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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.

Getting With the Times: Make it Easier for Mobile Users to Find You Online

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Everywhere you look, people of all ages are searching the Internet from their smart phones. Add to that ever-growing trend the number of people who search the web from tablets at home, and it's high time you upgraded to a mobile friendly website. There was a time when businesses could get away with not having a mobile friendly website, but when the majority of people are now looking for the goods and services they want to buy via mobile devices, you can't afford not to provide a website that's user friendly for all devices. You have mere seconds to impress your website visitors and sites that aren't mobile friendly no longer impress. What's more is that it's not just consumers who are demanding websites that can be easily searched from any device, but Google also prioritizes sites that are mobile compatible - and rewards them with better rankings! There's no...
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Why Responsive Web Design is Your Best Option Today & in the Future

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It wasn't that long ago that a mobile-friendly website was almost unheard of because the vast majority of people were still searching the web from their desktop computers. Today, when people of all ages are surfing the Internet for the goods and services they're ready to buy from their mobile devices, a mobile-friendly website is a must for those who want to compete online. Just like people's search habits have changed so, too, has the technology. If you own a business and you want to ramp up your visibility online, reaching people no matter the device they're searching from, the ultimate solution is responsive web design. With one platform to manage all your marketing content on multiple devices, this is the web design that's capable of taking your business to new heights, both today and in the future. If you own a business, one of the key goals for your...
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Should I Hire a Web Designer or Use a Website Builder?

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Ah, yes, the age old question of whether you need to hire a web designer or if using a website builder is just as good. Like anything, there's pros and cons for both, but working with a reputable web design company where website designers can bring your ideas from concept to reality is the best way to derive real value for your business. Let's take a closer look: Web Designer Versus Website Builder While it's pretty obvious that website designers are people who design websites, you may be less sure about what a website builder does. Whereas working with a web design company you rely on the design and coding knowledge and skill of a web designer, you're essentially using a tool and selecting from a series of template designs when using a website builder. Website Builder Pros & Cons The biggest draw for a website builder is the cost,...
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The Low Down on What Small Business Websites Need to Achieve Success Online

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You know your business needs a website, but you have no idea what your website should include. Sound familiar? If you're feeling a little lost as to what the best website design is for achieving your company's online goals, you're not alone. While the Internet offers an incredible opportunity for attracting new leads and sales, determining what your website needs to first be found online, and then what you've got to do to compel site visitors to become your customers, can seem like an impossible hurdle. At Saltmedia, years of experience and loads of super slick, small business websites later and we've got a good grasp of what the best website designs look like for businesses in any industry. For starters, 100% custom is the only way to go; your business is unique and your website should be, too. From there, first impressions are vital. Studies show that consumers are...
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Better Late Than Never - Why You Need a Mobile Friendly Website

Better Late Than Never - Why You Need a Mobile Friendly Website
If you own a business and your website isn't mobile friendly, you're missing out on a huge opportunity. Not only are websites featuring a mobile website design favoured by Google in the search engine rankings, but they also get far better exposure. If you've been on the fence about mobile web development, it's time to choose a side, and in today's fast-paced technological world, mobile compatibility is a pre-requisite for success online. Here's why: Everyone is Surfing the Web from Mobile Devices Yes, that's right, people of all ages everywhere are searching for the goods and services they're ready to buy from their smart phones and tablets. While 10 years ago mobile made up a smaller portion of the search pie, lacking a mobile compatible site is a detriment to your success online today. The thing is, people don't want to have to scroll back and forth a hundred times...
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