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PSA: Keeping your DNN Sites Secure

By Brian Dukes on 5/25/2016

TL;DR Install the Security Analyzer module if your DNN website is on a version below 7.4.1 (starting in 7.4.1 this module is included within DNN itself). If you're on DNN 8, make sure you've upgraded to 8.0.2.

User Experience (UX) Design Resources for Association Website Managers

By Rich Campbell on 5/13/2016

When redesigning an association website, it is wise to seek user experience resources and data. User experience (or UX) is the crossroads of design, functionality, and site visitor interaction. It’s not just about striking images or clear navigation. It’s the takeaway “feeling” a person has after visiting and using your website. Its psychological and physical.

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Congratulations to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) on Winning an ASAE Gold Circle Award!

By Rich Campbell on 5/5/2016
We are thrilled to announce that our client, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), is a winner of a 2016 Gold Circle Award from the Center for Association Leadership (ASAE) in the website category!

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.