I do not include any sliders into my themes, thus it can be interesting for you.
Can’t choose between Orman Clark and ThemeBeans
Hey guys, do not take me wrong First of all, if say 5-10% it’s mean I’m talking about my vision of split as designer (not developer) and my experience in theme development as designer. Probably, somebody had take it seriously, but no need to do that. Sorry, if somebody being confused.
Anyway, many thanks for your replies. I appreciate that and partly I agreed with you. Peace!
Just because you put 40 hours into a theme, doesn’t make you special to need to earn 90%, as the designer has probably put in the same amount of time…
Designer may spend 40 hours for making design and stop. His work will be finished at all. At the same time, developer have to spend 40.. 400.. 4000 hours for providing updates and support. The developer’s work will never be finished
It’s ok if designer can provide a support too, however, originally only developer have to do that.
StrictThemes saidDo you honestly think that the success of a theme is only 5-10% to do with the design?
5-10% (PSD) / 95-90% (WP) is a fair and much more realistic split.
The success of a theme is 50% design and 50% functionality, however it is not a reason to pay designer 50%. Nobody want to buy design without a well coded base, as well as nobody want to buy a clean & valid code with a third-class design.
For making a theme we need:Developer:
- convert PSD to HTML
- create a valid theme with awesome features (which is biggest part of project)
- write a docs
- make a demo
- release regular updates
- and support support support…
- just make a design
As designer and developer in one face I can compare a total value of work and time of both sides of theme development. Design is a 50% of theme success, but it is not cost 50% at all. The fair price of design is 5-10%.
Just my 2 cents.
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Hey Amaksi, you’re making a really amazing tracks.