There are plenty of fun things to do with your family and friends this long weekend in Calgary.

Many families visit Heritage Park and take a trip back through time, while others take in the festivities at Prince’s Island Park or at the Inglewood Sunfest.

Enjoy all the fabulous Music Fests, Shakespeare by the Bow or even a visit to our local museums. Fort Calgary, won’t disappoint. It celebrates Alberta’s Heritage Day with interpretive tours, movies, crafts, face paintings, a treasure hunt and genealogy presentations. Something for everyone!

For more information see August Long Weekend Activity Guide





Earlier this month we announced that we were working on a website re-design for our client, Adobe Inn!  We’ve been hard at it for the past few weeks and the website’s now launched and live! Our client is super pleased with the outcome, thinks it’s a great looking and functional site, and is really proud of it. That makes it all worth it ; )

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It’s never too late to get your business presence online. We offer trendy, functional websites at affordable prices without sacrificing quality.

Get in touch at 403-257-7047. We look forward to working with you!


Over the summer months we’ve been busing working on website re-designs for numerous clients. This most recent face-lift involves revamping our client, US Flood Control’s, website to reflect the new direction they’re taking their business. They wanted to replace their outdated site with an updated visual presence in WordPress, and with the ability to manage their own website content as time and inclination permits.

It never hurts to freshen up a site that’s been around for awhile! The key is to ensure that the core message being communicated, especially if successful, remains in tact. Together, along with our client, we have created a website that speaks specifically to their target audience…a bold, new, fresh look…one that stands out from the rest.

Here’s a peek at the design concept! Please the live site at to view the finished product.


Here at Simply Effective we’re excited to announce that we’ve launched our client’s new website and we wish the team at Quality Mortgage Centre the best of luck in all future endeavors. Visit live site at


Websites can age with time as trends come and go. We’re busy this summer creating new design concepts for small businesses simply because it is time to refresh their outdated websites. While currently a work in progress, here’s a peek at the Home page of the old site and the Home page of the re-design for the Adobe Inn in Martensville, Saskatchewan. Visit our blog or Facebook page again soon for a look at the completed version of the site.

If you have an idea or concept to freshen up your website, get in touch. We can help you!



In honour of Canada 150, festivities will be taking place all over Calgary to get you into the celebratory spirit!

Lots of fun, food and fanfare for kids of all ages! From the Music Mile in the Inglewood, East Village, and Victoria Park neighbourhoods, to Princess Island, local parks and museums, Fort Calgary, the Science Centre, the Calgary Zoo, and so much more…

Come on out and join in on the fun ; ) For more details visit:

WordPress Version 4.8 is available for download or update in your WordPress Dashboard

Your WordPress “Dashboard” is the back end of your site, the behind-the-scenes part that isn’t visible to the public; the place your WordPress functions and the core itself reside.

The Dashboard (wp-admin) is the first screen you see when you log into the “administration area” of your website. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url. (i.e.,

The WordPress software is constantly being improved and should be upgraded to the latest version as often as possible.

When you don’t update your website you are risking its security and missing out on all the most recent improvements the open source developers have added. With each new WordPress release, new features are added, performance is improved, bugs are fixed, and existing features are enhanced to stay up to date with industry standards.

So you can see that monitoring and updating your WordPress website is very important! It keeps it clean and unencumbered, keeps it secure, helps ensure compatibility with plug-ins and you get to use the latest features!

Give us a call to find out more about our monthly package.

Twitter connects you and your business to the world. It gives everyone the ability to share information and ideas with text, photos or video in the snap of a finger! You can comment on a Tweet and join a relevant conversation. Having a presence on Twitter (or any social media platform for that matter!) can help improve your company’s visibility on the web.

Wanna learn how or develop a deeper understanding of how Twitter works? Visit Twitter Flight School at:

During the spring months we’ve been busy creating new design concepts for small businesses of all varieties. While currently a work in progress, here’s a peek at the Home page of the The Calgary Shrine Centre ( Al-Azhar) website. Our client requests included site features to promote rentals of the Shrine Centre facilities for Weddings, Parties and Conferences, including Bookings, Rental Menus, Rental Pricing and a Photo Gallery.

Visit our blog or Facebook page again soon for a look at the completed version of the site.

If you have an idea or concept for a new site or to freshen up your old one, get in touch at 403-257-7047. We’d love to help you bring your ideas to fruition!