Envato is just setting the table for authors to start to look for other ways…
I think we are past the point of ‘starting to look elsewhere’ . Apart from being offended for being treated like an idiot, as if I (we) had no clue how this business worked. I am extremely disappointed at how unethical this company is proving itself to be and what a disservice they are CHOOSING to do to the same people that helped them get this big.
I would also like to remind envato, it doesnt take much to malign a company these days, especially when a growing proportion of its primary userbase (authors) are left dissatisfied and offended.
Im up for this I already have my first 3000 satoshi ready to be spent. lol
wow this just looks horrible.
A section requires a heading, h1 h2 etc. A div does not. There is no best, good or bad.
teleportation! time travel would be fun, but it creates paradoxes, i take your question is serious
LoveThemes saidIf established authors are saying that they have buyers for new themes, then yes, that should be taken into consideration during its review process. Why shouldn’t it? How does that make any business sense to deny an author that has a good track record of sales and loyal customers? I could see it if I was a new author or if my previous themes didn’t do well, because I wouldn’t have a leg to stand on, but I have a track record of themes that have done well, and some very well. That should count for something during the review period, that even if the reviewer may not like the theme, that maybe the author has something figured out and should be given the benefit of the doubt.
That’s exactly the point.
If Themeforest rolled over to the whim of every person that said, “1000s of people want this theme so approve it, approve it now!” imagine what the marketplace would look like.I’ve worked with clients for over 15 years, they ask for dumb things, and they really don’t know what they want, so just because people ask for it doesn’t mean it should be approved.
@mvp why not post a link, I read you didnt want to earlier. Perhaps you have changed your mind?
Also why should it be any different for newcomers? If you believe you can get sales, some newcomer might also be able to.
It’s not really about being innovative, the whole thread is more about “not making what seems to be bad design”, it’s still at the stage of “What is good and what isn’t?”.
The Henry Ford Saying – we can’t really say stuff like that – since we’re small, so it has no value, but:
I just can’t think and believe that top authors don’t feel the same. I am SURE and I can bet on it – many top authors feel the same, but you either ADAPT or you DIE and that’s what everyone does and so do I (trying to).
Anyways – I wish everyone good fortune, luck & health, I love everyone and hope to stay in good terms with everybody, since I only tried to speak my mind on this concern, in the hope that some “heavy playas” will join in the discussion to either tell me how wrong I am or to agree with me.
I like big arrows too – but only if they make sense to be big. It makes sense for them to be big on the roads, because you need to see them. But in that case, they’re like that fat kid that always says “I’m just big boned”Either way – have a good time.
Actually the Henry Ford statement applies perfectly here. Customers dont know what they want when it comes to design. X is an example. I would go as far as saying customers dont know what they want for features either. Its a sheep game, ten people show testimonials in a speech bubble, 11th person will automatically want it the same way, it will be our job to show it differently so the people following the 11th buyer might prefer it over the other. Ofcourse innovation is hard and design is full of failures.
What you offer(features) should be based on customer needs, design should be based on how you think is the best way to deliver those features. That is why every second person is not a designer and for the same reason most customer websites I have visited that are using some top selling themes look pretty awful.
So, the objective with designing themes and products is to design for the sake of “what’s new”, and not to focus on what customers actually want? We’re supposed to be creating “art for art’s sake” instead of creating functional products that actually appeal to customers? If that’s what this marketplace is focused on, then it’s no wonder a ton of themes that are functionally useless, but look “clean”, and have 10 sales after a month.
Shouldn’t the market dictate what “looks nice” and what doesn’t? People may not agree with any of my themes or any of the top selling themes, but it doesn’t matter what other authors think, only the customers. They dictate what “looks nice” or what is functional for them.Why people are more focused on what designers think is trendy versus what customers want is just beyond me.
In the words of Henry Ford ‘If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses’
p.s @themeflame I like the big arrows