Archive for Jerry Nowell

Improved Search Suggestions

Our top complaint this year has been with the lackluster search suggestions on the website. People said it would only give incorrect spellings of names. People complained that the feature was more of a hindrance than a help. Well, it turns out that people were right. The search suggestions were not working as intended. While […]

Rides System to Shut Down

The Rides system (which is available on the Student OnCampus page) is a ridesharing tool designed to facilitate travel to and from campus. Unfortunately, we have seen usage wane dramatically in recent years, as social media and other third-party services have made this system obsolete. Since it requires regular, ongoing maintenance to keep running, we […]

Website Template Changes

Today we’re launching some noticeable changes to the Gustavus website template. These updates were made to alleviate some issues that we noticed last year following the implementation of the new design. Primarily, these changes alter the look and functionality of the header and footer, so we’ll provide a brief explanation of each change below. Audience […]

Web Changes for Fall 2016

Last September we launched our new website. Since then, we’ve made numerous minor updates to improve the site’s performance, and to increase accessibility and usability. Larger issues were monitored throughout the academic year, and we’re now at a point where we can confidently address them. We’re primarily basing these changes on our analytics–aggregate data that […]