggestions for Contribute Next…

Adobe, the company that makes Contribute, is asking for suggestions for the next version of Contribute. Is there any particular nagging issue that you would want us to focus on future release? We would love to hear from first hand Contribute users. We are looking at suggestion on bugs to be fixed, workflow enhancements, feature request, […]