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.
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
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.
Good work Envato!
As said before — if my item went from 5-star average to 4.5 average (it did: 4.62) — I’m fine with this. It’s more accurate, and I’d rather buyers see a breakdown of ratings.
Suggestion: Don’t truncate significant digits from numerical averages. Currently I’m a 4.62, but I see others listed like 4.6. This should be displayed as 4.60. This tells the user more about the granularity of the rating. It should be consistent instead of truncating zeros.
That kind of restriction is ridiculous, and realistically will be entirely ignored.
There are hundreds of millions of retina displays in circulation, and billions of displays with resolution above 1200×800. If Envato sells a 20MP photograph it’s absurd to prohibit use above 2MP. That’s only appeasing the lawyers. Legitimate buyers will do what is reasonable with their purchase I think, even if that means bending the “official” license terms.
How about replacing that spammy “Get Hosting” button with a “Get License” button?
Just saying. It’s totally happening.
It’d be great if Envato responded about those “Get Hosting” buttons: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/new-feature-separate-download-for-installable-wordpress-themes/96162?page=2#785405
DreamHost is really bad advice for some platforms. It’s kind of sleazy for Envato to push affiliate links for a cheap host anyway.