I do like seeing all the marketplaces at once for clear and instant navigation, but I have to agree that there’s just too much going on up there now… especially when there’s a bundle announcement. It reminds me of IE on XP with a bunch of toolbars installed.
Having said that, and seeing others attempting to showcase alternatives… here’s a go at it.
This is, by far, my favorite revise. I wish they’d use this lol.
Congrats! Good luck with future sales.
Everything on the header lost in the glare of those icons. Looks very crowded to me. A new visitor could be confused which market they are currently browsing as everything looks the same on that part. If you plan to make those icons look prominent, why not just make a floating navigation menu perhaps a floating drop-down one. The current design really destroyed the aesthetic feel of the header section.
Oh God, I didn’t even notice the icons until you said that. You can’t even tell what themeforest, videohive, and 3Docean’s are, if you didn’t know what they were already. All I can say is, I feel bad for the older visitors or those with poor eyesight that come across this UI.
Also, did anyone click on the Envato Marketplaces homepage? What is with that teal/seafoam green color? Shouldn’t it match the envato leaf logo at least? Why that color? What’s the connection to anything or the reason for it?
I’m torn on it. Part of me likes how fast it is to navigate around the website, as a person that bounces back and forth between GR and TF. The other half of me is not liking the crowded-ness (new word, sup) of it. When you separate it and just look at the four bars (special ads included), you realize just how cluttered it is. See what I mean? http://i.imgur.com/GqCnuuU.png
And when you figure in a bookmark bar that someone might have on their browser, then it really gets intense. See? http://i.imgur.com/nJ2aVo0.png
Also, is it just me, or is the dollar amount smaller? I feel like I can’t read it as well. Then again, I am practically blind.
Overall, I think a change of looks is a great idea. The envato marketplace could use one. I just don’t think this was really the right way to go about it. But that’s just my opinion. I know a lot of people are really diggin’ it, so to each his/her own, I guess.
22. Pretty cool to see that a lot of people are around my age. I’ve always seen really good artists and think “This person has a lot of experience” and assume that they’re older haha.