‘Web design’ Category

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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 […]

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 […]

Senior Class Gift Website

We’ve been working with the senior class gift committee and have put the 2007 Senior Class Gift website live. You will be able to find all of the information you ever wanted to know about the senior class gift. We tried to make it feel friendly and inviting, so hopefully it comes across that way. […]

Automatic Pull-quotes with Behaviour and CSS

Our new favorite toy around here is automatic pull-quotes using Javascript and CSS. We wanted an elegant and aesthetically pleasing way to add interest, gravitas, and improve the scannability of some of our pages, especially when an image is unavailable or inappropriate. After a little digging around, we discovered that Roger Johansson at 456 Berea […]

Homepage Featured in O’Reilly Book

While browsing for good books, I came across two that looked particularly interesting: Object-Oriented PHP and the recently updated Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Third Edition (AKA “the Polar Bear Book”). Little did we know that while Jerry was mindlessly thumbing through Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld’s Information Architecture he would find the […]

Gribly Gets New Feathers

Last week, we put live a slightly upgraded version of the Gribly with some extra color coding (among other features) that should help visitors parse information more quickly and efficiently. Finding a particular faculty member with the last name “Smith” among a sea of students, administrators, and support staff with the same surname should become […]