2015 has been filled with great moments and exciting projects. The beginning of a new year is always a good opportunity to look back and see what has happened. We would also like to take the opportunity and look ahead to see what our plans are for the upcoming months.
Talks and conferences
Once more, the Joomla community has gathered for their yearly meeting in Germany. This time the event took place in our home city of Hamburg – of course we joined in again. We had the chance to give three talks about Widgetkit, UIkit and Warp. Our booth at the event was a location where we could meet with some of you. Many came by to talk and give feedback. Thanks, it's always greatly appreciated.
Having had much fun with the Symfony community in Berlin the year before, we felt like going again in 2015. The event was a great opportunity to present the current status of Pagekit. Many thanks for all the great conversations at our booth.
In October, Barcelona was calling for the Smashing Conference – and so we went there with the whole team. The amazing talks on stage – and inspiring conversations off stage – made the event really special to us. It's also safe to say we truly fell in love with Barcelona.
One of our biggest goals last year was to release a public version of Pagekit. Our team worked hard on the big beta release in September and all releases since. We are really happy to have lively interaction and to see the project come alive. With over 20.000 registered developers at pagekit.com and over 2300 Github Stargazers, we are really excited about bringing Pagekit to the end users in 2016. This spring Pagekit will finally go 1.0 Stable! It will be accompanied by a bunch of free themes that will make it easy to use Pagekit for any kind of project. Watch out for news about Pagekit 1.0...
We are proud to be one of the early adopters of Vue.js and being an active part of their community since then by contributing the Vue resource component. Pagekit being one of the biggest Open Source projects using Vue.js makes us proud.
Our themes in 2015
What can be expected in 2016?
In 2016 our focus will be on YOOtheme itself and our themes. Many thoughts and hours of work have gone into the next big version of our theme framework. We have received many ideas and wishes from the community and development is already in full swing. We can't tell you much at the moment, but... It looks like it will be GROUNDBREAKING. We are really, really excited about it.
Since our themes and our beloved front-end framework UIkit go hand in hand, development on UIkit 3 has also started. We have some really great ideas and are looking forward to an release later this year.
We want to give a big thanks to our community. All your support and feedback encourages us to keep working on our projects. We really appreciate every comment and idea you are providing - that's what got us where we are today. Thank you!
We hope you had a great start in the new year and wish all of you an exciting and successful year 2016!
Your YOOtheme Team