Blog (Tag: plans)

The Plan

As promised last week. Here is the Pixie 2.0 plan:


At the end of last week I submitted an application to the 10k Apart competition. The competition aims to explore what is possible with just 10k of code and the latest bleeding edge web standards (HTML5). My entry is nanoPixie (votes are appreciated), an application that makes use of the HTML5 feature contentEditable. nanoPixie is basic but it occurred to me that this finally brings true WYSIWYG editing to the web. I saw the future.

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Some news

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)

Northern Lights theme

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.

Two previously free themes: Letters from Japan and Greenfingers will now also be sold for £1.50 and can be downloaded from the themes section of the website.

Project Updates

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.

Stay tuned!

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An Open Source Education

This is a repost of an article we published today on the toggle blog. Its our experiences of running this project over the last few years:

On 1st May 2008 we launched Pixie, our open source content management system. Or as we like to say: "small, simple, website maker". Two years on its time to share our experience of running a free to own open source project.

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A little update for a little CMS

I thought it would be a good idea to post an update on where we are with the Pixie auction. Our first listing on Flippa ended without a winner. Rather than give up I have re-listed Pixie one more time to see what the outcome is. The second auction is due to end within the next week.

I also received an invite today for a service called Flattr. Flattr is one of the first services I have seen that addresses micro-payments sensibly. I am extremely interested to see what the implications of such a service are for the open source world. I am going to be testing Flattr right here. If your on board all you have to do is press this button:

I would also be very grateful if anyone had any suggestions for the future of Pixie. I am not overly hopeful that the auction will end successfully. If this is the case then I will be looking for new energy and ideas for the project. If you have any please post them in the comments. I am looking for project management ideas and volunteers rather than feature suggestions.

And finally we are still looking for feedback on the 1.05 beta. You can download and give us feedback on this version of Pixie in the forums.

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