Contemporary WordPress Websites for Composer

Contemporary WordPress website for composer

Team: Cipalla Communications, van den Berg Design, Scott Marlow

Glenna Burmer, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician and scientist – as well as a composer, musician, concert producer and author. A molecular pathologist, she is a founder of LifeSpan BioSciences, a Seattle healthcare company that is a world leader in the antibody industry.

As president of Burmer Music, LLC, she produces world-premiere concerts that showcase contemporary and melodic orchestral music, incorporating original collaborations of talented composers, musicians and solo artists. With new music written for each concert, Burmer Music has won acclaim from both concert-going audiences and music critics.

To help promote the performances and event announcements, and support Glenna’s professional ambitions – we developed 2 custom, co-branded WordPress sites simultaneously. Bold colors and rich, custom photography highlight the dynamic events and services that Glenna orchestrates.

Glenna Burmer contemporary WordPress website

Performance Metrics

PerformanceWordPress SiteBenchmark
Google Mobile Speed:91
Google Desktop Speed100
Pingdom95(faster than 94% of tested websites)
WebPageTest Speed Index1,372median = ~4,493
top 10% = <1,388
YSlow84average score = 70
Web Page Size604 KbIn 2017, average page size = ~2.4 Mb
median page size = ~1.9 Mb
Web Server Requests26< 40 – 60 recommended

The site is spectacular! Congratulations on a great job!
Glenna Burmer, founder, Burmer Music

Experience the Speed of WordPress

screenshot EFESTE winery website
Graphic Design: Joan van den Berg
Mobile Responsive Web Development: Scott Marlow

This web redesign project for EFESTĒ winery involved migrating site content from a static, fixed width WordPress site and a separate mobile responsive blog into a single, cohesive mobile responsive Theme.

The new site features font icons for improved page load speed; an improved, branded event calendar; and online forms for tour and charitable donation requests.

Thanks for a successful launch!
Nancy Croisier, CSW, Marketing Manager

The new website homepage loads in the top 15% tier of tested sites, with a 658 Kb page size – above Google’s recommended 300 Kb maximum, but well below the 2015 industry average of ~1.95 Mb. This means the site works better for mobile visitors, and has an improved chance of conversions.