It’s been slow since day 1 with Mavericks and I see many more people online, with rMBPs, that are also complaining about mostly the same stuff I’m experiencing.
This was the first real issue with it, but Preview and beach ball – yeah, had those since I installed it, when it came out. I miss ML.
Something definitely is wrong, but maybe I’m just “lucky”, as I also see my iPad 4 is slower since iOS7 (iPhone is just as fast, though)... oh well… reinstall, I guess.
Waited a while to post in this thread, I guess now’s the time for my 2 cents.
Was trying to preview an image in Finder just now – it completely froze while trying to open Preview, and I had to force shutdown the Mac (aka hold down the power button, as Activiy Monitor couldn’t help poor Finder). I started it up again, only to find that none of the images in that folder are there anymore. 2000+ files, just vanished.
Oh, and Preview not only froze my Mac and lead to files lost… it is also soooo slow since Mavericks. Plus, that beach ball keeps showing up for a fraction of a second, in even the most basic scenarios, like switching a browser tab or hovering a bookmark… on a 2012 retina MBP with i7 and 16GB RAM…
I’m not liking Mavericks at all, Mountain Lion was much better. It’s the first time I’ve updated Apple software the second it was available, and it confirms my worries: I’ll never do this mistake again.
As much as I like the hardware and software from Apple, Mavericks is, since its launch, a big disappointment for me…
This guy finished GTAV IN 38 hours. http://www.mavish.com/i-finished-grand-theft-auto-v-in-one-38-hour-sitting/
I wonder what a particular fellow author would say if he were to check the source code of that site…
Only one MBP has a dedicated video card now – and it’s a Retina model, which is quite expensive (but totally worth it, I love mine).
I just saw that they almost completely removed standard MBPs from their lineup (they’re offering just the 13” regular MBP, the rest are all Retina). Good riddance, legacy hardware
Of course, if you hurry and are in luck, you will still find some of the earlier models on sale, at retailers
I’m finding (mt) to be rather slow, especially database calls, so I can’t recommend it. Have not used WP Engine.
For caching, do look into using Cloudflare – very satisfied with their service.
Speaking from a support point of view (since that’s what I do), I can say that providing the best support you can, will help with ratings, and here’s how:
What I always do after I solve a customer’s issue, is that I kindly ask them to take a moment and rate the product. Many people forget about ratings, some don’t even know they exist – this is your opportunity to remind them.
Point is, no matter how hard you work and how good you think you’re doing, it’s very important that you actually ask for feedback
Looks and works great, nice job man
One suggestion from my side: the theme switching isn’t very obvious by default (where you have the theme name and type – i.e. WP). Maybe a little arrow or something similar to what the marketplaces have next to the logo, would help make it more obvious by default?
It probably is a good intention, yes
But here’s the thing: there are literally thousands of (affiliate) sites that show you a direct preview and have lots of other browsing functionality. Some even allow you to filter by various criteria.
I’ve done this myself, with much more than just showing a preview directly (and that’s why I was curious about what you’re bringing new to the table): http://extras.envato.com/services/envato-authors-wall/
As others have said, this isn’t the best place to advertise it. Build something useful, then submit it to Envato Extras, for example. It’s a starting point, good luck with your project