Pixenate™ grows up.

Blogging has been light lately. We’ve been busy compiling documentation and sample code for the long overdue Pixenate™ Customization Guide. The guide isn’t complete yet. We’ve got a few more topics that need to be covered and some API functions are missing but it’s getting there.
Now that Pixenate™ has a documented API it’s really starting to feel like a mature product.
It’s been fun building a new theme from scratch – I really like the interactive resizing (drag the blue ‘resize’ handle at the bottom left of the photo), and there’s a couple more tools we need to add before the new ‘Vanilla’ (so named because it doesn’t have any styling) theme is ready to be integrated into the product. I hope the Customization Guide will be useful for customers who want to go beyond simply changing colors and logos on one of the existing themes.

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7 thoughts on “Pixenate™ grows up.

  1. I like the resizing feature too! Would be great if it kept correct aspect ratio when holding shift (like Photoshop).

    I’d probably use something a little more conventional for the resize handle to make its function more self-evident: http://www.eoghanmccabe.com/misc/pixenate-resize.jpg. Yours is easier to spot though.

  2. sxoop says:

    > Would be great if it kept correct aspect ratio when holding shift (like Photoshop).

    ooh. hadn’t thought of that. Must add it. I’d love to see the resize handle mockup you did but I’m getting a 404 on that url.

  3. WordPress added the full stop into the URL. Duh. Here it is again:

  4. sxoop says:

    Eoghan,

    I just added the ‘shift-key’ handling. Thanks for the suggestion. I must give you a call later.

  5. Excellent! That was quick.

  6. Alexandre MEJAT says:

    Just a simple but obvious comment. Pixenate is a really nice apps but… not free of charge or open source…

    I think a part of the internet revolution is the appearance of open source communities creating, developping and sharing applications. It is the real future of Web 2.0. An app like Pixenate should realize that… There is no (commercial) future for such company. either they will be bought by a huge company such as Google, or it will be erased by a concurrent free open source project.

    so guy, release your code and start a free open source project !

  7. sxoop says:

    > so guy, release your code and start a free open source project !

    No can do. I have a wife and 2 kids to feed.

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