I really don’t know what to say… few months ago I decided to stop expressing my opinion about all these changes (both design-wise, business-wise, etc) as there is absolutely no point.
We are just wasting our time because nobody actually cares about our opinion, you (Envato) just decide something and then you do it. Why even bother asking us what we think and why even bother to publish these pointless surveys?
Guys (at Envato), probably we are missing the big picture. Probably you are re-designing the whole website piece by piece and one day, when all pieces come together the website might look perfect. But currectly it looks really cheap. There are so many inconsistencies – the whole visual hierarchy is gone. Some fonts are much bigger than others, there are a lot of spacing issues with the new white background (and missing borders) and so on and so on…
As another fellow author said earlier, you have so many resources, i just don’t understand how you can come up with this design. You have such experienced reviewers, can’t you just ask @Kailoon and @Ivor what they think? I’m actually really interested in their opinion, it would be great if they expess their feelings here, but I doubt it will happen.
I do understand that white is trendy but the current implementation simply doesn’t look right.
Thanks for the clarification Danny.
Yep, let’s get back to work!
And by the way, I’m really looking forward for your next item… I really hope you will still release some items in the Joomla Category in the future
I totally do not agree with what you’ve said in the above comment. I still hope there is some ironic in your words.
Should I now expect Max Milbers (Milbo) to contact me as well ?
Joomla 3, and especially Joomla 3.3 is a pretty solid release. The core multi-language systems works as it should, pretty good.
Regarding Virtuemart – they are already catching up with Joomla 3.3. But the developers should not blame the CMS for anything, it is simply not right.
This is a quite interesting topic and the blog post has both correct statements and let say wrong statements.
As Danny (dnp_theme) and Marius (hogash) I’m also with Joomla since its early days back in 2006. It was a great CMS, it is still a great CMS and I honestly believe it will be a great CMS for many more years. I also agree with almost everything Danny said in his comment above, except for the STS/LTS thing – Joomla 3.3 is not an STS (short-term support) any more, actually there is no more STS/LTS release model. The changed release model was announced back in April this year. I wrote a short blog post about it (I hope it will not be considered as self-promotion).Anyway, in my opinion there are 3 things that put Joomla in the “bad” position it is now:
- Poor Management of the Project
- Poor Marketing Strategy
- The STS/LTS release model
I don’t really have enough time to explain all of the above points in details so I will forward you to this article which explains most of the things. This article also shows that the Joomla Project is more active than ever, it shows that the OSM and the guys behind Joomla are actually working hard to make sure that Joomla will still be a great CMS for many more years.
Guys, Joomla is Joomla. It is not like Wordpress… Joomla is a project 100% built, managed and developed by volunteers. That’s what makes Joomla unique!
In my opinion (I might have problems for saying this on Themeforest ), Wordpress in not better than Joomla, it is just more popular. And no, being more popular does not automatically mean being better, it basically means better marketing I might be wrong, but this is what I think
Yes, I also noticed that.
But I noticed that this bug is not only related to the search results, it is also present in the normal categories. For example, I was browsing the Joomla Category and noticed that items that have 4.75+ but not a full 5.00 are shown with four and a half stars. Here’s an example:
Item with 5.00 rating – shown with full five stars
Item with 4.80 rating – shown with four and a half stars.
It would be great if the devs look at it and fix it