Choosing the Best Saskatoon Web Design Company

When you start a new business, whether big or small, the first thing to do is have your website ready as internet is a major marketing tool in the present times. This is the time when you require the services of a competent Saskatoon web design company, which can introduce your business and products in an attractive manner, to establish you for a long run. This means that you have to be very careful about choosing the right company to give you a good launchpad in the business world.

Here are some useful tips for choosing the best web design company for your business:

1. Value for Money
Web design services come for a price, sometimes an exorbitant one, but what you really need to look for is that you should get a true value for money proposition. Basically, the price for the web design for your website is dependent upon factors like site features, amount of content and design package. You need to check out whether the price will be a package for entire project or a recurring monthly fee and whether factors like content pricing, domain registration, etc are included in it. All these factors need to be considered while selecting a web design company and do not forget to make a comparison between a few companies to get yourself good services at a competitive rate.

2. Quality of Service
Like any other service, web design too should excel in quality as well as customer satisfaction. The company should be in regular contact with the clients during the process of site designing so that the client can check out if he is getting what he wants. You can check out the references of the company from former clients and learn about their reputation regarding client support and service quality.

3. Credibility of the Company
The web design company you intend to hire for your business should be credible as web designing is an expensive affair and you need someone who sticks around till you are 100% satisfied with the service. A 24/7 availability is a bonus and be sure to have a contract with them.

4. Experience
The next thing top look for while choosing a web design company for your business is their experience, whether they have practical experience and working knowledge in your line of business or not. This is the basic pre requisite for developing an effective website for your business. Design experience varies from firm to firm as requirements of every business are unique.

5. Extra Services
Besides the regular web design part, there are some companies, which offer some extra services, including web hosting, SEO service and domain registration. A company which offers these extras can give great benefits in the long run to your business and you would not have to hire someone else for this job.

6. Time Taken for the Service
Another thing you need to check out is the time quoted by the company to complete the web design job, which should be ideally done within 60 days, start to finish. Make sure to clarify everything before you enter into a contract.
A bit of smartness while choosing the best Saskatoon web design company for your business can earn huge revenues for your business in the long run.


Why You Should Choose Web Development Services?


The entrepreneurs who want to gain global recognition for their brand can most preferably choose web development services offered by web development company. Under the domain of development services various other services are also covered perfectly which generally includes strategic development services, legacy development, web design and development services, internet and intranet services, portal solutions, community site development as well as personalized web development services.

Range of services offered by web development outsourcing companies:-

Cake PHP Web Development Services
ASP.NET Development
Web Development
Content Management System
Development of Web Applications

Many companies all over the world have been observed using these services which in a broad sense not only saves their time but also the high costs linked to it. While developing a web application, the developers do take into consideration the client’s requirement, server side scripting, network security configuration and web server setting as well. To make the web site look more interactive, the developers try to work on the client perspective. They work in close liaison with the clients which helps them to understand their target area, aims, business model and aspirations. This exchange of feed backs from both web developer as well as the client side helps to design applications accordingly.

Connecting the web development services with the above thought, it is in fact always recommended that the off shore clients should purchase services in the form of a complete package. Purchasing the service package will help the customers to escape themselves from the hassles of recruiting the resources every time. There are many outsourcing companies in India which offer qualitative services ranging from simplistic static page design to most complex internet applications. Hence, while choosing any company, the clients should keep their selection criteria high and make sure that they are commended with the best service provider. In fact while outsourcing different services they should give more priority to quality rather than the quantity.

For this very own purpose of selecting the right company, they can also follow the below mentioned steps:

Firstly, while choosing any company, the business owners need to perform an in depth research of all the IT companies which could provide them a complete package.

Secondly, after selecting the best company, make sure that an experienced web designer has been recruited for the completion of the project.

Thirdly, engage your self in healthy discussions like asking them about the deadlines; company’s previous projects; number of members working in the team; over all costing and other issues alike.

Fourthly, the clients should make sure that services offered by the companies utilizes the latest software platforms.

If the clients will select companies according to the above mentioned action plan, they will definitely get an opportunity to work with the best outsourcing company. The offshore clients will not face any problem while working with the company in India. It is so because the developers here work in the professionalized manner and they are well updated with the novel trends of the global market. The services offered by the outsourcing companies are of high quality, result oriented and timely. They develop web sites in such a proactive style that it commence getting traffic and search engine listing within the shortest span of time.

Amy Patrix is an industry expert in web development outsourcing and social media marketing. His unique combination of market knowledge and expertise in different technologies makes him one of the best sources of information. Currently Amy is a consultant with Xicom Technologies, the most sought destination of Web Development Services and mobile development requirements for offshore clients.

Using WordPress For SEO

Most webmasters have become stuck in using one particular type of content management system, whether they think it’s for SEO benefits, ease of use, or just because they’re familiar with the system. For me, this is WordPress; and in this article we’ll be discussing just how powerful WordPress can be as a content management system, especially for SEO purposes.

Choosing Hosted Vs. Downloadable? The WordPress software comes in two primary formats: a free online version that is hosted at, and a free downloadable (open source) version that can be installed on your own site. The online version is quicker and easier, while the downloadable version offers more freedom. The main benefit of using the downloadable type is that you can use it with your own domain name, plus no one can shut your site down if they choose (which can do at any time). And further, it’s much easier to rank in the search engines when you have your own domain as opposed to a free domain at WordPress (or blogger, or typepad).

