Posts by GravityDept

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GravityDept says

You have 1000’s of world class designers here, why not just start a competition for a marketplace redesign with some incentives – you could even have the community vote for the best designs.

Paraphrased: “You have 1000’s of world class designers here, why not convince them to do spec work.”

I’m fine with the 80×80 thumbnail staying, but I’d really like to see the 590×300 preview image updated and used in lists (not the hover box). Browsing by thumbnail is basically a crapshoot because you have to hover every…single…icon — which doesn’t work on tablets. Most of the marketplaces are visual. It’s inane that items only have an 80×80 icon to entice any interest.

Overall, I like the new homepage direction though.

576 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says


Hire a content strategist/writer not an SEO “expert”.
Not always true. You can get to the top of google with rubbish content. I keep bumping into these sites on my searches.

That’s not a valid goal. Anybody can weasel into the top for a short time. Only good content stays there.

576 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

Hire a content strategist/writer not an SEO “expert”.

576 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

Quick one folks

If an author is unable to support their items, is it possible to transfer them to another author so they can continue dev/support?

Seems a shame that 100s of buyers lose out otherwise

Thanks, Danny

What incentive would the receiving author have with no chance of revenue for delivering updates to former buyers? Paid updates/support would fix this for the original author.

576 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

Answer: stupid designers and stupid developers.

If you need a preloader you’re loading too much. Hint: almost every site is regardless.

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GravityDept says

Devil: paid support is the answer. Let the one needing support decide if they’ll pay what it’s worth.

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GravityDept says
576 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

Took like 25 seconds to load. First question should be whether the reviewer waited that long.

Edit: just saw “smooth scrolling” listed as a feature. LMAO.

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GravityDept says

Best to trust themes with solid sales, +4 star reviews, a long history of providing updates (ahem), and excellent support responses in the comments. It’s pretty easy to judge who makes quality products and who doesn’t without even looking at the code or design (although you should do that too).

576 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

Business insurance is not expensive relative to the opportunity to work with larger companies, most of which require you to have it before they’ll sign a contract. It’s a signal that you’re a serious business and not liability.

On your end, not having insurance puts your business at risk because any client can sue you for a good reason or not. Professional and general liability is about $850/year for $2M coverage for me in US. That’s about 3 hours of a lawyer’s time. Do the math. Get insurance.

@ germinc — Don’t give out your server details and then not follow up.

@ All authors — Don’t touch anyone’s server without a contract. Support is a valuable service. Get paid. Why would you voluntarily put yourself at risk?

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