Hope everyones doing great!
Looking into learning ActionScript 3. Have a fair bit of experience creating basic timeline animated banners in Flash and I would like to expand on that, maybe even try creating a couple applications.
My plan so far is to buy a few Lynda ActionScript 3 CBTs and just hammering away at it for a few days to get the basics down before I do that, I thought I’d pop over to this forum and see whether any of you guys/gals have any advice for a AS3 noob?
I have a fair bit of experience coding PHP OO , JS, etc. Hopefully that will help me out a little.
Anyways, any advice is much appreciated. Cheers! - PixelPopper
Our first is currently in the oven. lol
Good luck and many many happy wonderful wishes!
Just about to jump into bed. It’s 2am in the morning here and I have work tomorrow. lol
I haven’t read through all the comments and I have a feeling people have probably covered most of what I will write but hey! might as well get some thoughts off my mind about the new redesign. (Please don’t shoot me!)
I have to commend Collis and the guys at Envato for deciding on a pretty bold redesign of the marketplace and even though I know a lot of us will like it, I have to say, I don’t and if I where to rate the re-design. I’d probably give it a 4/10 or maybe even a 5/10. (Sorry Collis, I’ll have to buy you a beer. :P)
Heres why I’m not the biggest fan,
After a day or so of clicking around, getting a hang of things, I feel that the new design just doesn’t mesh.
I find myself clicking, scrolling and searching a lot more. Certain elements which I thought where pretty important to the marketplace have been tucked away or mixed in with other “less” important bits and pieces. The font used in the side menus seems pretty rough in Firefox.
Above all though, I feel that a totally new design will scare away some customers.
Now, even though I’m not the biggest fan of the re-design. I have to say it, Collis and Envato gang. You guys do an awesome job. Keep it up! I know some of the comments will be disheartening but power on! All is fixable.
Bed time! - PixelPopper
Dude you might have to hit yourself. Unless you have been living under a rock. You should have heard on the forums or one of the other websites that a redesign was on the way.
Hehe, I think they even mentioned it in the interview video they made not long ago.
If you do decide to give yourself a swift upper. Make sure you take a video. Might be able to make some money off that too.
Haha, - PixelPopper
S**t mate, talk about blowing things out of proportions.
Just curious, have you ever tried submitting anything to any other places? Maybe iStockphoto?
Compared to what I have delt with in the past. The guys and girls at envato are pretty awesome and from what I have seen, their more then willing to give someone a fair go.
Hell, their even responding directly to you on the forums, instead of just slapping a muzzle on you like many other places would have straight after your first post.
I agree with arquitectostyles and adrianpelletier sometimes it’s a good idea to run something past someone elses eyes.
I know that you might not like it but sometimes the stuff that we design just doesn’t cut it.
For example, today, I created a vector soundwave. To me it looked like a soundwave but it took another designer to peak at the screen and tell me that my soundwave actually looked like a worm. It irked me but he was right.
We talked some ideas over and the next incarnation of the soundwave was near spot on.
As to your file.
What you designed and submitted, in my eyes, just doesn’t cut it. To me it looks like you just created several raster shapes (not even vector) and applied a few of the supplied CS layer styles.
If you spent the time and fine tuned the layer styles, used resizable vector shapes and keyed in some highlights, similar to what the boys from http://www.from-the-couch.com/post.cfm/title/how-to-add-detail-to-a-design-element have done. I would have said, sure the file should be up for sale.
But as it is, if I was the reviewer, I would have rejected it myself. Sorry dude.
Oh and as for this http://graphicriver.net/item/modern-and-stylish-web-elements/38585 submission. Take a closer look at the buttons, text size in comparison to the buttons, the divider lines, etc.
Sure, the person uses layer styles but I can tell that they have spent the time tweaking.
Oh, one last thing. Relax dude!
Have you maybe considered using you’re brushed texture in a more complex template? I mean, maybe a gadget of some sort?
That way you wouldn’t only just be selling the brushed metal texture?
Anyways, just an idea. - PixelPopper
I understand the concerns that people like DreamWarrior might have about web elements with code being sold on GraphicRiver but I think, if done correctly. Web elements with code could offer another incentive for buyers to visit GraphicRiver.
What do I mean about correctly?
Just like low-res raster templates shouldn’t be mixed with print-ready templates. Web elements with code should be split off into their own seperate category, evaluated/reviewed – just like any other submitted file and priced accordingly.
Anyways, just a few thoughts. Keep up the good work everyone. - PixelPopper
Great advice mate!
Pretty handy tips.
Quick question sent.
Cheers, - PixelPopper
Big thumbs up to all the reviewers at GraphicRiver!
From the comments that I have seen in the work I have submitted. You seem to really care about the work your reviewing, even if it’s rejected.
Keep it up!