Just Google it – The Web of Apps, Tools and Analyzers

The Google universe is a vast web of apps, tools, analyzers, secretive tech projects and of course, all things search. If you need something done online, most likely they have a tool to get the job done. I get to work with tons of Google-based applications and they have replaced many of the old standard …

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It’s Official – We are in the New Studio

We have been talking about this for over two years and the day is finally upon us.  Today we all show up at our new studio for work. If you are out and about please stop by: Uptown Studios 2415 23rd Street (between X and Broadway) Sacramento, CA 95818 We would love to show you around …

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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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Website User Experience Lessons from the Smashing Magazine Conference

Last week we got a chance to go to two workshops hosted by Smashing Magazine. I went to a workshop hosted by Dan Mall, a superfriendly creative director and advisor from Philadelphia, who talked about responsive design workflow and Mark was lucky enough to meet Vitaly Friedman, the editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine and chat about front-end patterns over …

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2016 – Will it be Your Best Year?

We think 2016 will be the best year ever for Uptown Studios. Here are a few of the observations from the Uptown Crew on what 2016 will bring… Small business will need to pay more attention to mobile marketing. If your website is not responsive in design (which means it is easy to view on …

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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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Free White Paper on Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a powerful site traffic tracking system that is simple to install, but can offer deep insight into who uses your website, how they use it, and whether they take the actions you want them to take! This free white paper from Uptown Studios will help you take control of your Google Analytics …

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Good design is Invisible

Good design is challenging to define. Bad design is impossible to ignore. Good design is often invisible. Bad design often stands out. As renowned designer, Dieter Rams said: “Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better.” I personally believe this is very well said and applies to all disciplines of design including …

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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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