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I’m just completely scrapping HTML themes. In all the time spent supporting and making documentation, marketing materials, etc for the HTML themes, I can be making more WP themes. For fun, you should check out posting on a site like Elance. I used to use this service for some other stuff, and it’s really more reliable than you might think. It’s kind of like ebay, where every freelancer can get ruined by any one or two bad reviews by clients. So, you know you won’t get screwed over. I bet you could get someone to make the HTML theme really cheap, but would you want to risk your rep posting something you didn’t make on TF? Depends I guess.

Well I was thinking the other way around, doing it for TF authors, rather than having people do it for me. If it was worth my time and cheap enough for you to use it, knowing that a fellow TF author is doing it, it might be a win/win.

BTW , where the Hell have you been?

Oh lol, sorry I just re-read your original wording – I didn’t realize you were pimping yourself.

But don’t you worry, I’ve been quietly working. I’m going to finish about 5 themes before I start posting them. It’ll be raining themes all over Theme Blvd in no time ;-)

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ThemeBlvd says

I’m just completely scrapping HTML themes. In all the time spent supporting and making documentation, marketing materials, etc for the HTML themes, I can be making more WP themes.

For fun, you should check out posting on a site like Elance. I used to use this service for some other stuff, and it’s really more reliable than you might think. It’s kind of like ebay, where every freelancer can get ruined by any one or two bad reviews by clients. So, you know you won’t get screwed over. I bet you could get someone to make the HTML theme really cheap, but would you want to risk your rep posting something you didn’t make on TF? Depends I guess.

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But in the classic Adobe debate of Fireworks vs Photoshop, this is definitely one area where Fireworks blows Photoshop away because in Fireworks you can essentially do exactly what you were describing. The action of setting up the equivalent of “slices” in Fireworks involves unlimited layers and also transparency.
design in photoshop slice in fireworks :-)

Oh, if only life were so simple, Mr Bee.

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ThemeBlvd says

I’d definitely be interested, as well, if someone has a beter way to do this, but I don’t think there really is. I do the same thing as you, except I don’t use slices. If I’m going to export a piece of a layout, I’d hide whatever background is behind it, crop the images, save it out, and undo the crop.

Also another method I’ve seen other people do is essentially copying the piece you’re going to save into another document just to save it out. You can actually do this more quickly than you’d think because in Photoshop, if you make a selection, and you click cmd+C to copy, then when you hit cmd+N to make a new document, it automatically is set to the dimensions of the selection that you just copied.

But in the classic Adobe debate of Fireworks vs Photoshop, this is definitely one area where Fireworks blows Photoshop away because in Fireworks you can essentially do exactly what you were describing. The action of setting up the equivalent of “slices” in Fireworks involves unlimited layers and also transparency.

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ThemeBlvd says

When you purchase a WordPress theme from ThemeForest, you need to unzip it on your computer and inside you’ll find whatever the author included. ThemeForest requires that all authors include (1) documentation, (2) license text files, and (3) the theme.

ChristianFrench said
So I have to upload the whole thing to my webserver to view it then?

Nope, just unzip the package you downloaded on from ThemeForest on your computer, and locate the documentation inside. That’s it. You should be good to go.

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Sitenote: what a cool plugin, eh? I was sneaking around theMoltior’s website a while back and was kind of poking around and saw he was using that plugin. I’m working on incorporating it into a theme I’m working on now.

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dilab said
There plenty of jQuery sliders on the web. And I wonder what slider is the most popular? Please comment on this thread. Let us find out what is the one CodeCanyon users use most.

Ha ok, let’s just ignore the high and mighty fun police for a second and get to the topic of the thread.

I’ve played with quite a few sliders on personal sites and in themes.

I’ve always used Cycle. It’s becoming older every day as they don’t really manage it much any more. But it seems to have always done the job and allows for as much customization you want to put into it, however because of this it is rather large for a plugin and it’s not very easy to use when you start getting into setting up in some sort of custom format if you’re not familiar with how to use it.

I think it’s probably obvious to everyone that one of the most popular free ones out there is the Nivo slider. It’s super easy to use and to the point. You need to use Images to make up your slides and you have your buttons and your arrows and your description and you can style it all how you want.

But a really cool one that I just found recently that not a lot of people might know about is called FlexSlider. I’m working on incorporating into my next theme now. I’ve basically replaced using the Cycle plugin with this one. It has a lot less options, but it still gives you the basic ability to put anything into each slide (i.e. whatever HTML content you want). But the big sell on this one is it supports this ‘responsive web design’ kick everyone’s been on since WordCamp San Francisco. It even supports swiping gestures on the iPad/iPhone, pretty cool stuff. I hope others start implementing these kinds of responsive features on various jQuery slider plugins out there.

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It really all does look great. I love all the detail in all of the elements. I think it looks fine with the Wood background, but the only thing is I think the wood background is kind of fad that’s sort of played out now (in my opinion, anyway). I personally think it would look better with the subtle noise bg you talked about because that’s a little more “in” right now… but either way both are great.

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duotive said
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It would actually be kind of nice if there was a way for us to check usernames of people that have bought themes without them having to email us first.
We will never ever get this…. customer privacy.

Oh, but a boy can dream, can’t he papa?

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chrismccoy said
duotive said
no email
oh snap, thought it did ;)

It would actually be kind of nice if there was a way for us to check usernames of people that have bought themes without them having to email us first. All the time I get people that email through the contact form on my profile page that TF shows me didn’t purchase my theme. Many times, the person is just making a legitimate mistake, sending from the wrong username, but it’s so confusing for them to try to explain…

“Please log into the ThemeForest account in which you purchased the theme and send a message through the contact form again so I can verify you have purchased the theme …” etc, etc… the person is like “Huh? What? I’m talking to you now? Is this thing on? Testing, 1-2-3?”

end rant; :-)

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