A bright mobile-first website refresh for Silver Glen – the only cooperative community for senior independent living in King County.
The new site features a video of facility stills; an image gallery; and a community events calendar. System operating fonts were chosen to optimize site performance, with a minimum font-size of 18 pixels to improve readability for older audiences. A sitewide sidebar can promote units for sale, as needed.
The temple’s old fixed-width, non-mobile friendly TwentyTen Theme was upgraded to a custom-branded mobile-first Theme, based on _Underscores. The site redesign included extensive content re-organization, performance optimization and security hardening. Particular attention was paid to usability, including a Google Translation feature for temple members.
My latest WordPress child theme project for Cascadia Search Dogs – a nonprofit dedicated to the development of high quality detection and search dogs through training and education. This membership-based site supports the organization’s K9 Search & Rescue mission in the Pacific Northwest.
With a total page size of 585 Kb and only 24 server requests, this site ranks in the 90th percentile of Google PageSpeed Insights:
Mobile Speed Optimization: 93/100 Desktop Speed Optimization: 97/100
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A mobile-first visual redesign for Exodus Housing– a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports families fleeing domestic violence by providing access to permanent housing, tailored services and community resources.
With an overall page size of 336 Kb, 84% smaller than the industry median, and only 16 web server requests – this site receives a Pingdom performance score of 93/100.
Scope of Work Accessibility Improvements Copyediting and content migration Front-End web development Performance optimization Security hardening Search engine optimization Visual redesign
Team: Cipalla Communications, Scott Marlow, Joan van den Berg
Dumas Bay Centre is a unique event & retreat venue owned by the City of Federal Way.
Before the website redesign, center staff were limited to editing existing website content using Cushy CMS, a WYSIWYG HTML editing tool. To add new content, city IT staff needed to upload files to the web host.
The website was migrated to a new host and WordPress was configured to allow full rich-content editing. The new mobile-friendly site features a more modern look, with image galleries, oEmbed video support, site search, SSL protection, and feedback and rental inquiry forms. All implemented with accessibility in mind.
Google Mobile Speed:
Google Desktop Speed
faster than 87% of tested sites
WebPageTest Speed Index
median = ~4,493 top 10% = <1,388
average score = 70
Web Page Size
In 2017, average page size = ~2.4 Mb median page size = ~1.9 Mb