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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.

Awesome Developments in the World of Joomla! and What They Mean for You

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As Joomla! professionals in Alberta, Canada, there are many reasons we love this Content Management System, or CMS. In previous posts, we've talked about how Joomla! is a great choice for a professional web design because it's robust, secure and flexible, but one of the things that sets this CMS apart, in our minds, is that they're continuously working to improve the platform for users like you. For anyone who chooses to work with our website designers to create a custom Joomla! site, this is just added reassurance that your website investment is going to be worth every cent. Here are some recent developments in the world of Joomla! that only add to the awesomeness of this CMS: Joomla! Voted Number 1 for Best Free CMS - Again! Back in November, Joomla! was voted number one in the best free CMS category for the CMS Critic Awards 2016. This isn't...
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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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Take full control of your online media

Take full control of your online media
I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and best success for 2013! Last blog I talked about what sets Saltmedia apart from some other web companies. Specializing in the same award winning web software that big names like Harvard university, McDonalds and E-Bay use is one of the reasons. But the Biggest reason is Saltmedia highly values online freedom. You own your website and you domain name 100% No paying clients have left us, but if they did they can transfer their website and domain name to a new hosting provider and the website would obtain 100% of its functionality. Yes, amazing… I know. Make sure to ask the right questions when interviewing web firms. Why “rent or lease a website when you can own it. Take full control of your online media with Saltmedia.
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Harvard University uses Joomla, and so does Saltmedia

Harvard University uses Joomla, and so does Saltmedia
We use only the best open source Content Management Systems (CMS) like Joomla! .  A CMS is a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as maintenance. Who else is using award winning Joomla for their websites? Harvard University  MTV McDonlalds E-bay:   Internal analytics platform Citibank:   Intranet (internal use) These leaders are choosing the power of Joomla to build their websites, why wouldn’t you? Don’t get stuck with a web firm that you can’t transfer away from, unless you want to permanently stay with that provider or purchase a new website.  Take full control over your online media with Saltmedia.  
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