You definitely owe him big time now. You should give the guy the theme. After all, he deserves it.
Yes you can.
Some more insights in regards of esc_attr, esc_url and esc_js would be valuable, for further approval of other authors as well
I think the main point here is that authors won’t receive or have responsibility over the VAT paid. In the transaction chain, for VAT purposes, Envato will step in as the supplier and manage the compliance.
But you are the supplier, for VAT purposes and not only. For every possible purpose. We don’t supply anything. We don’t invoice, we don’t receive money, we have no idea who our customers are, we just get a monthly payment from you, the supplier.Let’s not play the game where Envato is the good guy that will pretend to be the supplier just for VAT purposes. You are the supplier and you don’t need to pretend to be so just for VAT purposes. If it was the other way around, we to pay VAT, it would mess the whole Envato system and you wouldn’t be able to control anything. But you currently control everything(invoices, payments, refunds, clients) which is pretty clear makes you the one and only supplier.
+1 from me. Couldn’t have said it better.
The requirement for IE8 was dropped sometime this year. In Spring if I remember correctly.
You can try Page.ly, ASmallOrange …
Since you provided such a small preview, I can only say that it has a small chance. (If you provide a big preview I won’t say you have a big chance, but rather it will allow people to analyze the design in more detail).
The main reason would be of rejection will be not being unique enough. I guess there are already 1000’s of files which look exactly the same as yours.
Try to reinvent the layout and stop doing what everyone else is doing. You will be happier with your work, that you actually are a trendsetter and not a trend follower.
White is good. It will make the marketplace look cleaner.
My approach to this until now was using Gravity Forms along with custom validation of one specific field (of course it is the purchase code). You can take a look at http://icypixels.com/support/
However, improvements on this support area and the ability to select a custom email for each item or a set of items will improve the flow of my customers in enquiring for support, so I’m happy with the evolution of things. Well done!