I imagine it is simply to do with competitive pricing.
If authors had the option to charge what they want (and lets face it themes esp some of the commerce ones are still undervalued), then you would have some authors willing to drop their prices ridiculously low just to drive more sales which would discourage others from bothering to submit and making the whole process unfair.
Even if the ‘more expensive files’ in this hypothetical situation were worth it and higher quality, the mindset of a big % of buyers here is the cheapest option is best – irrelevant of if this is in any way true or not.
This is especially relevant when you consider the ‘value’ of developing a file for here. It is impossible to compare resource costs, income requirements, overhead etc between all of the different countries here making it necessary just to have a flat fee.
Footer is ok – it is only the drop down header I think needs to either become 3 widgets or at least get tidied up a bit
No – the titles in this section are much bigger than footer widgets etc and look (in my view too big) and the centralized text in customer service looks strange compared to other widgets.
If it were me I would make it three widgets (appreciate it can be altered when using the theme) for the demo which should space it a bit more clearly.
The widgets in the drop down above the header looks messy (typography is not great esp titles very big and central text in widget 2) and a little inconsistent to the rest of the page.
They are not the wrong widgets just needs better visual execution.
It is a good start but needs some work and attention to detail.
The load time is still very slow
The drop down header content needs rethinking
It needs to be more unique as right now it resembles a lot of others for sale on here minus the color
Validation issues, does not really premium or original. Needs more to it plus footer, margins, typography and a few other bits needs work.
Image placeholders/elements will be there (just empty or using a generic holder image) so you can still just ‘swap the images’
You need to ask the author but I would 99% sure the images are not included as they look like high end stock and the author would not have the rights to redistribute these.
Either way – why would you want to use someone else’s images over your own anyhow?
Just as a reference – no decent developer will clone someone else’s site (moral reasons let alone you could end up with copyright issues in the future even if it is new code). It is also worth noting that the agency who designed that site were on CSS award sites etc so are recognized and their work published, making it even more of a bad idea to try and rip their work.
Realistically for a decent WP developer to do a job like this would be thousands of $.
There are several ‘similar’ ish theme son here (just look through WordPress >> magazine and this way you only pay $50 – 60 and avoid potential legal issues in the future
Sorry you are a long way off.
Hundreds of validation issues (211 Errors, 267 warning(s))
Fundamental issues with design, consistency and especially spacing, margins and typography throughout the site e.g. none of the spacing between page titles and consistent
Loads of little attention to detail needed e.g. search icon is too big for the filed, the subscribe form and button in the footer do not align/space properly, portfolio hovers are too big for the images