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guuthemes says

Thanks guys. What code editor do you recommend for Mac?

Sublime Text , Espresso, Coda, Brackets.

I used Espresso for many years, but moving over to Brackets more now.

133 posts I make pretty things.
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guuthemes says

A Sinclair ZX Spectrum for all my coding needs, and Deluxe Paint II on the Amiga for all my mockups. :bigwink:

Showoff!!! ;)

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guuthemes says

Design & develop on Mac -

  • Sketch – For design comps
  • Pixelmator – Image editing (preview images etc..)
  • Brackets – Code editing
  • CodeKit 2 – For working with SASS, live reload etc..
  • Transmit – For FTP

;)

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guuthemes says

I use an app called Folder Washer for Mac. Really simple, just works ;)

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guuthemes says

Congrats Charlie,

Bask in the glory my friend!! ;) Always been a great supporter of my themes, and for that I thank you.

Well done!

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guuthemes says

Welcome to the Forest!!! :)

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guuthemes says

Since the goal here is to cut down on malicious ratings, the only other thing we’d need to almost completely wipe out false ratings is to publicly display the buyers’ average rating on their profile page (the same way authors display the average rating for their items). This way, we’ll know which usernames are being used strictly to sabotage other authors and ban them from the marketplace.

A massive +1 from me!

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guuthemes says
Every marketplace user should have a ratings profile. If they are repeatedly shaming authors it should be traceable and knowable by all authors/buyers.

It’s imperative that the long-term goal of ratings is to establish accountability. Anonymity does not create honest systems. If a user does not want his rating public, then he cannot rate an item (like: Amazon).

These safeguards need to come to protect against competitors / angry buyers who use ratings to hurt an author.

Never has a more truer word been spoken.

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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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