The file i submitted was a portfolio gallery. Now, i figured, “if my sliders get accepted to the “web elements” category on GR, why wouldn’t a cool portfolio gallery? I havn’t seen one on here yet, so maybe it could be something new that could spark some inspiration among my peers and earn a few bucks at the same time?” NOT ! lol
So, the sum of the response i got in the rejection email was “this file occupies the awkward area between the files GraphicRiver carries and the PSD templates ThemeForest carries, making it not a perfect fit for GraphicRiver”. Like common, seriously??? A picture gallery is nothing near a full .psd template. Not even close!!! There are no pages, no header, no footer, no nav bar, nothing! Ummm, yea, its a portfolio gallery, three rows of pics with layer masks and some bells n whistles to fancy it up and modernize it a bit. Sure, portfolio galleries have not yet been added to the Graphic River site yet, but it definitely falls under the “web elements” category. I thought expansion was a good thing… oh well.
Initially i just shrugged my shoulders and just let it go. But the fact that i see so much dang clip art pouring into this site makes me feel like submitting files may be becoming a nearly pointless venture. My gallery doesn’t get accepted, yet in December I saw 50,000 pics of Santa stuffing his cheerful a$$ down a chimney get accepted. And i just have to laugh. lol Because there’s nothing wrong with clipart, but like another author just recently posted, what’s going on with the quality control here at Graphic River? I’m no expert at branding, but at the rate they are going, they may as well change the name of the site from Graphic River to ClipArt Cave.
Yea man, i LOVE the new style! Very fresh, man! I’m a big fan of your work also. ...Keep it up, bro!
Just a heads up guys… i have a huge amount of exp with paypal. ive run an ebay business using paypal since 2003. If you dont verify and dont keep your account in good standing, it gets taken. then u cant get it back. people do lose a TON of money with paypal because they automate EVERYTHING ! Keep this is mind. If a buyer is not happy and tries to get their money back, almost 100% of the time, whether it is justified or not, whether your side of the story is 100% correct or not, the buyer will get their money back.
For instance, you sell design services for $1000 with it written in contract that there are no refunds. Buyer doesnt care about contract and files dispute with paypal. Guess what? You just lost $1000. Paypal doesnt cover services. They dont even cover products. Whether a product is past warranty or not, if the buyer files for refund, it can be 60 days later… they will forward the refund and your account will go negative with no prior notice. I’ve gotten used to this and avoided it by practicing good habits. But there is a reason so many are scared to use paypal. It is a convenient means to transfer money and nothing more…
As for selling on envato however, if anyone files a dispute, it is handled on their end, so you will NEVER have issues as a seller using paypal here with the policy as it is on the Envato network. Kudos to Collis & co.!
If you don’t understand the terminology used in the industry, then that’s your problem. Plain and simple.
You think this may sound a bit rude? Not the way people from any organization should speak to their customers. No matter what, telling someone “that’s your problem. plain and simple.” is extremely unprofessional. This should not be new news for you.
Treat people with respect and people will respect you. Lose your respect for other people, and other people will lose their respect for you. Just something to think about.
i just stay away from using others’ logos for the most part. the “better safe than sorry” rules definitely applies well in this type of situation.
lol this is funny.. i, too, thought of Ivor
ive been having trouble in firefox… i went to upload my latest file and after typing up my description and entering all the necessary info, i hit the upload button and got an error. luckily when i hit the back button my description was still there. Would not have been impossible to retype, just inconvenient. But yes, i think it should be looked into as well.
Very good, the only thing i would recommend is to make the links target_blank. Very cool update however!
Hi all. I’m quite new to the network, in terms of being an author. However i have frequented the network since early 2009. As i am reading these testimonials, i find tons of inspiration. I am currently learning html/css and practicing tutorials and creating practice layouts and themes on my free time (it seems like i have none at all!). I think it is great that DD Studio has come so far from not being able to code in january 2009. That’s great… i love his themes and many others. I’m looking forward to releasing my first html/css template on TF in the near future. Right now i just create graphics on GraphicRiver whenever i think of new ideas… and i think i made like $40 or something like that. Not much but ive been designing stuff for a few years for no money at all, just fun. now i can get paid for my ideas. i love the envato network. its quite a helpful community. and its exciting to see how well other authors are doing, even with such huge growth of the sites in the network. all the best to everyone and big thanks to the envato team!
Mac all the way; MacBook Pro x 2uhhh yea: Adobe CS4 Master Suite
uhhh yea: Firefox Browser all the way (chrome is nice too)
uhhh yea: Aperture 2
uhhh yea: Logic Pro 9
uhhh yea: Pro Tools 8.0.3
uhhh yea: Skype: Jonified (holla at me lol)
uhhh yea: Facebook Notifier (hahahaha)
ok i’m just getting silly here… but fun post. thanks!