We are often asked, “What makes a website that Trevellyan.biz builds better than one I’d get by using something like Squarespace or Wix.” Similarly, “What’s the difference between a site that you build and a site that I might get from another local developer who charges half the price?” The answer: technical knowledge, experience, professionalism and a commitment to making your company stand out.
Before we started this business in 2003, we had both achieved high level management positions at successful companies. Nearly 20 years working for others taught us the importance of good communication, follow through, and responsibility.
Few small web development companies have our depth of expertise. We understand how the internet works and what is required to build a good website. We know which factors search engines use to rank websites, and which elements make a website compelling and relatable to the target audience.
Robert was a computer games programmer and manager. Hence, he understands the commitment inherent in a deadline. He also knows how to write high quality, high performance code. Equally important, he understands the effort that is required to stay up-to-date with technology.
Because of Robert’s interest in and attention to technological advances, our company was one of the first in the area to begin using responsive design and HTTPS. We were also one of the first to address website accessibility issues. Anticipating changes before they hit means we have time to think about the implications and plan accordingly.
Suzanne was in-house advertising manager for a high end retail business. She understands what it means to be on the other side of the table, buying web products and services, and working with and counting on partners to follow through on promises.
Her background in marketing and design means the sites Trevellyan.biz builds are clean and intuitive. Each site truly reflects the character of the business it represents. Her strong web copywriting skills and understanding of the value of proper site structure mean their sites get found in search.
Building and maintaining websites is what we do all day, every day. That means we give each development project our full attention, and are available to answer customers’ questions and offer guidance. Part-time developers or others who build websites with little understanding of site structure, keywords, on-site and off-site optimization, and software quality and performance will provide an inferior and less effective website.
There are well over a billion websites on the internet. With this in mind, our goal is for yours stand out. We create a unique online presence for our clients to put them ahead of their competition. We build websites that communicate a clear message and are search engine friendly.
There are many website platforms to choose from: Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Joomla, Wix, Shopify, Weebly, Squarespace and too many others to list here. Certainly, each has its pros and cons. We choose WordPress because of its content management and SEO capabilities, as well as the fact that it is open source and is the most popular website-building platform in the world.
Content management system
A content management system (CMS) is the technology used to manage digital content. Once we build a WordPress website, anyone with strong computer skills can add, edit and delete content. In other words, you don’t need to be a technical wiz or know computer coding to be able to update a website we build.
WordPress features give us the tools we need to achieve good search results. For example, we have the ability to generate search-friendly URLs and XML site maps. A variety of plugins help us get the most from on-page SEO. In addition, social media integration and mobile optimization are available.
WordPress is an open-source platform, so there are no fees to use it and you don’t pay for updates. Additionally, the code is open to modification, which makes it exceptionally flexible.
Developers all over the world are constantly creating new WordPress plugins. This means that whatever functionality you need, it is likely that someone has already built a plugin to address it. However, not all plugins are equal and using the wrong one can crash your site, slow it down, or open it up to security risks. Our experience and expertise means we know how to evaluate a plugin’s quality. We can also determine which one has the features you need.
Finally, the WordPress support community is active and huge. Most questions or issues we encounter have already been asked and answered by someone else.
As WordPress is so popular, work on it never stops and changes are frequent. This makes for a system that is constantly evolving and improving. Equally important, because WordPress is so popular, in the event that your current developer doesn’t work out, it is easy to find another. Finally, there are online classes and tutorials about every aspect of the WordPress platform.
After launch, every website needs ongoing support and maintenance. We hear horror stories of developers who drop the site and run. We prefer to work as a partner with our clients. As your business changes and grows, we’ll work with you to ensure that the content on the website stays relevant. At the same time, we offer services to keep the WordPress software updated and to make sure everything is backed up on a regular schedule.
When we know that a client wants to update their own website, we take special care to make this as easy as possible for them. Finally, if a change is too significant for the client to make on their own, or if they are simply to busy to make a change, we are always happy to step in.
Reputation and recognition
We believe that the best way to grow a business is to build a strong track record of satisfied clients. With each website proposal, we include a list of customers who are happy to share with you their experience of working with us. Furthermore, we have a testimonial page on our website and a gallery of active websites. Finally, we earned the “Best Web Designer in Columbia County” two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Why choose Trevellyan.biz to build your website
In summary, tools today make it possible for just about anyone to build a website. However, there is more to creating a good website than slapping a few elements on a page. Namely, a good website creates an experience with the end user in mind. Our technical knowledge, experience, professionalism and commitment ensure that our sites have solid structure, quality content, an appropriate design, and the latest SEO techniques.
If you have additional questions about website types, visit our website development services page, call (518) 392-0846 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can tell us about your project by completing our online form.