The Engage Weblog


What Makes the Engage Type

By Anthony Overkamp on 4/26/2016

The importance of culture is sometimes hard to explain, especially when you’re small; but it becomes quite obvious once you start to grow. Culture can change quickly; it only takes a few team members that do not fit the model to create a cultural change that quickly spreads. Culture has to be nurtured, and as a team we need to be relentless about hiring designers and developers that strengthen our culture and avoid those that don’t. Take a look at a few characteristics of people we look for at Engage and why:


DNNCon Baltimore 2016 Presentation: Analytics In, Analytics Out. Using Google Analytics to Guide and Grade Web Projects

By Jason Stone on 4/6/2016

Jason Stone shares his thoughts on DNNcon 2016 as well as his presentation on using Google Analytics to help get the most out of your web redesign project.

Google Analytics

DNNCon Baltimore 2016 Presentation: Are There Security Flaws in Your Modules?

By Joshua Bradley on 4/6/2016

DNNCon has come and gone again and it was a great success. I met a lot of great individuals and caught up with some old friends. This conference marks my first time speaking at a conference, and I think that it went fairly well. You can find the links to my slide deck and example code inside.

5 Web Design & Development Trends for 2016

By Anthony Overkamp on 3/9/2016

Providing a better user experience (UX) is not just about making the site speedy or visually appealing – it is about making the site more enjoyable to use in order to drive conversations with consumers and promote your brand. As we begin a new year, many of the web design and development trends we see revolve around UX – from more effectively curating content, to making interactions clear and accessible to sprinkling in subtle animations. In no particular order, here are the top trends for 2016.


What is the latest version of DNN Platform (DotNetNuke)?

By Jason Stone on 2/8/2016

What is the latest version of DNN Platform (DotNetNuke)? The most current version release is DNN 8.0 and it was released on January 14, 2016. Evoq 8.4, the licensed version of DNN, was also released the same day. The next major platform release is anticipated this coming June.

DNN 8.0
DNN Evoq
Evoq 8

DNNCon Returns for 2016: Baltimore Here We Come!

By Joshua Bradley on 1/27/2016

The organizers of DNNCon have announced they are going to be holding the conference in Baltimore, MD. The event will take place on April 1-2, 2016. Here at Engage, we are very excited -- this will be the first DNNCon since November 2014.


Project Estimates – Embracing the “TBD” of Association and Nonprofit Web Projects

By Jason Stone on 1/19/2016
Whether you’re looking for a complete website overhaul, a migration to a new content management system, or just revamping your design, your budget can be just as important to you as the final product. And, when dollars are the top priority, you’ll undoubtedly want your web development firm to provide you with an accurate estimate up front. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s just not feasible.

2015: A Record Year for Engage

By Henry Kenuam on 1/13/2016

Typically a new year means a fresh start or a chance to make up for shortcomings. However, for Engage, 2016 signifies an opportunity to build upon the momentum we established in 2015 –a record year for our company.  In 2015, we attained the highest 5-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in the history of our company at 27%. Engage attributes this growth to our focus on our core strengths (like DNN, CRM, back-end integrations, and mobile development), as well as our ability to expand our services portfolio and staff to best meet client needs. Here are a few of our highlights from 2015: New Services: In 2015, we introduced Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation, integration and customization to our services repertoire and foresee that it will play a large role in our projects in 2016. 

How to Use Business Logic in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

By David Williams on 10/20/2015

Business Logic in Dynamics CRM 2015 gives us the ability to do many things that previously required a good understanding of javascript.  In this blog post, I'm going to show you step by step how to change the ownership of a record based on certain conditions.

How to Create an Advanced Find in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

By David Williams on 10/12/2015

Do you ever look at a view and wish you could tweak it just a little to get exactly the data you want to see?  In this blog post, I’m going to walk you through creating an advanced find that you can then save as a custom view.