Themes and Plugins for SEO – Now, once we’ve installed WordPress on our domain name, there are several features that make it a great choice for SEO. First, there is a theme database that makes it extremely easy to click on any theme and install it instantly. Many of these are specifically designed to look like a “content site” as opposed to a blog; disguising WordPress as a more typical content management system. Additionally, many of the themes will create very simple and clean code – making your site SEO friendly and easy for the search engines to crawl. Next, in the plugins menu, there is something called All In One SEO Pack that is truly impressive. It allows the user to easily manage every element of on-page seo right from within the admin area. Users can add custom titles, descriptions, other meta tags, adjust the url structure and more. This plugin turns WordPress into a SEO Powerhouse

Any Downsides to WordPress? The investment. WordPress doesn’t cost a dime, yet the major downside of this software is that, right after installing, it does take a bit of knowledge to customize and setup, but once that investment has been made, it’s my favorite content management system, especially for SEO. For a completely free, open source piece of software, WordPress is really powerful. With the themes and plugins available, and it’s ease of use to maximize SEO benefits; it’s always my first choice when making a new website.

5 Reasons to Select a Premium Theme

Those of you who have spent any length of time browsing the WordPress Free Themes Directory will know that there are a huge number of free WordPress themes available for you to install on your site. At the time of writing, there are an astonishing 1,482 themes, and the directory grows by another 20-30 every single month.

With so many free themes available, you may be wondering why on earth you would ever pay for a premium theme. That is a reasonable question to ask, but there are in fact a multitude of reasons as to why you should choose a premium theme for your WordPress site.

But before we get onto that, let’s first answer the obvious question.

What Is A “Premium” WordPress Theme?

By its most simple definition, a premium WordPress theme costs money. If it isn’t free, it is premium. There are no fixed standards or certification that designates a theme as being premium. Anyone can build a WordPress theme, brand it as premium, and offer it for sale.

But typically speaking, a premium theme will have been built by professional web designers, with the specific aim of catering to a market who is willing to pay more for a better product.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at five reasons why you should choose a premium theme.

1. Quality

If you choose a reputable premium theme shop (which of course you should), you can expect a product that is of superior quality to free themes. But what does that mean in practical terms?

You can expect something more unique. If you want your blog to stand out from the crowd, a free theme will typically not cut the mustard. Why? Because a huge number of other blogs will already be using that same theme. Take Twenty Eleven as an example – a clean and attractive design (that also happens to be used by 1,001 other blogs).

Unique WordPress Premium Themes

You can expect compliance and responsive design. Web standards are always changing, as are the capabilities of the browsers we use. Premium themes are far more likely to be designed with current web standards in mind.

You can expect responsive design. In this day and age, people are accessing your site using a variety of different devices, and it is therefore important to ensure that it remains functional across multiple platforms. You can purchase premium themes that are designed specifically with responsive design in mind.

Purchasing a premium theme from a reputable source guarantees a product of quality. The same cannot be said of many free themes.

2. Functionality

For those of us who are not technologically savvy, trying to make even minor amendments to free WordPress themes can be an absolute nightmare. An intermediate knowledge of PHP, CSS and HTML is usually required.

WordPress Programmer

That is typically not the case with premium themes, which are designed with functionality in mind. Some of the best premium theme shops package their products with intuitive user interfaces, that allow you to make changes in design and formatting to your site at the click of a button.

3. Security

It can seem almost too good to be true that there are so many free themes available. And to a large extent, it is. A huge proportion of available free themes are in fact packaged with malicious code. For a full expose of the risks of installing free themes on your site, check out this brilliant article over at WPMU.

You can largely avoid security issues by downloading themes from the WordPress Free Themes Directory. Unfortunately, searching through the free options available there often presents you with a fresh problem…

4. Updates

Premium themes are typically updated on a regular basis to keep up with new versions of WordPress. The same cannot be said of free themes.

Let’s say you install a free theme on your site, and spend a lot of time tweaking it to your liking. Then a new version of WordPress comes out, which the theme is incompatible with. You have two options:

  1. Don’t upgrade WordPress. This can leave your site exposed to security breaches, and you will of course miss out on any new features.
  2. Start again with a brand new theme. This of course will take a great deal of time.

WordPress Premium Themes

Neither option is a good one. You only have to take a quick look around the WordPress Free Themes Directory to discover that many of the themes are out of date. And many of the newer themes will soon be out of date, given the passing of time.

Premium theme designers must keep all of their themes up to date – not doing so would result in irreparable damage to their reputation. When you purchase a premium theme, you can be confident that it will stand the test of time.

5. Support

When it comes to setting up and customizing themes, you have two options:

  1. Use a free theme – search for help, ask on forums, hope someone will be kind enough to assist you.
  2. Buy a premium theme and rely upon timely support from knowledgeable theme designers.

No free theme designer has an obligation to help you if you have problems with the implementation or customization of a theme. On the flip side, all premium theme designers offer some sort of support system. And the top theme shops (such asWooThemes) offer stellar support that are practically alone worth the cost of the themes.

The argument for support largely comes down to how much value you place on your time. If you are having problems with a free theme, you may be able to find the solution by trawling the web and asking on forums, but it will take time. But problems with premium themes are typically solved very quickly and easily.

Are You Free, Or Premium?

As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. But what about you? Do you use free themes, or are you happy to shell out a few bucks to get all of the extra benefits covered above? Let us know in the comments section!