Syntax and Style was founded in 2006. It focusses on website building and online platform creation for individuals and small businesses.

Syntax and Style specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), the key to a successful site. Syntax and Style will guide you in learning best practices for maximizing the visibility of your site.

Contact Syntax and Style today. Let’s work together to get your presence on the web humming along and drawing clients who need your services and products.

Here are sample sites and testimonials of work done by Syntax and Style.


It’s quite the journey to start a new business. Mary McAvoy, owner of Syntax and Style, has been so helpful in taking my idea of a coaching business and turning it into a reality. She was a very good partner in working with me to create the content and look of my website and in identifying the messages. 

Mary always went above and beyond to make sure the website was truly reflective of current website practices for the best marketing visibility. She is committed to ensuring that her clients have the opportunity to learn about SEO practices and concepts. She was great in teaching me how to edit my own site within WordPress, so I can choose to do more on my own.   

Especially during our tutoring sessions, Mary always amazes me with all that she knows.

Mary has a lot of problem-solving ability when figuring out graphic and creative solutions to get the just the right look and content that communicates the desired visual impact and message. 

I would certainly recommend Mary McAvoy to anyone taking those steps into being self-employed and creating not only a website but learning about blogging and so many other aspects of marketing and networking on the internet. Janice D. Heller, JaniceHellerCareerCoach.com


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Mary is not only a talented writer and editor, she is proficient in WordPress. In the past few years, I’ve hired Mary for several assignments ranging from editing articles to designing my website (including a blog page) and I have always been impressed with her attention to detail and her eye for quality.  Mary goes above and beyond in meeting her commitments. I know that I can count on her to notice the alignment of every element of a project with the “big picture” in mind at all times. Mary is quick to reply whether I call her or send her an email – which was invaluable when I began posting to my blog! It’s a pleasure to recommend Mary and her business, Syntax and Style.
  Trish Pratt, TrishPratt.com