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guuthemes says

Type, type & type. Truly strong type combinations are always key for me. Get those down early on, and I feel that everything flows organically from that.

Now where did I put that Comic Sans & Lobster combo ;)

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guuthemes says

Hi angrothemes,

Let me pick up on some issues that I see.

Typography – Try some different font combinations. Maybe a San-Serif for your headings, and a serif font for your body copy. The type currently looks really bland.

Animations – The animation (text) in the header cheapens the designs completely. Looks like someone who has discovered animations for the first time. Get rid of it.

White Space – Take a look through the theme, there are issues everywhere. Let the design breathe a little.

For me, in all my designs, type is key. Font combinations can make, or break a design.

cheers

Marc

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guuthemes says

Congratulations. Again, as others have said, you produce fantastic work, and thoroughly deserved.

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guuthemes says

Stunning. And you have a room called Manchester, big love on that point.

Only thing missing. I expected there to be portraits of all Elite Authors hanging on the walls? Not happy about this exclusion ;)

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Yes, it’s gotten quite ridiculous. My personal opinion at present, why should my WP theme that I’ve spent weeks/months on get pushed off the homepage in hours by a flurry of ‘coming soon’ templates?? :(

+1 For current files submitted today 63% of files are under $20, so if you spent a few months on a $40 – $50 you’ll have to compete for exposure with those cheaper / easier to build files within a 9hr exposure window as MPC experienced.

When is Envato going to actually wake up?

I know Envato have so many things on the go, pipeline etc.., but the re-design of the homepage, search etc.. has to move to Def-Con One. It has to go to the top of ‘to do’ list, it really does.

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guuthemes says

Just want to add that my new theme, just left the home page after 9 hours :O I am really starting to think about loosing the exclusivity…

Yes, it’s gotten quite ridiculous.

My personal opinion at present, why should my WP theme that I’ve spent weeks/months on get pushed off the homepage in hours by a flurry of ‘coming soon’ templates?? :(

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guuthemes says

Hi folks,

Our second Ghost theme is now live, and kicking -

http://themeforest.net/item/writr-a-clean-bold-ghost-theme/6011218
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guuthemes says

Thanks Envato, it seems my theme ‘Venkman’ is the first Ghost theme on TF. I feel quite humbled.

http://themeforest.net/item/venkman-a-clean-modern-ghost-theme/5879275


cheers guys!

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guuthemes says

Have tinkered with Sublime Text before (it is fantastic), but keep sticking with Espresso, which I have used since version 1.

Espresso for code editing, CodeKit for when working with my SASS files, and Transmit for FTP (because the FTP in Espresso is still a bit poop).

A little off-topic but now use Sketch 2 for design comps (sacked Photoshop recently, after many years) ;)

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guuthemes says

Happy birthday folks. Here’s to another 7!!!

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