Posts by dwhitmore

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dwhitmore says

Personally:

I check every day for new items that might be suitable for projects I’m working on. I completely ignore anything joomla/magento/ecommerce related, they’re of no interest to me personally. The more cutting edge/unique the theme is, the better.

If an item has 3 stars or less, I won’t even consider it.

Items of highest interest: Wordpress.

Check for buyer comments to see if there are any potential issues or negative comments.

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dwhitmore says

Welcome … to one of the most useless features on the site :)

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dwhitmore says
Or please, add at least another button or a setting in account to disable that frame.

This seems like a reasonable compromise; give ‘Power’ users/visitors the option to disable the header frame in their account settings area?

Dan

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dwhitmore says

For god’s sake.

I’m on the envato sites every day and have purchased a lot of themes. I have NEVER clicked the ‘buy now’ button in the header bar.

First thing I do when I click live preview? CLOSE THE HEADER FRAME . Normally? TOO SLOW , NOW I HAVE TO CLOSE THE AUTHOR ’S VERSION OF THE FRAME .

Such a waste of time. I KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY THE THEME .

Please. Launch live previews without the frame.

Dan

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dwhitmore says

The theme’s just not up to scratch. It’s about 50% there, due to functionality/features, but the design itself is poor unfortunately.

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dwhitmore says

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.

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Hundreds and thousands.

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dwhitmore says

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.

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Hi,

Bigger than that unfortunately – it’s occurring on most of our company’s users PC’s :(

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Hi,

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?

http://bit.ly/S3qsVT

I’ve emailed the author, but no response yet :).

Dan

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