The Value of Having a Magento Certified Developer on Your Team

Magento Commerce, the eCommerce platform for growth, has a rigorous test that proves competency in understanding best practices of building solutions with Magento. Choosing a partner with certified developers is your best way to ensure that your project will be architected the right way and that the end result will provide value for years to come. With that in mind, we decided to demonstrate our skills in a measurable, objective way--giving customers added peace of mind when selecting us to manage their eCommerce web ...

by August Ash, under Magento eCommerce

New Online Ticketing System Brings Added Freedom to AAI Customers

Last week, August Ash began formally rolling out our new online ticket creation process for web design and development customers. Using a smart and capable incident response tool respected within the industry, our team of developers is now able to take change requests directly online. This new method replaces our previous way of accepting requests which was done primarily via email.

by August Ash, under AAI News

New Magento Website Launch: McKay Enterprises

Adding to the ever growing variety of fields our websites serve is this week's latest launch for McKay Enterprises. Based here in the Twin Cities, but reaching customers around the world, McKay designs and manufactures components for numerous firearms, with a special emphasis on assault guns.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches

Social Media Tip of the Day: Let Others Participate

One of the most important features of social media is its ability to connect people. 

by August Ash, under Social Media

New Drupal Website Launch: Envision Plastics & Design

 you've ever outsourced the services of a plastics fabrication company before, today's new launch announcement will be especially relevant. If, like the rest of us, the phrase "No Molds Required" has you stumped, you may be interested in the announcement for other reasons (like a great design implemented onto a powerful website CMS).

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches

New Magento Website Launch: Brainstorm Library

Brainstorm Library's new website is live! By providing books for readers from kindergarten up through 12th grade, Brainstorm is supporting the mission to get more students reading...and making it fun along the way.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches, Magento eCommerce

New WordPress Website Launch: Curtis Food Recruiters

Also on the launch list for this week was Curtis Food Retailers. Built on WordPress and featuring a new blog which houses a variety of past entries, the new website is a significant update to the previous incarnation. What's more immediately noticeable, however, is the unique design of the site. The layout, especially on the home page, is a diversion from the original site, and certainly not typical of WordPress sites.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches

New Drupal Website Launch: Parade of Homes

It's been another busy week here, bringing with it the launches of several new websites. Earlier in the week we had the honor of introducing the world to the Parade of Homes' revamped site, showcasing a fresh design, new features, and added functionality.

by August Ash, under AAI Website Launches, Drupal

Social Media Tip of the Day: Give Away Some Knowledge for Free

Regardless of your industry or expertise, you have something you can give away to potential customers for free. And if your business or nonprofit is attempting to join the social scene, this is a prime way to use that knowledge. Sharing free, informative content on your social media accounts doesn’t just build trust; it may get new visitors to interact with you. In fact, this blog post is an example—and it's working right now.

by August Ash, under Social Media

Content Tip of the Day: Optimize for Humans First, Then Google

oday's tip stems from a piece of SEO wisdom we like to remind ourselves of around here: Search engines don't convert; humans do. While it can be tempting to optimize for search engines all the time, it's to our advantage when we try to appeal instead to real people first.