Hi Guys, is anyone aware of a open source browser based wysiwyg html editor which outputs html compatible with flash. I have been looking for one which support all html tags supported by flash because almost of the ones i had a look at output html with unsupported tags in flash so if i use them that html text could not be loaded in flash. Please let me know if you have used one like that.
Congrats P&K. You truly have a awesome portfolio. Best of luck with your future files.
Thought for an additional second and have a suggestion to make. It may sound a bit stupid but giving unconventional names to your preview xml may help as well. They can download the swf but how are they going to get the xml? without actually exporting it into a fla (assuming Envato’s encryption tool prevents this from happening in most cases if not all). Keeping a obvious xml name like config.xml or preview.xml or main.xml just makes it more obvious and easy to download by a simple guess. I want to know if the preview files are renamed or if all file names are kept intact? Anyone??
I’m talking about lifting the files off the preview, so they just use the SWF and XML and use the files ‘as is’ and add their own content and customise through changing setting in the XML . So a watermark would make the preview unusable.
2. For the preview, just don’t use xml at all. I just add a field array inside the fla which has same content as xml in the source package.
I think together these two steps if implemented would help a lot. However, I wonder if there could be something even easier so all development and creative efforts go into what they are actually meant for “Create great items” that is.
Since i’m a member of this community (2 months) i have seen that’s common to see really adverse comments in the files of all authors. Most of them (if not all) are really dispensable. Things like:
“Hey, your preview it’s not working!” repeated many times in a new file just because the author made a small mistake uploading the preview. That’s make a long list of negative comments in a file that could be interesting but it loose a lot of its positive points.
Or: “I would suggest to change this or that” or “It’s a shame that you did not include a…” things that i think must be said in a private message to the author, so he can improve the file with the opinions without seeing his/her file plenty of useless comments.
So, to resume, the “ethic” advice is:
1. If you liked the file just leave a good message, giving the author a nice gift to keep on working in that or other files.
2. If you didn’t like it, and you are not planning to buy it, just close the page and go to find something else.
3. If you have a nice idea to improve the file, send a private mail to the author. He will be glad for sure to receive suggestions.
4. If you have a question and you think it so far interesting for other users who are interested in that file, ok, leave the message, but it’s not necessary to be rude.
5. And last (but not least): If you purchased the file and you have any complaints related with your experience with that file, write directly to the author and don’t leave infinite messages of personal complaints in the message board. Those messages just doesn’t help neither the author or other users.
I hope not to be misinterpreted. I have really no bad experiences with user comments, but i see a lot of useless and negative messages in files that i think doesn’t deserve them.<”}}><
+1 to everything you and Enabled said apart from the fact that I think actual buyers should be able to leave negative comments for sure if they want to. I believe positive or negative comments both from the actual buyers certainly are a lot more meaningful. That is vital for all new buyers to the author himself to get better on the same item or future items. But ofcourse they should try to contact the author first to resolve any issues first up before leaving a negative comment.
Talking about being ethical I have seen a author suggesting their own product right from our own item page and the good thing i am not sure if you can do anything about it. It’s a useless comment for you, you cannot call it a negative or a positive comment but would like to know from you all if you think that is anywhere near ethical.
Thanks Parker for pointing that out. Just did that and hopefully it will get updated soon.
Interestingly i found that it’s the item title which is responsible for search results not sure how much the tags help. I missed a important word in the title thinking its already there in the tags and their really is no need of a repitition, however, from what i see on search that’s the most important text as i do not see my item in search for that keyword. Or is there something else to it? what do you all think?
We have recently started selling over activeden after purchasing a couple of very useful files last year. Uploaded couple of forms to start with and just get a hang on how it actually is and works here at activeden. I have been visiting the forums lately and found this community to be very active and interesting at the same time and look forward to becoming an active member myself.
At the moment i had a little query and could not find much regarding how you can update an existing items title? you can change the item description or update the files but how about the title? Pardon me if this has been discussed before but i have not been able to find anything on this. I contacted Envato support but got reply “I’m not 100% sure if you are able to edit it, but I’ll find out.” and asking me to provide the new title, however nothing happened on that front and i got no response thereafter. So just wanted to ask you guys if anyone managed to change it? and if yes how?.
Thanks and i look forward to joining you guys at the forums.