I only had to go back and do one and it was only really the WP 3 .0 navigation that needed to be added or changed.
I’m coming up to the end of my first month here on ThemeForest and overall I have to say I’m pretty happy with how things have done. Having said that it does feel as though things have gradually slowed down over the course of the month.
i bought some templates from themforest and i’m just a customer of all of you. Found these diskussion and it was the right thing about to tell to all of you that you are doing a great job, but one thing is not in your themes – Localizing. I’m sorry to tell all of you that none of themes that i’m looking for to buy them is supporting localozing as wordpress-codex allows. The most important thing, especially at the CMS categorie themes is today to support multilanguage. I am from Germany and off course, most of my clients are german. So when i make a website than i offer allways first in german and as a second language option English.
Why don’t you do your themes support at least WPML . The documentation of WPML is great. I’m just trsnlating one of your themes right now, but it nerves much. I have to grab hole code (and i’m not a programmer) to make themes suport this basic issue.
I’m sure that all of you will sell much more items if you just do something else. Not allways that standard things. About 75% of items here are the same, so how to choose the right one?! Only things like that, something special to have can push your sells much more.
I’m looking forward to buy beatuifull but first of all good functional themes.
Localisation is something I have heard a few people ask for and is something I completely forgot about in my first two themes, but I think from here on I will be including it in all the themes I make as I don’t think it takes too much effort and would be another selling point. It’s doesn’t contribute to this seasonal slump though.
Authors have to make what they can sell. Making a really unique theme that would only suit a very small audience is a gamble considering they need to make enough money from the theme to make it worthwhile.
If what you want is something particularly niche then it’s more than likely you’ll have to put your hand in your pocket to get it made. However I agree that there is a lot of “slider” themes here to the point where it’s almost expected of you.
Lets just spell it the proper way, the English way, and call it a day. It’s our language so we make the rules.
It’s definitely Colour.
I usually do a wire frame to fine tune dimensions layouts before worrying about the actual styling of the site. For me it’s a better work flow.
A wire frame takes no time at all to do so I don’t subscribe to the time and money argument. In the long run it will save you more time as you wont be going back to restructure later in the project.
You can use pieces from tutorials as elements within your overall design or item but you can’t use a tutorial AS your design or item. That was my understanding of the rule.
The least enjoyable part for me is everything that comes after actually designing and building the website, theme or template. That usually means documentation and compatibility tests and fixes.
The best part is realising a cool feature. Just yesterday I wanted to try something new in php and the feeling when it all came together perfectly was immense.
When i said support i mean support not customizationThe problem with a rating system is that a lot of buyers can not tell the difference between support and customisation. If an author was to take a hard line with customisation requests they would get low ratings which would unfairly impact their reputation and ultimately sales.
Some themes need updates, unless you have +50 peoples testing your work i don’t think that you “authors” build perfect templates.
I started this topic because some authors (not all) don’t respond at all to my questions.
First author : template display badly in IE. (no response) Second author: problem inserting swf file in the template (author said it works fine) seems not. (no response)So you authors think that this kind of questions related to customization?
Considering the low price buyers are paying for templates and themes I think some have an inflated idea of just how much support authors should offer. Some seem to forget that they are buying a website template and not hiring the author of the template to develop their site.
The nominations would be a lot more credible if they weren’t coming from the authors themselves.