Over the weekend four LaunchDM developers attended WordCamp Philly 2014. WordCamp was originally organized in San Francisco in 2006 and has grown to over 350 events held in 172 cities in 48 different countries. Each of the WordCamp events is a locally organized conference that revolves around everything WordPress. WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) that powers 22% of the Internet and over 50% of all websites that use a CMS. Notable websites that utilize the WordPress CMS include Forbes.com, The New York Times, CNN, GM, and UPS.
LaunchDM has been utilizing the open source platform of WordPress CMS to create custom designed websites for several years. Using fine art design skills with industry-leading code gives our partners a custom looking site with the ability to easily manage the content.
On Saturday LaunchDM’s senior developer Sal Ferrarello presented “How to Be a Designer that Developers Love”, he discussed design techniques to smooth the transition from design to development, reduce development time and money, and improve code quality.
In addition fellow LaunchDM developers Dustyn Doyle, Tim Corr, and Tim (Eli) Dalbey each submitted code to the WordPress core project. Each version of WordPress has hundreds of developers that have contributed code for the improvement of the system. Even a single patch update can make a difference and core contributors help guide the evolution of WordPress through each update of the system.