Why not add drone aerial and action photography or videography to your marketing mix?!

Whether shooting promo and marketing videos, outdoor training sessions, or helping real estate agents with aerial photography and virtual tours, this new technology will bring your imagination to life. It may even inspire a few ideas for your company’s next marketing project!

You’ll experience a new level of aerial and action photo and video production with cinematic quality. The Phantom 3 Advanced drone produces stunning photos and videos from a completely different perspective.

Learn more simplyeffectivewebdesign.com/drone-photography-videography/

The sky’s the limit!

Why not stand out from the competition? Get in touch at 403-257-7047 for more details.


We are very excited to have launched our client’s new website and wish them the best of luck in all future endeavors.


Over the past few months we’ve been asked by numerous small companies to come up with a new design concept for their outdated websites. The most recent being Calgary Custom Stainless. While it’s 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. Visit our blog or Facebook page again soon for a look at the completed version of the site.


Whether you’re interested in a brand new site, or if you already have one but are exploring the advantages of a website overhaul with a few key
updates, or even a complete re-design, we can help! Ready to go to work? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch at 403-257-7047.

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

WordPress website owners, I have a sneaking suspicion I know what you’re going to say! Either:

  • you didn’t know you had a Dashboard…what is it anyway?
    (FYI – it’s the back end of your site, the behind-the-scenes part that isn’t visible to the public; the place your WordPress functions such as plugins, themes, spam, comments and the core itself reside)
  • you check it every once in a while, when it crosses your mind, so consequently you never really know if and when updates are available
  • you noticed the updates in your Dashboard, but are never sure if it’s safe to go ahead and update so you don’t bother because you don’t want to risk your site being offline
  • when you’re busy running your business, logging into the back end of your site to check for updates is the last thing on your mind

If any of the above apply to you, you may want to continue reading!

For the record, it’s super important to use the latest version of WordPress and keep your Dashboard updated. When you don’t update your WordPress site you are risking your website 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.

WordPress comes with a built-in update notification system and whenever there is a new update, it highlights the number of available updates when you log into your WordPress Dashboard. I know, I hear you, constant monitoring and staying up to date can be tedious and time consuming.

If you’d rather spend your time running your business and attracting new clients rather than spending your time on site maintenance, we can help!

We’ll update your Dashboard for you on a consistent basis to ensure your website is running on the latest version of WordPress so that you can benefit from all the latest features, fixes and improvements that WordPress has to offer.

For more information give us a shout at 403-257-7047 today.

“The Internet is an open place. Websites are not reserved for large, brand name businesses and enterprises with multi-million dollar budgets. Every business, big or small, old or new, global or local, should have a website. Whether you’re a five person retail shop, an independent consultant, or something in between, getting a website for your business is a no-brainer in 2016.” – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

Without a business presence online, missed opportunities can be enormous.

Yep, the Internet has changed our way of doing business and it’s not going to change back anytime soon!

The fact that 74% of Canadians use the Internet to help them make their purchasing decisions (CIRA) should be reason enough to consider having a website presence for your small business. Not only that,

  1. Your customers are online – the Internet is not only where your existing/potential customers do their research, but how they can find you
  2. You can give your business a competitive advantage – if you’re not online, but your competitors are, they’ll always be found ahead of you
  3. You can protect your brand online simply by registering your domain name
  4. You can build your brand online not only with your website domain name, but by using that domain name to host your business email and/or to point it to your social media platforms, i.e. Facebook, Twitter
  5. Customers believe that having a website makes your business look more credible and trustworthy

For more interesting Internet facts, see https://cira.ca/sites/default/files/public/ecommerce-factbook-march-2016_0.pdf

Ready to get your business online?

From planning, designing and maintaining your site, to managing your account set-up details, we can help. It’s what we love to do so contact us at 403-257-7047 for a free, no obligation consultation to discover how we can put our expertise to work for you!

Here at Simply Effective we always have a number of websites on the go – brand new – re-designs – updates. We would like to share the initial version of a website design we’re doing for one of our current clients, Timber Ridge Property Owners Association.

Timber Ridge is a centrally located community within the beautiful Columbia Valley situated in Windermere, British Columbia. Timber Ridge Phase One development started in 1976, with the completion of Phase Three in the mid 1980’s. This privately owned community consists of approximately 329 properties, all individually owned and cared for, with common areas managed and maintained under the umbrella of the Timber Ridge Property Owners Association.

Timber Ridge is passionate about their website serving as an information resource to its members and to those seeking information regarding Timber Ridge and the local community. Together, Timber Ridge and Simply Effective created a website to match their vision to reflect the nature of their business, as well as provide a means of sharing news and updates with their social community. We are honoured to have been invited to partner up with them to build their website. Thanks Timber Ridge!

Here’s a peek at the design concept:

Whether you’re interested in a brand new site, or if you already have one but are exploring the advantages of a website overhaul with a few key
updates, or even a complete re-design, we can help! Ready to go to work? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch at 403-257-7047.

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