I like the concept of the badges, very creative. I think when they were designed they looked good at large size – but they’re not practical at a smaller size. Overall I think the style is a little too cartoonist and a bit childish.
I was picturing the design style for Envato would be a very simple and flat style, which would port across well once the site becomes responsive. Simple yet clear icons and good use of colours would make the badges better. They could be more symbolic instead of trying to tell a story – less is more.
Envato shoots first, asks questions later This site is changing fast, and I’m not sure I like where it’s going.
I think Envato forgets it is our work and they get commission. At the end of the day, we own the work.. Envato is the platform to sell on. Envato shouldn’t suggest they can take our work and pass it to on to 3rd parties without our consent. I think Envato also forgets authors here charge their own fees for custom work, so why would we recommend to install/customize the theme with a 3rd party we don’t know, and don’t trust. What about support on Envato Studio customized work, authors here are not going to want to provide free support when our own work as been altered by a 3rd party.
I agree – yet another unhealthy feature for authors here. Also slightly immature and unprofessional of Envato to announce it with a locked thread.
Theme install should be something already explained and outlined clearly in authors help documentation or provided for free in support. Why should authors welcome a link to a 3rd party site, to 3rd party individuals who will make income off our work?
^^ haha FlashDen fox didn’t leave the party did u draw that?
I’m not sure about the buyers badge .. also looks unrecognisable on small version
UI is more about the interface, UX is more about usability. So one is about form and the other is about function but both would be classed as design – as its about the interface design and how the user will interact with it.
I agree with most here that the trending feature is cool, except too much focus on popular files. The original idea was to boost exposure to newer files due to the increasing amount of new content submitted and reduced home page time.
The word “trend” itself means something “new and currently popular” similar to a fashion trend.. so it defeats the purpose also showing potentially older top sellers as trending files. These should be in separate category called “Popular”.
We need to differentiate more between popular files.. and new files that are currently popular. Therefore the trending feature must be based on a limited time period. So the result is a “trending item” is a forerunner to a “popular item”.
The 3 life stages of an item should be “new” then “trending” then “popular”. The “trending” features purpose is to help a new item become popular.
dedalx saidIt was always $60 (from as long as i remember – at least two years).... $35 is only Envato’s part – the rest is your (and not only) bank.
digitalscience saidThe same here. We lost 60$ always and our partners in different countries and banks too.
For SWIFT payments, I know the transaction fee is $35.. but for the last few consecutive times I’ve noticed that exactly $60 is being deducted from the total dollars incoming.. this is before the amount is exchanged into my local currency. Anyone else noticed this?
Interesting.. but why is it exactly $60 for everyone? Envato charges $35.. somewhere $25 is deducted before my bank even receives the dollars, and then my bank charges commission to convert the dollars to my local currency.. so I’m not sure where that $25 goes.. it’s a mystery