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Flatbike

FlatBike is a custom WordPress theme using WooCommerce as the website storefront. This responsive theme allows site visitors purchase bikes on phones, tablets and computers. The full-size performance bicycles available on the site collapse easily into a car trunk.

The graphic design for this site is by  Horsepower Design.

Site Strategy

The Flatbike site was launched in 2015 with a unique, single page design for the home page and products. Clicking the small thumbnails dynamically loaded the individual product details.
Flatbike Single Page Website Layout

While the single page design was unique, as the site grew and more products were added, it became a bit cumbersome to navigate through the thumbnails. Sometimes customers became confused by this style of navigation which is way less than ideal if you are trying to sell something! Plus, the site owner wanted to focus more on the problems that a CHANGE bike could solve for the consumer. At this point a site redesign was in order.

Flatbike Website Home

Flatbike Website Home Page

Flatbike Website Product Page

Flatbike Website Product Page

The redesigned site has the added advantage of being more SEO friendly with the separate product URLs. The updates also include more videos so customers can see the bikes in action and the ability to gain from other customer’s experience via integration with http://www.shopperapproved.com/.

 

SODO BIA Website

SODO BIA

SODO BIA is a custom WordPress theme highlighting the SODO business district in Seattle. The site includes a custom business directory along with a history of SODO BIA.

Horsepower Design provided the graphic design for this website.

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Society of Professional Journalists - Western Washington Chapter

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

The Society of Professional Journalists – Western Washington Chapter (SPJWASH) had an old WordPress site in need of an update. The site was not responsive or mobile friendly. To keep within budget, we decided to use the Bridge theme and build a child theme from it.   The new site meets new WordPress standards as it runs under https.

The Society of Professional Journalists has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press.

Fitness Mule

Fitness Mule

Fitness Mule is a custom WordPress theme using WooCommerce as the website storefront. This responsive theme allows site visitors purchase this unique product to help simplify workouts.  The graphic design for this site is by Horsepower Design,

Let Fitness Mule carry the weight of your workout for you!

Washington Wine Industry Foundation

Washington Wine Industry Foundation

Washington Wine Industry Foundation is a custom WordPress theme featuring the foundation’s work and scholarship opportunities.  The new website replaces an outdated static site with a responsive layout that looks great on multiple device types and screen sizes.  Graphic design for this site is by Gravity,

finovate

Finovate

Finovate is a custom WordPress theme. It features conferences demonstrating cutting-edge banking and financial technology.  Horsepower Design provided the graphic design for this website.

The site makes use of the WordPress Theme Customization API to give each conference a unique brand while enable the site owner to update the look and feel without a web designer or developer.

 

 

Quest Coffee Company

Quest Coffee Company

Quest Coffee Company had  slow performing website that did not look good on tablets or phones. Matt Quest, one of the company owners, came up with a fresh, new design that reflects the company’s brand. Kool Kat Web Designs turned Matt’s vision into a responsive website where customers can buy their distinctive coffee.

Quest Coffee Company offers an engaging coffee experience via direct trade and profit sharing with coffee farmers of small sustainable estates.

Pillar Product Design

Pillar Product Design, designed by Horsepower Design, is a custom WordPress theme. This responsive theme allows site visitors a view of the information on phones, tablets and computers. A unique home page showcases the vast portfolio of Pillar’s product designs by presenting a different product each time the page is viewed.

Pillar Product Design offers a full suite of product development services combined with personal guidance and support.

West Seattle Junction

West Seattle Junction, designed by Horsepower Design, is a custom WordPress theme. This responsive theme allows site visitors a view of the information on phones, tablets and computers. Icons are retina-enabled to look sharp on high resolution devices.

The West Seattle Junction serves as a neighborhood business directory, providing information and location of eateries, shopping and services

Ivy Law Group

Ivy Law Group

Ivy Law Group, PLLC had an old website that was not mobile friendly. In addition, the site lacked a content management system (CMS) that would allow Ivy Law Group to manage blog posts and other updates.  By using the Underscores starter WordPress theme along with Bootstrap for resposniveness,  Ivy Law Group got the needed CMS along with an updated look and feel. The colors and logo from the original site were kept.

What Clients Say

Merrill has been fantastic to work with. She responds in timely manner, is detail oriented, and delivers as promised. I’ve had many questions about building and configuring my website. Her patience and clear explanations have made working with her easy and enjoyable. She’s readily available and accommodating, especially in my times of need. I feel fortunate to have found such a great web developer. I highly recommend her!

 

Merrill has been a huge asset to our company, building our new website. She been great to work with and is extremely fast and affordable. My business partner and I are extremely demanding and Merrill never failed to perform. I would recommend her to anyone in need of website work, new or existing. Shawn at www.duiser.com

Designers & content creators

Austin Creative, Inc. Horsepower Design Gravity Creative