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We are Saltmedia and we are a web design firm based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. We're blogging now to speak to the business community in matters relevant to our work such as SEO and how we help our clients be found online.

The Difference between DIY and Custom Built Websites

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Given the dramatic increase in connectivity around the world, the option for thriving businesses to miss out on having an established online presence is a thing of the past. Be they at home, at work, or out and about, many people would rather obtain their information via the internet rather than coming to visit your business in person, or even using the phone. Having a website is a must to keep up with the ever-busy lifestyle of the average person, and so it’s important to represent yourself in a clean, professional way online in order to appeal to your customer. You might be thinking to yourself “How does one go about creating a website?” Well there are two answers, both quite simple: you can set yourself up on a DIY website creator such as Squarespace, Wix, or Weebly, OR you can have your website custom built by professional web designers...
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Web Design Terminology 101

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Given the vast amount of information that regularly passes through our hands, it’s not unusual for us to gloss over information that we don’t consider to be necessary in our daily lives. As technology advances, more terms come into use and things can get a little confusing for people who don’t work in IT—but never fear! It’s always okay to stop and ask questions. And if you’re the type to do some research before getting involved in something like creating your own website, then look no further. Here, we’ll outline a few basic terms that you can benefit from when delving into the world of web design. Domain Name This one is short and to the point. Your domain name is the name and address of your website: a critical piece to any organization or business. It is used for website addresses and email addresses, and what internet users will...
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Want to Grow Your Business? A Great Website is the Key

Want to Grow Your Business? A Great Website is the Key
If you own a business, your goals for 2016 probably look a lot like the goals you've set every year before; increase the number of people who contact your business looking for more information on the products and services you sell, convert more of those leads into sales, and overall, make more money. Sound familiar? It's pretty obvious that growing a business requires a clear vision, a plan of action for achieving your goals and a whole lot of hard work, but in today's world, one of the fundamental tools for attracting the attention of new customers and convincing them that yours is a brand they can trust is a great website. Whether a business sells baked goods or tires, rents equipment for oilfield companies or provides beauty services, a beautiful and highly functional website that presents the brand in the best way possible is the ticket to growing that...
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Trends in Website Design 2015: Wearable Devices

Trends in Website Design 2015: Wearable Devices
For any website design company that's worth its weight, staying on top of the latest trends in the tech world is a must. When it comes to website design, you need an online presence that's compatible with the most cutting-edge technologies on the market, or else you risk owning a site that's more of a frustration and less of a resource to those who wish to learn about you or your business and consume your content from a variety of devices. One of the latest trends - and, some would say, challenges - in website design is wearable devices, which is the topic of today's post and the first in a three-part series on web design trends for 2015. If you're at all in-tune with the tech world, you've likely seen or read about smartwatches, the latest in a line of super cool technology that keeps people more connected than...
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Are You in Control of Your Business' Email Address(es)?

Are You in Control of Your Business' Email Address(es)?
Today's post is the last in a mini-series about ownership, and specifically the importance of being in control of the various facets of your business' online presence. I've already shared some of the reasons you should be the owner of your domain name and your company website, and today I'm going to be talking about email. Are you in control of your business' email address? Custom Email Addresses are Part of a Professional Web Design To start, let's talk about some of the reasons your business should, in fact, have a custom email address instead of an @yahoo, @hotmail or any of the other free email providers. The first thing people think when they see This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is that you're legit. Custom email addresses give your business credibility and an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is a lot less likely to be sent directly to the trash by the people who receive it....
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