An Interview of Brian from Forty Under 40

November 30th, 2012 by admin

Here is a short video the Baton Rouge Business Report conducted with Brian Rodriguez as a part of the Forty Under 40 for 2012. To read the full article, click here.

Content is Critical

November 12th, 2012 by Lindsey Duga

- Content Strategy for the Web -

Why do you visit a website? Is it for its dazzling design and nifty graphics? What about neat rollover text with continuous scrolling and vivid background images? Well then, surely it’s for the novelty of slideshow effects, java script and fun pop outs, right? Right?

Wrong. Try again. The number one reason a person visits a website is for its information—its content. And not just any content my friends, good, relevant and up-to-date content. Without … Read More

Google AdWords and Free Gumballs

October 3rd, 2012 by charliedavis

Free Google gumballs!

I was a very early adopter of AdWords (circa 2001) and Google sent this gumball machine to me as a customer appreciation gift.

When I first started using AdWords, you literally had to call Google on the phone and then mail in a check if you wanted to place a large buy or if you wanted to have your ads appear in the premium locations.

The features and tracking analytics have grown tremendously since I first fell in love with … Read More

The Importance of Visual

September 26th, 2012 by Kyle Baker

Web Design 101

Who’s looking anyway?
It’s been said we only have 5 seconds to convince a visitor of the credibility of your site. For the most part, this is true. The Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab has done studies on website credibility based off of the visitors. About 46.7% of visitors quickly evaluate a site’s credibility based off of its visual design. Still, you might ask yourself, “Isn’t the content the most important information on a website?” Yes it is, but if … Read More

Key Features on Facebook Timeline for Business

March 29th, 2012 by Brian Rodriguez

Facebook began rolling out the business edition of its new Timeline format shortly after most personal pages were required to adopt Timeline in December 2011. Timeline for business pages will become mandatory on March 30. Here’s some of the features you should take advantage of to make the most of the new format.

Cover photo. Instead of having a row of business-related photos at the top of your page, you’ll have a large photo on top, and your business’ profile photo … Read More

Why we use JavaScript and have turned our backs on Flash

May 22nd, 2011 by David Link

The topic of JavaScript vs. Flash is one that has been discussed and debated for years, and there are already thousands of articles on the subject. However, we still encounter a lot of clients who don’t realize the difference between the two or don’t understand why we’ve settled on JavaScript. Hopefully this article will help to explain both.

So what’s the difference?

Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform that was developed as a way to add animation, video, audio, and other interactive … Read More

Gatorworks Ranks #6 on Inaugural LSU100

April 8th, 2011 by admin

This afternoon we were honored as one of the top 100 fastest growing tiger businesses during the LSU 100 Awards Luncheon. Gatorworks landed at the number 6 spot on the list of 100 companies. Here are the top 10:

Broad Oak Energy, Inc. – founded 2005 – David B. Braddock ’74, JD Braddock ’03, Cory Parrott ’03
Public Properties, LLC – founded 2000 – Ben Butler ’85
Joubert Law Firm – founded 2002 – John “Johnny” Joubert ’93
General Informatics, LLC – founded 2001 … Read More

April’s Stabbed in the Art

March 30th, 2011 by Brian Rodriguez

*** Gatorworks Presents ****

Wow. It’s already April. Did anybody else see that coming? It kind of snuck up on us.

Well, what a day to have this month’s Stabbed in the Art. Yes, it’s still the first Friday just like every other month. BUT, this particular Friday is April Fool’s Day. We don’t have any surprises in store for you (yet), but feel free to bring your mischievous side with you to the show.

If you’ve never attended Stabbed in the Art, … Read More

Looking Back on RubyConf 2010

March 16th, 2011 by Richard Felix

Late last year, I was super-excited to learn that RubyConf 2010 was being held just an hour away from here, in New Orleans. Given that I love Ruby and write most of my code these days in it, I knew I had to go. Then, I found out that the guy who wrote Ruby, Yukihiro “matz” Matsumoto was going to be there, as well as David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the framework Ruby on Rails and co-author of the book … Read More