We use a Grayscale effect in our theme called Examination. It’s not used in the slider, but on all other images on the site.
Have a look at our theme called Cartoon, it’s a white/black/blue theme with portfolio.
I’d replace the whole thing with top selling new items. For example, you pool together all the items that were released for the week, and the item with the most sales gets the “featured item” spot.
Not sure if top selling items need more exposure. That’s what happening currently and making one item selling thousands and others just few tens. Top items on Popular Files list are being fed to many different blog sites and magazines and that’s making them selling over and over again for months.
If there was a list of random items on the homepage from last 30 days or so, wouldn’t that help spreading sales evenly?
It would be also interesting to know if it’s really a homepage that sell items. Isn’t it a feed of new items and feed of featured items? Many sites and blogs import new items on daily basis.
I think that everybody could expect that Themeforest will attract more authors after some time. Price increase just probably only speeded up that process a little bit nothing else.
I think that the current list on the homepage and recent/popular themes is not enough with an increasing number of themes. The issue as I see it is that customers cannot properly search and filter out themes. They give up and select most selling one and that’s all. If there was a quick filter based on color, slider type, features or whatever else, they could limit their selection faster and themes will initially less sales would pop up.
Envato is not only increasing number of authors, they’re also increasing number of new customers if you watch it closely. The best solution here would be to find a way how to make these customers buying variety of themes not only the most selling ones that are on Popular Files list. That way each theme will sell in average few hundred times instead one rocketselling and another one just crawling and trying to survive. That way an income from sales would be more consistent and you can relay on it. Otherwise it’s a big gamble and most full time authors would have to move to part time again.
Many themes (including ours) have portfolio plugin that can be used for product presentation. You’ll click on the image let’s say and you’re brought to portfolio detail page -> product page.
Not sure if all posts here are related to our support as the first one (1 year ago) mentioned AIT support. If any of you have issue accessing our support forum, please send me private message. I’ll verify your purchase and set you the account manually.
Please also understand that many authors only work Monday to Friday. There is also different time zone involved. If you post your question Friday morning, it might be evening for the author and they might be already enjoying cold pint Your questions won’t be answered till Monday morning.
Fingers crossed mate!
We’ve got a dedicated developer just for our support forum. It usually takes about 3-6 hours a day. I think everything has already been mentioned above
There seems to be an issue with forum search, but after some digging I found the following thread: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/retina-display-ready-attribute/75121