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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 & Joomla: Why Joomla Ranks No. 1 at Saltmedia

WordPress & Joomla: Why Joomla Ranks No. 1 at Saltmedia
Whether you're planning to hire a website design company to build the first ever site for your business, or you think it's time to revamp your online presence with a slick new website, the Content Management Software system, or CMS, you choose will play a large role in the user experience. The CMS has the very important task of keeping track of all of the content on a website, so it goes without saying that choosing a CMS solution is a pretty important decision. Now, WordPress is a big name in the industry and many of our competitors use this platform exclusively, mostly because it's notorious for being easy to use. At Saltmedia, however, we use both WordPress and Joomla, but actually prefer the latter for a number of pretty key reasons. Let's take a look: WordPress & Joomla at a Glance You can use WordPress and Joomla to build...
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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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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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