2 Readers to Win a 12 Month Pro Subscription to CushyCMS!

Making small changes to your clients’ website can be a tedious task. It’s not uncommon for web designers to receive daily emails from clients asking them to replace a word, underline some text, or make something bold. Most designers don’t mind doing this but would prefer it if their clients could do that themselves. That’s why today we are giving away 2 Twelve Month Pro Subscriptions to CushyCMS!

CushyCMS is a content management system that allows clients to safely edit content on their own. It only takes a few minutes to set up and requires no software to install. CushyCMS is nice because it allows you to define exactly which parts of the page that can be changed. This way, the client can’t create any major disasters. In addition, you can set up as many sites as you like; so you aren’t restricted to just one license like some other CMS platforms.

CushyCMS is available for free but it also includes a Professional Plan with a few extra bells and whistles. For more information regarding CushyCMS you can visit their website and check out their video demonstration that shows the product in action.

To win a copy of CushyCMS, all you have to do is leave a comment below and tell us how a 12 month Pro Subscription would help you and your clients.

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  • This is a 5 day contest. Entries will be accepted until Friday, August 21, 2009 at 11:59 PM EST.
Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.

  • Kendall Walker

    Haven’t used CushyCMS – but anxious to look into and try as this has been a solution I have been looking for.


    August 17, 2009 at 12:12 AM
  • Ömer UZUN

    Wow. Really easy.

    August 17, 2009 at 1:27 AM
  • Ann

    could be a solution for my customers (and me)…….

    August 17, 2009 at 1:43 AM
  • Ronald Wildschut

    I’ve used Cushy CMS for some of my clients websites! And It is cool and easy using it! Would be wonderfull to brand it with my own look and feel and host it on a own domain or the clientsdomain!

    August 17, 2009 at 3:07 AM
  • 2lip

    Cushy CMS is great, when you have a simple site, which does not require a full-blown CMS. I already implemented the free version for one client, who is very happy about its simplicity. With the pro version, I could make use of the RSS functionality and I would be able to brand the admin area in order to match the overall site.
    Thanks for this contest, Grant! Great giveaway!
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  • Philipp

    We developed a few custom CMS’s for a several customers, but i’d like to get my hands on CushyCMS to see what the possibilities are.

    August 17, 2009 at 3:30 AM
  • Chris

    Never used it; would like to try it out. Interested in the “Allow clients to safely edit content” part. Make things simpler (I certainly hope).

    August 17, 2009 at 3:40 AM
  • ulrich

    Since i’m always looking for ‘The right tool for the right job’, CushyCMS would really come in handy!

    August 17, 2009 at 4:06 AM
  • webbografico

    I think CushyCMS it’s a gorgeous idea and I surely want to try it… very usful for small site that don’t need the power of WP or other bigger cms.

    August 17, 2009 at 4:21 AM
  • Luis Lopez

    I really like the idea of having the client doing their own changes on a website, I’ll be glad to have, like that I can really get more time to spend on really design tasks.
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  • Lastwebdesigner

    I should like to try CushyCMS, seems a good solution for smart and quickly websites, and for client a good way to manage their content without problems.
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  • Piyush Agarwal

    Hey…this seems a great giveaway and a great product too. I know how many times I have cursed myself of not providing the client with a CMS to make changes on their own.. When working on several projects at the same time, even small changes seems cumbersome and irritating… CushyCMS seems to be a perfect solutions to keep my client and myself happy. :)

    Hoping I win…
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  • ryan

    I’m definitely interested in trying this out. It would certainly save me time in not having to build an admin interface for those less familiar with coding, and give clients a suitable means to make updates as needed.
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    August 17, 2009 at 8:17 AM
  • saud

    I’ve used CushyCMS before and it’s been awesome. I think it’s always been an easier alternative for clients to update their sites rather than going through the hassle of using html editors.

    August 17, 2009 at 9:07 AM
  • kyle

    Being able to hand the keys of the city to the client and them be on their merry way is a great feeling. I can use this!

    August 17, 2009 at 9:25 AM
  • Chad Dibble

    I’ve been looking for an easy way to let restaurants easily update their daily specials. This is it! Colorburned + CushyCMS = A great way to start the week.

    August 17, 2009 at 9:46 AM
  • Pipo Zoft

    I read that this CMS is very powerful,I want use it to develop my website,where I will share my knowledge of web design and development.
    Thank You

    August 17, 2009 at 10:05 AM
  • Scott Lindberg

    The vast majority of my clients are in the non-profit sector, and only very rarely do they have the budget or need for a full blown CMS. CushyCMS seems to be the perfect solution for them.

