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Jar says

Hi Radu3329, As Sevenspark has answered your question and as you now know, linking to a place that offers competing products is against the community guidelines, I’m going to remove the link from your post. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have. :)

Something is fishy here. How do you have a moustache badge… :P

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It’s an interesting problem that Envato needs to answer. There are too many themes coming down the pipeline and not enough customers to gobble them up. I have a few suggestions for Envato:

  • Kick advertising up a notch. (Or 3)
  • Automatically remove themes that are > 1 year && <XXX sales.
  • Divide ThemeForest.

I doubt these will be noticed, but I think those things might help increase exposure for individual themes. The reason concerns from authors with Envato are sitting on the back-burners is because Envato does not need more authors, plain and simple. Envato is simply operating on the biggest principle of economics: supply and demand.

They can’t rightly deny acceptable themes as this is an open marketplace, but they can ignore the pleas of authors. Eventually, this will lead to a drop in authors, and in turn, submissions. Perhaps Envato are hoping this problem will solve itself in time? It will create more competition for them in the long run though, as competent developers & designers form their own theme shops…

Personally, I don’t think this bodes well for ThemeForest and potentially other Envato marketplaces. A company that doesn’t adapt to new constraints will crumble in time.

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I’m not an author, but I do use email. :P

I’m always personable with introductions and endings, but I don’t mind when others are not, especially when they are “intermediary emails.” If I ask Bob a question, I don’t expect him to write out that extra stuff if all he has to say is “Yes” or “No”.

In the end, I’m being personable because that is how I want to come off to whoever I am emailing. If they don’t care about that, that is their business, and I don’t sweat it if they are blunt.

Just my 2ยข :)

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Jar says

I love it when a client picks me.

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Before a large screen display trend, I use 960gs. Now since large screen display trend I used 1170px content width, 30px gutter, 12col. 1170 is the most common. since most large screen start from 1440px
+1. We use PSD template by Bootstrap (1170px) in our newest themes..

I think this will be how I do it. Thanks for including the dimensions, as I use Fireworks personally.

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I use Foundation now. I feel it is the best responsive grid.

That really does seem like a very well made grid, code-wise at least. How is the weight of it? It claims to be lightweight, but in actuality does it match up to their claims in your opinion?

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Jar says

Here’s a good question: If a theme developer wanted to relearn how they handle theme creation, what resources would prove to be useful? The obvious one from that post: WP’s Theme Review Guidelines – What else?

Can you be more specific? I can point you to many resources. Just let me know what you want to learn about. The Theme Review Guidelines are a good general set of guidelines for creating themes.

He is quick to state that he isn’t in it for the money, but I’m wary as that is exactly what a silver-tongued devil would say anyway.

The experiment itself was not about money. There was never any statement made about not being in it for the money in a more general sense.

He ends the post with multiple plugs for his own plugins as well, which just makes me even more skeptical on his intentions.

All three of those plugins are open source and $free. They’re available on the WordPress.org plugin repository. They were made as a result of the experiment to help theme authors and users. If you look at the three plugins, they’re all developed to be used in conjunction with themes.

As I understand it, he wants us to remove “hard-coded” features in favor of more general features provided by plugins, right? That seems to be the most resolute way to handle this for the developer’s side; it caters to the entire developmental team for a typical WP installation – Theme and Plugins.
Not necessarily hardcoded features. It’s specific to much of phase 2 of ThemeForest’s new theme submission requirements. Essentially, it’s about proper separation of plugin and theme functionality, at least the functionality that either breaks a user’s site or causes them to lose access to content they’ve created when switching to a new theme.

I’d first like to preface by saying I was mostly playing devil’s advocate. I don’t know anything about the inner-workings of WP, but do try to attribute some logic where I can. That was my approach as a skeptic, but I definitely think there is merit in his claims.

As far as being more specific (In regards to your first quote) let’s say I wanted to start creating WP themes with the eventual goal of selling them on here. What would be the best course of action for me to take, in your opinion, having zero previous knowledge of the inner-workings of WP, or theme development? I’ve always been a design guy, but I want to branch out.

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They don’t work on weekends I thought…? If it’s urgent you may consider letting us know what the problem is. I doubt most buyers frequent the forums anyway. It doesn’t have to be specific, but perhaps shedding some light on the situation for us will help us help you.

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Here’s a good question: If a theme developer wanted to relearn how they handle theme creation, what resources would prove to be useful? The obvious one from that post: WP’s Theme Review Guidelines – What else?

Also, can somebody expand on the issues he poses in regards to theme & plugin integration? He is quick to state that he isn’t in it for the money, but I’m wary as that is exactly what a silver-tongued devil would say anyway. He ends the post with multiple plugs for his own plugins as well, which just makes me even more skeptical on his intentions.

As I understand it, he wants us to remove “hard-coded” features in favor of more general features provided by plugins, right? That seems to be the most resolute way to handle this for the developer’s side; it caters to the entire developmental team for a typical WP installation – Theme and Plugins.

I guess the crux of the matter is in the end, sales are what drive the market. In order to improve sales, users resort to the inclusion of custom features, for a more versatile product, as well as a marketing move. How can his solution be presented in an unbiased way, that would please everybody – Theme & plugin developers, as well as customers?

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Jar says

When designing (before coding) what grid do you use? What size for the columns, gutters, width, etc? Why?

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