Please forgive a comment that has nothing to do with the veracity of various traffic stats, but as a buyer (not an author) I use this site and others frequently and I’ve noticed a clear drop in the quality of items in the categories I buy/browse in. There also seem to be a lot of much smaller alternatives popping up, particularly for templates (Themeforest type items I mean)
I love this site and will continue to use it as before (also the other envato sites) but it seems maybe there is possibly just a tmp lull as these latest templates are relying more heavily on the header photo to sell what is pretty much a bunch of excruciatingly samey code and layouts.
The laws of physics and the marketplace (not to mention those fine people in the envato marketing dept) will no doubt kick in if there is anything to the alleged stats from Alexa, and things will be all a buzz again in no time..
..so, even if the stats are wrong it would be nice to see some new trends in the available product.. I just spent many hours digging back in time looking for templates today and the ones that are outstanding are mostly quite old with not so recent updates.. we’ve been spoiled for a long time now with the amazing quality and value so its hard to fight off ‘stale’ at some point..
Yep.. all looks good now
One thing I noticed though is that the Collections list page has an issue with the first Collection layout now broken..
see this here..
for the last few weeks I notice that the Themeforest/Graphicriver site glyphs/fonts/icons are showing the hex code when viewed in Firefox .. I have FF set correctly to display the site fonts etc so wondered if there might be any comment as to why?
Recently we were forced to change passwords due to the issues with SSL etc. but I see you have now returned to captcha authentication. Can you not either adopt a less frustrating authentication method (there are several) or allow users to choose whether to use it or not?
Captcha contstantly requires refreshing to get two words that are legible and in some cases it takes many attempts and rejections to login to a simple marketplace like this? If you can even separate sellers and buyers (where I understand there may be seller financial info stored) it would be great as I am only a buyer. This is not a request from a dummy newbie in case that’s the reaction I get, I actually work with encryption and security, so while i appreciate the need to provide further authentication, there are several better ways to do it so I don’t curse envato and that awful captcha system daily