Posts by pixelentity

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pixelentity says

The reality is that, as author here, you cannot ignore the fact majority of buyers are far more concerned about the page look rather than how it performs.

While mixing complex js components in the same page could potentially lead to bad performances on older hardware or mobile, you still provide the option to do that because most buyers simply don’t care about it.

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pixelentity says

It depends on how you split your js code, for instance we have a class based, modular js/css framework made by a lot of small files. We can reuse code by including the relevant class rather than copy/paste block all around, if we fix a bug in a file, then it’s fixed for all our items, it uses native wp script dependencies system and so on.

The only disadvantage is that themes/templates end up including 40+ js / 15+ css files so we also provide single minified css/js option.

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pixelentity says

More than once, plugins like W3 Total Cache and their minifying features broke our code. We do provide options in all our themes to use uncompressed sources or single minified js/css, lately we also included lazy-loading.

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pixelentity says

We only use forum. Buyers asking for support via profile form / item comments / twitter get autoresponder/canned response:

Only official support channel is forum [link]

If you invest time and resources in a dedicated forum, you must also redirect all the questions there and avoid any other channel or else it’s useless.

Ours is public (read only), this way most buyers can search and find existing answers without being forced to register.

BF

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pixelentity says

Nah Ubuntu is too much eye candy, go for ArchLinux !
I used to be a gentoo guy, compiling all the stuff from sources but ain’t got the time anymore and 12.04 it’s a LTS version.
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pixelentity says

Yes and Yes :) In the past, they did’t have dedicated staff even for making decisions. Atleast now they allows some staffs to make decision. I would guess around 200-400 man hours can be enough to make decisions into action.

“The faster we address Ratings, the faster we get to the projects that follow.” tells me a different story.


The problem with any new rating system is – it is impossible to convert an existing system into different one! If a buyer rates a 3 star for an item today, how it will be displayed when the format changed in to “Like” system? All of you who thinks about a new rating system should start from this question.

likes = ratings*(stars-1)/4

But, as mentioned earlier, i’d prefer a “Was this comment helpful to you? yes/no” solution.

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pixelentity says

After all these years, do you believe there’s the slightest chance envato is willing to invest the man power and time needed by a rating system like amazon ? Seriously ? Just get real.

While you would wait for that to get out the pipeline (aka forever), you’d keep a system which allows buyers blackmailing authors to get free work and authors self rating their own item to fool buyers with early 5 stars.

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pixelentity says

Right now all post formats are shown, regardless theme support, not sure if because still wip or it will work this way. Also i personally don’t like the custom metaboxes being above the editor.

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pixelentity says

This whole star rating thing, without buyer reputation, just sucks. We just got one buyer raging in item comment, rating one star and warn others not to buy a plugin because we didn’t add a feature which was never mentioned in description nor showcased in the preview.

No matter how well you show those stars, as long as you allow some buyers to destroy rating of your items just because they can or to blackmail authors (especially new ones) in order to get free customization, the rating system will keep sucking.

Either introduce reputation, allow author to dispute bad ratings or get rid of the whole star thing and replace with a like system.

BF

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pixelentity says

I don’t see how this is different from using photodune pictures in item preview. To me, one regular license per item preview is fine because there’s no redistribution.

BF

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