Posts by libra-online

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libra-online says

i don’t get it guys…

why doesn’t everyone just use a USB pendrive? oO i use it, no dropbox, no google drive nothing. just a plain old 16GB pendrive :)

i do plan to buy an external 1TB HDD next week though.

somehow i don’t care what those TOS say, i cannot trust anything that i put on the net.

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libra-online says

no need to war over these thing. i have both, but mostly i work on my windows 7 system, because it is faster for me, gives me more freedom of choice when it comes to software, and when i want a break, i just play a good game. i don’t even use antivirus, and never had problems. tips for this: after i install my windows 7, first thing is to set my documents folder to another drive. i even have my apps on another drive, because they are all portable. yes, even photoshop, i portablised it with vmware thinapp. office suite also also. next is to install drivers, install codecs for multimedia, yahoo messenger. when all done, i install the key software: faronics deepfreeze, and freeze the system partition with it. even after 1.5 years my rig is as fast as in the first day, because it IS like in the first day. no antivirus needed, no nothing. if i get a virus, a restart removes it. photoshop takes 10 seconds to start up, not 3 seconds like for some of the fanboys here, but i don’t really care, my future does not depend on 5 seconds difference. sometimes i deactivate deepfreeze to update windows, and that is it.

i personally think apple stuff is status symbol more than utility. but some may argue with that. i don’t care. you like mac and like to show off? be my guest. the thing is not to be a fanboy. use what helps your work best. most designers are clueless about technical stuff so i can understand them using macs, and i agree. it is made for them. i design too, but mostly i am a software developer. not a techie, but not a simple end-user either.

it’s how i roll. no need for religious arguents here. they both work well. heck even linux works well, if you have the nerve to use it. peace out.

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libra-online says

hi!

i am not a pro so take my words only as an advice. your template is not bad, but it does not differ from the thousands of free templates available on the internet.

first thing i would say is lose the design on the contact form, it looks cheap. also the search form. people will never buy themes with forms like this one :)

the logo: that MAGAZINE has also an oldish style, and try to use some more unique fonts.

the hierarchy of the design should be better highlighted, and overall it looks like it is made based on a tutorial..

please do not be offended by my words, it is meant az advice for your next try.

good luck!

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libra-online says

well for me it took half a year :( only now i can begin to make designs based on it.

i am convinced though that a good template takes time to make. i only use framework for drupal, because i am not interested to make premium themes for it, and for the clients it is enough.

do not feel offended in any way, and don’t just take my word for this, frameworks are good to a point. my opinion is that investing the time to create your own returns that investment on many levels.

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libra-online says

although i didn’t upload anything here yet, i think i can say something here. i tried a lot of frameworks, but in the end i decided i want my own.

with borrowed frameworks you cannot give the quality support the clients need. and if you get to the point where you can, you already know that a custom framework, made by you is the best option.

i admit, it takes a lot of time to develop a really flexible and logical framework, but it is worth it. you learn a lot, and produce quality code.

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libra-online says

how can any man with a soul hate cats? O_O cats are qoot :D and relaxing. when they don’t turn berserk on you and everything else.

nice post

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libra-online says

Filesonic too? Are you f’n kidding me. People from all over the world look at America as a “free” country. Look how free it is now. The only thing that this is going to do is get sites like The Pirate Bay more downloads and WAY more illegal content. That’s all that anti-piracy legislation has ever done. Also, I find it disgusting that a lot of the people on here are SUPPORTING this war against free websites. All you care about is your nice little PSD ’s distributed to people who would never have bought them anyways. All these sites do is bring you publicity, and that’s a GOOD thing. We in Canada aren’t safe either. Pretty soon the whole world will be a corrupted place with no internet. Is that what you want? Do you want to be in ten years selling your designs to people on USB ’s and have no forums where you can get feedback. Actually, you will be just another person living on the streets with your own mac-book pros. Then you’ll look back and remember the time you supported anti-piracy laws.

+1

some people are willing to trade freedom for some bucks. that is all that matters. some bucks. way to go

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libra-online says

or just press F12 in any browser, and you can see it in the code…

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libra-online says

hi, malinerick :) my clients are mostly overseas, and the netherlands, and sweden.

i had projects with both prestashop and magento, and i do not know why you say that customizastion is hell. maybe you are not a web coder, but mostly designer so you look at it from that perspective.

of course everyone should have their opinion, i was only sharing my experience.

regarding france i have bad experience with french clients, they all want their websites made in joomla as a CMS (no drupal no WP despite the fact that they are 1000x better), and prestashop as an ecommerce solution (romanian and italian clients also). as to why, it beats me, luckily there are guys who still favour these for developement, so the offer/demand is met.

56 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Located in Europe
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
libra-online says

the thing is, that prestashop sux . it is good and all but magento is miles ahead in cusomizability and usefulness. most ppl use magento, and that sells better. at least in my zone

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