I say they should just do a blanket price increase for ALL themes right now. I’m not a coder at Envato, but that seems like just a little tweak in the code. If all themes increased an equal amount, then I feel nobody will lose. Then spend effort in the review process to determine the price of new themes.
I think this is a no brainer. A small $5 increase is nothing for almost all buyers… I don’t want to sound like a rich snob, but really, who would complain about $5?! It’s the price of a cheap sandwich! Such a small increase in price has no impact on 99.9% of buyers, yet has a HUGE impact on profits for authors.
It’s also less of an issue for exclusive themes. If a theme were sold here for $5 more than somewhere else, then sure, that could hurt sales. But even if a theme were sold in 2 multiple places, few people would notice that. As Themeforest is the premiere place to shop for themes, I think most people just come here and don’t bother going anywhere else, especially since there is so much to choose from here.
Sure, you could argue that some people buy multiple themes to try out before committing on one. So $5 for each one can add up. But if someone is buying many themes, they can afford a little extra.
I’m sure a $5 increase across the board wouldn’t decrease sales at all. ... The key is that all themes in all categories go up the same relative amount.
I was fortunate enough to get in on the price adjustment tool a few months ago. Sales actually increased, and still months later hasn’t slowed down. I applied to get another increase, but I was too late.
Am I the only one here that thinks that the interface on Mac is really cheesy? Dated pill shaped buttons, distracting shiny blue scrollbar, big icon buttons in many programs, dated brushed metal textures everywhere, etc. Love the industrial design of the hardware, but wow, the software is pretty ugly IMO .
Counting down the minutes until this turns into a Mac vs. PC argument.
I hate apple
The reason you don’t need to deal with viruses is because 5% of all PC’s are MAC .So why even bother aiming at that tiny target?
5% is a small percentage, but that 5% is a LOT of people… and mostly unprotected people. If a virus were to hit Mac, it would be pretty devastating. 95% of users may use PC’s but most are well protected already.
I’m a PC guy, but also use a Mac a lot.
The thing I dislike about Mac is the “look” of lots of software, and the interface in general: Big cheesy buttons, brushed metal textures everywhere, distracting shiny blue scroll bars, ugly pill shaped buttons, etc. And also the desktop, with the roll over effect of the icons at the bottom… seemed cool at first, but gets tiring pretty quickly.
In summary, I love the design of the hardware, but hate the look of the software. Just my opinion!
I’d like to know what’s going to happen with the “Price Adjustment” tool for Elite authors. Collis mentioned something better was in the works. Hope that something is still going to happen.
Support should be done in the theme comments, email, or my forum, not here. Ideally in the forum… So please send me an email from my profile page, and I’ll send you forum login details.
I think it’s great! I’m surprised it got rejected. The standards here must now be so incredibly high if this got rejected. I’d definitely keep tweaking it until it get approved.