Category: Inspiration

March 8, 2016

Web Development: Attention to Detail Yields Perfection

It’s so easy to fall into a rut of blind progression when you take on new projects. You start going through the motions, and before you know it, you’ve spent a lot of time doing work that’s just…average. Strangely enough, you’ll find that the details are sometimes where you can take a fresh look at something you’ve seen a thousand times at a different angle.

November 25, 2013

Getting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. – Setting Goals for Websites

When we create websites, we often know what we want the ultimate outcome to be. For some site owners, this goal may be “To outperform our competitors”, or “To have a great website”, or even “To give visitors a great experience.” The best website design firms focus on creating SMARTER websites that are functional, attractive, […]

May 29, 2012

Campaign Launched to Help Honor Student Diane Tran

Louisiana Children’s Education Alliance announced today the creation of a campaign to raise funds to help Diane Tran, the honors student imprisoned by a Texas judge for truancy due to her working two jobs to support her family. A website ( and Facebook page ( have been setup to raise awareness to the plight of Ms. Tran and raise money to help her and her family. All contributions are tax deductible.

March 16, 2011

Looking Back on RubyConf 2010

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.

October 15, 2009

Great Visit with Scotlandville Magnet High

Great Visit with Scotlandville Magnet High

September 27, 2009

Get Your App Together!

American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge Event: As technology continues to evolve and unite us, more and more consumers live their life on their phone. The media to know lies in the palm of your hand. Join digital expert Alessandra Lariu as she discusses the basics and guidelines to get an App completed.

June 29, 2009

An Event Apart: Boston – Retrospective

This past weekend my coworker @davidlink and I drove 1,500 miles north of the Mason-Dixon line to a little town called Boston, MA. Why would we undertake such a ridiculous feat you ask? My response is: To attend An Event Apart, only one of the greatest web design and development conferences on the face of this glorious planet.

May 4, 2009

20 Great (and 20 not so great) Logo Redesigns

Check out this great blog post from The Design Reviver on the 20 Great (and 20 not so great) Logo Redesigns. Logos express complex ideas and concepts with simplified illustrations and typefaces that communicate distinctively and effectively. They are one of the most difficult aspects of graphic design for this reason.

December 5, 2008

Design Process: Pre-Production is King

Today I attended a meeting of the AAF Baton Rouge chapter, and I had a fairly eye-opening experience. I realized though I may work at a Graphic Design firm, I didn’t have any idea about any of the competition in the area. I really had no information from what I’ll call the “outside world”- meaning any company other than Gatorworks.

November 5, 2008

Bringing It Back to the User

In late April 2008, I attended An Event Apart in New Orleans. Firstly, let me just say that the conference was one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional life; I highly recommend it to any web professional. After the first day of lectures, (mt) Media Temple hosted a party for all conference attendees and presenters at Crescent City Brewhouse.

October 14, 2008

Every Success Requires Discomforts

I receive periodic emails from my friend Alex Velasquez over at Legacy Consulting. I believe he usually tends to time his email blasts with holidays or generally recognized changes in the calendar year such as a new season or the beginning/end of a quarter of the year.