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Responsive theming in Drupal 7 the GORGES way

July 7th, 2017
Drupal theming the GORGES way

Programming Small Devices with Large Control Abilities

October 7th, 2015
Pebble icontrol app

GORGES Launches a Shared Business Loan Application System

October 7th, 2015
Business Loan application software
GORGES launched an online loan application system designed for the small business owner. In an unusual arrangement, the work was done for a collaboration of two separate credit unions, Alternatives Federal Credit Union of Ithaca and Cooperative Federal of Syracuse. The economies are obvious and there is also the opportunity to match the Applicants to whichever CU is the more ideal.

Learning Management Systems

April 21st, 2015
Spark PE - learning mangement system
Learning Management Systems (LMS), MOOCs, and online universities are often newsworthy these days. More quietly, and over many years, GORGES has provided LMS for clients in the medical certification field.

Why GORGES uses Ruby on Rails and When

April 20th, 2015
There are so many languages available for creating web and database applications: JAVA, PHP, ASP, Perl, Python, Cold Fusion. GORGES is a Rails shop that switches to Drupal for some CMS-focused projects, and also is very accomplished with PHP.

GORGES, Inc. acquires Ithaca startup Push Interactive

February 5th, 2015
GORGES, a custom software developer in Ithaca, New York, is expanding its mobile, data integration, and Bluetooth beacon expertise by acquiring Push Interactive.

Consumer Wearables Tech may Lead the Way for Medical Remote Sensing Tech

February 4th, 2015
Consumer Wearables
Wearables technology includes fast-evolving consumer products and glacially slow medical products. The one will make the path for the other and medical services will be increasingly commoditized.

GORGES at Pebble Developer Retreat

October 22nd, 2014
Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky (red hat), Matthew Clark (black hat), and other Pebble evangelizers.
GORGES is again sponsored by Pebble to their exclusive west-coast developer retreat.

Child Care Solutions new Drupal-CiviCRM web app

October 15th, 2014
Child Care Solutions CNY
GORGES client, Child Care Solutions, in Syracuse, New York, has launched a new web app to support service providers across several counties.

GORGES launches new Programs Management Software for Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source

September 26th, 2014
On July 15 the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) began using new program management software developed just for CHESS by GORGES, Inc., an Ithaca, New York software firm. On that day Ernie Fontes, Associate Director, CHESS, and the Director of the CHESS X-ray Program User Office, Kathy Dedrick, switched program management to the new software.CHESS serves a wide spectrum from Universities, National Laboratories, and Industry. CHESS provides users a state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation source for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Materials Sciences. Five to six hundred scientists and training scientists visit CHESS's 12 endstations to run their experiments and collect data each year.

Maintenance Plans at GORGES

August 28th, 2014
At GORGES, we have found we can help our client businesses grow and prosper by continuing with them after initial development to provide expertise as needed to keep the websites and applications responsive to their users and prominent in their intended realms. Maintenance Plans are one way to do this.

Sometimes Custom Software is the only Way

August 7th, 2014
On July 15 the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) began using new program management software developed just for CHESS by GORGES, Inc.

New Languages - Same old Challenge

July 16th, 2014
Mobile programming languages - Google GO - Adobe Swift - Facebook Dlang
While Apple's Swift programming language, D from Facebook, and Go from Google may be welcome replacements to the set we have used for the last decade, the challenge at GORGES remains economical production. Clients seldom have a passion for technological advancement for its own sake and few of them gain any advantage from announcing their technology advances.

Responsive Design Done Well

July 2nd, 2014
GORGES Portfolio
It is oversimplification to define Responsive Web Design as nothing more than a design that takes into account the size of the screen.

GORGES begins work for Child Care Solutions

June 17th, 2014
Child Care Solutions
GORGES, Inc. is excited to announce entering into a software development contract with Child Care Solutions. Child Care Solutions is the not-for-profit child care resource and referral agency that serves Onondaga and Cayuga Counties. They have offices in Syracuse, NY and Auburn NY.

When Free Software is Too Expensive

May 19th, 2014
There are cases where the choice between free and commercial application components is not clear-cut, when you evaluate the true cost of using each. Sometimes the “free” component can be more expensive, because a commercial alternative is available that is a better fit to the application’s requirements.

Drupal e-Commerce website for Cortland Line

May 14th, 2014
Cortland Line
Cortland Line is an old line fishing line manufacturer in Cortland, New York that is undergoing a whole new line of marketing and sales.

GORGES integrates Bing map for

May 12th, 2014
Bing maps
The Directory of Major Malls worked with GORGES to update its website with a new interactive mapping feature.

Cicero-North Syracuse teacher to be honored with 'Outstanding Teacher Award'

April 18th, 2014
A Cicero-North Syracuse teacher will be honored with the Technology Alliance of Central New York's 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award. Matthew Harbinger is a math and computer science teacher at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in the North Syracuse Central School District. The Technology Alliance of Central New York is a nonprofit that was founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse. Its mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation and education of technology.

