Then this image will also hold transparency in IE6 , with NO png fixes necessary. Am I right guys?
Fireworks can save alpha-transparent PNG8s and they will have transparency in IE6 , however, in IE6 it will make them appear GIF like in your browser – transparent background with pixelated edges – and will sometimes have banding in the colours.
If you are doing tiny little icons then alpha-transparent PNG8s are usually fine in IE6 and the pixelated edges are acceptable… but for larger, more detailed graphics or text, it doesn’t always look ideal/legible in IE6 . It has to be judged on a case by case basis really.
I wrote an article back in 2008 to demonstrate this:
(Sorry for the spam that blog receives, I don’t update/maintain it anymore… hope to resolve that eventually!)
This is a good read for those wanting to find out more about Progressive Enhancement:
If I open a boutique and I rent a spot in the big shopping center, does that shopping center pay my bills? No. I pay them to rent a place, same thing here, we just pay envato to have a place to sell our stuff, they don’t pay our bills.
Lol, I’m not even going to go into how ridiculous that is. My comment was aimed at someone you earlier agreed with who said… and I quote:
When you are a full time author sales are everything… just because with the earnings we pay our bills, rent, food and everything…
So, my comment was in reference to the people they were referring to. In your case, if they don’t pay your bills, then my second comment applies to you… you clearly don’t need Envato so what’s all the fuss about?
Why would you be disappointed if “There is nothing wrong/unfair about the decision that was made” ?
Because I am human and as humans we get disappointed when we work hard and are not chosen. That doesn’t make it wrong or unfair that the person chosen was chosen.
Yes… this is a business and it sounds like some authors need Envato as much as Envato need them so it’d be pretty sensible for them to avoid publicly slamming the company that pays their bills. If they don’t pay your bills and you don’t need them then what’s all this fuss about? Just seems self-absorbed to me.
I bet that the pay checks of the whole TF staff can be payed with the only sales made by Kriesi… so the authors that give everything to TF, everyday, have the right to talk and to say what they think.
Of course they do, but there is no reason why they can’t say what they think while maintaining professionalism and respect for their fellow authors. No one is saying that people shouldn’t speak if they don’t agree with something.
I also think it is pretty ignorant to insinuate that only those that do well should be helped/promoted. There is nothing wrong/unfair about the decision that was made… in fact, most of the authors complaining are already doing well and making loads of money so I would actually think it unfair to give them more help when others clearly need it more.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand your frustrations and I would probably be a little disappointed too if it were me seeking a FFOM spot but I would have handled it a LOT better than this and that is what I am disagreeing with…. the way it has been handled.
Ok when you guys refer to “disrespect”, are you talking about me or the guy who started the thread? I’m confused.
I’m talking about the negative/disrespectful attitude of this thread in general.
Someone managed to make Zemotion say “Alright then, didn’t know…” in reply to a comment that said they should give away free themes on their own site if they have nothing to promote here. That is not the rule at all. If an author wants to offer a free theme here, their reasons for doing so do not have to be the same as anyone elses.
It saddens me that this relatively new author has been given false information and has been made to feel that they’ve done something wrong when they haven’t.
It also shocks me that this entire thread is based on a decision that will only last one month. I’m sure everyones turn will come so there is no need to start throwing toys out the pram.
This whole situation could have been approached a lot more positively.
If something like this really bugs you and you just HAVE to create a forum post about it… There is no reason why it couldn’t be approached similar to the following:
“I was just wondering if there is anything I can do to improve my chances at appearing in the FFOM ? What is the selection criteria? I ask because I have been on the waiting list for a while but it appears there is no first come first served policy”.
Wow, I’m gobsmacked at the way some of the authors have behaved in this thread.
There are a few things that I wish were different at ThemeForest for my benefit but unfortunately it’s not my website, it’s Envatos so if they make a business decision we should respect that. We certainly don’t have to agree with it and if we don’t, we can contact them privately and professionally to discuss our concerns or focus our efforts elsewhere if it would be more beneficial for us.
I cannot believe that some of the authors here feel it is okay to publicly slam another author, their work or decisions made by Envato. It is extremely unprofessional and unfortunate
Oh well, I can only hope that buyers do not think we’re all like you.
or something like this:
haha, so many options!