Ever have a moment when working on your projects where you’re just like “omg, I can’t believe I did that” like overlooking something (see below) or just any experience. If you had an experience whether it made you angry, laugh or left you feeling stupid, please share it!
Here’s mine… just hit me mind you.
So, a couple months back I submitted a PSD release here and it was soft rejected twice, but the details I got were kind of vague except for a couple things “remove apple logo from your ad, and replace images with placeholders and we have issues with your licensing” if I remember correctly.
However, when I made those changes and submitted again, I was soft rejected for ‘the licensing’ and turned out from the forum feedback I received, it was most likely because of the background. So on this version, I made a custom background pretty much from scratch.
Anyways, I’m pretty sure even this one will be soft rejected, because I overlooked on both of the comments before to “Please note in the description that the images will not be provided in the download”... I failed to do this… again, and I can’t believe I did that, lol.
How about everyone else?
There is no “recommended” tools list, just personal preference, at least when it comes to developing for Wordpress. Here a short list of tools I would look for: * Redux and Vafpress (I use the second, it’s best for me, includes metabox support and other stuff) * I would “recommend” checking Awesome Builder as well, also available on CodeCanyon, and not only, there are others free like Aqua Page Builder, IG Page Builder and some even more * Bootstrap, Foundation, uikit, and many more * http://generatewp.com/ * etc etc
Thanks you – So basically I could use Vafpress to create the admin settings for theme control. Check out other options like Awesome Builder (which I did look at, but am also looking at a drag and drop solution since my theme is pretty ‘widgetized’. I’ll also check out the ones you listed to me.
I am not using a CSS framework, I do not see a point for my theme, but this is something I might change.
What would you use generatewp.com for exactly? It seems like it can ease some development time, but what for exactly? I’m still rather new to WP, but it won’t take me long to learn it.
Your best bet is to find a good developer and split with them. Are you sure the design is good enough to be accpeted? Have you tried to release it as a PSD to test it’s waters? It won’t be a 100% deal if it’s accepted, but would probably help your chances.
After a little more discussing from the coder. I think the ‘fluff’ option seems to be the most intriguing for him and the designer could care less how the money is split, as long as he’s getting making it (but I still want to split 1/3rd with him)
By fluff, that means we’ll market 3 items on the marketplace, the PSD, HTML/CSS files and the WP theme. The HTML/CSS version’s sales will go the developer, whether it’s $300 or $300,000. Same for the PSD and then the WP version will be split evenly among us as the work involved with that is split up as evenly as possible.
Howver, I’d stil like to see what some other teams are doing out there, especially those that might be a trio team.
Just a couple quick questions. So I’m getting ready to finish up an HTML/CSS version of my theme and then move on to WordPress if the HTML/CSS gets accepted and takes off.
Anyways, I’m looking to integrate a couple key plugins for the theme and looking at what else I might be able to use and what you guys might suggest. The goal is to give the theme the best functionaly while minimizing my development time. What do you guys suggest and is crucial to theme acceptance?
Right now, I want to get Visual Composer as the page builder and shortcode manager (is there a better/cheaper option?)
Are there any good plugins or tools to manage the theme settings by chance or is this something I wil have to build from scratch ( I do not mind building from scratch, but looking at what others do or suggest)? The theme is going to be a flat design so integrating a color changer and background chooser is something I want to use. Again, I want to just minimize my development time.
Basically just any tools to help out that’s recommended or suggested.
I wasn’t cutting down the designer by any means. I want it to be fair for him, he even agrees that it’s true that he works the ‘least’ out of the group. However, as you said, I told him without him, there would not be a product. That’s what sells, code does not.
You can be the best coder in the world and reproduce a lot of these themes that are merely HTML/CSS, but without that visual detail, you cannot come up with it. You need the visuals to sell, I 100% agree.
I want to keep it 1/3rd. That was my idea – but I don’t’ want to undercut, hence why I’m asking here.
You could also take this a step further and look at other options. If you put up say an HTML/CSS version as well as the PSD as separate products, you could put PSD sales to just the designer, while the HTML/CSS version to nothing but the HTML/CSS guy and then split the CMS end between all 3.
Without the 3 of you, you would not have a product. And even though it’s HTML/CSS – That’s could still be a lot of work you put into something if you all put in quality work, why not split? If the CMS guy is putting in a ton more work and it’s generating a lot of sales, it’s because of the 3 of you, not just him.
Hey everyone, I’ve been around here for a while, but more of a lurker and have been working to get into ThemeForest with a small team.
That being said, I’m trying to figure out what’s ‘fair’ for the pricing structure on how we all get paid We’re all good friends and I want to keep things as fair as possible, but many aspects I think ought to take into account for the work we do and the creativity we have.
Personally, I was thinking just splitting it 1/3’s. We’re just a team of 3. We have the designer who knows nothing about coding. Then you have me, which is the Team Leader/Project Manager, but I’m also the visionary and would be handling all the support included. I can also code/design, but I leave these to the other 2, as they’re better at it, but for support purposes, I can do what needs to be done. I’m also the one that’s going to be paying for the licenses for the products we use from here and so on, so upfront costs is on me, not them.
Then we have the developer, he’s the one that’s simply going to bring it from PSD to a WP or equivalent theme, but he has no ingenuity and no visual skills. Even when it comes to some animations, or special affects, I have to be the one to do them or show them how it needs to be done. Other then that, he’s one of the best coders I know.
Would you say in a scenario like this, that it would be fair to split it 1/3rds? Without the designer, we would not have a product that could come to market, and without a developer, we could not bring this design to life. But on the contrary, I’m also the one saying change this on the design, change that on the backend, let’s use this slider instead of that one and so on.
What are your thoughts? Personaly, I feel when it comes to the amount of time put into a product, the designer gets off easy. Once he’s done, he is done followed by the coder – while his investment is higher in time, once a product is finished until revisions role around or bugs need fixed.
While I’m not doing the labor, I’m doing the support which would eat up x amount of time in a day, who knows from 6months from now how much time a support person would put into it.
What are your thoughts regarding this? Does this seem fair or totally wrong? For the others who are teamed up, what are your thoughts? What do you do for you and your team?
Thanks in advance
Bump for question ^
Sorry for the late reply.
So, is there no way I can offer these to them? Say offline on another site? The thing about these are they’re photoshopped wallpapers. I want to at least provide them to them separately, can I still link to them?