Electronics Park, LLC

February 18th, 2014
Location of Electronics Park, LLC in the Syracuse NY and Onondaga County area.
Just five minutes from downtown Syracuse, there is approximately 20 acres of land are available within Electronics Park for development by tenants requiring buildings specific to their needs. Building sites range in size from one to seven acres. Approximately five acres of land has been zoned commercial and are available for such uses as a restaurant, health club, bank, and day care center.

GORGES Joins CenterState CEO

February 7th, 2014
Centerstate Corporation for Economic Development
GORGES has joined CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO). CenterState CEO is a twelve-county, business leadership, and economic development organization, based in Syracuse, New York.

Jeff Ellis joins GORGES' Syracuse area expansion

February 5th, 2014
GORGES has long been a leader in web software and mobile app development and Jeff will be helping GORGES bring these skills to more businesses in the Syracuse, NY and the Central New York region.

Technology, Teacups and Testing

January 20th, 2014
The hardest thing about creating software isn't building it - it's changing it

GORGES Celebrates Another Successful Year at the New Argos Inn

January 15th, 2014
The GORGES family had a great time at our holiday party.

Big Data Workshops

January 1st, 2014
Big Data workshop
John Sammis and Don Ellis, of GORGES, Inc., presented a three-hour workshop about Big Data on December 12, 2013

Internet was Not for You

December 19th, 2013
Big Data
Big Data is a child of the Internet – destined to become a sibling. It is already changing again the way we think about information and communication.

Tide and Weather Pebble Watch App

November 10th, 2013
Image of watch by Matt Clark, CTO at GORGES, a weather station for your wrist in a Pebble Watch.
Matt Clark, CTO at GORGES, has made a weather station for your wrist in a Pebble Watch. GPS finds the closest weather monitoring station and displays local weather information, plus tide information.

Google Fonts

October 7th, 2013
Google Fonts
Yesterday I encountered an unexpected problem. I was using the "Crimson Text" Google Web Font on a project, and the font did not show up on IE. So I tried "Buenard" and had the same luck. The customary Stack Overflow search led to the conclusion that not all fonts work in IE.

Pebble Stop Watch App

July 15th, 2013
A big number stop watch for Pebble by Matt Clark, CTO at GORGES
Matt explores the Pebble Watch, buys one, and starts seeing ideas for great uses.

Shared Library Application by GORGES

June 30th, 2013
Many organizations need to develop information for constituencies that are mostly the same at every consuming point, but are also different in critical ways

E-Commerce and Tax Rates

June 24th, 2013
Someone recently asked me how to compute accurate tax-rates in an e-commerce solution.

Do Views make your Drupal site slow?

June 24th, 2013
The short answer is yes. I was able to shave 40% off the uncached response time of one page with four views by refactoring it to use the Entity Field Query API.

Drupal Page Caching and Case Sensitivity

May 17th, 2013
On a large, high traffic client site, we rely on Drupal page caching for anonymous users to keep the user experience responsive.

Team GORGES takes a field trip

May 16th, 2013
the GORGES gang on a field trip to Ports of New York
Having found December a fairly difficult month to gather for a Holiday get-together, the gang here at GORGES decided to wait until January to share some laughs together outside of the office; laughs we had.

Belle Sherman Robotics Club

March 26th, 2013
This academic year I agreed to teach a robotics class at a local elementary school.

Customizing the TRAC ticket workflow

March 26th, 2013
At GORGES (among other tools) we use TRAC to manage bugs and feature requests (aka "tickets") and tracking those against various version control systems.

The Code of Life

December 17th, 2012
Last weekend an enthusiastic group of coders from the Ithaca area gathered at GORGES for a special event, as part of the Global Day of Coderetreat.

The True North Strong and ... PHP?

November 12th, 2012
Just got back from the True North PHP Conference in Toronto, and boy, is my brain tired!

Better PHP Diagnostics with ChromePHP

November 7th, 2012
Chrome Logger
ChromePHP is like FirePHP's handsome cousin. Both the client-side and server-side libraries are really simple, small, and elegant - because ChromePHP does exactly what I thought FirePHP does.

Brad Treat at the PopShop

April 27th, 2012
I visited the PopShop in CollegeTown last night for an event

Overcome challenges to meeting accessibility standards and your website will be usable to a much larger audience

March 16th, 2012
Web Accessibility
Building a website to comply with Section 508 or WCAG accessibility standards can mean meeting a number of specific technical requirements.

Medical Data Proliferation

January 26th, 2012
Medical Data
Medical Data Proliferation – One Pattern, One Value, and One Prediction

Fitness Frolics

January 26th, 2012
One peril of software development is that there is too much sitting going on.

Wordpress or Drupal

January 19th, 2012
Drupal or Wordpress
GORGES does not have any intrinsic preference between, Drupal and Wordpress. We can and will provide either.

Choosing Web Chart Technologies

September 9th, 2011
Chart technology - Highcharts
Web-based charting has emerged as another great use of the browser.

An interview with Matt Clark about wearable technology such as the Pebble watch and the Samsung Gear watch.

Under Matt's leadership GORGES has developed watch apps and watch interfaces for Pebble and Samsung watches

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