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guuthemes says

Hi,

This is possibly an uber-dumb question, but are we allowed to give away products that we no longer sell on TF?

thanks

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guuthemes says

Ooh. You can’t call it Shizzle…can you??

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guuthemes says

...but I also need to make a living for me and my partners so I’ve also tried a few bigger themes.

And I have followed the same route too (on occasion). You have to, to put food on the table, and to compete in a market (the TF one) that has changed drastically in the past 12/18 months or so.

The knock on effect that makes me upset, is the effect this is having on theme designers. The design quality/originality in recent times has fallen. The cookie is truly cut on many, many occasions. But for a lone designer/dev do you want to try your hand on a more regular basis, niche designs, minimal designs? Not if you’ve got to earn a living :( So they resort to the same old, same old, and creativity is stifled there, and then. Easier to take the safe option this time around hey?

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guuthemes says

The voice of reason in all of this madness has spoken ;)

That is what I’m aiming for in my themes moving forward, and did do for a time, until my head got turned. The majority of themes have turned into monsters, admittedly they sell tons, but monsters all the same. Buyers logic of what a WP theme should truly be, has been skewed drastically. And we, as designers/developers are the guilty party.

If he had passed on, Mr Mullenweg, would be turning in his grave.

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guuthemes says

Shortcodes, CPT. Yup.

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guuthemes says

Mac Pro and iMac 5k Retina can’t be compared. If I were you I would buy a Mac Pro + Thunderbolt Display without hesitation.

Totally agree. I have my Retina display with my MacBook when I need that extra ooohhh!! But have the convenience of hooking it up to the Thunderbolt. It just means you have your work in one place, on one machine, but have the transportability when needed.

PS; If you go that route, grab yourself a BookArc for your MBP. Best £40.00 I’ve spent.

An update to the Thunderbolt in the next century would be nice though Apple? You have heard of USB3, stuff like that? ;)

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guuthemes says

All the best Dan. Top bloke.

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guuthemes says
The top bar was breaking responsive websites for years, this is nothing new. Always use a custom bar or disable the sidebar with js.

Good point.

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guuthemes says

Yup. A potential buyer has just pointed out the top bar is making everything look screwy on iOS devices. So I’ve been losing the odd few sales here!!

Any feedback Envato?

thanks

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guuthemes says

Hi Felix,

My personal opinion. I think it looks great, and hats off to you for going with a simpler design, and doing it correctly.

There’s a right & wrong way of doing a simple layout, but bar some minor typography tweaks, I think you have hit all the points correctly. Really cannot understand a hard-rejection?

I really feel some of the reviewers are maybe neglecting the more simplistic designs, which is a shame, because in the WordPress theme world, in general, there is a shift coming.

Cheers

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