From the workbench.

October 2, 2018 / Mike Oakes

A View on Vue: Sometimes the new ‘it’ technology is also the right one

At Ackmann & Dickenson, we’ve noticed within the past few years that single-page application (SPA) technology was increasingly dotting the app development landscape and generating a lot of client and developer interest. As with most new dev technology trends, we do our best to separate the wheat (quality, well-built frameworks) from the chaff (shiny, but […]

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September 21, 2018 / Michelle Gross

6 Ways to Leverage Social Media For Your Business

It’s 2018 and you own a business. You see the value in social media and you’ve claimed your Facebook page, but you’re not sure how to up your game. There’s both an art and a science to effectively navigating and leveraging social media for your business — we’ll break it down for you in these […]

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September 12, 2018 / Kevin Burbach

Ask a Craftsman: What does an Agile project manager do?

Welcome to Ask a Craftsman, a recurring series in which we explore the people and positions that make up Ackmann & Dickenson. From the importance of a project manager to the ever-changing role of a mobile developer, we’ll dive into what it means to be a modern-day craftsman.   Let’s talk about why Agile project […]

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September 4, 2018 / Michelle Gross

A&D Developer Earns Peer-Nominated Award

At Ackmann & Dickenson, we know employees are our most valuable asset. Each day, they bring the knowledge and expertise to the table to solve complex client problems. We recognize this effort and impact as part of the Ackmann & Dickenson culture in a number of ways — shoutouts at company meetings, team lunches and […]

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August 22, 2018 / Luke Prosser

Explaining Commonly Used UX Design Terms

A glossary for understanding the web design process at Ackmann & Dickenson At Ackmann & Dickenson, we work with clients across a variety of industries on user experience design — or UX design. Whether coming to us with a formal design request for proposal or looking for fresh perspective on their current interface, we follow […]

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August 17, 2018 / Michelle Gross

Women in Tech Meetup Covers Intro to WordPress

As part of the Ackmann & Dickenson company culture, our team constantly shares knowledge and new ideas. Sometimes that knowledge comes in the form of a simple Slack message, other times it’s a conversation with colleagues over lunch. However, A&D Web Developer Allyson Wehrs takes that knowledge sharing to the next level, hosting monthly women […]

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July 27, 2018 / Michelle Gross

A Welcoming Place to Connect, Collaborate [About Tech]

Are you a web developer looking to collaborate and connect with other women in the field? If so, you’re in luck. One of Ackmann & Dickenson’s talented developers made it her goal to continue fostering a community for female developers in the Twin Cities. Allyson Wehrs will host monthly women in tech meetups across Minneapolis and St. […]

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July 20, 2018

5 Takeaways from Google Marketing Live To Boost Your Business

Our digital marketing team dives into their biggest takeaways from the search giant’s annual product launch Every year, Google unveils a new suite of tools, features and processes at Google Marketing Live — a hotly anticipated keynote delivered in San Jose, California. As most digital marketing agencies will tell you, it’s a big deal for them […]

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July 10, 2018

A&D to Host “Women Who WordPress” Meetup

We are excited to be hosting a Women Who WP (WordPress) meetup on Wednesday, July 18. Please join us for an evening of inspiration and education! All skill levels are welcome as we meet to connect, educate and challenge one about all things WordPress another over a delicious meal. Women Who WP (WordPress) brings together women who blog, […]

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June 19, 2018

What Our Google Premier Partnership Status Means For You

Google AdWords is a powerful tool for generating traffic and revenue online; but running a successful campaign in AdWords requires some significant savvy within the platform, not to mention an understanding of the strategies and tactics that return consistent results. The platform itself can be overwhelming, especially staying on top of multiple new feature releases […]

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