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GravityDept says

Thanks for giving away these images for free…You should watermark it and put it up….

Royalty free does not mean free. That’s asking for trouble.

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GravityDept says

@ gracestudio — As a buyer, would you pay for updates that kept pace with CMS releases?

This is what Envato needs to hear.

Because that time is not free, and currently for authors at ThemeForest it’s more profitable to release an item, but support it minimally and keep pushing out new items. There’s no incentive to support existing customers — only potential new sales — because authors get zero income otherwise.

I’ve pushed Envato several times to allow authors to monetize updates (and take a cut) but this demand needs to come from buyers. If it’s the difference between a working item, and an abandoned item — what do you think?

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GravityDept says

I preferred when the breakdown was always visible.

I wager most browsers/buyers will not click “More information” link thinking that will take them to a page describing the rating system. A better label would be “Show detailed stats” or “Show rating breakdown”.

But ideally, users shouldn’t have to hunt for this info. It doesn’t push vital info more than 3cm down their screen, and let’s not pretend “the fold”/scrolling matter. Toggling this info is needless interface complexity.

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GravityDept says

Most authors license (buy) stock photos for their demo, but do not distribute them in the theme.

If you remove the “distribute” part of your question, then you have much better options.

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GravityDept says

Note: make sure you read the license carefully for each image. Flickr lets authors set different licenses.

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GravityDept says

That’s a pretty narrow niche (as a rider myself — late 70s Japanese bikes). You’ll probably have better luck taking an all-purpose theme and customizing the colors / background / typefaces / photography to fit the cruiser style.

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GravityDept says

Your client’s business requirements are the most important factor. WP eCommerce might be the simplest to get running because you know WordPress, but if the business requires more advanced payment, tax, shipping, or CRM integrations then you need a platform dedicated to eCommerce like Magento.

While something like WooCommerce is backed by a small dedicated team, it’s certainly not the same as Magento which has eBay’s full range of resources feeding its development.

Different solutions are applicable to different businesses, that’s how you should be deciding.

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GravityDept says

What i mean is that paying for it monthly (renting) is not pratical at all, atleast I dont upgrade my suite every version it comes out, for example im still on the CS 5.5, and with this new system its like you were forced to actually upgrade your software (since you are paying anyway). On other note, do they really quitted on the creative suites now ? Wont there be a CS7 ? I cant seem to find an answer to this in the Adobe, have you guys seen anything discussing this ?

You were already paying for every release. Since CS6, Adobe changed its upgrade pricing so even if you skipped from 5.5 to 6.5, you still had to pay for upgrades to 6.0 and 6.5. Creative Cloud is actually less expensive in the long run if you factor this in, which you must because the old pricing model has been gone for a year. Most people just haven’t realized it yet.

Now you have no choice. Deal with I suppose. It’s nice having access to all of Creative Cloud. I’m actually happy with this change, except:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/adobe-fireworks-is-dead/97382
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GravityDept says

Such a shame and misunderstanding of how Fireworks is used today: http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html

Photoshop, Illustrator, and Edge tools do not fill this gap completely — let alone efficiently. Way to suck Adobe.

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