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Caldazar says

It’s a mixture of ‘parallax scrolling’ and css’ ‘position: fixed’ I believe.

You can measure the scrolling position quite easily with jQuery and when it has a certain value, you set the position of the nav to “fixed”.

I never wrote such a script yet but it my understanding it’s a couple of lines, one could write in less than an hour.

41 posts
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  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 1 year
Caldazar says
41 posts
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Caldazar says

Dual boot, take a look for yourself. Maybe do some distro hopping (Ubuntu really isn’t the best Linux you can get) Learn a thing or two about how it works before you decide on whether it will become your primary OS. It’s different.

Technically, Linux is years ahead of Windows, which isn’t worth much if your use-case doesn’t bring those benefits into effect. Pricop has a point: When you depend on a lot of soft- and hardware manufacturers who treat Linux as the red-headed stepchild, Wine won’t get you that far

And one important thing: Prepare to type your user password real often, some get annoyed by that.

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Caldazar says

I’m not pro or anti GPL either, i’d just like to understand the benefits for a TF authors, if there are any, within this marketplace business model.
If you look at every author as seperate players, not so much. The benefit lies in the infrastructure, the marketplace itself, from which every participant profits.

With free software the distinction who is competitor, customer or partner becomes blurred. This leads to a much faster creation of value because of a much higher frequency of innovation.

Right now:
Adam creates a wheel, sells it for 12$ per unit.
Beth creates a motor, sells it for 64$ per unit.
[etc.]

Nice and cuddly, only little competition, maybe some people re-inventing the wheel, some pirates, nothing alarming.

But creating and selling cars? No way ! Adam, Beth and a hundred other competitor-partner-customers would have to cooperate on that.

Yes, they’d end up selling very similar cars and had to figure out different ways to get an advantage over their competitors.
Yes, the pirates would be called free-riders and still not give a flying * about any licence.

But cars instead of the some wheels!

That’s the whole point: The “standing on a giant’s shoulders”-principle maxed out.
Nothing can compete with a free market although competition within this market might be tougher.

All that given, the government (Envato) get’s the infrastructure right.

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Caldazar says

+1 Typps for getting how free software works.

It all boils down to the question whether piracy / free-riding is

a) a pricing problem => then the GPL sceptics here are right with the “can’t compete with free” philosophy

b) a service problem => then the licence and DMCA doesn’t matter at all and you’d better use your time to compete in the field you actually get paid for: service & convenience, being the real deal.

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Caldazar says

The “Desktop” activity on my KDE environment with open terminal (yes, it’s more common on Linux) and FolderViews for ‘desktop’ and ‘downloads’.

The wallpaper is the default KDE wallpaper and the overall design quite “ubuntuish”.

Bottom left is a small Conky-script for system-usage which still needs a bit of work. Also the default KDE-icons suck, need to install another set.

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Caldazar says

I have the same problem on Linux but Wine definitely never was on my radar for that.

The reason is, MS-Programs tend to be buggy on Wine. Modern IE seems to be garbage there.

Honestly, the maximum I do for IE is to test HTML and CSS on http://netrenderer.de/ release it and then let the bug reports come in.

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Caldazar says


I’m still not sure you guys are aware of the relationship between WordPress and you: They give, you take – free. They owe you nothing. That’s where every discourse about ethics has to start, if you want one.
C’mon, we’re giving back a lot of new ideas to the wordpress community. For example Automattic’s “Confit” restaurant theme was inspired by our “Ristorante” theme sold here ;)
I never said otherwise.

Maybe I put too much into one post but I mean what I write and nothing else. For example “That’s where every discourse about ethics has to start” means just that, and not that it is the endpoint of said discourse.

But honestly, I’ll stop here, as I neither want to make you feel being trolled nor am I going to waste my and your time trying to walk on eggs.

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Caldazar says
Piracy is illegal, hence moot point.
No, that being the only difference between apples (illegal) and oranges (legal) is actually my point in a nutshell.

Technically you’re doing exactly the same as pirates, except it’s explicitly allowed. Why? Because WordPress gave you the permission as a gift out of the goodness of their hearts, before Envato even existed.

How they choose to use their own software has nothing to do with what they accept you doing with their software.

Even if using it like they do was like distributing a half-proprietary derivate, even if such behaviour could be considered unfair between equals (which I doubt), even then it still would be none of your business, because you aren’t equals.

They even could make Wordpress.com completely proprietary, still absolutely fine and fair, because they are the copyright holders and can do however they like, including demanding a different behaviour from you.

It’s their own and they chose to gift you a licence for free. That’s the basis of everything we’re talking here, even when we talk about your contributions back to WP.

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Caldazar says

Well, “referrals = giving back” is pretty much the pirate’s top argument. While this is true and should be part of a venture’s strategic considerations, saying that you’d owe pirates anything, be it an explanation for how you use your own software, would be quite bold methinks.

That said, I fully agree with Collis asking where .org ends and .com begins, that’s a fair question. But demanding them to give account of their small commercial part in a “hey young man, I’m talking to you”-style at best, i don’t know. They don’t owe you and if they decide to tell you exactly that, how would you asses your position then?

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