Creating Websites for Change

Skills Inc aerospace manufacturing website
nonprofit aerospace manufacturing website

Client: Skills Inc.

Scope of Work:
Front-end web development, Performance optimization, Rebranding, Security hardening, Visual redesign, WCAG 2.0 Accessibility

Team: Scott Marlow, Charles Cotugno Photography, Tami Vileta

The Challenge

Skills Inc. is one of the region’s largest non-profit employers for persons with disabilities. One of the most respected aerospace manufacturers in Puget Sound. They are unique in their approach to diversity, inclusion, and leadership – adhering to two bottom lines: social and enterprise. Showing their diverse workforce in action as their competitive advantage informs all the brand work, including the website, designed by Pinpoint Strategic Communications.

BenchmarksNew Site
Average Visit Duration56%
Pages Per Visit23% increase
Web Page Size353 Kb
Web Server Requests 29

When we decided to take our website to the next level we turned to Marketing by Marlow. We use a very collaborative approach which includes our outside consultants, suppliers and vendors. Scott’s style of management and design meshes well with our team.

He brings a high level of expertise, competence and energy to the table while simultaneously listening to others. This is key to the conceptualization of any design and implementation process. He stays current with trends and technology.

Above all Scott is super easy to work with and he produces results. We think of Marketing by Marlow as an extension of our marketing and branding activity. We definitely think of Scott as a member of the Skills Inc. family.
Cheryl Roe, Director of Programs, Development & Marketing, Skills Inc.

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This volunteer-led nonprofit previously relied on an outdated version of a DotNetNuke CMS with a non-mobile friendly layout.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

Indie WordPress Website

Performance Optimization and WordPress Mobile Responsive Development by: Scott Marlow

West Seattle indie musician, Trevor Ras, needed a site refresh.

His old, fixed-width site layout was not keeping up with the times. Audiences prefer mobile responsive sites that are easy to access on the road – whether at local pubs, clubs, or this favorite hangout above: McMeanamins Edgefield in Troutdale, OR.

Trevor’s new WordPress site responds to mobile devices of all types. And performance was improved by reducing page load size 52%. Take a look, and listen…