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

Making WordPress Websites Since 2010

Awning company website screenshot
Graphic Design: Alta Rose Design
Custom WordPress Development: Scott Marlow

A modern, mobile responsive website refresh for Northwest Awning & Fabric.

Scott created our original website, then helped us update it a few years later. He’s been great to work with on both occasions. He has met his deadlines and is always responsive. He clearly has a great understanding of his field of work. I’d highly recommend working with him.
Travis Dever, co-owner, Northwest Awning & Fabric

WordPress Raves

skincare clinic website

Graphic Design: Alta Rose Design
Custom WordPress Development: Scott Marlow

A new mobile responsive website redesign for Casey Rasmussen’s West Seattle skin care clinic. The new site features an updated color palette, with a more modern visual design; plus online booking and social media integration. An extended site footer displays easy-to-find contact information.

Having worked with Scott over the years, I’ve learned he is not only a design/development person but offers so much more!

Scott has excellent recommendations… He brings a strong working knowledge of marketing and how to best serve his clients in an ever changing technical world. He has always been patient and extremely helpful at explaining details… As my business has grown, Scott has kept me ranking top in my category through SEO, keyword and design strategies. My web reports substantiate a regular increase in traffic to my site and my business has grown verifiably since we started working together.

There is great value investing in a website but I never expected to have such a consistent and noticeable increase in business without spending 20k on a new website… One of my favorite things about Scott is he will be as hands on or hands off as I want. …I’d prefer to outsource my maintenance, updates and overall web care to Scott. When a challenge presents itself I can call and trust that everything will be worked out, efficiently…

It’s been refreshing to work with a small entity, like Marketing by Marlow and gain tons of useful information but with a personal touch.
</Casey Hicks, owner, Skin Care By Casey

West Seattle CrossFit LOFT Website

screenshot CrossFit LOFT website

Graphic Design: Allison Rose
WordPress Theme Development: Scott Marlow

Just in time for 2013 New Year’s resolutions: a new 4,400 sq. ft. West Seattle CrossFit gym. Hang on to your kettle balls – you’re about to lose that holiday poundage!

Scott was fantastic. His stellar communication, from site concept to content management training helped us launch a site that we are not only thrilled with but also understand how to use. He kept our team on task and worked within our budget. We look forward to working with him in the future as our business and online needs grow. An easy recommendation for any small business who wants to take their online presence to the next level!
Bethany Pappas & Brandon Wicks
CrossFit LOFT