We have a unique, specific approach to every aspect of the development process. Each approach changes often, and independently. We refer to our unified approach as the Cantilever Philosophy, and attempt to codify and manage it in our CL Philosophy starter project.
CL Philosophy can be extended and used as a literal boilerplate for projects, but currently more often is used as a guide to how our projects should be structured. This is especially true for projects that are not in Wordpress, since CL Philosophy is based on Wordpress. A Laravel fork, with a Laravel-specific build process and methodology, is incoming.
In the future, the relationship between CL Philosophy and our projects should become more and more rigid, with projects able to upgrade to new versions of Philosophy easily as we create global changes to our sites. This will permit cheaper and easier maintenance for our clients.