After watching the video in the original post, I can’t say I exactly agree with her argument that there’s no place in the market for the bloated “do-it-all” themes. As evidenced by the sales of these themes, there is obviously a market for them and people certainly want them.
Envato’s handling of such themes needs to change. They’re ruining the theme market by placing those themes at the same price point as the more focused themes. When faced with the decision of buying a focused theme or a do-it-all theme for the same price, of course the customer will often just buy the theme that gives them more value.
And this situation is stifling creativity since authors are forced to focus on quantity and not quality in order to compete. It’s more about how much you can pack into a theme and not how well you’re packing a smaller amount of features in there.
It’s not about banning themes or restricting what you can put in a theme. Let the market dictate that. But Envato has to recognize that a multi-purpose theme adds value to a theme the same way WooCommerce or BuddyPress adds value. But why does WooCommerce warrant a price increase while a multi-purpose function does not?
And basic economics should tell you that Envato and authors would actually make more money by raising the prices even $20 for multi-purpose themes. They may sell fewer items, but they’ll make more money overall since the price increase will more than make up for it given the high demand for the items. So, it’s even more baffling as to why they are not adjusting prices of these themes when they stand to make more money from them.
Bottom line: Raise the prices of multi-purpose themes, everybody wins.
+1 Totally agree with that. Not sure why there is no price increase in multi-demos theme yet.
+1, currently it’s bad from UX perspective.
I’m looking for some jQuery plugin which can allow overlaying, any embedded or HTML 5 video (optionally), with some custom image + a play icon. An example can be found here: http://vankarwai.com/themes/lobo-agency/portfolio/cannes/?id=139
Although it can be achieved with custom coding, but I’m trying not to build the wheel from scratch
Well, I’ve concerns because usually items having low sales may not be supported in the long term. I’ve also seen your support query in this item’s comments section about sales not being calculated correctly.
but it seems not many authors are using it. Is there any better alternative?
Good step in the right direction.
Having a signed contract is important, whether you can enforce it or not. Other than that, logging your code in a version control system may help you.
Use version control system (SVN/GIT) for your projects, commit everything you code there. When things go wrong, you then have a proof of your authorship for the codes you’ve done.May be you could then file a DMCA and hope to get the product removed at least from ThemeForest.
It seems there is a confusion. I as a developer want to upload my coded template/theme (based on other party’s design) to ThemeForest. Now, if designer breaches the agreement and doesn’t allow me to upload the coded work here for sale, what I can do? because even if I upload the template/theme he can get it removed easily through DMCA wrongfully stating that he had no agreement with me to sale template/theme based on his/her design.
Why not simply get a lawyer to write a small contract/agreement?
I don’t feel I need to hire a professional lawyer to get the contract written. As suggested by Medians, there are plenty of contracts available online which can be used with some modifications. That’s not a big issue.
Here the issue is, how can I make any such contract enforceable in most feasible manner? Because if in order to enforce such contract I’ll need to spend plenty of money in court proceedings it might be best to just let it go.
Get whatever contract you want, but if you can’t afford to pay a lawyer to litigate it in court, then paying a lawyer to do up a contract is a waste too, and this isn’t even taking into consideration your partnership may be international under different laws…
That’s the issue here, I was wondering if there is any alternative way to make such contracts enforcible.