hmmm… I’m not sure I like it … Those shades of grey are good for my eyes, all-white is a bit hard on my eyes … but, then again, maybe it’s because I’m just used to this “greyness”
In my opinion: you don’t have such issues that are far from being able to fix.
I believe it’s general lack of rhythm and hierarchy, especially in typography (to large titles comparing to subtitles and text), paddings and margins (inconsistent white spaces)...Some details (not in any order, just as it comes in my mind):
- price tables as “strange” especially border radius (same as in “Timetable” section). Price table are really a mess
- aligning in “CUSTOMIZE YOUR RESULTS.” is not good (better to align left)
- “MEET THE TRAINERS.” images have borders not appearing anywhere else the same way ( non-consistent layouts)
- NUTRITION AND DIET.
- SEE OUR NEWS. – but I would align the title and excerpt with image
We don’t have any issues with WP 4.0 / AQPB 1.1.4 …
Envato pays our bills. Enough said. Yes, we work our asses off but, let’s be honest, you can work hard and barely survive … true ?
Envato has it’s flaws, but everything does. It’s a great marketplace, and I hope it will stay this way. Collis and team made , to authors and buyers, beneficial marketplace thanks to very smart policy and marketplace organizing …
I just hope Envato won’t be sold and Collis and team will continue to lead the marketplace.
Lots of funs, huh? Everyone here is fighting for better sales. Some is creating unique things, some is following others, some is finding blue ocean, ... The winner is the one sitting on the popular items. The winner rules
To me – this is not a game, it’s not about winning and losing. What I’m trying to say is – we’ll all lose and it will happen rather soon – when this marketplace gets too saturated with “bloatthemes” and too complicated, hard to set up and maintain themes … When buyers and authors start massively to migrate from TF …
And btw, I’m not “losing”, anyway – I make a decent living from this … could be better, though )
themeflame saidI really hate that “Demand and Supply” argument.
I was going to give a super long reply explaining why’s and why not’s but then I realized it would fit better if I just said: Demand & Supply.
It always crosses my mind the fact that one particular group of people is often using that argument – drug dealers. Yes – this is over the top argument but I use it to emphasize absurdity of that argument because we are all aware that it’s a relationship where both “sides” affect each other, both ways – not only “supply must follow demand” ... We all know how drug dealers are creating demand …
That being said, the “demand and supply” might maybe work in open free market (there’s no such thing – everything is manipulated and noone’s free), but this is a marketplace where a company owning that marketplace (Envato) sets the rules. They did great job with this marketplace in a last couple of years, and we (authors and buyers) really had a lot of benefit from it …
This is not a matter of “demand and supply”, it’s a matter of controlling a company’s marketplace. Maybe Envato is gaining a lot with current policy, but I believe this won’t last long (unfortunately), if they don’t change …
I agree, bloat of mega-themes should be stopped, or at least controlled – perhaps to rise the mega multipurpose themes prices (perhaps even higher then $100) and/or limit premium plugins bundled (personally, I would forbid that completely) ...
Yeah I agree, you should never edit 3rd party source.
Barem da se u ne?emu slažemo … (sorry for localized lang …) I agree – don’t touch 3rd party source … Override and overwrite …
I tried Bootstrap (we released one theme based on bootstrap here), but it turned out that I have to override so many classes.
Then I used Unsemantic grid, like – I’ll just use 3rd party scaffolding and make my own css for everthing else. So I had to create all those elements (forms, buttons … all) by myself, and lost a lot of time to get not so much better result then with Bootstrap.
Now I’m on Foundation (for our upcoming theme) and it seems it has a good balance for scaffolding / elements / snippets with customization (overriding). Plus – it’s mobile first, scss, more semantic …
But, again – my advice would be – don’t touch the source -that’s the beauty of css – you can easily override it.