Envato forces us to produce more and more work to get the little exposure we can get.
Exposure now is hard to get .. they don’t give it on the homepage, they don’t give it in the search (Just search for something like “Church” and you will see what come up, everything but church themes).
So now exposure is something rare, something valuable .. and the only way to get it, is by uploading often and consistently.
And that’s what Envato want, that you upload often .. no matter what the heck you upload as long as it goes barely over the “acceptable” line.
But you blame on the wrong person. It’s not Envato’s fault, it’s not author’s fault.
Who’s left? Buyers.
I have great respect for them, they pay my bills and my food, it would be silly to bite the hand that feed you. But the problem is that they buy the same theme over and over again.
What I’m saying is that with 1 of the theme in the popular list, with simple CSS I can reproduce 95% of the other themes right there. And that would eliminate all of the problems of exposure.
Buyers need to take 1-2 month of their lives and learn basic CSS because these days, they buy a theme just for 1 feature they are looking for .. instead of doing it themselve.
And as long as they will continue to buy crap .. author will serve them crap, and Envato will accept crap.It’s all in the hands of buyers.
This is a surprisingly ignorant comment; completely inaccurate for some of us.
Think twice before you tar every single buyer with the same brush.
Hundreds and thousands.
Just fyi, from a very regular buyer’s perspective …
I have never bought a single item via the homepage, in fact I never even go to the homepage. I go straight to http://www.themeforest.net/category/all every single time I visit, so I can immediately view all the very latest themes available.
I’m VERY happy that loads of new themes are arriving every day and totally disagree with one person who commented that new themes should be held back/paused and released in a staggered manner. However, I’d also be VERY happy to see less of the inferior quality themes. I often see distinctly average themes getting approved – it’s a complete waste of my time browsing them; I’m looking for something I haven’t seen 100 times before on themeforest.
Bigger than that unfortunately – it’s occurring on most of our company’s users PC’s
Got a theme that’s supposed to be compatible with IE7 /8, but can’t get the PrettyPhoto/lightbox to display the content (I’m testing it in IE8 atm, it seems fine in IE9 & Chrome) – can anyone spot what might be stopping the links from working?
I’ve emailed the author, but no response yet .
Check your demo site, it doesn’t work at all for me.
ROFL – this guy is hilarious.
Google Wesley Snipes, he is currently in jail for murder. Oh no wait, it’s for not paying his taxes.
LOL @ dnp_theme
Unless you’re just trolling, you’re in for one hell of a shock when they realise you haven’t paid any taxes on your earnings.
Also, claiming ignorance will not be an acceptable excuse when you inevitably get your balls busted.
Probably, yes. But the high-flying authors provide both in their themes, they aren’t mutually exclusive.
A lot of work needs to go into the aesthetics of your theme, it’s extremely basic in appearance (and therefore won’t sell even if it’s approved). Have a look over the best selling templates of the past year or so here and you should be able to identify what’s missing from yours.