Website Designers in Truro
There are over 20 website designers in Truro, many of which are smaller web design agencies and freelancers, who either work from rented offices in and around the city or from home. There are around 15 larger marketing agencies in the city that offer web services as part of a wider range of marketing support services, such as graphic design, branding and PR, for businesses that need to have a wider field of marketing support.
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Choosing A Local Company
As there are hundreds of website designers in Cornwall and over 20 website designers in Truro, finding the right one can be hard.
It is always good to talk to someone that is local, having that face to face human contact is important, and does provide trust in an ever growing impersonal world. There is also a kind of loyalty that comes with working with a ‘local supplier’, who has a local reputation to maintain, rather than one that is in Essex or Scotland.
A meeting gives the chance to chat through ideas, strategies and cover any objectives; planning and thought are the basis of a successful site (as opposed to just charging in), as a website is your shop window, and the first thing that customers these days will see and judge you on. It also gives a chance to ensure that they are based in Cornwall, and not operating from India with a virtual office, from business premises and not from a bedroom – you never know unless you visit.
Different website designers in Truro will specialise in different kinds of websites; freelancers are often more suited to designing more basic websites or smaller sites; and larger agencies, as they have more facilities and resources at hand, are more suited to larger e-commerce websites for bigger businesses.
Chatting through experience is also something that is very wise; choosing someone that knows your industry well will only add to the website being more targeted and efficient.
In today’s world, comparing prices is something that is important; so many businesses across all walks of commerce offer very similar products at very different prices.
Costs do vary depending on a number of different factors:
- What kind of site is needed; template, e-commerce?
- How many pages are needed on the site?
- Is SEO needed?
- How much design work is needed?
- What platform is going to be used? WordPress, Joomla etc.
- How much the designer charges per hour/month?
There are lots of other factors that may affect the cost, so shopping around and comparing website design prices is necessary in order to avoid over-spending.
Bear in mind that all website designers in Truro are privately owned businesses and are looking to generate profit.
A Few Words about Truro
Truro is a city in the county of Cornwall, in the south west of England, has a population of around 20,000 according to government statistics.
The origin of the name is thought to be from an old Cornish word ‘Tri-Veru’, meaning three rivers.
The records of Truro go back to Norman times (so not that long in general terms) and the Castle dates from the 12th century, built by Richard de Luci of Normandy.
As the 14th century came along, the local economy was doing very well, due to its protected location free from invaders, but also a booming fishing industry. The Black Death however caused a lot of the local population to leave the city resulting in mass neglect.
During the Tudor period (around 1589) the economy improved, and Elizabeth I gave the city a charter and control over nearby Falmouth.
During the Civil War years, it sided with the Royalist forces and a mint was set up to help the cause. It raised a large consignment of troops for the King. The mint was later moved to Exeter.
During the 18th & 19th centuries the Industrial Revolution saw the growth of canals and railways and the start of the mining of tin and coal. As these industries declined in the 20th century, agriculture and tourism have replaced them in the economy of the area.