    August 17, 2009 at 10:36 AM
  • Lindsay

    What a great system! Its helps that they have a great user friendly website and cute logo to go along.

    August 17, 2009 at 10:48 AM
  • Dan

    White Label…. Ease of use for clients! Nice… I’ll take one :)

    August 17, 2009 at 11:24 AM
  • Ruben

    Looks like a good solution for low budget clients :)

    August 17, 2009 at 12:00 PM
  • Dave

    I’ve used CushyCMS for two clients’ websites and LOVE IT! By having a professional subscription I can enhance the professionalism of the admin panels. Thanks!


    August 17, 2009 at 12:43 PM
  • g3niuz

    seems like a really useful cms..

    im still lookin for the right solution that my clients can edit the content on their own..
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    August 17, 2009 at 1:43 PM
  • Nic Brownlee

    Oh man, I have just been given my first project where a great cms is needed, this would be perfect for me right now !

    August 17, 2009 at 3:30 PM
  • Steve Robillard

    We could use it to improve communication between the various groups involved in our projects (the DSS office, their IT folks, IRB etc.), not only would it let us gather all those documents and decisions in one place , but it could transition to the support site. Some projects have been around long enough that almost none of the original people are still around and we are often left with the “it has always been that way answer.”
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    its actually the first time i came across this CMS, and it looks darn good. It would be awesome to get this 1 year subscription, and if it passes my thorough real life testing, i;d probably suggest this to all my clients. and save me shitloads of time.

    August 17, 2009 at 4:43 PM
  • Jon

    How CushyCMS benefits me – Easy to setup for clients, white-labeling means I can use my logo and style, clients can add their own content and I can focus on the design/development

    How CushyCMS benefits my clients – Simple and easy to use, can be added to an existing website, and clients can add their own content and I can focus on the design/development

    August 17, 2009 at 4:48 PM
  • Melkoret

    No html editing = easyness :)


    August 17, 2009 at 7:26 PM
  • Niki

    Cool! I would use cushcms for clients who aren’t web/internet/IT savvy.
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  • Mars

    wow this is the one, but i never had a chance to win
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  • N8I

    No whammies, No wammies!
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  • Eduardo Ribeiro

    I was looking for a simple, easy to use and clean CMS. Maybe Cushy is this one.

    August 18, 2009 at 12:10 AM
  • Lahlee

    Been using Joomla CMS for a long time and I’m curious if CushyCMS could take over.

    August 18, 2009 at 12:15 AM
  • grace

    how easy would life be with such a remarkable tool!

    August 18, 2009 at 12:40 AM
  • Amara Poolswasdi

    This is another feather to add in my cap! Having an external CMS means that I get to focus on what I do best — design! Thanks CushyCMS!

    August 18, 2009 at 1:49 AM
  • Andrew areoff

    Cushy CMS is the ideal solution for a number of my clients who don’t need the complexity of full blown systems like wordpress. They simply need to be able to publish and edit content where necessary without the overhead. I shall be pushing this solution forward to my clients whose needs suit cushyCMS.

    August 18, 2009 at 2:37 AM
  • Angie Bowen

    I specialize in artist portfolios and have a few clients that this would be perfect for!

    August 19, 2009 at 3:45 AM
  • TaffyTease

    This would be the perfect solution for a website that a client requested. Their information is ever changing, so the website would need to be very easy to update.

    August 19, 2009 at 4:29 PM
  • Cory Wright

    I’m still waiting to find that “perfect CMS” for my clients. When I found cushy, I thought I was in luck, until I saw a pricing link… I know it would make everything easier, but right now I just can’t afford anything else. Maybe a free year would allow me to slowly work it into my pricing!

    August 20, 2009 at 9:31 AM
  • Maryann

    This is great! My client wants to be able to edit their site, but I didn’t want to go through the hassle of converting my custom website to Joomla or Drupal. This would easily solve my problem!

    August 20, 2009 at 6:09 PM
  • Joel Thomas

    I could really use CushyCMS to help my workload- I have so many web sites that if I could get a few clients making their own edits, it would free up more time for other work.

    August 21, 2009 at 4:13 PM
  • William Barrera

    Hi, I think that the CMS more useful on the web is Cushy CMS, allowing easy and rapid development.

    August 21, 2009 at 5:33 PM
  • Diane

    This looks like the solution I’ve been looking for. Let my clients updata without damage.

    August 21, 2009 at 8:53 PM