thanks for the insightful comments they have helped some what but i still am not clear on the concept. am i to create a theme or a website. let take disney land as an example. disney is the theme of the park – which would be say the theme of a site the park and rides make up the land – which would be the website. i just need to be clear on what is expected of me as an author. i have read and reread everything but there is no explination in full of what is expected of the author except copywrite stuff and other stuff that does not tell me as a potential author wether i am expeted to build a 1000$ website or just the theme for a website(obvoisly with limited functionality for viewing and usage).I don’t know if this gives a full answer but the buyer should be able to add their content and have a high quality and fully functional website. What features you include is completely up to you but I would say there are some features that have become standard in the WordPress category such as lightbox implementation. I haven’t sold any HTML templates here so I’m not sure what the reviewers consider the minimum expectation.
my problem come when i look at themes for cms and blog (such as magento, wp joomla etc) where it is a theme as the website is already made and the prices emulate that fact where as the site theme seem so low in price when they appear to be fully functional websites.
sorry to seem so weird but i would like a clear concise explination of what is expected from the author.
Feature ; noun, an attribute, aspect or characteristic.Therefore valid code is a feature, as is unlimited sidebars, as is X number of page templates, as is integrated lightbox…. you get the point. Whether it was coded by the author or not and how difficult it is to code also irrelevant if you are arguing semantics. The fact is it’s included in the theme.
In my opinion there are only so many features that are necessary in a WordPress theme so you are bound to see the same thing in most themes and then smaller features to fill out the list. I think including those smaller, and often expected, features is worth the effort because it makes it clear to the buyer exactly what they are getting.
23 year old marketing graduate. Very soon to be 24.
A better ACID TEST is to validate your code.
Well. Still many many people are using Windows XP with IE6 . Many of them do not even update their browser to IE7 .
A graceful fallback to IE6 will only improve your bug fixing abilities and coding skills. One should never forget it was IE6 who made best of HTML explorations.
I don’t bother with PNG fixes and I don’t cater for IE6 regardless of its market share. It’s an outdated browser that has been superseded twice.
There are definitely themes that can do that by making a lightbox gallery from the selection of images. I know some of mine do.
VAT comes into play once you begin to make a certain amount of money (I believe it’s around £70,000 pa). Here is some info about starting up as a sole trader: http://www.bytestart.co.uk/content/19/19_1/what-is-a-sole-trader.shtml.
He makes it sound like he’s a hacking master mind but it’s a site template so there’s nothing to reverse engineer. Anyone with 15 minutes and no moral compass could put it back together.
I design in Fireworks and code using Notepad ++. I find Fireworks a lot quicker to use so suits my workflow. The PC I use is a pretty standard Packard Bell running Windows7. The most recent upgrade was a Radeon HD5770 .
I about to start looking for a laptop so I can work mobile. As much as I would love a mac I am really put off by the step prices.