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VisualSharing says

I was wondering if there is a way to let buyers know that an update has been uploaded.

Does the Envato system give out notifications when you visit the marketplace or via e-mail?

Do you use social networks or something else for this?

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VisualSharing says

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VisualSharing says

My advice from personal experience would be: Get “Rocket Surgery Made Easy” by Steve Krug and try to do some usability testing with some friends on any website, nothing engaging, for fun, like a child is playing – but still following the book principles.

It will change the way you view and create web design forever, template design included. But do it, don’t simply read about it. You will be astonished how deluded us web designers are when you show your friend a movie template and he says “That’s a nice game rental website you’ve got there”.

Users, buyers included, often don’t view even the overall purpose of the site the way we think they do, at all.

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VisualSharing says

Hi, I don’t consider myself a successful author, neither I have enough experience, but I’ll try to share my view:


what buyers really admire about each theme?
Whether it serves the purpose they need a theme or it doesn’t. Also, one may create a theme which buyers never thought they would admire.


The design or the functions that been implemented into the theme?
They also admire when there is no “or”.


For me design is somehow the most challenging part, the fact that you have to be unique about it and not just copy someone else idea
It all boils down to: do you have any idea what people need their website to do and how other people will or might (or won’t) use it.


Picasso said “Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal”, does that apply in Theme development too? :/
In my opinion a web designer has little to do with art, that’s why graphic designers who try to bring their know-how to web design often fail. It is a combination of an architect, psychologist, and user advocate. As far as template web designer goes, it also includes the art of answering your first question. Either one has knowledge of these topics or doesn’t have it.


How much time is really worth for multipurpose theme?
How much time does it take you to make a multipurpose theme?


Why in some threads, authors keep saying “not another one”?
I think those authors can provide the best answer as to why they are saying it.


Is that how bad the market is now?
Everyone has their own opinion, don’t we?


Can you make living on Themeforest?
I think there’s only one way to find out. :)
How passionate are you about doing it and how much do your trust that by definition your highest excitement will support you, or it wouldn’t have excited you?

Best wishes,
Boris
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VisualSharing says

Hi, looks fine to me, I am using the same settings as you do. Just instead of Quality: Bicubic it’s Quality: Nearest Neighbor. But I don’t recall specifically changing that.

When you say:

they seem to be saving in low quality, and I am unsure why
what did you compare it against?

In other words, what (lossless) file format had you saved the file in, and when comparing the PNG to it, you said “But this looks low”. Can you provide a side-to-side comparison with obvious differences, so that we can say “Oh, this is much better”?

Best of luck,
Boris
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VisualSharing says


Please turn back to old one. PLEASE PLEASE!

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Our item pages look terribly unprofessional now, this is not good for customers.. Content now looks lost, and too busy.. the grey was better to give some contrast.

I think DS’ page is really a good reference.

Try to apply background: #dedede on the body element on their page and consider the difference.

The white background is sometimes used on stock image websites, but they are plain images. For the visual-heavy (text-dense) images that are common on a template/graphics website like this one, it really disturbs the contrast and visual noise.

In other words

When you have a grey background, you can use white to highlight things.
When authors can do this, it is good for Envato income, tax etc.
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VisualSharing says

If the font stays this way, my suggestion is:

body { background: #fbfbfb; }
.user-post__post { background-color: white; padding: 18px 24px; }
.user-post-header { font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 16px; }
.user-post-header>a { font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; }

Result

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VisualSharing says

By the way who are new designers in the envato team

Nice try. :evil: :D

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VisualSharing says

All right, this is the simple solution that worked, maybe it would be useful to share it if someone decides to search for an answer here.

First we add a second selector, as per this thread:

<script>
$("body").fitVids();
Custom selector and No-Double-Wrapping Prevention Test
$("body").fitVids({ customSelector: "iframe[src*='tumblr.com']"});
</script>

Now this is what didn’t come right for me – I am using Foundation framework and the videos overflew over the grid, so we add:

.tumblr_video_container {
    max-width: 100%;
}
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