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  0 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  1 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  0 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 a...

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  0 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  2 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  0 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  0 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  0 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  23 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  0 Comments:

How to Evaluate Mobile Solutions: Mobile Website, Native Application, or Responsive Design

by: Julianne Zeglin

Mobile enablement continues to be a top business priority. Companies are diving head first into the mobile development process without a complete evaluation of the right option—resulting in a product that comes up short. At the beginning of an...

12 September 2013  0 Comments:

Tips for Getting Started with Backbone.js

by: Julianne Zeglin

When it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty of web development, we go straight to the experts – Our own developers. This time around, our top Javascript developers offer direction, methodology and a systematic approach to getting started with...

19 August 2013  0 Comments:

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Advice for New Developers

by: Patrick Emmons

As Director of Professional Services at Adage with over 10 years of experience in web development, I'm often asked what advice I'd give to new developers. My response? Your job is to learn. It's what I tell my team of new developers every day.Whe...

14 August 2013  0 Comments:

Adage Technologies Awarded ‘Best Digital Marketing Site of the Year’ for Development of Silverpop Website

by: Julianne Zeglin

Chicago, IL – August 8, 2013 Adage Technologies, a Chicago-based web and app development firm, was awarded the ‘Best Digital Marketing Site of the Year’ by EPiServer at the 2013 North American Partner Summit for their development of the Silverpop...

09 August 2013  0 Comments:

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Interpreting Web Design Terminology for Marketers

by: Julianne Zeglin

Unless your one of the gifted few who work in the world of web design, the field can seem daunting, especially to us non-designers. We've compiled a guide to help you decode the web design terminology you'll hear on your next web project. It cove...

18 July 2013  0 Comments:

Tessitura Conference 2013: Adage Event Line Up

by: Julianne Zeglin

The 2013 Tessitura Conference is fast approaching and we have plenty to look forward to! You’ll find our event lineup outlined below as well as a sneak peek into our first ever Social Media Contest for Tessitura participants. Adage Sessions at the...

20 June 2013  0 Comments:

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Rule #1: Hire Passionate People

by: Julianne Zeglin

Time and time again, companies are chosen for awards and asked for the secret formula to their success. Representatives will quote benefits, vacation policies, flexible work environments and countless other policies as the key to keeping employees...

13 June 2013  0 Comments:

10 Signs Your Website Is Due for a Site Audit

by: Julianne Zeglin

As the online face of your organization, your website is often times the first point of contact between interested visitors and your organization. For this reason and more, your site needs to ensure that visitors are: Getting the information they...

10 May 2013  0 Comments:

Adage All-Star: Glenn Lalas

by: Julianne Zeglin

It’s that time of year again ─ we’re excited to announce Glenn Lalas, Developer, as our Adage All-Star of the quarter! Glenn is known for putting in late hours, getting the job done, and always being available to his clients and colleagues to answ...

02 May 2013  0 Comments:

Adage Technologies Achieves a Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

by: Julianne Zeglin

Adage Technologies Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment CHICAGO, Illinois — April, 22, 2013 — Adage Technologies, today announced it has achieved a Silver Application Development Competency in the...

22 April 2013  0 Comments:

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