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.

WordPress to the Rescue

K9 Search and Rescue Team website
Graphic Design by David Owen Hastings
WordPress Site Development by Scott Marlow

A mobile responsive site redesign for Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue K9 Team.

This volunteer-led nonprofit previously relied on an outdated version of a DotNetNuke CMS with a non-mobile friendly layout.

Our new WordPress site is not only mobile friendly, but includes a dynamic news section for updates and alerts, as well as new members only content that volunteers can manage and maintain themselves.

Performance has been improved by reducing page size 92%, from 4.7 Mb to a respectable 371 Kb – resulting in a page load speed under 3 seconds.

The Pros of WordPress Child Themes

screenshot Childhaven Positive Parenting Program

Graphic Design: David Owen Hastings
Copywriting: Jen Goetze
WordPress Mobile Responsive Development: Scott Marlow

Childhaven’s new Triple P: Positive Parenting Program website uses a WordPress Child Theme.

A WordPress child theme inherits the functionality of its parent theme. A child theme is the safest and easiest way to modify a theme, whether you want to make small changes or extensive changes.

Benefits of Child Themes

  • With a child theme, you can update the parent theme and retain any theme changes. If you modify an existing theme and it is updated, your changes will be lost.
  • It can speed up development time, saving you money.
  • Child Themes are simpler and easier to understand than custom themes.