Posts by WPExplorer

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WPExplorer says
This subject have been brought numerous time.

Thanks for the tips but we know what we do and we know what sell and what doesn’t sell.

As we all repeated numerous time, Portfolio site and Coporate site have everything you need to make a decent site .. sure it wont hit a specific audience but it is targeted to a larger group of people wich = to good sales.

I know. I just wanted to let designers know that there are other categories out there! Not a bad thread to start up again to remind people that there are other markets out there.

I thought there was a high demand for wedding themes, hospitality themes, ecommerce themes…

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WPExplorer says

Congrats! – Wow, could you provide any more options for this template? ;)

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WPExplorer says

As the title suggests…About 9 out of 10 WP themes added to Themeforest are Business/Portfolio templates. If everyone is competing against one another how do you guys expect to make big $$?

I highly recommend if you are a theme designer to create something different. If you are the only person who has developed a theme for a specific niche, then you will get all the sales for that niche.

And let’s face it. Although all the portfolio/business themes uploaded to TF are really cool, they are all very very very similar.

Good luck! :grin:

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WPExplorer says

ps: if you are writing a tutorial on how to create the item that you are selling that may not be such a good idea :impatient:

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WPExplorer says
As WPExplorer mentioned, pay attention to the hover interactions. What he calls boring I call a usability issue. The subnavigation items have a great hover effect, so obviously you know how to do this nicely.

Exactly…It is boring but also a bit hard on the user-interface. People are used to something happening on hover over. Otherwise, it doesn’t seem like a link.

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WPExplorer says

Did you try contacting the theme author first? http://themeforest.net/user/awesem

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WPExplorer says
  • You should work on your navigation hover-overs. A bit boring right now.
  • Logo looks like it’s a bit too much to the right
  • Too much space between sidebar widgets
  • Not a fan of leaving empty space behind the actualposts – what if people want different background colors?
  • No hover-over animation of sidebar and page links – boring?
  • Big fonts are cool
  • Hard to see the background of the #respond div
  • More padding-bottom on the .f-box containers
  • Again, maybe a hover over animation on the comment submit button
  • Not a fan of the "Stay Connected" widget
  • Try using some none-copyrighted images for the preview

Overall the design is pretty standard for WP so I think people may buy it. Above are some of my personal suggestions. Good luck!

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WPExplorer says

You would also have to buy a developer license..no?

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WPExplorer says
Just downloaded it earlier. It seems to be fairly standards compliant right now. Only annoying thing is if you don’t have some meta tag in your document it won’t rely on it’s most current capabilities. It also made me restart my computer, and ran a windows update for it as well, which was a pain in the rear. But other than that, I actually have to say – no complaints. Has anyone else tried out IE9 ’s preview?

I actually haven’t. With Firefox and Chrome around why would I need IE? ;)

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WPExplorer says
Hey guys,

I submitted an HTML template only to receive the generic “This file did not meet our criteria” denial. To any who are willing, I’d love some feedback. Thanks!

HTML Template

The template looks nice – have you checked this out at all: http://themeforest.net/wiki/selling/author-selling/author-tutorial/#three

I am guessing that Themeforest receives new submissions everyday. So you need to create something truly unique.

Try converting it to a WordPress template and add some more features. Maybe a featured slider, social media links, better footer…

Overall its a nice template – but it seems like something that one can do in a day or so. Think of how you can make it stand out!

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