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campuscodi says

I’m writing this only for authors or theme creators interested in a humble client’s opinion. I’m not gonna name anyone here, even if I had some bad past experiences.

I always had a problem with content or image sliders, but because of my lack of time or proper knowledge of the English language, I never could express my opinions 100% the way I wanted.

Until today when I was browsing HackerNews for new jQuery plugins and came across this. http://conversionxl.com/dont-use-automatic-image-sliders-or-carousels-ignore-the-fad/

What I wanted to say is this:

1. Problem – Image carousels aren’t really that useful. Yeah they look nice in demos and theme previews, but most clients actually never use them. But if we really have to use them, well I’d like to see them actually be useful and not use external plugins.

Solution – instead of providing 6 image sliders, try providing one single solution with as many options as possible (must be able to turn off autoplay and work in fullwidth or fullscreen mode, since everybody these days wants a HBO -looking website, with a slideshow on the background)

2. Problem – If the clients actually don’t like to use them at all, I would like something else to replace the slideshow on the homepage.

Solution – few authors on TF do this, but it would be nice to see others provide it as well. Please provide a layout manager for the front-page. Don’t rely solely on widgets, cause most of the time they’re clunky and not that permissive. And if you do decide to provide a widget-powered front-end, please provide some usable widgets by default. If you’d worked in a Web-Design company you’d know that most of its clients are other businesses themselves. So generic widgets for “Special Offers”, “Discounts”, “Product features/descriptions”, “Get in Contact”, “Social profile features”etc would be actually useful.

Many of authors around here provide Image slideshow solutions with a powerful backend where slides can be managed. All I’m asking is that instead of cramping all those slides in a small box where they’re presented one after the other (and most clients never actually click the slideshow, I can prove that with Google Analytics or Piwik), it would be easier to have the slides spread across the homepage in preset positions. Probably not that difficult to implement/adapt.

Thank you for listening, sorry for the complaining.

PS: You, authors, and TF, would still remain my top solution for my company’s themes regardless.

PPS : Most elite authors can ignore this since they already have a similar front-end management system in place and their slideshow solutions are extremely customizable.

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campuscodi says

PC: This might be stupid with all the cool games that came out during the last 8 years, but I still enjoy Call of Duty: United Offensive more than anything else. Best multiplayer gameplay I’ve experienced until now.

Xbox/Wii: Madden (any)

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campuscodi says

Also Tom Green wrote a cool article on TutsPlus about Adobe’s rebirth.

Nice read: http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/general/has-adobe-gotten-its-mojo-back/

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campuscodi says

After further investigation. It is true. The fonts are being embedded with greater quality.

But this is because of the “true” TypeKit WebFont Loader. The Google team is “using” only the open sourced version, not TypeKit’s original implementation.

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campuscodi says

Well… Adobe is doing something nice… their own copy of Google’s Web Fonts…. which is very nice since they have lots of AWESOME fonts.

http://html.adobe.com/edge/webfonts/ http://www.edgefonts.com/

I guess something came out of the Typekit acquisition.

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campuscodi says

Makes me remember the good old days when these threads were about ActiveDen and ThemeForest :P

You mean FlashDen :)))) Ohh…the good ol’days

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campuscodi says

I use it, but I use it for custom graphics and project proposals.

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campuscodi says

Thank you @martinjamez

Of course they’re vector, but that’s not what I asked @Graphic-Studio :smitten::smitten:

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campuscodi says

I have a client that really likes these kind of logos. I have some designers I can outsource the work to, but I can’t tell them what’s the kind of work they have to do, I can only show them.

Can somebody entertain my desire for knowledge and tell me what are these kind of logos called? http://dribbble.com/shots/443040-squeaker-Corporate-Design-for-my-Airline http://dribbble.com/shots/136978-Logo-WIP Also, since I’m an American football fan, I would also like for my personal pleasure to know what’s the name of this logo category: http://dribbble.com/shots/238294-Shark-Logo http://dribbble.com/shots/203991-Cougar-Logo

Thank you very much in advance.

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campuscodi says

I hope to see a Portugal – Germany final. With Portugal on top.

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