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Website Design that Inspires

Uptown Studios is the leading website design team in Northern California since 1992.  Launching a new website or giving your existing website a makeover is exciting! Our creative Sacramento web design and web development team works with you every step of the way. We make your website design mobile friendly and easy to use from any desktop or device to draw visitors in and keep their attention. Our web design process is intended to drive traffic to your website and get visitors to complete a desired action, like filling out a form, signup sheet or making a purchase.

It’s critical that your website looks great on any size screen. If a website is hard to use on a mobile device or doesn’t have the convenient features of most modern sites, people can become frustrated and leave the site. Our web design team understands this and works to create your website’s look and feel from the ground up to include a beautiful design with cutting edge, mobile friendly functions that add real value to your site for you and your visitors.

Solutions based Web Design

We are here to understand what you want your customer or client to do once they arrive at your site – then design the site to accomplish those goals.

Customer Service

Our base is listening and learning about what you need and want. Our professional team is here to make sure we are on time, on budget and you and your team are happy with the service that we have provided.

Years of Experience

We have been designing and developing websites for our clients since 1998 – back when they didn’t look so good or operate so smoothly. Now, our team works specifically with WordPress and we are the EXPERTS – we KNOW what we are doing and will give you those years of experience with our recommendations and solutions.

Team of Teams

When Uptown Studios begins a website for you, you will be working with our entire creative team – our design team will develop a moodboard, sitemap and design your pages for you, our web team will manage your proofs, create a working site and implement a foundation that is sound and awesome, our content team will work with your keywords, Search Engine Optimization and assure that your site will get “hits”. Our project management team will keep us on time and on budget and communicate with you throughout the process.

Website Launch and Future Service

Once your website has launched, we are still there for you. Our post-launch team can train you to post to your site or make changes in as little as three business days. You have our number, we are a call or email away for any questions or concerns.

Our web design puts you in control of your website. Our websites are created in WordPress because it’s simple for anyone to manage and update. WordPress provides a reliable, open-source foundation that is both easy and versatile for the user to keep up-to-date. We are here to train you and put you in the driver seat, but always be your navigator, and accessible to your needs. Plus, we figure since WordPress is used by The New Yorker, Best Buy, E-bay and Google, it’s a good bet for our clients.

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Website Maintenance

Now that you have a fantastic new website, you want to show it off and make sure it stays updated. Our web maintenance team can make sure your website stays secure, is functioning at peak capacity and is showing up in search engines like Google and Yahoo. Let our Certified Google Partners team help navigate you through the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and digital marketing tools like Google AdWords and Google Analytics. The Uptown Studios web maintenance team is ready to tackle any site maintenance or content updates you may have. We have experience in resolving a wide variety of computing issues and can even provide hands-on web maintenance training for your team. Contact our web maintenance and web design Sacramento team today.

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California Craft Brewers AssociationA Web Design Case Study Title

The California Craft Brewers Association connects and empowers the craft brewers of California through advocacy, education and communication. Uptown Studios was hired to design and implement their member website as well as the website for their premier event, The California Craft Beer Summit. For both sites we employed a rich, earthy palette and bold, contemporary typography. The website features a members only section as well as a craft brewery map to easily locate your favorite brewers throughout California.

A screenshot of the CCBA website on various devices and screensizes

The CCBA website required several custom modules be created to enhance the front end experience while keeping the back end of the website easy to edit and maintain.

They required a robust events management system which allowed for events to be displayed as either a full calendar or in a list style format. We utilized the popular Events Manager Pro plugin, which is great for designing custom layouts through the use of its built in template tags.

For the 2016 Summit Event ‘microsite’ we build several custom modules for things like the Summit Event Speaker Timeline, the Summit Beer Festival Brewers Showcase, and the 2016 speakers lineup. To create such custom modules we relied heavily on the use of a plugin called Advanced Custom Fields Pro which outputs custom field data from various post types onto custom built template pages.

A screenshot of the CCBA Beer Summit Brewers Showcase custom module

A screenshot of the CCBA website on various devices and screen sizes