ChapterThemes saidCheck this http://demos.artillegence.com/limitless/ , I made whole site using this builder. I have built regular layout builder when I was WPTitans and this for my account, it works 10 times faster than normal builders. You dont need to goto page everytime you make changes. Plus it has inbuilt styler and go edit on the go .
Artillegence saidLooks nice, but way too complicated for normal pagebulding use
My theme hasn’t been approved .. but here is the video of my RAD builder – Live Drag n Drop editor https://vimeo.com/72519618 .. Editing while browsing
Well the awesome factor is pretty high with this tool And i really like the clean and decent styling of the builder’s interface.
Seriously, i see new items poping up which wouldn’t even be approved 6 years ago…
I see new items which don’t even work properly with very very bad responsive styling etc..
People just need to stop wining. Stop attacking the whole community everytime a buyer has an issue, or try to “make clear” what you think the problem is, cuz honestly i’ve never seen a wining buyer here saying anything that helps and only starting another useless discussion with all the same answers and replies all over again.
Got a problem? Take it up to the author. Still don’t like it? Go hire a agency or buy from different authors next time
^ no, I’ll just fix it myself. There are many us that buy themes that are close to what we are looking for and modify them to fit our needs. I agree this would be helpful for non-developers and if this is added, there needs to be an option to buy without updates.
There are tons of buyers who operate like that, and it’s totally cool.The default should be a one-off purchase with 6 or 12 months of updates included. Then you have the option to buy another term worth of updates. What changes is the buyer has a choice, instead of the author forcing one upon them because they don’t.
This could work.
codenegar saidHe is right, this is the main reason on most sales in envato
I think one of the main reasons that many users like to buy from Envato is that they pay once and there is no monthly fees, they do not need to buy updates,...
Flip side: the main reason people distrust / stop buying at Envato is an author abandons fixing an item customers already bought because there’s no money in keeping it updated.Buyers can benefit from both models. That’s why paid updates should be an option for authors.
+1 !! I had a file which has 2-3 sales per month so i decided to remove it because it was no longer an option to maintain it for a profit such small. Guess what? After i’ve removed it i received a few emails from buyers asking where’s the file?So an option for payed lifetime updates should really be in place. But i do see really big issues with it, as in authors not keeping their end of the deal or buyers asking frenetically for new features or stuff like that, where Envato couldn’t do anything about the issue. So maybe this is why we won’t see such a system on here (at least not created by the marketplace).
Ofcourse you delete that item, there’s nothing strange about that. It’s completely normal.
IF such an idea would ever be, it should be a model that lets existing buyers pay a percentage of the original price to download an update AFTER like the first 6 months ( a year, whatever ) of purchase.
So, as an example:
a buyer buys a theme: Can download free updates the first 6 months ( or more.. ). After those first 6 months and IF there is an update from after that period, they can download the latest version for 5 to 10 dollar instead of the original 40 or 45. And yet again, a 6 month period starts to run.
this, most importantly ‘COULD’ be a model for a marketplace like Envato and it’s authors. One that prevents envato from hunting authors that don’t keep their end of the deal, because authors don’t have to.
This way the authors may choose to wether update the item or not. The buyers can choose to buy an update after the first period or not. For decent themes authors have a reason to keep the item updated even after the first period. BUT – always – with the freedom to delete an item.
OP, great idea. If Envato or other developers do not support it then that is even all the more reason to go ahead and implement the system yourself on your own website.
That’s not allowed if you read Envato Membership Terms & Conditions carefully: http://themeforest.net/legal/membership
Chapter 19, point b) and e):
You will not: b. insert your own or a third party’s advertising, branding or other promotional content into any of the Site’s content, materials or services or use, redistribute, republish or exploit such content or service for any further commercial or promotional purposes;
You must not: e. use the Sites to distribute or make available any Product whose primary purpose is to facilitate the distribution of Products outside of the Sites;That means that you cannot put item for sale here and then charge for updates on your own site. Theoretically you also cannot charge for support as you’re advertising services outside Envato marketplaces.
Yes you can. Only thing is you can’t advertise for it in any of the related sites from envato, your themes or whatever.
But – if you get a question from a buyers for customization, you can offer them your own customization service. Envato has nothing to do with that at all IF you’re not advertising it on any related sites.
The whole point about those terms is the advertising. Envato can’t tell you not to offer your own services to buyers when they ask for it.
IE 7 and 8 are about to be death. Unless there’s a good reason for a client to make something work with IE 6 or 7 ( because maybe their entire office still uses those ), you definitely shouldn’t mind those versions.
Specially here on TF you shouldn’t mind, IE8 is as far back as i go – and that’s mostly a version without things like CSS animations and border radius things, because that doesn’t work in IE8