I’m interested in seeing just how creative people can get, specifically with customizing themes. I want to see how similar/different they are from the ‘starting’ form.
Just a simple discussion topic that might be fun!
You won’t notice #1 if your screen’s vertical resolution is relatively small, but at least on 1080p I can’t scroll down far enough.
I do animated templates but at least they look different than the other 1000 files. Nothing wrong with animated content.
The problem is that this Parallax craze is making people not coming up with unique designs. To me all these templates look the same.
Some look nice and cool but i think i have seen enough of these templates.
My last template i submitted got rejected for taking to long to load and i have seen many of these parallax templates load the same.
Check it out and you be the judge:http://lementstudios.com/fotografico
I’m on a fairly average laptop (by today’s standards) with an i5 and 4GB RAM, and that took a while to load, and on top of that felt pretty sluggish once it was loaded. Have you tried it from a slower computer?
It is normal for authors to co-author themes without expecting payment in the mean time, but when it comes to ventures like this most worth their ilk will avoid “X% of business” schemes like the plague.
I’d suggest hiring a developer instead personally.
You could create some convoluted process yourself, but frankly there will always be a way around it. Even then, what if it fails and ends up locking a customer out of the theme they purchased? That would be unacceptable. If you end up doing an online check, what if your authentication server goes down? Again, unacceptable… Not to mention easily circumvent-able.
You need to realize, you are basically selling a set of files that are easily edited, so the only way you are going to minimize piracy is by reporting any unauthorized versions you find.
The API method is a check against the purchase key I believe, so that will only be useful for checking if a certain user truly purchased your theme when they register for your own support forums or something similar. I could be wrong on this part, as I’m not an author.
He did not copy you. Those two items are very different. They are for the same purpose, and share similar labeling elements, as well as a font, but that is pretty much it. Definitely not a copy/rip.
Also, it is against the rules (“Please do NOT” section, #2) to post links like you have. Typically if you have a qualm with another author, you should utilize the ticket feature in the support section. (support.envato.com)http://themeforest.net/community/community_guidelines
PR Release = Preview Site? I’ve seen people use things like game screenshots, etc, typically things that are meant to be passed around and re-upped anyway. I’d think pictures of cars and movie posters would call under that category – free publicity for them, right? The only issue I can see there possibly being is if it’s specifically against Envato’s rules.
I imagine you may have to credit them, though, but frankly I’m operating on pure opinion right now.
- You have a liquid header but a fixed width footer. (Talking about the bgs)
- You only have one font for everything! Another no-no. This can sometimes work, but the font style has to be very different.
- When you are hovering over something basic like the archives widget and it changes the bg color, I should also be able to click with that change. Otherwise some users will click it expecting to be taken to another page, and then not be, and it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth when you have to re-click right over the text itself.
Couple things to get you started…
Nice, this place needed a face-lift. My only suggestion would be to add some more space to the top and bottom of the drop-down menus.