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CreatingDrew says

Just to give my two cents that no one asked for in this debate :)

I think any developer that uses JS should have it degrade gracefully. Its not hard and doesnt take much time if you plan it out. In addition, I think code should also meet web standards (except in cases where css3 features or the like are used to enhance the theme). This site sells premium templates, not free themes. Premium templates means premium and quality code to me.

The 5% that don’t have JS either available to them or turned on are not the crowd I want to market to. Plus, they do have JS available to them. They can go upgrade their browser or system like the rest of the world.

I really disagree with this. There are a lot of web savvy users that surf with JS off and could be looking for a nice theme for their web site. They will expect it to work without JS. You may not want to cater to them, but that 5 percent is still millions and millions of users you are turning away.

At the very least, I think the customer has the right to know before the purchase if the site wont function with JS disabled. If they arent very web savvy, shouldnt developers be up front with them and tell them it wont work how they expect without JS?

Just my opinion :)

Drew

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CreatingDrew says

Congrats Jen! Thats fantastic news :)

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CreatingDrew says

I was wondering about that and its nice to know the answer. Great job and much thanks TF staff :)

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CreatingDrew says
yea i’ve since fixed it :)

I jsut have one problem now.. well probably more , but one I see here is that

http://thehomeinspectorwebsite.com/new

in IE the blog button is under one of the divs, i want it to be on top, i tried playing with z index’s but didnt help , only made a difference in dreamweaver

Do both the elements you are trying to adjust the z-index on have a set position property, i.e., position:relative or absolute? If not, you need to add a position property to them as z-index will not work on static positioning. So you will most likely need to add position:relative; absolute will work as well if that will give you the effect needed. Thanks to Chris Coyier of CSS -Tricks for that tip in a recent screencast.

Regards,

Drew

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CreatingDrew says
Looks like I’m on my own here but I actually prefer your first to your second. Also, I don’t think it is as bad as some are making it out to be.

With a few small changes there is no reason why this template shouldn’t be approved.

If you’re interested in my opinion/ideas then shoot me a message through my ThemeForest contact form… I’ll be happy to help :)
Hi JJenZz,

Thanks for your reply, its encouraging to know someone out there doesnt think it is that bad :)

Anyway, I will take you up on your offer for some advice and opinions. Will be in touch with you shortly, thanks for your kindness and willingness to help.

Best Regards,

Drew

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CreatingDrew says
well at least you take the advice well :)

Keep it up, and you will def be able to have some great work to show for it !

The second theme is already looking alot better, because sometimes less is more !

just keep it simple and find some sites you really like that are simple and see why they are soo great
Thanks a lot for your encouragment! I absolutely love this community as I know I can expect honesty and real advice from my peers. I am working really hard as you can see in keeping my themes more simple and clean. :)

Again thanks to all,

Drew

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CreatingDrew says

Just a note to TF staff, the preview button is misspelled, at least on the wordpress upload section.

Drew

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CreatingDrew says
what I really need help with is why the heck does this happen…

http://dave-singh.com/sites/

See what happened? it has got split there i have NO idea why

For the link mentioned above, you need to reset the margins on the p tags (or get rid of the unnecessary p tags you have there).

Add this to your css to remove the gaps mentioned in the link above and style as needed:
  • { margin: 0; }

Best Regards,

Drew

Edit-I am not sure how to format code in these comments, the “dot” above in the code is an asterik (shift on the 8 key ).

Double edit-you could also just reset the margins on the p tags by replacing the asterik above with a “p” :)

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CreatingDrew says

Without looking at all your code because of all of the tables I cant really be sure, but I recently had pretty much the exact issue with a bg color not expanding after the image. Have you made sure you are clearing your floats in the section with the issue? I happened to miss a float and forgot to clear it which caused the same issue you are having. :)

Best of luck,

Drew

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CreatingDrew says

My biggest reason for using themeforest is the advertising. Simnor recently had an excellent post, in where he made the point that 25% of a $20.00 theme is $5.00 compared to a $35.00 theme that doesnt sell at all. Point is, like many of us, I just cant afford to advertise and brand myself the way Envato does. I see a lot of our payment “cut” is due to their advertising, which I dont think anyone could argue against. Envato will bring in 5x if not more advertising than most of us could alone.

Best wishes,

Drew

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