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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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The Amazing Power of Delegation

Early in my career as a designer and principal of a visual communications firm, I was a “I’ll do it all myself” kind of manager. I thought that if I handled everything myself, it would get done better, on time, every time. I perceived delegation to others as a sign of failure. As you can imagine, …

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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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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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