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Bicycle Association Selects WordPress to Manage Content

bicycle association website

Visual Design by: Gravity Communications
E-Commerce and Members-Only Features by: IvyCat
Mobile Responsive WordPress Development by: Scott Marlow

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, BPSA – the U.S. bicycle industry trade association – launched a new mobile responsive website.

Bicycle industry manufacturers can now join the association and order products online. An RSS feed allows members to stay updated on the latest industry news. Exclusive members-only features will be rolled out over time.

And, of course, the Content Management System is WordPress – an appropriate open source CMS solution for any nonprofit organization.

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Sit down. Plug in. Change the world.

Bike Works retail website

Seattle GiveCamp Project: Static HTML to WordPress CMS website conversion
Team: Scott Marlow, Andrea Salkey, Stephanie Datu, Don Lawson, and Naomi Musgrave

GiveCamp was an amazing opportunity for Bike Works to get a new website. In 72 hours over an October weekend on the Microsoft Campus, GiveCamp volunteers cranked out code and design – and we walked away on Sunday with a new website. We are thrilled with the functionality, usability, look and feel of our new site www.bikeworks.org.

Thanks to Scott Marlow and all the volunteers for helping us to better communicate our mission to the public. Scott has been a wealth of knowledge and has continued to help us during the launch phase of our website post GiveCamp. Thanks to all the volunteers for the great wisdom, work and support of Bike Works!
Deb Salls
Executive Director

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Great Design + Responsive Development = Successful Websites

screenshot Moore Ink

Copywriting & Photography: Moore Ink.
Graphic Design: David Owen Hastings
WordPress Responsive Web Development: Scott Marlow

A 3-column, mobile-responsive WordPress website, complete with responsive professional photo galleries. Continue reading

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Building WordPress Websites.

screenshot Imagine Housing

Copywriting: Moore Ink
Graphic Design
: David Owen Hastings
WordPress Website Development: Scott Marlow

Sometimes building websites can also build community. Like building a home, developing a website requires a plan and the right tools. For Imagine Housing’s new website, the right tool was WordPress. Why? Because WordPress is built within the open source community. Continue reading

Clear Your Expectations. Rediscover WordPress.


Graphic Design: Kelly Davis, Farm Girl Works
Copywriting: Christa Gardner
Mobile Responsive WordPress Development: Scott Marlow

A new mobile responsive WordPress website for Uncharted Waters Float Center in Tacoma.

Total Page Size: 280 Kb (faster than 87% of tested websites)

Many thanks to you, Kelly, and Christa on an amazing job!
Jonathan Murray, owner

WordPress to the Rescue

K9 Search and Rescue Team website
Graphic Design by David Owen Hastings
WordPress Site Development by Scott Marlow

A mobile responsive site redesign for Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue K9 Team.

This volunteer-led nonprofit previously relied on an outdated version of a DotNetNuke CMS with a non-mobile friendly layout.

Our new WordPress site is not only mobile friendly, but includes a dynamic news section for updates and alerts, as well as new members only content that volunteers can manage and maintain themselves.

Performance has been improved by reducing page size 92%, from 4.7 Mb to a respectable 371 Kb – resulting in a page load speed under 3 seconds.

Just Another Game Night

Jenifer McIntyre playing Power Grid

Princess Buttercup gives Power Grid a thumbs up!

Workwise, I try to burn the proverbial midnight oil during Seattle’s gray, rainy season. Leaving my sunny summers for as many outdoor adventures as possible.

But once the clouds come in, all work and no play isn’t a healthy way to live either. So we enjoy regular game nights.

Tonight we played a new German-style board game: Power Grid. Players own and operate power plants to supply electricity to cities. And there’s a sustainability element that pits clean wind and hydro power against traditional, affordable dirty coal. So the game appeals to our resilient natures.

Indie WordPress Website

Performance Optimization and WordPress Mobile Responsive Development by: Scott Marlow

West Seattle indie musician, Trevor Ras, needed a site refresh.

His old, fixed-width site layout was not keeping up with the times. Audiences prefer mobile responsive sites that are easy to access on the road – whether at local pubs, clubs, or this favorite hangout above: McMeanamins Edgefield in Troutdale, OR.

Trevor’s new WordPress site responds to mobile devices of all types. And performance was improved by reducing page load size 52%. Take a look, and listen…