Posts by JMDDesigns

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JMDDesigns says

I respectfully disagree, but thanks for the feedback.

I raised this question upon the release of Win 8. I got a huge response to it and it came to many conclusions, all of which had a negative fall for the sale of Microsoft-related applications. The problem lies within the licensing. You’re not allowed to sell any source code that contains Microsoft licences. You’ll find the Windows 8 development scheme is done through Visual Studio that all come with starter packages. Those packages are required for your Win 8 application to work (The main framework of Windows Apps is a requirement in App development for Windows). It would be almost pointless to sell an application source on here without those particular files, even if the user could just “add them” after the purchase. But that’s not what we want, right? Buyers/clients want at-the-ready packages to work with/experience the minute they purchase.

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JMDDesigns says

Hi garyshack,

This is a public forum where support doesn’t quite fit, and the authors will most likely not see this, but you can get in touch with ThemePunch their profile here for support and any queries you may have.

Regards,

JMD

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JMDDesigns says

Wow, this couldn’t be any more relevant than it gets. Reason to get the game? (PS Thank you ever so much for being generous!)

I remember getting the first one… I loved it, literally. So much, after I eventually got my haircut and my smell together from foisting in my own seat non-stop playing, I found myself a girlfriend. To this day, I’m still with her, but… not such a charming idea to play Bioshock with her though. She’s all for Kinectanimals and Kinect Sports and that was cool. Letting her hold a cup of coffee whilst she was sat on the sofa watching me smash Bioshock for the umpteenth time?

Where she screamed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlwFe-qNxqI

Her face following it?  photo LoL.png

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JMDDesigns says

I’m literally $1 off my red pay. Big yay!

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JMDDesigns says

Like I posted earlier on, the minimum required votes for the detailed view should be around 10 votes for the detailed votes to appear. Just my 2p. :-)


I love this. Not had a single 1 star rating to date and only one 4 star rating. The rest have been 5 so far, pretty pleased to see the breakdown!

However, I do think there should be a minimum amount of votes to enable the breakdown. Keep it as 3 minimum required for the average vote system and say around 10 minimum for the breakdown to appear. This way, it balances a good amount of votes. 3 in my opinion is too low for the new system, as you may find two people have voted 5 stars, then one person rates it 1, which IMHO is a bit tedious, giving you a 3.67 average rating and yet you might find that clients could well be put off just by the figure rather than actually exploring the preview content first. I know this will probably be a rare case scenario for a lot of users, but it can be degrading if it does happen without explanation.

+1 to the idea for commenting upon rating. Maybe if you click the 5-star tab it fires a function that drops down comments below from buyers? Maybe an Ajax function to load more comments, and restrict the comments to two per ajax load and allow visitors to constantly scroll through the comments? Just an idea!

I just think it would balance a fairer system and the detailed ratings would be much better put to use if there were a broad amount of votes instead of just 3. I’m not justifying people giving 1 star ratings, more of I believe the detailed ratings would benefit more across more than three ratings. :)

Quick formula mockup:

Again, thanks Envato for giving us more statistical informational, it’s defiantly a great addition and I’m sure many if not all users agree.

JMD
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JMDDesigns says

I love this. Not had a single 1 star rating to date and only one 4 star rating. The rest have been 5 so far, pretty pleased to see the breakdown!

However, I do think there should be a minimum amount of votes to enable the breakdown. Keep it as 3 minimum required for the average vote system and say around 10 minimum for the breakdown to appear. This way, it balances a good amount of votes. 3 in my opinion is too low for the new system, as you may find two people have voted 5 stars, then one person rates it 1, which IMHO is a bit tedious, giving you a 3.67 average rating and yet you might find that clients could well be put off just by the figure rather than actually exploring the preview content first. I know this will probably be a rare case scenario for a lot of users, but it can be degrading if it does happen without explanation.

+1 to the idea for commenting upon rating. Maybe if you click the 5-star tab it fires a function that drops down comments below from buyers? Maybe an Ajax function to load more comments, and restrict the comments to two per ajax load and allow visitors to constantly scroll through the comments? Just an idea!

I just think it would balance a fairer system and the detailed ratings would be much better put to use if there were a broad amount of votes instead of just 3. I’m not justifying people giving 1 star ratings, more of I believe the detailed ratings would benefit more across more than three ratings. :)

Quick formula mockup:

Again, thanks Envato for giving us more statistical informational, it’s defiantly a great addition and I’m sure many if not all users agree.

JMD

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JMDDesigns says

If you have the time, read the “Extended License” terms. This covers proper usage of a plugin from CodeCanyon to implement in your theme. Though, I’m pretty sure you have to purchase an Extended License for every different item you plan to sell.

56 posts
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JMDDesigns says

Any idea when we get the money(and the badge)?

Usually within two weeks, it won’t appear on your account here on Envato, instead, they pay directly in to your PayPal (Or whatever method you/they chose). I think, (don’t hold me to this), it’s the same method as if you had been paid for a “Free File” of the month. Directly to you instead of your Envato Wallet.

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JMDDesigns says

Joining a team of developers has always interested my career development, but what has gotten to me more recently, is starting my own and having developers join. For example, I’m competitive and fluent with HTML & CSS plus any subsidiary subjects relating to HTML & CSS (like HTML5, CSS3) but PHP has never been my logical aspect. I know a fair deal of PHP, but never give it the light of day unless I’m developing a Wordpress theme/plugin. So this brings me to the question.

Would I attempt to gain a team member who is experienced in specific subjects, maybe an all round developer or do you post it as a job positioning? I’m not fairly sure how this works. For example, if I threw my personal portfolio out linked to a branded company name I’ve created (which I have… More on that further down), could I try form a team of developers this way, where we work from our own space or is it not as simple as this?!

I really can’t find a good source on where to start. I recently purchased a domain under PitchingPixels.com which I thought was a genuine name for a web development company (Don’t worry… it’s hardly self-promotion when there’s nothing to promote!) and I thought it would kick off a great start to a design and development team. That is my first step… But how do I push this?

I’m a pretty solid UX designer/developer, but taking it one step further seems to be my problem. I already make a small amount of income based on my plugins and website templates I’ve created for clients, but I want to go in to team-based work. I love the independence of having my own work just to myself, but I dunno. I feel like I want to push it further with even more intelligent designers and developers.

Are there any experienced teams/people out there that can shed some light on this subject?

Regards,

James

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JMDDesigns says

Balsamiq is a beautiful tool. Warm welcome to you :)

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