Articles in Category: Web Services

Featured Website Plugin: Formidable Pro Forms

Every website typically needs at least one web form. Usually it’s a general contact form, which is a great way to let your users communicate with website owners in a structured and easy-to-understand format. Web forms allow websites to collect the data that they need to offer quick support, information, or followup by asking specific and relevant questions. We won’t Read More…

Image Optimization: an Intro and Guide

With the rise of image-heavy social media networks like Instagram and Pinterest, the demand for “media-rich” websites is becoming less of a trend and more of a necessity. People expect to see multimedia during their browsing experience, and the days of text-heavy or bland content with no supporting imagery are numbered. On the other hand, the increase in media-rich sites Read More…

Website Security – an Intro and Guide

Whenever a new system, program, resource, or technology is unleashed upon the world, you can make a sure bet that someone bad will do everything they can to exploit it. The most widespread technologies are also inevitably the biggest targets, and there’s fewer Content Management Systems (CMS) with a bigger bullseye on its back than WordPress. At the time this Read More…

Case Study – MSUB Wine & Food Festival

Ultra Graphics is proud to announce a recently completed redesign of the MSU Billings Wine & Food Festival website.  During the design and development stages, we identified and addressed a number of pain points related to the existing design and functionality. Working closely with MSUB Foundation we were able to rebuild a modern and functional website to house all the Read More…

Quick Tip – How to trick your desktop browser into thinking it’s a mobile device

Google recently updated their Search Quality Rating Guidelines, and – no surprise – mobile experience now plays a bigger role than ever in determining search ranking. If you have the time, it’s a good read here. In light of Google’s newest guidelines, did you know that you can spoof mobile devices using Firefox to test your website on many different mobile devices, Read More…

The Power of WordPress

A look at how WordPress leverages a solid foundation and community support to be the most preferred CMS, and how WordPress is the right choice for Ultra Graphics and our customers. WordPress is a CMS (content management system) that was first created in 2003 by a limited few who wanted to streamline the website development process by “enhancing the typography”.  Read More…

The Responsive Web: How making your website mobile and tablet friendly can improve your online marketing

In Feburary 2014, for the first time ever Americans used mobile devices more than PCs to access the internet. Also, 4 out of 5 consumers use their smartphones to shop online.  These statistics show a powerful need for marketers to re-evaluate their online presence.* What is Responsive Web Design? At its core, responsive design is creating websites that are “device Read More…

Indiana Jones and the #1 Ranking in Google

Indiana Jones and the #1 Ranking in Google

SEO Experts From Bozeman Share Tips for Getting Your Business Noticed. We’ve all seen at least one of the Indiana Jones movies where the dashing professor Jones travels the world in search of adventure and some historically important relic. Along his adventures he discovers more about himself, falls in love, and eventually saves history. All of the Indiana Jones movies Read More…

Working With Data – PHP & MySQL in Perfect Harmony

The web has confronted and demolished a vast number of important milestones in its existence, going from a completely static state to a winding labyrinth of information that changes every minute. Sites started becoming dynamic with the help of ASP.NET technology, serving up content based on data housed in a Microsoft server database. But with all inventions comes a bigger Read More…

A Maturing Internet

I’ll always be impressed with the rapid growth we see on a daily basis with the web. We started with incredibly basic websites, operated by an exclusive group of people. Then we observed how unpleasing these basic web pages looked, so we started to integrate graphical elements, like colorful navigation bars, photos, etc. We were getting somewhere, and with time Read More…