The new website is simply FANTASTIC! Absolutely beautiful! Glenna Burmer
Scope of Work
content migration copywriting creative strategy color palette development front-end web development performance optimization security hardening search engine optimization visual design WordPress training and consulting
Page load speed ranks in the top 10% of sites.
Google Lighthouse benchmarks Mobile Speed: 85/100 Desktop Speed: 97/100 Accessibility: 96/100 Best Practices: 100/100 Search Engine Optimization: 93/100
Total Page File Size: 489 Kb (In 2020, the average page size was ~2.4 Mb; the median size was ~2.1 Mb) Total Web Server Requests: 24 (4 Scripts + 5 Images + 6 CSS files + 4 fonts + 2 Other + 1 HTML )
Content Strategy by: Rita Cipalla Visual Design by: Joan van den Berg Banner artwork: Descending Dragon by Nobu Burmer | Banner photo: Sakurajima volcano, Kyushu, Japan, by Glenna Burmer WordPress Theme Development by: Scott Marlow
Puget Sound Training Center provides career training and employment services to immigrants, refugees and under-served individuals. PSTC trains individuals who are clients of Washington State Labor and Industry (L&I) and Department of Rehabilitation (DVR); PSTC also partners with CBOs (Community Based Organizations) to provide customized skills training.
This website redesign project involved upgrading the job training center’s decade-old static HTML website into a mobile-first responsive layout, powered by an intuitive WordPress Content Management System. During the redesign, nonprofit staff were trained how to add and edit website content – including text, images, and links – using WordPress’ new Gutenberg Block Editor. In addition to editing content, staff can now use the block editor, which has been custom-branded to their identity, to create mobile responsive layouts.
Scope of Work
creative strategy color palette development front-end web development performance optimization security hardening search engine optimization visual design WordPress training and consulting
A redesigned website for SPiN Cafe, an Oak Harbor nonprofit serving people in need.
Our team collaborated with board members and the recently appointed executive director to build a new WordPress site that better reflects the organization’s brand identity, with clear messaging and simple calls-to-action. Page and Post content was migrated from the original Weebly site and reformatted into semantic, search engine-friendly HTML.
Our heartiest thanks to you and your team for designing our new web site. All of the SPiN board members are well-pleased with the design and choice of visuals and graphics, as well as the ease of navigating the site. Mark Stroud, president SPiN Cafe
Scope of Work
brand discovery project management content migration copywriting creative strategy art direction color palette development front-end web development performance optimization security hardening search engine optimization visual design WordPress training and consulting
Page load speed on the new WordPress site is significantly improved from the original Weebly site by reducing overall page size 64% and web server requests 66%.
Google Lighthouse benchmarks Mobile Speed: 80/100 Desktop Speed: 92/100 Accessibility: 98/100 Best Practices: 93/100 Search Engine Optimization: 93/100
This project involved cloning a commercial (paid) Theme Forest Theme (Salient) into a WordPress-approved open source Theme. Project goals were to improve performance, security, and content management. Plugins were consolidated and limited to simplify site management and improve page load speed. PHP 5.6 (deprecated in December 2018) was upgraded to version 7.3 on the existing web host. By reducing overall page size 35% and web server requests 59% – page load speed improved 3 fold.
Salient’s heavyweight Visual Composer editor was replaced by WordPress’ native Gutenberg Block Editor, customized and color-coordinated around the company’s existing brand identity. The painters can now more intuitively edit content and duplicate Portfolio template layouts to showcase new painting jobs.
Scott is the best! I highly recommend him. The “responsive” in his business name is no joke – he is lightning fast and not only knows his stuff but communicates clearly and patiently to boot. If you’re looking to replace frustration with competence and clarity, look no further than Marlow-Five-0. Dianna Elam, office manager Eagle Eye Painting, LLC
Scope of Work
Mobile Responsive Theming Performance Optimization Security Hardening WordPress Training and Consulting
Google Lighthouse benchmarks Mobile Page Load Speed: 84/100 Desktop Page Load Speed: 97/100 Accessibility: 100/100 Best Practices: 100/100 SEO: 93/100