Lol!! I started watching the video you shared and ended up spending over an hour browsing through Chris’s videos..! Really interesting an unique stuff.. Thanks for sharing!
So far May has been a good month, hope it keeps up this way
+2 This is a fantastic idea mjxone! The “Reviewer Rating” Criteria’s should probably be adjusted slightly for each different marketplace, but I think it can definitely do lot’s of good to the whole review process.
One of the biggest advantages of the CC service is the fact you get access to ALL adobe products. Personally I love that idea because I really like exploring new fields and software.
I’m still not sure if I’m happy with paying Adobe for the rest of my life.. But I guess that if you do the math and anyway plan to upgrade every second CS cycle, you’d end up paying more money than with the CC plan (definitely if you buy the master collection).
felt_tips saidThat’s a very good point!
In actual fact, because every user of Adobe products will effectively be always up to date, it will make life significantly easier for template producers. It will mean that all buyers have the latest version and all buyers have all Adobe products. That’s the end of a major headache, supporting tired old versions. That means more time spent on creative design and innovation work. That means better templates for buyers.
Very interesting! Thanks for your help guys, I’ll check out Netbeans & the Net section on Tutsplus Thanks!
Cool, Thanks for your replies! I’m glad to the questions are reasonable
So from what I’ve gathered so far, the design starts in Photoshop and then the code is written in a ‘code friendly’ software such as Sublime text 2 & Espresso. Is one of these two software common among developers?
What I always thought would be the most comfortable method to create a website is to use a software like Photoshop or Illustrator, and then create all the code inside it with very little coding. So basically what you’d do is create the design layout, then link the different elements to each other – for example in DVD menu authoring you’d link the chapters button to the chapters page. Does that make any sense?
I came across Adobe Muse, but I’m not sure to what level that can take me. Does anyone use it here?
And in there a good website that you guys use that has tutorials from basic to advance? For us the After Effects users Andrew Kramer is the master tutor I’d love to get a few links!
Hey Themeforest authors!
I’m a author on Videohive and I absolutely love the work you guys are doing here.
This might be a stupid question, but I was wondering which software most of you use to build websites?
I assume there are several different answers, also depending on the platform it’s aimed at? (Wordpress, Joomla. . .)? Do you use X for design (Photoshop / Illustrator?) and Y for coding? Do most authors work in teams?
And secondly, what is the basic breakdown of steps you go through? i.e. 1 – Design, 2 -Coding, 3 ?
I hope these questions aren’t completely ridiculous..! I’m really interested in the whole processes and want to learn more about what’s involved. I have very little experience with coding, but do have quite a bit of experience with design so I thought it would be an interesting field to explore. Thanks!
I assume it originated from Google+
+1 is the equivalent to like on facebook
Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed reply.
I think that how people act in crowds can be very unpredictable. If a person were to look at two templates and say I think that Template A has a quality of 92% and Template B of 85%, you might naturally expect Template B to have 85 sales to Template A’s 92. But suppose everyone thinks the same… everyone will buy Template A. And especially once it becomes clear that A is selling better than B, the effect will become self-reinforcing. Now think about it across the entire market-place… It can explain all this sales weirdness.
This is a very very interesting point. I never thought about it that way.
Now in terms of your template, think what potential buyers might be looking for… something with an iPad in it. They’ll search on that and find: wow… a 3D, highly designed, highly dynamic iPad presentation that’s in the top sellers on the Hive.
What I was thinking when I used a Nexus tablet instead of an iPad was that buyers might be happy to see an item using something different than apple devices. And also at the time, Google now was only available for Android phones which I figured was also another reason to use a Nexus 7.
Apart from the subject matter, I think you have made your template highly customizable, which has put the price up. I don’t think that graphically or in terms of movement or concept, that it belongs amongst the top projects. I would concentrate more on design and animation, and less on endless customization possibilities. Customers respond to the first, not the second. And they only find out about the second AFTER they’ve bought. Sure, the second factor will keep them coming back to you, but as an initial impulse to buy? What’s the point of 25 billion customization options if I’m not sold on the way it looks? ...And be wary of endless customization options. I have a hunch that that scares some customers off, sounds complicated. At the end of the day, they’re here because they don’t want to make creative decisions (beyond selecting a template in the first place).
I tend to agree with you on this. Perhaps I need to stop thinking of buyers as avid After Effects users who want the template to be as customizable as possible. Even though I did my best to make this template Super easy to customize and provided a very detailed video tutorial.. I guess most buyers, as you said, are just looking to buy something which can be modified quickly and easily without thinking too much about options and creative decisions. From now on I’ll try to put myself in the shoes of that type of client.
For your next template, make something that grabs people in the first 10 seconds and shakes them. Make something that’s a virtuoso piece of mograph, from a design and movement perspective. If you do that, there’s a high chance that you’ll sell at least 50-100 times over the course of a year or two.
You’re right about that too.. My top sold templates are the ones that grab the attention in the first 10 seconds. I’ll keep it in mind for my next template.
Hello! I saw your animation preview. They look pretty item that should cost a bit expensive. But I think they must like less because demand would be customers who usually buy their need. I have seen that the duration is quite long and some buyers are identified by the long time do not know the product and cut the elements work for your need …. It’s just my opinion. Have a little patience while doing other templates …
Hey NOVAPLUS and thanks for your reply! You have a good point regarding the preview. It’s actually very interesting to see the audience retention graph in the Youtube preview of this video, It’s starts with 100% retention and at 1:35 there is a very steep drop. i.e. when the first example video is over and the second one starts. Maybe I should consider re-editing the preview to be much shorter.
I’ve learned some very interesting things from this template. Apart from the very fun and satisfying process of creating it (I love Google so it was great studying their design), I’ve came to a few conclusion that I think will really help me when planing my next templates. And who knows, perhaps this template will start getting sales someday As Felt_tips said – “But when it comes to Videohive, I have to admit that I really can’t understand what drives sales.”