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Mar 23, 2016

The Who, How, What and Why of User Personas

 /  Design  /  Development

Websites are multi-dimensional. They’re welcome mats. They’re information centers. A website can serve as the first interaction between a brand and consumer, and it has the capacity to play a large role in determining the future of that important relationship. One effective tool to leverage in personalizing the website experience and maximizing performance is user […]

Oct 7, 2015

Working Fast & Proper with Gulp

 /  Development

One of the things I love most about working at UpTrending is the freedom we are given to explore and implement better practices for processes and skill sets. Better practices make us more productive, so any time an UpTrender can find an area to improve upon, it is greatly encouraged. I recently evaluated our development […]

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 […]

Sep 9, 2015

WordPress vs. The Rest

 /  Development

We build a lot of WordPress sites here at UpTrending, so we often get asked about how it compares to other Content Management Systems. Whether it’s Joomla, Drupal, SquareSpace or even a proprietary CMS, companies want to be sure they get the right platform for their largest digital asset. Why WordPress is the Best Nine […]

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 7, 2015

4 Ways to Cut Development Costs (Plus 3 Ways Not to)

 /  Development

Price matters. Sure, we’d like to think that every development project is focused on building the absolute best, most creative, seamless final product…but that’s not entirely true. Ultimately, budgets are finite, which means projects have limitations. So how do you make sure that your development project still ends up being amazing, when you don’t have […]

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 […]

May 1, 2015

Mobilegeddon 2015 – We will rebuild.

 /  Design  /  Development

Just kidding. We specialize in designing responsive websites here at UpTrending. We weathered the mobile storm.   Surviving a Post-Mobilegeddon World – What you need to know about Mobilegeddon: YOUR WEBSITE NEEDS TO BE MOBILE FRIENDLY, otherwise Google will penalize it. Boom – that’s it. So, is Mobilegeddon really a bad thing? Mobilegeddon is an update to […]

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