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Nov 13, 2015

8 Ways You Know it’s Time to Update Your Website

 /  Design

“We Never Go Out of Style” – said no website ever. (Yes, that was a Taylor Swift pun.) Technology is changing every day. After you buy a new device, whether that is a phone, computer, or even a watch, a newer one is coming out a month later. And as far as the digital devices […]

Nov 5, 2015

Why “The Fold” in Web Design No Longer Matters

 /  Design

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: when designing your website, you should put as much content as you can at the top of the homepage, because it’s the only space that your users will actually pay attention to! But no matter how many so-called “marketing experts” perpetuate the myth of […]

Oct 28, 2015

The Importance of White Space on the Web

 /  Design

The way we create, view, and understand content changes everyday, which keeps web designers on their toes. As new trends emerge, technology enables new ideas, fonts become more accessible, and filters change the way we look at an image, I like to keep close a fundamental design element that I learned early on that is […]

Oct 12, 2015

Design Drives Business

 /  Design  /  Marketing

We have long known that a strong website design supports your brand. But can you define and prove that there is a real-life, business case for good web design as it impacts business success? Absolutely. Investing in a well-designed website is no longer just about branding – it’s about survival. Winning in the marketplace is […]

Sep 24, 2015

Managing A Creative Team

 /  Culture  /  Design  /  Development

Managing a creative team always has unique challenges.  Managing a creative team while managing a web design project creates an entirely different set of challenges. Whether you’re a project manager at an agency, an agency client, or working with an in-house team of creatives, you need to know the common challenges of managing a creative […]

Aug 12, 2015

Why a Responsive Website is Worth the Investment

 /  Design  /  Development

It’s ludicrous to think about creating a website in 2015 that isn’t responsive, and yet somehow, the conversation keeps coming up.  Typically, it’s about the money. Is it really worth the extra time to develop those scaled-down experiences? Maybe you need to hear this. Maybe your boss does. Maybe your CFO isn’t familiar with this […]

Jul 22, 2015

The Web Designer’s Guide to Plaid

 /  Culture  /  Design

If you look in my closet, you’ll see a common “thread” – plaid. My collection has been growing for years now, and it’s not surprising why I’m drawn to this style. When you break it down, many of the features that make up plaid, I use in web design every day: color, pattern, and cultural […]

Jul 14, 2015

Featured UpTrender – Janel Sheehan

 /  Culture  /  Design

This post is part of a series highlighting the talented team of UpTrending. We believe in hiring the best and brightest in all areas of expertise, and it shows in the wide range of personalities and skills we have on our team. But our team members are more than just talented professionals – and you […]

Jun 22, 2015

Web Trends You Need to Know Before You Redesign

 /  Design  /  Development

With the world of website design changing so quickly, how on earth are we supposed to keep up with “what’s hot and what’s not?” It feels like every guideline we come up with gets broken and every web trend that comes along is just a fleeting fad. The reality is, the rules of website design change so quickly […]

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