Freshface is one of Themeforest’s most original and most succesful authors, and to celebrate his newly aquired gold paw, I asked him a few questions. Topics include his best-selling London Creative theme, fighting theme piracy, and the state of the Wordpress premium theme market.
With a section like this, authors could work with coders to help them customize their themes. And maybe some of the added featured could then be integrated into the original theme by the author.
Wow thanks! I can feel the power of the mighty tutorial badge!
I also replied to that call (I published a tutorial on Vectortuts a while back). My guess is that whoever is in charge of the Themeforest twitter account is pretty busy (especially if they have to manage the site at the same time!), so hopefully we’ll get our badges eventually…
While working on a html template, I wanted to include some global files like the header and footer to avoid duplicating the same code in all the files. But I wondered if there was a way to do this without having to resort to PHP . Although it’s a popular language, some buyers might want to use the files with ASP , Rails, or another server-side language.
It turns out it’s very easy to do with jQuery, so I wrote up a very short tutorial:
Disclaimer: don’t use this technique if you think your buyers are going to use the files as they are, because if they use a client-side include on their live site, Google won’t be able to index it. But it’s still a useful trick for something like an admin interface template.
To celebrate the launch of my blog, I’m giving out 8 copies of my latest theme ([link removed ~ivor]) for free.
All you have to do to win, is either tweet this link to the theme: [link removed ~ivor] , while including the #silverio hashtag in your tweet; or else answer these questions (please leave your answer in the blog’s comments):
- What’s the highest “paw” badge you can get on the Envato marketplace?
- What do these items have in common: Avia Slider, Sleekslide, CleanCut?
- What was the first Envato marketplace site?
- The marketplace recently reached a big milestone in the number of users. What was that number?
The questions are probably to easy… but this way at least, even people who don’t spend their lives on Themeforest like us have a chance to win
Congratulations! You’ve earned it! I hope one day I will join you in the gold paw club… but by then you’ll probably be plutonium
- A video gallery with tags, categories, etc., supporting multiple video provider or even self-hosting the videos
- Free teaster videos and an option for Member-only videos in a special members area (maybe with limited member profiles)
- Maybe even some kind of Paypal (or Spreedly) integration so that you just need to enter your paypal account email and the cost of membership
The result might look something like http://wordpress.tv/, but with an option to add a paywall. I could see lots of potential applications: screencasts, instructionals, adult videos, or even just a video blog or tv show.
To be fair, there’s a lot of awesome video themes here, but I don’t think any of them has a member area feature.
If there’s no such theme, I just might have to build it myself…
Conceptfeedback seems more like a way to get feedback before publishing the theme. Which is a good idea for another post
I noticed that authors use a variety of ways to manage user feedback. I’ve personally tried out Uservoice and Wufoo, but I know a lot of people use Facebook or even have their own forums. Here’s a round-up of all the different ways I found:
Let me know if you guys use other tools or if you have a favorite.