6 Reasons to Prototype Your Next App or Web Project

by: Nate Lipka

Prototyping, especially for larger, more complex projects, offers a great opportunity to solve pressing problems before development begins. Prototypes are functional, interactive demos of a website or web application. It’s a lower-cost, time-savin...

16 September 2014  0 Comments:

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What Analytics Can Tell You About Your Mobile Users

by: Nate Lipka

As we’ve discussed at length before , the advantages of responsive design are many. Building a website that dynamically reformats content to fit on many different devices, as opposed to developing separate websites for each screen size or browser,...

12 September 2014  0 Comments:

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The Real Importance of User Experience

by: Nate Lipka

"User Experience" and "UX" are buzzwords, yes, but there's true importance behind all the noise. When we talk about User Experience, we’re talking about what the person interacting with the screen or your product or your brand is experiencing. A...

09 September 2014  0 Comments:

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4 Things from TLCC 2014 We're Still Talking About

by: Nate Lipka

Just a week after returning from the Tessitura Learning & Community Conference in Dallas, we’re finally settling back into the routine. No more trekking half a mile to our hotels rooms. No more huddling around Adage’s phone charging station for...

27 August 2014  0 Comments:

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3 Fun Ways to Thank Online Donors

by: Julianne Zeglin

More than 35 percent of individuals are planning to make a charitable contribution to a nonprofit organization in 2014, up from 33 percent in 2011. But how will your organization capitalize on all that giving, turning one-time donors into long-ter...

22 August 2014  0 Comments:

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Adage Technologies Named 2014 EPiServer Partner of the Year

by: Nate Lipka

EPiServer, a leading provider of platforms that drive online engagement and the force behind the powerful EPiServer content management system, awarded Adage Technologies its 2014 EPiServer North American Partner of the Year. Adage has been an...

31 July 2014  0 Comments:

Adage Technologies Launches Personalized Website for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

by: Nate Lipka

Adage Technologies, a leading website and application development firm, is pleased to announce the successful launch of a new website for John G. Shedd Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world and the most popular cultural destination i...

31 July 2014  0 Comments:

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Typical Components of a Web Design Project

by: Julianne Zeglin

You need a new website design or redesign. What’s the process going to look like? Cut down on costly surprises and prep for the process with an inside look at how we handle a typical web design project here at Adage Technologies: Discovery Phase...

02 July 2014  0 Comments:

Adage Technologies Named one of Top Companies to Work For in Chicago

by: Nate Lipka

Adage Technologies has been named one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014. The honor, doled out by the National Association for Business Resources, recognizes companies that are dedicated to their employees and...

19 June 2014  16 Comments:

Study: Arts Patrons Favor Flexible Subscriptions

by: Nate Lipka

As performing arts and culture patrons become more dependent upon technology, less prefer traditional ticket subscriptions in favor of flexible options, according to the results of a new study. 10 percent of performing arts attendees have ticket...

18 June 2014  0 Comments:

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4 Tips for Giving Feedback on Web Designs

by: Nate Lipka

Giving feedback on designs can feel like a touchy proposition. Give unclear notes or not enough feedback, and subsequent designs probably won’t come along as much as your team would like. But going full-on Draper and tearing apart a round of desig...

23 May 2014  0 Comments:

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Why Getting a Web Development Bid isn't Like Grocery Shopping

by: Nate Lipka

The modern grocery store is a beautiful thing. No haggling. No hidden costs. There’s a loaf of bread, it’s labeled with a price and that’s the price you pay. Sometimes, it’s even on sale! So we certainly don’t blame clients who expect a similar...

29 April 2014  0 Comments:

Adage Named Among Best Places to Work in Illinois

by: Nate Lipka

Adage Technologies has been named one of the best places to work in Illinois and included on the aptly titled “2014 Best Places to Work in Illinois” list for the fourth year in a row. The honor has been awarded annually since 2006 and is based on...

08 April 2014  16 Comments:

10 Twitter Follows to Boost Your Association Marketing

by: Nate Lipka

First, follow @adagetech . We have tons of experience developing custom solutions for associations and share weekly insight. Tweets by @AdageTech // Then, have a look at these 10 Twitter handles with plenty to offer for association marketers:...

08 April 2014  0 Comments:

In UX, Small Tweaks Can Have the Biggest Impact

by: Nate Lipka

Even if your website or application needs a major overhaul, small changes and thoughtful tracking of user behavior first can have a big impact in the long run, according to a UX expert here at Adage Technologies. “Whatever you’re building, if you...

12 March 2014  0 Comments:

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6 Questions You Need to Answer Before Your Redesign

by: Nate Lipka

You know your organization’s website or application needs a redesign. But how do you know? What’s the matter with it, currently, and what would make it better? Before developing solutions, you always have to answer the simple questions, first. Her...

11 March 2014  18 Comments:

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3 Reasons to Integrate Your Association's AMS and CMS

by: Nate Lipka

There are plenty of reasons to link up your AMS and CMS. Here are three big ones: 1. Consistent branding and user experience are key When your AMS and CMS are integrated, you can create a consistent look and feel throughout your site, including bo...

11 March 2014  0 Comments:

Ticketing Experts: Patron Engagement is Key

by: Nate Lipka

An engaged patron is a happy patron and one that’s more willing to spend money. That was one of the biggest takeaways from last week’s Intix International Ticketing Association Conference in chilly Chicago, a gathering of ticketing, sales,...

05 February 2014  0 Comments:

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How Much Time Will a New Mobile App Take to Build and Maintain?

by: Nate Lipka

We’ve talked at pretty great length about the cost of developing a mobile app – both short-term and long . But perhaps even more than money, one of the biggest potentially wasted resources in the launch and maintenance of an app is time. If an...

