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Smartik says

@ImanGM, regarding Google Analytics. You get detailed info just like you would place a track code on your own site? I’m just curious, hope to get elite as well some day and see that myself. ;)

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Smartik says

Oh no… A new Windows… I hope it doesn’t come with a new IE :stress:
Don’t worry, starting with version 9 it is not a big problem for developers/designers anymore. So who cares if it comes with a new IE? ;)
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Smartik says

Ups… sorry… it linked to my internet provider.

Switch to another provider then, if you can. Such things are not admisible. :evil:

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Smartik says

I don’t understand what’s the problem of creating something similar to statmenter by revaxarts or at least to fork the code and include it on statment page? Why do Envato ignore this? Ahhh…. :mad:

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Smartik says


There is nothing it can be done anymore. The page builders, hundreds of different so called “features”, tens of different layouts in one, is a must now in TF if you want to survive the competition…
I totaly disagree. It’s common to do so on TF, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way to survive. I’m telling you – create a killer design – something cool – give them a couple of different templates and some options, and you don’t need hundreds of features and bloated builders to have a successful item.

Don’t tell me that, I know what is good and what not. The bad part is that buyers don’t know that and they are searching for garbage, for bundles, not themes.

Create that “killer design” and show me the sales, when you’ll have it then you can disagree with my previous comment. It’s hard, mate, and you must be lucky also. The “Popular items” section speaks for itself.

I don’t like these themes that includes every plugin possible and add hundred of different options in it, but that sells. I like minimal designs with minimal resources, that loads fast on every device and use the latest technologies.

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Smartik says

I personally hate VC / page builders, they are so buggy (from my experience), they aren’t easily moved from install to install and just aren’t very user friendly.

I can see the benefit for people new to WP but a theme shouldn’t need to rely on a page builder to make the content look nice, it should be the same with or without the editor (using shortcodes).

I don’t even think that most buyers want or need a page builder, it’s just the current buzz word and they think they want it to seem like they are upto the latest trend.

Page builders should be used as an extension to a theme not to be the actual theme.

You say so because you haven’t actually seen a real page builder. All these that are on market are just “Inner content builders”. I agree that a page builder should be used as an extension and the theme should not be dependent on it, but I also hate the shortcodes and I think it is much easier to create the content visually instead of how the WordPress way.

To the OP. There is nothing it can be done anymore. The page builders, hundreds of different so called “features”, tens of different layouts in one, is a must now in TF if you want to survive the competition, else developers may choose another platform that is not so popular. Ehh, WP is destroyed bit by bit.

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Smartik says

Congrats Jonathan . You really deserve it. I’m always impressed by the simplicity of your designs. :)

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Smartik says

I personally find the website is ugly – however, my client wants a website design similar. I guess any theme with the same general layout (vertical nav, to the left, etc) would work. Thanks

Think of TF themes to be like frameworks that can be customized and they can be used for any website.

I personally can make a website like this from any theme available on TF, just with CSS and maybe some markup changes. It’s not hard, you just need to know what you are doing.

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Smartik says

GChrome Incognito window and you shouldn’t have any problems(maybe only with cookies).

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Smartik says

Hi Smartik.
Thank you so much i am so amateur template design, i am all doing alone, i can lead many errors i am still recovering my problems, very much expert designers like you & your tips very much valuable for me. if someone can show my errors i’ll be success that’s why i am asking in forms. some tips just tutorials like me actually, i like that. Please keep doing it, there are many users like me i think. i don’t know i can success or not but i’ll try more few more times. My font is not good when it becomes small (>18px), & dark specially in chrome. That’s why i use gray colors :) I have 1000+ problems to ask form experts no one found just internet & me :( Thank you so much again :)
it’s time to change lot again :)

Just use a standard font for body Arial, Helvetica or Georgia, or anything else and you’ll see the differense. I’ll not recomend a google web fond for small text, only for large. Here are a collection of fonts that you may use: http://cssfontstack.com/

For example this familly:
font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
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