Modern technology is the heartbeat of business. One giant among the online web design companies is WordPress, which currently powers over 25% of all the websites in the world. This weekend, Philadelphia hosted the 2015 WordCamp US at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Matt Mullenweg, Co-Founder and CEO of WordPress delivered his 10th annual State of the Word address to the largest audience, to date, of over 1,800 worldwide WordPress enthusiasts and more watching by live stream video.
WordPress, which is build with open source software, has played a major part in making publishing available to everyone in the digital age. As Matt Mullenweg showed, this approach has established WordPress as a leader with influence that continues to grow more than a decade later. The Tate Design team, who develops WordPress sites for clients and has over ten years of experience working with WordPress, attended the conference to gather the latest information on web design for their clients.
Karen Tate, President of Tate Design, remarked “Our goal is to keep current with the dynamic trends that influence web design and bring this knowledge back to our clients. We have been using WordPress as a platform for most of our clients, so knowing what’s next is critical to a successful partnership. We were excited to hear about all the new enhancements coming with WordPress 4.4 and beyond.”
We learned that WordPress.org contributors will continue working on getting the top plugins and themes available in every language, and that WordPress needs to work on customization to move this feature forward in 2016. One main attraction of WordPress updates is that move to making the design compatible on multiple devices with a variety of screen sizes. WordPress announced work that would make not just text but images also adapt to screen size. Tate Design sees these advances as keeping clients’ information online attractive to the end user, their customers.
“We suspected ten years ago that WordPress had a great idea for web design. We now see that we made the right choice for our clients and look forward to next year’s WordCamp US, again returning to Philadelphia. We’ll be there to take it all in,” stated Karen Tate.