Everyone working on the web since just a few years ago learned a completely different way than you would today. All the sites mentioned are excellent resources that didn’t exist 2 years ago. I would say go for Treehouse to get HTML, CSS, JS basics and then use TutsPlus to learn more about specific platforms.
As if that’s a real thing.
No idea, it all depends where the reviewer is for that file type. Envato’s people are everywhere.
We have taken a more honest and brutal approach to our portfolio of themes, without any connection to the recent requirements.
We will only keep themes that we are actively supporting and updating, and at the same time themes that generate enough sales to justify this. Once a theme goes down in sales for a sufficient time we simply call it a day and remove it. I think this is only fair to the buyers community and to ourselves. We should not fill up the marketplace with items that are abandoned and no longer maintained (at the pace things evolve these days, if you don’t update your theme for half a year or so, we can definitely conclude that it’s abandoned).This is not to start a quarrel with the authors here. Everybody wants to do good business. These are just my 2 cents on this matter.
Buyers != new sales. This thinking effectively abandons all your former buyers. Is that really what’s best for them?
This is exactly why I advocate for paid theme updates. Every sale is an excellent chance that somebody is investing in that product for a long time. You don’t need constant new sales to profit from maintaining a product. You just have to price it equitably.
Today ThemeForest doesn’t. That’s why themes are abandoned and buyers are left to fend for themselves.http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/lifetime-free-theme-updates/104160
First of all you should refine your design skills, regardless of medium or tools. Good design doesn’t some from technical skills, it comes from learning graphic design in terms of theory (typography, proportions, grids, color theory, etc), history, etc. Only after this and staying connected with the trends and their motivations you will need to start asking about what tools to use. Design is a very complex and lengthy endeavor (maybe the most complex that humans set themselves to do). It will not come too you just out of a book or tutorial.
Exactly. Looking for tool education is the wrong approach. Study well designed things and deconstruct what makes them successful. Good design and good engineering are very similar.
Take a look at Envato’s own graph:
http://notes.envato.com/milestones/the-envato-marketplaces-population-3-million/ Do the math (pageviews x average item price) probably isn’t a bad estimate of relative profit. ThemeForest is crushing the other marketplaces.
Also, take note: the bar chart is a total lie. The numbers tell a completely different story of which marketplaces get traffic.
Take a look at Envato’s own graph:
Do the math (pageviews x average item price) probably isn’t a bad estimate of relative profit. ThemeForest is crushing the other marketplaces.
Envato should do a little math, figure out the split between deposits and direct purchases, then determine the revenue implications across the marketplaces. Unify the price around that average so this isn’t an issue.
Except, I’m of course skipping the fact that when you deposit money and don’t use it within a year Envato takes those credits. So that makes money. Can’t say I blame them for trying, but that’s a valid reason it’s not “simpler”.