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Adaptive design or progressive enhancement?

A lot of business blogs will suggest that you start your web development conversation by deciding whether you need to build either a responsive or an adaptive website. There’s some confusion inherent in asking that question, as responsive and adaptive design aren’t opposites. Responsive means creating a site that works well and looks good on […]

Much ado about mobile

U.S. consumers will make 29 percent of their online purchases (excluding food and travel) via smartphones and tablets in 2014, according to Forrester Research’s report US eCommerce Forecast: 2013 To 2018. That’s a notable jump from last year’s 21 percent. And mobile-generated sales (excluding food and travel) are expected to reach $86 billion this year — […]

Common-Sense Strategy, Part 2: What digital assets do you need to reach your business goals?

In the first post in this Common-Sense Strategy series, we talked about the importance of thinking critically as you consider a new or overhauled digital strategy. Part of that critical thinking process involves evaluating your goals and then looking at the reality of your assets. Consider your business goals first and foremost, then look at […]

The future of travel: Q&A with Will Daugherty

A few years back, UpTop worked on an innovative travel project with Seattle’s Will Daugherty, who was then president of Expedia’s Destination Services & Expedia Local Expert division. Daugherty is now SVP & GM of DoubleDown Interactive, a social and mobile game company. When we touched base with him recently, we asked for his thoughts […]

Mapping a great customer experience

Now that we have GPS to lead us wherever we need to go, many of us wouldn’t think about unfolding and poring over a traditional map to chart out a trip. So it may sounds a little old-fashioned when I tell you that I consider mapping to be a crucial step in creating an effective, […]

New (temporary) digs

With our company growing, UpTop needs more space. So while our new offices are being designed, we’ve moved to a temporary spot in downtown Seattle. We are truly up top these days, enjoying a stellar Seattle view:

App-solutely great news

Our latest update to Diptic, our award-winning photo collaging app, is getting high marks: Update Brings iOS 7 Friendly Design, Dropbox Integration And More   GifMill, our iPhone and iPad app that lets you create animated gifs with your videos or photos, was recently featured as a Staff Pick in Macworld.