Happy Holidays from the JW Team
My team and I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays! During the holidays, we are supposed to reflect on what we are thankful for. I am thankful that I get to wake up everyday and do what I love. Yes, I love coding and problem solving. But I also love interacting and working with you and all of my customers.
Online companies traditionally are very impersonal. I love trying to flip that on its head and create a global small town corner store where we all can interact and get to know each other. Its blows my mind how close we can connect with customers from all over the world; from Australia, to all throughout the United States and Europe. And I get to help these friends make beautiful websites. I can’t imagine having it any better.
Thank you so much for not only being a valued customer but a friend in our community. I hope that you are enjoying our products and using them to make your websites great. Have a wonderful holiday and do something great in 2015. Read on to see what amazing things we have in store for you.
P.S. Don’t forget about a couple holiday promotions that we have going…
- Tardis: $5 off with checkout code drwho
- Jack 4: $5 off with checkout code jack4
We hope that you 2014 was an amazing one for you. It definitely was for us. Here is a quick recap of some of the amazing things that happened this year.
- We shipped some great new stacks this year: Font Awesome, Footnotes, SoundCloud, Placeholder, Jack 4, QuickFlip 3, Tardis, Glass and…
- Arguably the biggest event this year was the release of Foundation theme and stacks. The positive response to Foundation has been more than we could have ever dreamed. Thank you to everyone that has helped make it so awesome.
- We expanded our product offering even further by acquiring the products from 3 other developers. We now have a nice selection of themes!
- With Pressure Designs, we entered into the theme market , and launched 8 more stacks not mentions above.
- Jonas Themes brought some super modern and hip themes to our lineup. It also brought in a couple stacks. Columnist has already been released. Points will be coming soon.
- El-Stacko has been a staple in the Rapidweaver community for years. With 18 exciting stacks, We can’t wait to re-introduce our versions in 2015.
- You know that we are not just about shipping new products. We also shipped 310 updates to existing stacks and served over 11 million update requests in 2014. I hope that you all appreciate all the new features and fixes.
- We implemented an all new Doc Portal for our products that now has over 1000 tutorials and FAQs to help you make your websites great.
- We have tried a few different community services over the past couple of years and this year we found a winner. The Rapidweaver Community on Google+ has really taken off. We are rapidly approaching 500 users! If you have not checked it out, it’s a fabulous place to connect with other weavers. It has a very positive and encouraging atmosphere.
- An extension of the RW+ community are the fun and addicting RW Hangouts that we hold every Friday. This is where I get to connect up to 10 fellow weavers around the world face-to-face. These have become invaluable to me.
- Last but not least, Rapidweaver 6 shipped. I love the new interface and new features that we have all wanted for years. Realmac has also put together a new and improved RapidWeaver Addons Site. I am more excited about the future than I ever have been.
This list is insane right? I always feel that I never get enough done when I am stuck in the thick of things, digging through lines of code. Its been very interesting looking back at what was accomplished this year. I guess the saying is true that we tend to over estimate what we can do in the short term and under estimate what we can accomplish long term.
What’s Next? 2015
I am not going to let up on the throttle. We have some really amazing things coming in 2015. We already have several things in the works, including our new EasyCMS that is getting rave reviews from testers. I can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. I wish that I could tell you more but this only scratches the surface of what else we have planned.