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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.

Looking for a Truly Awesome Website Design & Development Team? This is What Sets Saltmedia Apart from Others in Alberta and BC

Looking for a Truly Awesome Website Design & Development Team? This is What Sets Saltmedia Apart from Others in Alberta and BC
People of all ages now turn to the internet first when looking for the products and services they want to buy, which means that a business without a website can no longer expect to be a leading competitor in their industry. So whether you're a small scale contractor in Valleyview, Alberta, or own a large drilling company in Dawson Creek, BC, the time to build an online presence is now. Not knowing what they should be looking for in a design team, many businesses sink large sums of money into sites that lack creativity and aren't user-friendly or up to date with the latest in mobile web design. Really, they end up with sites that add little or no value for their businesses. So, what makes a team of professional web designers unique to the industry? When we started Saltmedia, we did so with the intention of making technology simple...
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Function & Look: Professional Web Design Versus DIY

Function & Look: Professional Web Design Versus DIY
In my last post, I talked about some of the more general pros and cons of professional web design and do-it-yourself, or DIY. This week, I want to take a closer look at how the function and look of a professionally built site differ from one made using free tools like those from Weebly and GoDaddy. What Quality Web Design from a Team of Pros will Provide that the DIY Route Can't Without mastery over the tools and technical skills it requires to design and build a site that not only looks great but also functions well, taking on a web development project yourself isn't likely to provide you with the type of website you imagined or that your business or organization even needs. Appearance As far as appearance goes, professional web design always looks more professional, typically using layouts and images that are creative and of a higher quality....
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WordPress vs Joomla:What Makes them Popular CMS Solutions for Web Development and Which One Saltmedians Love--Just a Little More

WordPress vs Joomla:What Makes them Popular CMS Solutions for Web Development and Which One Saltmedians Love--Just a Little More
WordPress vs Joomla: The debate about which Content Management Software system (CMS), WordPress or Joomla, is best for powering websites isn't new, and I'm sure website designers everywhere will continue to argue the merits of one over the other, for years to come. You see, everyone has a favourite, like Coke or Pepsi, one that they feel is superior and that they recommend to their web development clients, again and again.  While WordPress and Joomla aren't the only CMS options out there, it's my opinion that they're the best options in 2014, and the fact that tens of millions of people around the world have chosen to use WordPress or Joomla for web development leads me to believe I'm not alone in my thinking. What is a Content Management System and Why is it a Critical Component of Any Website Design? People who work in web development sometimes forget that...
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What is CMS anyways?

What is CMS anyways?
Before I start talking about the awesome software Saltmedia uses to power our websites I wanted to give you a bit of knowledge about website software in general. A CMS (Content Management System) is a software application that allows non-programmers to manage and maintain websites with a minimal amount of technical website development knowledge. Traditionally, websites could only be built and maintained by website developers adept at languages such as HTML, Javascript, and PHP. Today there are hundreds of different CMS Software options available. Some web firms build their own proprietary or commercially licensed CMS Software. Others use open source software platforms like WordPress and Joomla. Saltmedia believes in Open Source software. Sometimes this option is overlooked - I’ll save my opinion on closed software for a different blog entry though. In general open source is a software licensing model that allows unrestricted access to use, modify, distribute, and improve...
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300x Faster Page Loads? Yes Please!

300x Faster Page Loads?  Yes Please!
Growing with us has its perks. In December, Saltmedia upgraded our reseller hosting plan to a fully dedicated server environment. Our new hosting includes solid state hard drives for bleeding-edge performance. We've also enabled the CloudFlare content delivery network to squeeze even more speed out of our websites. CloudFlare improves website performance significantly by minimizing the size of website file downloads, and serves website data from datacenter locations physically closest to your audience for impressive speed boosts. This all means up to 300% faster page loads, less downtime, and more robust security. The result is a better experience for your customers and audience - after all, who wants to sit and wait for web pages to load these days? It gets better - all this is available at no extra cost to our website hosting customers! Saltmedia websites perform best on Saltmedia hosting. If you're using third party hosting and...
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