Our voting panel was extremely impressed with the features bundled in Pixie and strongly believed that it is a promising application worth keeping tabs on.
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This blog and project has been a dreary place to be around for the last few months and for that I apologise. I have been exploring my options for the project and have yet to uncover a sensible route forward. The good news is that I now have a cunning plan. I am not quite ready to share it with the world. I will save that for next week, once I have had time to construct yet another demo.
New premium theme(s)
It occurred to me last week that we have a theme coded up that is not being distributed. The theme is called "northern lights" and you can download it for just £1.50. The theme is beautiful and can be seen in the screenshot above and tested on the Pixie demo site.
Why so cheap and why are we doing this? It's time we found legitimate ways to generate revenue from Pixie and there will be more news on how we will do this next week. On top of that we are trying a new web app called Pulley. Pulley will be taking care of the sale and distribution of the themes.
I have already said it twice but I will say it again. I have a plan for Pixie and I am really excited about it. I will not be able to do it alone and part of my next post will have more details about the three people I am looking for to join the team. It might be you I am looking for so please pop back to the blog next week.
Last year we did really well to secure a runner up place in the Open Source CMS awards. I am not expecting anywhere near as much success as last year but its worth a try right? The nominations stage has now started and I would be very grateful for your Pixie recommendations.
Yeasterday Packt Publishing announced the winners of the 2009 Most Promising Open Source CMS competition and Pixie came runner up! This is a massive achievement for such a small CMS and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us. We came joint second with Pligg, while Impress CMS took the top spot. From Packt Publishing:
We are pleased to announce that ImpressCMS has won the Most Promising Open Source CMS Category in the 2009 Open Source CMS Award. While ImpressCMS took first place in this category, Pixie and Pligg weren’t far behind and settled for a tie in the first runner up spot.
ImpressCMS has featured in the top three in this category for the second time in a row, and has lived up to its reputation this year by winning the top spot.
Pixie and Pligg, on the other hand, featured in this category for the first time and managed to impress a lot of judges with their quality and support.
Here's the distribution of the prize fund for this category:
- ImpressCMS: $2,000
- Pixie: $1,000
- Pligg: $1,000
More news to follow (once we have heard from Packt). Thanks again!
Great news! Pixie has made it through to the finals of the Packt publishing Open Source CMS Awards in the category of "Most Promising Open Source CMS".
Once again we need your help, voting has already started and we are up against some great competition, the final five are:
Public votes will be combined with ratings from a panel of Judges with the winners announced on November 9. Packt is also giving away an 8GB iPod Touch to three lucky winners chosen randomly from the voting stage. Vote for Pixie »