Developing WordPress Sites Since 2010

Taylor Development tablet screenshot

Client: Taylor Development

Scope of Work
Front-End web development
Performance optimization
Security hardening
Visual design
CMS training

Team: Alta Rose Designs, Scott Marlow

Since 1991, Taylor Development has successfully developed over $750 million in commercial and residential real estate in the greater Puget Sound area. Today Taylor is recognized as an industry leader across all types of land development.

In 2015, without a web presence, Taylor connected with me to develop their first website.

The new mobile responsive website is powered by WordPress. Primarily a brochure site, it presents the Taylor family history since 1946, with a broad overview of its residential and commercial development projects. Page load speed ranks in the top 10% of tested sites.

Performance Metrics

Performance WordPress Site Benchmark
Google Mobile Speed: 97
Google Desktop Speed 100
Pingdom 97 faster than 87% of tested sites
WebPageTest Speed Index 794 median = ~4,493
top 10% = <1,388
YSlow 89 average score = 70
Web Page Size 261 Kb In 2017, average page size = ~2.4 Mb
median page size = ~1.9 Mb
Web Server Requests 14 < 40 – 60 recommended