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@jota_themes Well, thanks for your reply. I was thinking of some compiler which can translate angularJS functionality into pure JavaScript and leaving static HTML behind. Thus on front-end the end-user will feel no difference but developer can use the power of AngularJS in developing environment.

Further, I don’t see any AngularJS category either. So I suppose currently it’s simply not feasible to develop AngularJS only templates, one must have to include static HTML version in ThemeForest package. Although, an additional AngularJS ONLY category would be a good thing.

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As @Ivor has said that static HTML version is mandatory. Now Is there any way to auto-compile static HTML files from angular version? may be using some tools like gulp, grunt etc? So that we can develop HTML templates powered with angular but the production version will have pure HTML.

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Well, that’s alarming situation for us authors. I’ve also a decline in my sales recently. You are right, Envato should be more transparent on what’s going on behind the scene.

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anyone here with jade’s experience?

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@Ivor Thanks very much for your quick response.

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My item was disabled even if was not using any prettyPhoto script. Although, it has a string ’.fn.prettyPhoto’ in it’s ‘init.js’ file, but it was only to check if the customer is using some third-party prettyPhoto plugin or not, the theme itself does NOT have any prettyPhoto script. I’ve submitted the file without any modification, plz recheck it.

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Recently i read some tutorials on JADE Templating Engine and i love it’s templating system; means how you can define a template, it’s blocks and related functions (e.g. extend, prepend, append etc.). For me, it could become pretty usefull when developing an HTML template but the issue is .jade files don’t allow traditional HTML to be written in normal way and I don’t really like the new shorthand way of writing HTML. It might be because, it’s new for me thats why I wanna ask is it worth learning this shorthand language? as all I want is the template functionality of this engine.

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Great News! I’m in for beta testing :)

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node_modules contains grunt packages and instead of adding project path and start working w/ grunt, customer need to install all the packages that you used in grunt.

Normally is to include only the sass files, package, bower, to pass the file size problem, however if a customer want to work with grunt, that mean he already have some knowledge and can install packages by himself.

Cheers

I’m relatively new to this build system concept, might be I’m not picking up what are you trying to say. What I’m saying is, from the above folder structure we can exclude 3 heavy folder (named node_modules, bower_components, test) and then we can zip all remaining files and folders for ThemeForest. What the customer will do? (assuming he knows how to work with built systems), he’ll extract all these files/folders in his development folder and then he’ll run the following commands:

Again, assuming he had installed all required technologies before hand (e.g. node.js, gulp, bower ….)

1: run npm install to install all the listed node modules defined in package.json, it’ll auto-create the ‘node_modules’ folder with all module files.

2: run bower install to install all the listed packages defined in bower.json, it’ll auto-create the ‘bower_components’ folder with all front-end dependecies.

3: Finally, he can start working on source files (included in ‘app’ folder) and when he require he can command to build ‘dist’ version, by using gulp command.

In this way way our .zip file for themeforest will include only few KB’s/MB’s of development + configuration files and it’ll save hundred of MB’s from ‘bower_components’ and ‘node_module’ folders.

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I work with grunt, and I include sass files and installation but you must be aware of packages(node_modules) because create long path names ://folder/folder/folder/folder… and you will get a soft reject on that. Cheers

But what’s the point of including ‘node_modules’ directory, when the final customer can install node modules with one command? and it will also increase the .zip file size by many folds.

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