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 […]

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 […]