Performance and Accessibility Key to Uptown Studios New Website

I started working at Uptown Studios in the summer of 2012. One of my first big tasks was the redesign of the Uptown Studios website. I worked over the holiday break from late December into early January and came out the other side with a pretty great looking, new website. We used a template purchased …

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Atom: The Best Text Editor Ever!

A good text editor is a web developers best friend. I have used a few over the years and have had varying experiences with each one I have used. In the past I have tried out TextWrangler for Mac, Notepad++ for PC, and, one of the most popular, Sublime Text 2. Then, one day while …

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Get the Website Security Blanket

At Uptown Studios, we love building websites on WordPress, with all of it’s flexibility and ability to grow and scale to any size – WordPress can handle almost anything you throw at it. Websites powered by WordPress only become insecure if they are allowed to be so, which means it’s critical to make sure you …

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10 Point Strategy to Beef Up Security on your WordPress Site

Here at Uptown Studios, we host and manage close to 130 sites running on WordPress, so ensuring they are all in tip-top shape in the security department is one of my top priorities. To stay on top of it all, I have put together 10 Point Strategy to Beef Up Security on your WordPress Site.

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5 More Ways To Make Your Website More Effective

Last week we discussed 5 Ways To Make Your Website More Effective as part one of a two part series. So, without further adieu, I present to you the conclusion to last weeks post, 5 More Ways To Make Your Website More Effective. Enjoy! Focused, Fresh, Informative, Relevant Make your website focused, fresh, informative and …

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5 Ways to Make Your Website More Effective

An effective website is like having an employee that works 24/7 to promote your business. Here are some key things that you need to consider that will get visitors to your site and get them engaged with your content. Choose A Good Design Websites need to be well designed in structure and branding. A professional …

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Top 5 Web Design Trends of 2014

I know its a tad late, but Happy New Year! Last year was pretty great, amirite? Good times, good times. But 2013 was not without its shortcomings, especially in the world of web design. And the times they are a-changing. So without further ado, here are my Top 5 most anticipated (and some already happening) trends in web design for the year 2014 and beyond.

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‘WWW’ is out. Naked domains are in!

Gradually over the last decade or so, URLs on the World Wide Web have been ditching the ‘www’ prefix for their domain sans ‘www’, otherwise known as a ‘naked’ domain. Opinions for and against this recent trend have been somewhat split. One of the only real reasons to still use the ‘www’ in a URL …

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Goodbye Internet Dark Days. Hello CSS3

The world of the web has come a long way since its early days of moving GIFs and table based layouts. In the dark days of the internet as a web developer, you were restricted to aligning elements either left, right or center, with little else to work with in terms of layout. You had …

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