Archive for August, 2010

Blog Post Thumbnails in Search Results

Good news for Gustavus bloggers, we have taken another step toward making our search engine work a little bit better--blog post thumbnails will now appear next to search results just like profile photos.

Profile Photos in Search Results

Wading through search results can be tough when everything looks the same. It takes time to read through the results to find what you are looking for. Zeroing in on search results about a person at Gustavus just got a bit easier--we've added profile photos to our search results.

Gustavus Looks Ahead to its 149th Academic Year

Gustavus Adolphus College will begin its 149th academic year Tuesday, Sept. 7 when classes commence for the College’s 2,450 full-time students. Move-in day for first-year students is Friday, Sept. 3 and new student orientation will run from Sept. 3-6.

Mass Actions

Over the summer, the Moodle server was upgraded to the newest version and some new modules were. One of the new modules installed is called “Mass Actions.” Mass Actions allows you to select multiple resources (by clicking a checkbox) and then applying a mass action to the items selected. This is incredibly helpful if you […]

Lazy AuxBox Makes Pages Load 22% Faster, Generate 75% Quicker

Many pages on the Gustavus website feature a section of auxiliary content that we like to call the AuxBox--the blue part at the bottom of the page that typically has events, news, and profiles. While we really like having this content on our pages, we noticed it took a fair amount longer for our server to generate pages which use the AuxBox.

Print Accounting Update

In the fall of 2009, Gustavus launched a new print accounting system (Print Accounting System).  At the request of Gustavus students, some changes have been made to the system for the school year, 2010-2011. Duplex Discount A duplex discount will be given for printing on both sides of one sheet of paper.  The discount will […]

Network Registration Requirements for Fall 2010

Hi everybody! In preparation for this upcoming fall move-in for both First Year students and returning students, we would like you to come to campus with an UPDATED computer! This will save you a lot of time when you hook up your computer to the Gustavus network this Fall. If you are bringing an Apple […]

Tweet and Like Blog Posts and Calendar Items

Sharing your favorite Gustavus website content with your friends just got a lot easier. Today we added Twitter tweet buttons and Facebook like buttons to blog posts and calendar items.

Your Account Page

There are a lot of important things you need to remember; the location of the secret web page to change your password or configure spam filtering settings shouldn't be one of them. Thankfully, we just made it a lot easier to find and use these things.

Our New Mobile Website

Nobody had even heard of a smartphone when we first got the Internet at my house. Many websites were still designed with a web safe color palette of 216 colors and tiled backgrounds were the cool, new kid on the block. A MIDI and a scrolling marquee gave you street--or at least Internet--cred. In those days, the web was wild.