Posts by christopherjon

438 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
christopherjon
says

Don’t give in.

If the guy did copy your work and try to pass it off as his own then you have no obligations or reasons to give him a break.

I’m sure he didn’t feel sorry when the sales he made could have been yours. Why should you feel sorry for him losing his account.

I know we’re only talkin’ $20 themes here but in the non-virtual world what he did can lead to time in jail.

Let’s see how far I get if I rename and repackage photoshop and try to sell it as my own creation. Being banned from an online marketplace would be the least of my worries.

438 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
christopherjon
says

Hotness!

studio1221 at live.com

Thanks

438 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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  • Located in United States
christopherjon
says

It’s really best to build your own.

You’ll have a better understanding of how it’s structured, how it works and it’ll have the included features and functions you want.

If you rely on pre-built templates or modding existing themes you’ll never really grow as a developer and you’ll always be playing catch-up.

It might be tempting to use a framework or template as a starting point but it will only hold you back in the long run. Just look at theme sales, the copycat themes never sell as well, look as good or have the number of features as the trend setters.

Be a trend setter not a copycat.

438 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
christopherjon
says

Guess that answers the question of how well themes are checked before they are accepted.

After looking through several themes and the features they offer, it appears there may be a lot of “borrowing” taking place so it’s not hard to imagine somebody shooting for straight-up plagiarism.

Yeah, whoever did this should be banned.

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