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Inspired to Be Creative Everyday

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou How do you get into a career that allows you to be creative EVERY SINGLE DAY – how does a person sign up for a lifetime of creativity? Stephen King said “If you don’t have time to read, you …

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Get Your Mojo on With Design

I think surrounding myself with incredible and creative people keeps me dancing. We have a team at Uptown Studios that really works hard, loves the type of challenges we get faced with every day, and enjoys working as a team. Lucky us! It is a bit of magic when everyone more than gets along and likes each other.

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‘WWW’ is out. Naked domains are in!

Naked Domains 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 naked domains. Opinions for and against this recent trend have been somewhat split. One of the only real reasons to still use the www in a ...

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Times they are a changing’

Especially with web and digital work. And it changes at the speed of light in our studio! I want to discuss Responsive Site Design what it means and why it is so important. 1. What is it? Responsive design means that your website is precoded with information that lets the site know where the visitor ...

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Dishing the Dirt on Databases

Databases in the web world can be utilized in several different ways, some of which aren't as obvious as others. Regardless of whether you're storing newsletter subscribers, managing a photo gallery, or trying to easily manage the content of your website, a database can permit all of this. Need your end users to query files and records that you've provided ...

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Go Responsive!

What's Responsive Web Design and Why You Need It The world of the web is becoming increasingly dominated by mobile devices of varying screen sizes. The amount of people relying on their cell phone or tablet for their primary point of access to the web is getting larger and larger each day. In the past ...

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25‐point Website Checklist

Part of our normal web maintenance is to review our client's websites for the adherence to some basic design and functionality principles. Take a look at your site and see how you are doing with the following 25 point website checklist. Accessibility Site load‐time is reasonable - you will need to empty your cache and ...

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SEO Tips That Will Get Your Website Noticed

When we create websites for our clients, we advise them on not only how to make it beautiful, but also how to get to the top in search engine results. Here are some SEO Tips on how to get Google, Yahoo and Bing to notice your sites and bring your target audience to you. Create ...

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Virtual Spring Cleaning

What would you do to spring clean your website? Now that spring has almost arrived. Here are some ideas on how to clean your virtual house - your website! Go to the HubSpot website grader and enter your url, click generate report and let 'er rip. You will get a report emailed to you that ...

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