I don’t think that anything is about to change… 6 months ago one member posted possible marketplace design – you discussed it here already. I agree that it has flaws, but they could even consider it..
There are many people complaining here, but nothing has been changed so far. Why? In my opinion, it’s because there is no real competitor of Envato out there.. I think they just don’t understand that many of us aren’t just some freelancers, but have our own companies and trying to make a living, which is day by day harder. Many of those changes implemented so far are a bit funny and unprofessional for a company of that size..
There is more and more things we have to do as authors including support which is mandatory now (even if it’s stated it is not), and on the other hand, Envato doesn’t make not a single little change we asked for for years (functional search and better filters). It’s harder and harder to get that exposure for our items, and now it’s almost impossible. For what are we giving our 30% (and more) then?
yes you can edit theme after purchase. regular licence means that you can use the theme for yourself or one client. That means you can customize it the way you need but you can use it on only one domain. For example if you’d like to use the theme for two different clients or one client but for two different websites, you would need two regular licences. Hope this helps
Edit: found the link: https://www.behance.net/gallery/14184653/Redesign-envato-marketplace Maybe its overdesigned but definitely next level
Actually this is very old design (6 months old)... You can check original thread here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/redesign-concept-envato-marketplace/121482?page=8#980234
So the bottom line is we are all frustrated and just keep trolling on this thread. How about we stop trolling and get to work. How about all of us take a day or two to make a sketch of what we think new layout should look like??
In light of this I understand that code behind this marketplace is from 2008 and God knows how clean it is and it’s probably a BIG problem to customize it drastically now.. Further, Envato shouldn’t change icon’s (theme icon’s) sizes, because icons are popular and nice way of presentation. Instead of making icons larger there could be solution (responsive solution) for tablets and phones where instead of a small icon there would be big preview image… Also, asking 5.000+ authors to change their theme icon’s would be a disaster as more than half of them would disagree…
So long story short. Yes the usability of new homepage is poor as user experience. But, let’s not argue anymore about it and try to make something better out of it. I know that no one has time to redesign all marketplace, but just take a day or two and make a sketch and post it here… Who knows, maybe some fresh and creative minds find a solution that will work for all of us. This is a great community and I think it’s worth to give it a shot. We will all benefit out of it more, than just trolling on a forum that everything sucks..
13 sales so far
Congrats! Love your “Our Way” brochure. Keep it up!
I hope that’s the case then (that he followed the link). Thank you very much Christian. Looking forward to your answer.
Dear Envato Support,
we can’t explain how happy we are when you refered our buyer to Microlancer instead of us, theme’s author… We know that you need to make money, but this is really a bad practice.
So in short here is the situation. A client bought our latest WP theme. He didn’t know how to install it and contacted directly Envato Support. They refered him to Microlancer and found someone who charged him $50 for installation (you all know how this works on Microlancer), instead of pointing him to us. If you didn’t know if we provide support or not you should at least check it first. The only fault of the buyer is that he didn’t even open documentation to see a guide how to install a theme, but that’s not the point here…
After that client got furious, left us a 1 star rating accusing us of charging him $50, because he obviously don’t understand that we are a team on themeforest, not Envato. So basically he didn’t rate us, but you – Envato support.Here’s a screenshot:
We already contacted support and guess what? We got generic response that this is valuable feedback!! Valuable to who?? We are not the ones who deserved 1 star rating and that rating should be removed! Because you refered that user to Microlancer instead of telling him to contact the author first!