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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.

Signs of a High-Quality Graphic Designer

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When looking to expand your presence in the online world, hiring a great Graphic Designer is a must. But what makes a Graphic Designer great, and how do we know that they’re an expert? Here, we’ll outline a few things that you need to know to sift through and find that gem you’re looking for. Education. You might think that a certificate is just a piece of paper, but that piece of paper shows that they are dedicated and took the time to learn about it from a professional standpoint. Experience. The more that an artist practices, the better they become. Think of the artist’s brain as a muscle that grows with more exercise! Portfolio. With experience comes a portfolio. A Graphic Designer’s portfolio not only shows you the volume of their work, but also the quality. By looking at their past work, you can see just what they have...
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$1500 professional websites built in a week? Yes Please!

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Saltmedia is proud to present our latest feature in the world of creating success online: Essential websites, internally we like to call these “Just a Pinch” because we are salty like that. Our first ever packaged based website for startup businesses that want a professional foundation to grow upon. For 10 years we’ve taken pride in delivering clean and polished custom websites to all our clients. Recently, however, we began looking at a project that would not only be clean and polished, but also quick and easy. Something a little simpler, so you have the choice to have your brand on display in a shorter period than with our custom websites, while still maintaining a professional appearance. This is where Essential Websites come in. These websites are powered by WordPress, so you can learn to update your new website yourself, if you want. Don’t worry, we are always just a...
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Website design Google wants to see in 2020

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It is all about high quality, relevant information sprinkled with an excellent user experience, built on a solid foundation. A Google friendly website requires careful planning. It requires professional grade relevant content writing, and web developer expertise to ensure the website is built properly from ground up. Building an easily accessible website for thousands of different devices is no small task! If your looking for professional quality, you have come to the right place! The single most important thing you can do for your website , according to Google today on Feb 27, 2020, is to have high quality content on your website– especially on your home page. Give visitors the information they are looking for. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of getting a website to the first page of Google for keywords people search for. There are two branches of SEO. On Page (your website) and off...
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Saltmedia Honored As Local Sponsor

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I love attending events at the Friendship Centre. We donated a website to this deserving not-for-profit in 2018 and we certainly didn’t expect anything in return. We were excited to receive an invitation and attend the Friendship Centre Volunteer Appreciation Banquet. I asked if our 2-year-old daughter could attend with us, and they said absolutely! That meant the world to me since being a new mom, a partner in two local tech businesses, and president of a large local not-for-profit keeps me busy. We were honored with a lovely presentation from a Friendship Centre board member, as well as this beautiful gift (pictured). The friendship center honored 7 sponsors altogether in alignment with the 7 sacred teachings. Our honor was for Truth represented by The Turtle. Being a Metis woman, this hit home for me. I want to give a special thanks to our talented designer and project manager Chris....
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Do I need an App or a Mobile Website?

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The advancements in mobile phone software have led to a lot of new challenges for businesses. And with those challenges, new opportunities have arisen too. There are so many avenues to explore, many new markets being accessible, and a great new number of customers to gain access to. These avenues, markets, and customers were previously inaccessible, or very expensive to access. But all of that has changed now. You can access these markets and customers through mobile apps and websites. The question arises when we have to decide between any one of them. An app can be pretty expensive to have designed. A moderate quality app can cost approximately $30,000 to have custom designed to your exact specifications. Another problem that can arise with apps is that they have to be made for multiple platforms or operating systems. You have to make sure that you have both an Android version...
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