What I have been hearing recently contradicts what buyers had asked for before. Not long ago buyers would not go near a theme that did not have a slider (preferably Cu3er) but now it seems they are going out of fashion. It’s music to my ears because those image slide shows are a pet peeve of mine. In most cases they are just there for the sake of it.
First half of the month was fine then sales halved. Sorry, Kids, looks like Christmas is cancelled this year.
I use Fireworks as I find it much simpler and quicker to put together design mocks.
The biggest criticism from the comments on your article are about the quality of code authors here are producing. Maybe a simple first step to rectifying that would be to explicitly outline some best practices to ensure the basics are done correctly. It could be as simple as a list of tutorials. Its apparent that a lot of authors here are new to WordPress and even PHP so this would be an alternative to simply turning them away and telling them to be better.
I just took at a quick look at last week’s top sellers and sure enough there’s a new theme in there that looks to be in direct competition with my best seller. C’est la vie.
My sales have been awful this week. I’m not sure if it’s related to the buying system but it’s strange coming off of two good weeks.
Authors make themes that sell well and corporate portfolios have proven to sell the best. This isn’t about being the most creative author on ThemeForest, it’s about making money.
I’d also say that the corporate themes you mention are some of the most versatile out there. They may be made with businesses in mind but most can easily be adapted to suit many other needs.
I use a resolution test extension for Google Chrome.
That’s what we are talking about in this situation. The buyer has put credit at the bottom of the theme (which looks largely unchanged) claiming he designed and made it. I accept that they may not have broken any laws or terms and conditions but ethically it makes them fraudsters. If a design company wants to take a short cut and use a template or theme for a project I say go for it. But don’t then pass it off as all your own work, especially, as is the case here, when you have only changed the background.Mark, so what you’re saying is you’d be okay with it if I bought all your themes, started a portfolio, put all your themes in there claiming them as my own with live previews made by me all saying “Designed and developed by Alex Pascal”, tricking buyers into hiring me for their work? Only because “I know be reselling the theme”? I’m sorry, but I don’t think you thought that one through. Buyers can’t claim your work as theirs. They can buy the theme 100,000 times. It will still be yours.No, if an buyer changes the copyright thats up to him, but when a buyer places an screenshot of somebody’s file in his portfolio well thats stealing, you cant take credit for stuff you dont created.