Posts by aligatorstudio

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aligatorstudio
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Hi, I can only state my impressions here, don’t take them as review, but, just something to consider:
  • smooth scroll is strange – too long the scroll on one mousewheel little turn
  • waypoints (?) animations are also to long, a bit annoying
  • there’s a lot of whitespace, which, personally, I like, but in combination with typography, the visual hierarchy just doesn’t work
  • theme demo landing page is too empty, and images of features should be better (in some places screenshots fonts interfere with button over them)
  • sticky header should appear more smoothly (it just pops in )
  • generally, it’s good, but just “not yet there” – more “polishing”

This is just a quick “review” of mine. I hope I helped some …

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aligatorstudio
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@RafiBomb – well, since you Zurb guys created great stuff like Foundation, it’s really a pleasure to support :)

@extrinima: it’s not necessary to use sass, but it would be advisable. However, if you want to switch to sass, you’ll need to re-organize the way you think about and build your css.

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aligatorstudio
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We used BS on one of our themes, and then switched to Foundation. And didn’t regret. Same arguments as RescueThemes. Especially like the power of scss, using their mixins and stuff for expanding Foundation styles. Nice. My recommendation for Foundation

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aligatorstudio
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Hi,

it’s simple – look at the best sellers in PSD templates here ( http://themeforest.net/popular_item/by_category?category=psd-templates ) and compare them to your item.
If you don’t see the differences, it’s hard to explain. This is, by the way a marketplace community not a course for web design, and I believe everyone (or most of us) here giving any opinion or advice about your design is well intended.

But, there are some usefull recources, “under the Envato umbrella” here, check these out, for example: http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/categories/adobe-photoshop http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/categories/adobe-photoshop/courses http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/ebooks

Please, forgive me for not giving more details.

Best luck

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aligatorstudio
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I’m in, invite please?

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aligatorstudio
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Awesome, that Sarah over at WPTavern has brought more attention to this massive issue! http://wptavern.com/envato-targeted-by-ddos-attack-wordpress-theme-authors-report-major-decline-in-sales

A HUGE matter that Envato seems to be skirting is the pricing problem, the model needs to be adjusted or this marketplace is going to fall apart.

I think the WPTavern guys (and girls ;) ) have a history of not-so-friendly relationship with Theme Forest (Envato), isn’t it so ? No wonder, considering past Envato / Automattic issues and considering the fact they are “under Automattic umbrella” (http://wptavern.com/about) ...

Maybe we should stop giving Envato competition so much material with nagging about sales drops, don’t you think so ? And start communicating directly with Envato, through support/help ? I mean, we already established more/less what’s wrong and there’s no point of another sales/traffic nag thread …

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aligatorstudio
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Hi guys.

Envato. Won’t. Rise. Prices. For. Mega. Multipurpose. Themes. Period.

There have been already numerous threads, with a lot of suggestions, reasons, stats, evidences… etc, etc. And the only answer from Envato was (paraphrased) : “Everything is ok. Keep on with your good work”.
You know that phrase used by doctors when they wish to say, khm, well, you’re going to die soon – “Get your affairs in order” ... I would apply it to this “situation” here – “Guys, plan your businesses elsewhere, ‘cause Kansas is going bye, bye”.
Most probably, soonish.

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aligatorstudio
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... doesn’t necessarily mean the impending downfall of civilization as we know it.
Off course not … Just the impeding downfall of our businesses (and maybe, Theme Forest) ... The Earth will (most probably) continue to rotate. ;)

Back to sales – this month is actually slightly better then previous for us. Still, there are still 2/3 of month to go …
We did made some (auto) research (Google analytics and all), and, this period last year was much better for us …

198 posts
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aligatorstudio
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I know why sales are down:

Beards.

Seriously, what happened to the girls in the previews? Or are there more female developers nowadays? There are pictures showing up everywhere from tattood dudes with beards and soulless expressions on their face. It’s creepy.

Maybe this also explains the recent ddos attacks.
I think you’ve nailed it.
:D LOL … that’s right – you nailed it. Btw – I’m not replying anymore about sales going down because there’s no point – I think there is a general sales drop, and I think I know why is that happening, but I can’t do anything about that. Except I can make better items, make better marketing, etc … or go away from here … ;)
198 posts
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
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aligatorstudio
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Congratulations ! :D Welcome to parents club !

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