Last time, I talked a bit about what it is that programmers do when they're holed up in their offices for hours on end, punching away at keyboards. For anyone who doesn't work in this industry, what web development involves - and more importantly, what's possible - can seem a little foreign.
Today, I want to share with you some of the things that make up the ol' Saltmedia IT toolbox, or rather, the types of skills that our web development team has mastered and how they can be put to work creating a highly customized, robust website for any business.
Saltmedia's Skills & What They Mean for You
I could give you a run-down of how a website development team might use any of the above for specific purposes and in different applications, but I'm sure you'd rather I saved the tech talk for water cooler-style discussions with fellow programmers.
All the Other Things that Make a Website Wonderful
But website development isn't just about the programming languages that can be used to create the custom web related software that makes a site truly useful to its owner. There are a wide variety of web applications that can really take a website to the next level in terms of design and performance. Add Photoshop to the mix for high quality graphics and photos, or utilize responsive web design for a site that can be navigated from any and every device. E-commerce capabilities allow businesses to securely sell their goods and services online, while website security, monitoring and backup are the only way to ensure a site's data is never at risk.
The Saltmedia Web Development Difference
In my previous post, I spoke about custom web development versus the use of free or purchased web templates, whereby you literally drop your content and (some) images into pre-set spaces with virtually no technical skill required. Sure, it's cheap. But it also ain't pretty, for a number of reasons I mentioned previously.
One of the things that makes the Saltmedia website development experience a little different is that we use powerful software frameworks, or Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress and Joomla, that allow us to leverage pre-built modules and extensions while utilizing the many skills I mentioned to customize sites so that they perfectly satisfy our clients' requirements. This way, we can offer affordable web solutions that are powerful, flexible and visually attractive.
If you're currently shopping for a web development team, be on the lookout for one with a skill set that's diverse enough to give you what you want and need in a business website. To learn more about what we do at Saltmedia and how we can help you and your business, please give us a call: (780) 539-SALT.
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