I believe this could turn into self censorship – if someone says that a file an author is selling has issues and doesn’t fix new potential buyers have the option to see this prior to purchasing. If there is an offending comment that should be removed I believe this can be removed by requesting such with envato.
I believe the system is fine the way it is right now.
The argument that it can crowd an items page doesn’t hold water either as the item is at the top of the page with it’s details, just like it should be. If it just makes a page look untidy then the possible addition of a collapsable div would be quite nice with a reveal / expand and close / hide button – but of course we have a redesign coming so it may be something that is included.
I’m beginning to think this is a wind-up
Congrats Mr Jones – bring on the $50k!
You said it yourself – “you like to draw” and that’s exactly what your designs are – drawings. You said the example is not css – NOBODY uses tables man – css and standards – these could really never be to standard and css.
Give it up and concentrate on drawing stuff for graphic river – you are not going to get an official response because you already got one.
Sorry man but it just doesn’t seem like you are getting it – I recommend fully that you learn to code and attempt to code one of your designs to web standards and looks the same in all browsers. You will learn why these types of designs don’t work.
The comment of creating a category for “difficult designs” just made me chuckle – why oh why would anyone ever buy from a “difficult sites” category
We are here to make site builders lives easier – not more difficult.
Good luck on graphic river.
@relplus – you need to look around the designs for sale here at TF and notice the quality of work and style of templates that sell.
This style is not going to sell – and I do not think any company would want to buy for a corprate site.
Take a look around the site and see the style that are selling and this will give you a good basis as to what to aim for.
You can also use http://reviewmydesign.net/ to get feedback from TF authors prior to submitting. But right now I have to agree with the reviewer.
The criteria for PSD templates is 90% design – aesthetics with organization of your files, help file etc.
The criteria for HTML templates is split more into a balance of good design and good code plus organization of files / help file etc.
Therefore the standard of design is somewhat higher when submitting a PSD template. No so much when submitting a HTML template.
Hope that helps.
You can always use the free service created by @simnor – http://reviewmydesign.net/ to get some un-bias rviews of your designs by other TF authors.
Gotta be compatible with everything – and yes that includes IE6
Although I agree (and have argued) that if they are necessary why offer the drop-down options when uploading an item?
But trust me – it HAS to be compatible.
As far as I am aware an iframe cannot auto resize it’s height.
This is one good reason to buy a mac and natively run windows on it so you can test all browsers from all major OS on one system – I know it doesn’t help you right now, but worth a consideration when next looking at the market for a new machine, but generally padding issues are minor and nothing a client would really notice. All I do is code to standards and pretty much everything falls in to place on windows and mac on major browsers then separate css file for IE6 .
Personally though Camino for the mac I wouldn’t class as a standard browser – the percentage is so small it’s not worth any effort. You can’t create a website to cover every single browser out there – you have to create cut-off points.
I am more than willing to follow any links to take a few snapshots for you in firefox and safari though – you can always contact me via my profile so they are not public.
The offer is there
Turning your back on 15% of your potential market is simply bad business – also I never said you couldn’t evolve, creating a separate css file or even complete pages for IE6 doesn’t hamper any progress at all – it just means you have to create for your customers… not yourself.