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Dear authors, the unoptimized images you’re cramming into item pages from cheap, slow servers is making Envato look bad. Fix that. Kisses, Envato
They’re the reason I haven’t started any new projects in WordPress in three years. So much simpler and easier for clients. http://statamic.com is my go-to CMS for content-driven sites.
What makes them good as a CMS (content-driven administration) makes them bad for generic themes since there really isn’t a prescribed content architecture like WordPress (which is still noticeably bound to its blogging roots).
I could definitely see people writing themes for specific archetypes (blog, portfolio, small business, etc), but I doubt they’ll be as popular as WordPress because many of the newer CMS are paid (and worth it).
I think the lesson learned from Ticksy was there are not enough authors willing to pay for an external system (which was not flawless).
The opposite risk is that anything you build which is significantly better than what Envato offers may hurt them, and they might shut off your API access to kill the app (like Twitter did).
I think this is why everyone rolls their own system, and also why Envato is complacent not building the support system that Elites / teams need.
Yes, please. That would be a lot simpler and buyers would only need to do it once to verify all purchases from an author b
Terminator 2 — one of the few sequels to best the original story.
I’m pretty shocked people still like Avatar. That movie does not hold up well to repeat viewings. It feels so saccharine and plodding.
This is useful, but I think this would be more useful: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/feature-request-preview-mode-in-product-lists/117188