Well either way I can’t say anything to help the situation. You guys will move on to TF and CC, and I’ll be at McDonald’s handing out cheesburgers and fries to make a living. We all win!
Yup, and that’s where the market is. There’s no strategy like giving consumers something to desire. Once they see something they like, they’ll flow, gradually creating a current of demand for which the product is supplied. If you keep your mind on that then there’s no telling how flash will fair in the future. It might even progress in such a way that those who seek its uses benefit much more than we’re used to seeing here on these marketplaces. I say, if you’ve got the talent and drive, then you’ve got the means to make a real living developing flash websites for companies that utilize its potential the way it is meant to be used.
Anyone can admit that selling flash on these marketplaces is just an opportunity for fast, easy cash. There’s no other way to go about looking at it. So what if people are buying more HTML , who’s not to say that the ease of access for templates at incredibly low prices isn’t eventually going to come to a halt in much the same way? The market for flash lies where the companies who understand the value of getting what they pay for are. See what I’m saying?
Aw c’mon guys. It’s about the money, right? Apple just paved the road to your guys’ wealth. Sure you may need to debug 30+ different browsers just to see if it works with 1 or 2, but you get paid 25 times more now that you’re with ThemeForest. You should be extatic about this opportunity. The good thing is that … envato is still providing you with the opportunity. And I might have accidentally said I “love” flash. But soon after I said that years ago, I realized what I really meant was that I enjoyed working with it. There’s a difference. But as I see it, anyone who has the talent to develop and design great projects with flash is only abandoning it for an easy street to “making a living”, so to speak. Imagine if everyone who was good at flash and enjoyed it as much as they said they did, stuck with it, flash might still be going strong. I have no more need for flash though, and it has less need for me. So I have a good reason for no longer using it. Right? You guys just plain out abandoned it, blaming poor Steve Jobs for your misfortune claiming, “Flash is Dead and it’s all his fault, Whaaaahhh”. It’s just funny.
I mean, there’s still a great market for flash out there. You just need to apply your great talents to something other than an incredibly EASY path of stock marketplace sales. So, unless you see that, then I suppose your reasons for claiming that flash is dead, or no longer worth while, are correct, but only in your case.
I still have faith in flash, because there is no real need for any willing and able coder to abandon it. However, I really can’t see myself doing this for much longer. And it has nothing to do with what you’re referring to as, “deja vu”. I’ve been working with flash for 6 years and I’ve literally hit a dead end with coding. I can no longer progress with it. A stagnant cycle of repetitious coding patterns that resulted in almost all of my newest files for the past year turning out practically identical. And that’s my reason for turning away and heading in a different direction that is more suited to me. Wouldn’t you say that’s an understandable reason to move on?
And, that’s exactly what I thought. I thought that all the authors here are driven by money, before the love of any technology, even though their past claims were that they were all about a certain technology. Heh, the irony. And then in that case, if you are going to make more money following a trend, then perhaps you have no reason to hate the person who stepped down as CEO of Apple.
All in all, tsafi you’re partially right. But I am more of a laborer by nature. Sitting in front of a computer all day long isn’t quite my idea of making an ideal living in my case. Yup. That’s what it comes down to. I need to separate from this web design lifestyle and move on to a job where I can earn a living laboring the way I was built to. And to be honest, that to me is fate, in a sense. So any and all the reasons that I’ve made are collective, all leading up to the point when I will make that change happen. But I still will have memories of the many things I was disappointed about. I would have found it so much more convenient to have the option for withdrawing my earnings more than one time a month.
@Zefs, I really didn’t think about contacting support. For some odd reason that completely slipped my mind. Although, it would have definitely been the logical thing to do. I realized today that after everything is said and done, I’ve been fighting no one, and for nothing. On thing I did witness though is that even though I totally unleashed a harsh upon the envato mellow, you guys didn’t show anger or distress. You kept your composure and replied with civility. Kinda admirable, I suppose.
By the way, zefs. Thanks for putting me in my place. I really do have no solutions to offer.
Still the progression of this thread was way off what I originally intended. So much for an exaggerated, sarcastic sense of excitement. I guess I got too serious.
You know what? At this point I really see no point in offering solutions, even if I did have any in mind. I can’t support this kind of capitalist community that results in other companies being cheated out of originality, while they are being charged ridiculous amounts of money from people who buy pre-made templates.
Yeah, well. I see that you’ll do as you will. My going separate ways seems to always be the result of what my fate entails.