To celebrate the release of the Community Kit for SharePoint: Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0 (CKS:EBE) zevenseas, in partnership with PixelMill, would like to offer the first 20 people to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org a free, hosted blog, powered by the CKS:EBE.
The CKS:EBE brings the most critical features required to run a successful internet facing blog, including:
- Modular Theme Framework ("MTF") that allows for the development of rich themes
- Support for Akismet comment spam detection
- Multiple categories/tags can be mapped to each blog entry/post
- Friendly URL ("FURL") for the blog's posts
- Friendly URL for the blog's RSS feed (and support for FeedBurner)
- And more....
This offer came together at the recent SharePoint conference, and was the result of a discussion about the CKS kit and what it means to community building. At zevenseas we have been lucky enough to work with a number of customers on ways to engage with the people who care most about their products and services. We’ve used the CKS to build out a platform that enables them to do this effectively, on SharePoint, with blogging at its core. We hope this offer is the beginning of another small community.
PixelMill, our SharePoint Designer Partners, have worked with us on these projects and wanted to be able to demonstrate just how attractive these blogs can be. To do that they have offered, for free, a selection of their premium design themes built for CKS:EBE. These are just the first of a number of new themes they will be offering to help your blog stand out, so be sure to take a look at their gallery.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the team who put the toolkit together. A big thanks to the CKS Team below, we’re really excited about its future:
Vince Rothwell (MTF)
Nadeem Mitha (Linkbacks)
Ari Bakker (Themes)
Heather Waterman (Themes)
Yvonne Harryman (QA)
Matthew McDermott (Documentation/QA)
Shane Perran (Themes)
Gaetan Bouveret (QA)
Keith Bunge (Various)
Steven Van de Craen (Captcha)
Brent Bolleman (EBE-PM)
Lawrence Liu (CKS-PM)