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Bluestem Web and Print Design

At Bluestem Web and print Design we strive to be accessible and friendly while designing professional websites and print documents at affordable prices.

We realize people have varying levels of comfort and familiarity with computers and the internet, so we will walk you through the process and do everything required to get you online with a great website.

We try to understand your vision to give you the website you've imagined.

We try to understand your vision to give you the website you've imagined.
"I was so very impressed with how she could take a really rough requirement and develop it into the amazing website it is today. "
  • Why a Website?
  • Services
  • Cost
  • Client Comments
  • About Us

Why have a website?

Increasingly, the internet is the first place people go to for information. If you aren't there, they won't find you.

A website is a cost-effective, efficient and environmentally-friendly way to promote your business or organization. There is a wide audience—anyone with access to the internet can potentially find your business.

Your website can include:

  • products offered, including photos, descriptions, links
  • services offered
  • business hours and contact information
  • prices and rates
  • online sales
  • promotions/special offers
  • events
  • answers to frequently asked questions
  • testimonials
  • credentials/bio
  • a forum to encourage feedback from customers
  • web log or 'blog'
  • links to existing social media like Twitter and Facebook
  • videos

We offer:

  • XHTML and Joomla-based websites
  • Domain name purchase and registration
  • Set up of web hosting for your website
  • Graphic design
  • Website plan and design

 

What does a website cost?

To have a basic website, there is a one-time cost for the creation of the website and two on-going costs, that of the domain name purchase and website hosting.

  • Domain name (the address of your website)
    • $8.00 to $20.00/year
  • Website host (where people go to access your site)
    • $10.00 and up/month

Contact us for an estimate.

Client Comments

2014

left quoteRoberta Anderson of Bluestem Web Design was the trusted go-to person for the development of an important new website for Manitoba’s rural heritage community. Called Heritage Manitoba, this was an extremely complex undertaking, and Roberta ensured its complete success.

Not only did it require the creation of a wealth of content, it also involved major organizational skills, graphic design, and very importantly consultation and co-ordination with a variety of stakeholders, ranging from governments, sophisticated heritage groups and many individuals. The resulting website is a real testament to Roberta’s many skills.

Roberta was a real pleasure to work with – knowledgeable and talented, but also patient and assured as she dealt with many different situations that arose throughout the project. I would heartily recommend Roberta for this kind of work." — David Butterfield, Manager, Historical Assessment Services, Manitoba Registrar, Canadian Register of Historic Places, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Sport and Consumer Protection

2013

left quoteWe had developed an outline of a possible web site and then Roberta was engaged to help complete the site and fill the site with relevant heritage information. Including the management of the site she also completed a security upgrade. The original technology for this web site was developed by using the “Joomla” technology. However it was found that the program first used was old and now out-of-date and required some upgrades. Roberta was able to accomplish this and has changed the appearance and efficiency of the site. The web site is now mobile device-friendly.

We have received many positive comments from people who make extensive use of web site. We have been very pleased with the service and the initiative provided by Roberta and certainly would highly recommend her services to others. We have hired her continuously for various contracts." — Fraser Stewart, St. Clements HeritageCommittee


left quoteRoberta of Blue Stem Design did a great job building my new website.  I was impressed with how she listened to what I wanted and translated that information into a live website.  Roberta “walked” me through the process of understanding how my new site worked. Coming from the space of being intimidated by the internet, she allayed my fears and supported me all the way.

Thanks Roberta, I really enjoyed the experience. I loved the finished product  and would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting a new website." — Sue Upton Ryynanen, Sandhill Pines

2012

left quoteFrom the moment I started working with Roberta I was so very impressed with how she could take a really rough requirement and develop it into the amazing website it is today.

I test software for the company I work for. I have extensive experience in requirements and development.

I had no electronic pieces to give her, so I literally cut and pasted with tape the existing organizations documents.

I had reviewed some dance websites, some of her previous websites and designed what worked for us. She did an amazing job, we have tabs on the side for easy access, there are links on the bottom of the page, the color is easy reading.

Basically anything our parents or students need access to can now be found on this website. She makes it look really easy to maintain. Any changes I send her are completed within a few day turn around.

The website met our needs, we wanted something bright but simple and easy to maintain." — Maureen Goertzen, Selkirk Dance Chair 2010-12

2011

left quoteRoberta did a fantastic job with the website and we had lots of inquiries as a result." — Fran Tobin, Hall Management Chair, Little Britain United Church


left quoteRoberta created a professional and attractive site that has helped our members feel confident to quickly access the information they need.

The majority of our web users are over the age of 60 so it was important to find a web master that could design a site that was easy to navigate!" — Diane Banash, Manitoba-Northwest Ontario P.E.O. Provincial Board

About Us

Bluestem Web Design is run by prairie girl Roberta Anderson near Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada.

Roberta Anderson Roberta Anderson

Roberta has an extensive background in communications, including:

  • Vaious courses in Joomla! CMS website development from lynda.com
  • Certificate with Honours inWeb Site Development from Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    • Includes training in HTML/XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, DHTML, graphic design, E-commerce, digital video for the web, and AJAX.
  • Diploma with Honours inCreative Communications from Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with English Literature major and History and Religion minors from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Portfolio of our websites

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St. Clements Heritage
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Portfolio of print documents and graphics

Picture of Selkirk and Area Heritage Tour
Selkirk and Area Heritage Tour
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