I’d say most important pointers have been nicely summed up by earlier posters.
I’d like to add:
- stay away from planning and research; don’t waste your time with business plans (as this is usually more fiction and wishful thinking then reality), your time is your money so don’t waste it - be available to clients; I have been running my own shop for several years and being on both sides of projects (either as employee or employer) and if there’s one thing that clients hate is unresponsive freelancers (and you wouldn’t believe how many of those are out there, even amongst the better paid ones) - take care of your health!
No, the final theme will not be for sale anywhere, it’s a client job
We have a HTML template we need coded into a Wordpress theme as soon as possible. The markup is HTML5 and professionally coded. We also have a detailed brief describing the exact requirements.
- homepage with slideshow - work page (with some advanced portfolio requirements) - services page - about us page - contact page - terms & services page - 404 error page
NO BLOG IS NEEDED
Time is of the essence on this one. Please respond to this thread or email me directly add email@example.com
I agree with JamesM here. I used to check new themes every day, but these days I am getting fed up with seeing more of same stuff again and again…
And please hold back on the supply-and-demand argument because many newly released themes are NOT selling that well…
I couldn’t agree more, and this is exactly why I get most of my themes and designs elsewhere these day.
I guess this has to got to do with the common misconception then “more” == “better”. Want to make a theme a bit better then your competitor, just slap 10 more features or colors on it…
I guess for some buyers this works; however I know for a fact that for me and several colleagues of mine it absolutely doesn’t.
But then again, Wordpress itself is no longer a platform which invites easy and simple sites to be developed on it. It went from an fast and easy CMS /blog tool to a over-bloated beast of a CMS and I see it ending on the same levels as Joomla and Drupal for that matter.
When looking for more basic sites/designs that don’t come with a build-in microwave oven, you might want to look at other CMS solutions out there (GetSimple comes to mind).
ChillyOrange is an Asia-based web agency and we’re looking for a developer who is interested in taking on monthly/weekly work. As a starting rate. we’re willing to pay your $15 per hour (and for some jobs we’ll ask you to give us a quote), we know for westerners this would be an interesting proposal, however for most people in our region, this would be a very nice starting salary; so we’re looking from someone from Asia or the Asian Pacific region (Middle East would work as well); South America and Eastern Europe would work as well.
We will start out with a project or two, and if all works out well, we will be giving more and more work (ideally we would just hire you, of course that depends on how things develop). Since other team members are scattered over the globe; most communication will be done through Skype chat.
If you’re interested; please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk!
It is great to see the envato staff dealing with issues, but tbh it is a marketplace duders, if you honestly think you are the one who makes envato run and make cash then just quit and see how much of a impact you would do.
This complaining resembles a warehouse full of temporary agency workers, you honestly think your complaints and lashing out irrationally solves anything other then burden the progress of improvement on the development of envato marketplace?
I am an author, and yes I complain, but its due to your garbage designs you all keep submitting that include 40 layers with your week skillas in the whole design field….
I could go on for days about how bad many of these whining authors suck so bad but I just won’tHave a great nite buttercups
Perhaps you should try reaching that $1.000 mark first and rant later… some people might actually take you seriously…
I am the starter of the thread that got a bit out of hand yesterday. I started this thread to focus some attention on that ridiculous front-page bug that has been annoying the crap out of authors for several months…. Somehow it ended up being about the update queue issues…
Anyway, the way that thread was mishandled by Jeffrey was another big disappointment (closing the thread because someone wasn’t behaving properly without properly addressing the issues at hand? Very well done!) was another big disappointment; and we still didn’t receive any explanation as to why this is taking forever to get fixed. I guess we’ll never find out and every future thread on the subject will end up with a message from Jeffrey saying he can not be aware of each bug (makes you wonder what the job description of a Site Manager actually is eh?) and it’s being looked into…
I get it; we’re all people and we all screw up from time to time. Quality of character is shown by those who own up to their mistakes… Keep on saying you made the right decision even when it’s so clear you kinda made the wrong one, well…
It might be time for the management here to step up and admit they haven’t been making all the right decisions recently… This way they might savor some of the respect authors once had for this market place…
I’m done here…
A few things:
1) Dany – This bug has nothing to do with me. It’s not my mistake. One day, you’ll learn how to be respectful of others.
2) It’s possible that this current issue is unrelated to the old bug from a few months ago. We’ve been having some issues with our review queue. I was told last night that the devs had rolled out all the fixes, but it seems that there are still some problems with the queue. I’ve emailed all of the site managers – as this effects more than just ThemeForest – as well as Jason, our marketplace manager. Hopefully, it’ll be resolved as soon as possible.The managers and I, in our recent conference call, spoke about placing more emphasis on fixing existing bugs/issues, rather than implementing on new features. Hopefully, you’ll begin to see that pan out.
Seriously? This is it?
This thread doesn’t have anything to do with problems with update queue… Is has to do with this extremely annoying bug pushing old items back up the queue and why on earth it takes months on months to get this solved… This isn’t something new here; this issue has been brought up in several threads the past months and it would be really nice finally hear an explanation as to why this hasn’t been handled yet…
Sorry, but your response here doesn’t cut it my opinion… As site manager, you seriously need to be aware of these issues and you should know what’s being done to deal with. Why is this taking forever? And why won’t anyone give a satisfying explanation?