This is not a new trend, unfortunately.
What’s wrong with these people.
Kindly asking would be enough for support.
Alex Couple of comments if i may..
A Buyers perspective here. Saw the deal, and Jumped on it. Bought one template and will buy another too. Email Marketing themes and UNDERDEVELOPED part of themeforest, clearly some very good choices here, The landing page shows the sale, but the actual product page doesnt. Either way you’re getting a great deal, but more could be done to make this more apparent.Also.. I personally like to view Popular Items, I can view Popular Email templates (and landing pages, which i’m not really interested in at present) from the top menu http://themeforest.net/popular_item/by_category?category=marketing
However, it only shows popular from the last week, Would appreciate a month of stats too.As for viewing email templates by Sales, It’s true I can see what’s really popular , but seeing the number 1 seller as a created in 2010 and last updated in 2012, is not a useful statistic for anyone. Time moves fast.. Very fast in the digital age. Is a last updated in 2012 template Responsive? That word didnt even exist then! http://themeforest.net/category/marketing/email-templates?utf8=%E2%9C%93&sort_by=sales_count&categories=marketing%2Femail-templates
By the way, just a reminder about the “old”(!) items in the category..:
Email templates differ from any other work on themeForest, when it comes to updates.
They should not only work consistently in all browsers, but also within a ton of email services / email inboxes.
An email template is built with pure HTML Tables and they are already using old techniques by their nature.
So you shouldn’t (and can’t) expect an email template to built with HTML5 and CSS3 , considering that an email template built with these techniques will never work consistently accross all inboxes, especially in Outlook versions.
So, a latest update in the year of 2012 doesn’t mean that the email template in question is not perfect.
When it comes to updates, if an email template works consistently with 99% of the email inboxes and email sending services across browsers, Mobile Devices and desktop computers, it DOESN’T need an update.
And if an old item still sells good, it is just not only for the high salesNumbers…
It is just because the item is good.
Email is the BASE of any strong online business, and when it comes to design (talking about the look of the templates) , it is not always the best choice to go with latest trends like metro – minimal – flat techniques , because sometimes the “best” design is just not the best for making sales (I am talking for the end users here.). Internet is full of examples.
Is a last updated in 2012 template Responsive? That word didnt even exist then!This is completely wrong.
Maybe not in themeForest but Responsive email templates were already on the move at the date.
Let’s get romantic now ; this is from one of my favorite poets , Vahan Tekeyan..:
“Love for me was like a river
taking its uncontainable flow
from the distant mountain snow,
The mountain did not even notice.
And if anyone noticed my love
as smoke rising to the sky,
its fire was never seen.”