Recap 2014 – A year with YOOtheme

Recap 2014 – A year with YOOtheme

2014 has come to an end. As always that makes us think about moments that filled our year. Let's take a look back but also a look into the future to see what's on the agenda for 2015.

New Office

The biggest change for YOOtheme happened in April 2014. With a growing team of 15 staff members and new exciting projects like our own Pagekit CMS, the office space was getting more and more crowded. Finally, after 5 productive years, we decided to leave the office at Kampnagel and look for a new one. In April, we moved to a gorgeous office in Hamburg’s HafenCity district - one of the largest urban development projects in the world. We planned the new office from scratch, and it's a pleasure working here! See first pictures to get an impression on Officelovin’s blog.

Welcome Miljan

In October a well-known face from the YOOtheme and Joomla community joined our team in Hamburg City: Miljan from ZOOlanders! He is one of the minds behind ZOOlanders and has been working with ZOO and YOOtheme products since the beginning. Now, he has followed his passion and moved to Hamburg to work with us on new exciting projects. But don't worry about all the ZOOlander extensions, Miljan keeps managing and maintaining ZOOlanders just as before.

Our new baby: Pagekit!

Our first priority in 2015 is to make Pagekit ready for end users. The feedback we've received at the SymfonyLive conferences in London and Berlin was overwhelming, and it really pushes us forward. We are now working on the biggest release blocker for a new Pagekit version: the Tree Page View. It is a different approach from the one Joomla and WordPress are taking for the pages and menu structure. The new interface will show a hierarchical view of all the site's pages and allow to edit, add and order them via drag and drop. Read more about that on GitHub. So far we are on a good way to a Beta release in Spring 2015. We will present Pagekit on several conferences this year and would love to meet you there for a chat and to hear your feedback.

Talks and fun

In September the JoomlaDay Germany took place in Cologne. We felt very honored to attend it and to give two workshops about Warp and UIkit. We enjoyed meeting old friends and be part of the Joomla community! Read our review here. In October the whole team went to Amsterdam to attend Fronteers, a conference for front-end developers. What a great conference and wonderful city, definitely both worth a visit and inspiring to us.

Our themes in 2014

Our themes in 2014

What can be expected in 2015?

The year started with the next generation of our very popular Widgetkit extension: Widgetkit 2! Check out our Introduction to Widgetkit 2 to get to know all the cool new stuff. We are now working on additional, fancy JavaScript widgets for UIkit which will of course make it into Widgetkit 2. Stay tuned!

In 2015 there will be a new Warp version! We have lots of great ideas for Warp 8 so expect the best Warp ever ;-) The release is scheduled for summer and of course it will support Pagekit. What feature requests and wishes do you have for Warp 8? Please let us know in the comments.

We are also hiring! Currently, we are looking for designers and web developers. If you are interested in working with us, just send us your application.

Last but not least, many thanks to our community for your support! We wouldn’t have achieved all this without you - Thank you!

Your YOOtheme Team


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