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Experience the Speed of WordPress

screenshot EFESTE winery website
Graphic Design: Joan van den Berg
Mobile Responsive Web Development: Scott Marlow

This web redesign project for EFESTĒ winery involved migrating site content from a static, fixed width WordPress site and a separate mobile responsive blog into a single, cohesive mobile responsive Theme.

The new site features font icons for improved page load speed; an improved, branded event calendar; and online forms for tour and charitable donation requests.

Thanks for a successful launch!
Nancy Croisier, CSW, Marketing Manager

The new website homepage loads in the top 15% tier of tested sites, with a 658 Kb page size – above Google’s recommended 300 Kb maximum, but well below the 2015 industry average of ~1.95 Mb. This means the site works better for mobile visitors, and has an improved chance of conversions.

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Fostering Content Management for Clients Through Open Source Solutions

Ladies Musical Club website

Graphic Design: David Owen Hastings
WordPress Web Development: Scott Marlow

To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Ladies Musical Club of Seattle worked with us to redesign their static ‘fixed width’ website into a mobile responsive Content Management System (powered by WordPress – the most popular open source CMS in the world).

The new site features rich, custom photography and videography; and a public concert event calendar. Volunteers can now add and edit content, including events.

So exciting! A huge thanks to you and David for the beautiful layout, design, your knowledge and patience while guiding us through! … There is more work ahead, more to learn, but let’s take a big breath and delight in this huge milestone!  Wow, just wow!
Claudia McCormick-Kester, Vice President of Communications

The new site also loads among the top 10% of tested sites.

More site features are planned for the future.

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Localized Community Websites

Community Health clinic website screenshot
Graphic Design: David Owen Hastings
WordPress Web Development: Scott Marlow

International Community Health Services is a nationally recognized nonprofit community health center that provides affordable health care services to King County’s Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

In 2015, we upgraded the 300+ page site with a new mobile responsive design. New site features include:

  • improved information architecture, with custom menus and clearer calls-to-action
  • more dynamic homepage content
  • translation for multiple languages
  • font resizer and contrast toggle for visitors with disabilities
  • simple online contact form, social media integration
  • extended footer with Quick Links
  • overall improved accessibility and usability features
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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

Residential Design Website

website for Alexandra Immel Residential Design

Visual Design by Kelly Davis, Farm Girl Works
Web Development by Scott Marlow

A mobile responsive website redesign for Alexandra Immel’s ‘best of houzz’ Residential Design business.

This new WordPress site features rich image galleries in a clean, modern layout. The use of white space emphasizes the custom photography of home interiors and exteriors.

Design and Development

nonprofit website screenshot
Graphic Design: David Owen Hastings
E-Commerce Development: IvyCat
WordPress Theming: Scott Marlow

A new Content Management System for Life And Hope, a nonprofit Christian organization that improves lives for families in rural NW Guatemala.

This new WordPress site allows Life And Hope volunteers to easily  manage their own content and site updates. Organization supporters can now easily Sponsor a Child through an integrated online donation form, which also helps Life And Hope track and manage donations.