As a designer I know how hard can be all the process of designing a layout, but in my partnerships I split 40% for me and 60% for the person who codes the file because that person will be responsable of all support issues and fixing all bugs, etc, etc… My work as a designer (we are talking about templates) finish when the theme is uploaded, but for the coder work never ends
That’s why I think 40 / 60 is fair in my partnerships. Maybe I’m wrong.
And good luck on your search: ThemeForest is full of very talented programmers!
I don’t see the reason… As a designer you should do what makes your template unique and yet still very well-made. You could get 50 different opinions on what to do next and not know what to do because what people think is not the same for all. Your best bet is to just design it, completely. Getting opinions on a ‘base layout’ doesn’t make very much sense to me.
Something similar happened to me the other day:
There was this “lady” for who I developed a website, and the only thing that she gived me at the beginning of the project were some horrible, horrible sketches for a character and some terribly non-sense wireframe that I had to absolutly redefine in terms of usability.
Project finished, everyone’s happy. But, after two weeks, she received some very nice critics and she came to me asking: Please, remove your name from the ‘Web design by…’ and put my name, because it was all my idea, and I gaved you all the sketches!
Can you imagine this???
I’m looking for some coder guru to help me convert some newsletter layout (and maybe some other HTML and WP stuff) that I have on my portfolio (GraphicRiver) and some others that I’m working on.
If you’re interested in a nice partnership, please contact me via my profile or reply to this thread to discuss how we could work togheter.
Wow, man… amazing news!
Envato’s team must be proud!
I use it to pay the bills, hehe
I reeeeeeally think it is affecting sales a lot, at least my sales.
But I still think it is an awesome decision!
I’m on the same situation… We are using my account but it is dificult to manage projects this way…
I’m also waiting for this features and I’m sure it would be awesome for many people to join their talent, making the marketplace grow in quality.
And there is already so much quality around here…