23 January 2014  0 Comments:

Concierge App Engages Patrons on the Night of the Show

by: Nate Lipka

Printed programs are a must and ushers are great, but nothing connects with performing arts patrons quite like Adage Technologies’ mobile Concierge App . The Concierge App engages patrons from the point of ticket purchase all the way through to th...

16 January 2014  15 Comments:

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One Cool Way to Save Money on Your Next Mobile App

by: Nate Lipka

Developing a mobile app isn’t cheap. As we’ve detailed before, the old adage, “you get what you pay for” rings true in mobile app development. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep costs reasonable and predictable, still have the features your ap...

15 January 2014  1 Comments:

Building a Windows 8 App Part 2

by: Julianne Zeglin

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about connecting to Asana through their RESTful API and built the foundation for this connection. In this post I’ll show you how to use the WebAuthenticationBroker in C#. The MSDN sample contains a good handful of...

20 December 2013  1 Comments:

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3 Tips to Ignite Your Mobile Strategy in 2014

by: Nate Lipka

Heading into 2014, we’ve got mobile on the mind. Mobile will be even more important to business strategy in the coming year, according to a report from information technology research firm Gartner, Inc., so we dug up three fresh tools to help you...

11 December 2013  0 Comments:

Why a Developer Should be Involved in the Design Phase

by: Nate Lipka

Sometimes, web designers and developers seem like they’re from different planets. They often speak in different languages. Developers concern themselves with back-end code and development patterns, while designers have a track on aesthetic...

01 December 2013  0 Comments:

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One App, All Platforms? A Closer Look at PhoneGap

by: Nate Lipka

Your company needs a mobile app. Which platform should get prioritized? iOS? Android? What about Windows? With Adobe’s PhoneGap , and the work of the development team at Adage Technologies, it’s a moot point: one set of app code can ensure you hav...

22 November 2013  12 Comments:

Common UX Mistake: No Clear Primary Action

by: Caryn Wille

The following is probably one of the most common mistakes I see as a user experience designer, both here and in the wild of the Internet: No clear primary action. Here's an example: We talked about the importance of letting a user know where they...

21 November 2013  2 Comments:

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Redesigned Arsht Center Site Takes Home Hardware

by: Nate Lipka

Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center hosts more than 300 award-winning performances each year. This month, it was the performing arts venue’s website that took home a trophy. The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals awarded The Arsht...

12 November 2013  0 Comments:

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Check Out the New Site We Launched for the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami

by: Nate Lipka

Adage Technologies recently launched a new website for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, one of largest performing arts complexes in the country. The revamped website can be found at www.arshtcenter.org ....

11 November 2013  16 Comments:

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Development Makes Finding 'Best Available' Seats Possible

by: Nate Lipka

Found the perfect seat for a concert, ballet or the opera? Thank a developer. On many performing arts venue ticketing websites, the seat-selection dance is often basic, if not painfully so, for users: pick a price-point, a general section or the...

05 November 2013  0 Comments:

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Awards Keep Rolling in for Adage Development of Silverpop Site

by: Nate Lipka

Adage Technologies has won another award for developing a new website for digital marketing company Silverpop. The Davey Award, awarded by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, is an honor reserved for creative work from small firms,...

25 October 2013  0 Comments:

Take These Three Lessons from the Healthcare Exchange Website Launch

by: Nate Lipka

The Affordable Healthcare Act’s online exchange website, Healthcare.gov , has been plagued by widespread glitches and slow performance since launching Oct. 1, according to various reports . President Obama himself expressed frustration with the si...

23 October 2013  0 Comments:

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Adage Wins Award for Creative Work on LA Opera Site

by: Nate Lipka

Adage Technologies has been recognized with an international creative award for its work redesigning and rebuilding LA Opera’s website. The Davey Award, awarded by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, is an honor reserved for creative wor...

23 October 2013  0 Comments:

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12 Tips and Tools for Arts Digital Marketing

by: Nate Lipka

Adage Technologies loves the arts. We thrive at creating tailored content management, mobile and custom development solutions for performing arts groups, and we’ve built some pretty spiffy websites and mobile apps for the likes of the Boston...

18 October 2013  234 Comments:

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Report: Mobile Even More Important for Business in 2014

by: Nate Lipka

Mobile technologies will become even more diverse and important to business in 2014, according to a new report from a tech research firm. Gartner, Inc . issued the findings during the company’s symposium and expo in Orlando, Fla. and identified th...

10 October 2013  0 Comments:

An Essential Guide to Choosing a Content Management System

by: Julianne Zeglin

Ask anyone. Choosing the right CMS will make or break your website, and with it, the online face of your brand. Without a powerful tool to control your content, you’ll be fighting a losing battle. It’s that simple. But with dozens of choices o...

09 October 2013  0 Comments:

Adage Garners W³ Silver Award for Boston Symphony Orchestra Mobile Site

by: Nate Lipka

Another year, another W³ Silver Award for Adage Technologies, this time for creating a new mobile site for Boston Symphony Orchestra. Boston Symphony Orchestra’s website is the most-visited orchestral website in the U.S., with more than 5.5 millio...

03 October 2013  0 Comments:

Adage Adds New Team Members in Design and UX Fields

by: Julianne Zeglin

The Adage Team is growing! As part of our initiative to expand our Creative department, we've added a few key members to our team in the User Experience, Graphic Design, and Front-End Development fields. Our goal as a company is to offer the most...

23 September 2013  18 Comments: