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Create Website Performance and Accessibility

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 …

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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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Exploring the Web and Website Design

The internet is like a jungle. It’s a fascinating, living ecosystem that never stops growing and creates new lifeforms everyday through website design. Until this point, my background was mostly print design which is a similar environment but it lives by its own different rules. That’s why I’m looking at many of these web lifeforms …

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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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Learning and Growing in April

This past week we had the BEST April Fools’ joke. Our lead graphic designer, Anton Weaver, created a 3D model of a special drone that delivered coffee. It is so realistic that when it was dropped into a photo we set up of me reaching for my drone delivered coffee – I could almost smell it.

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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.

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Goodbye Internet Dark Days. Hello CSS3

CSS3: Game Changer CSS3 has changed the way websites are designed and consumed on phones and desktops. 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 ...

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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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