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pixelentity says

Everyone if forgetting that this is a stock marketplace not a design exhibition. Most buyers don’t come here to find extremely unique designs, for clients who want unique “design-y” sites, they come here to buy feature packed sites for average clients who just want a standard but professional looking website.

The fact that great designs are not selling as well as standard themes is not a surprise. On TF a theme with general appeal will always trump one with specific appeal. The best designs are always more specific than those with more standard design. This whole idea can be seen in action by looking at the themes which have been the top sellers on this marketplace for years now. They are almost always very standard in design but have an enormous feature set.

Other things like marketing can help to attract attention to your theme/item which is definitely important, but it will not change this fundamental fact above.

DOK

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pixelentity says

We are @pixelentity

DOK

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pixelentity says

What a non-sense complain this is, if THE DOCTYPE IS HTML5 , then IT IS HTML5 , end of the story fellows.

It’s up to you to use aside, article, etc…

If HTML5 would absolutely REQUIRE you to use these new tags, and only these tags, then there would be something wrong with marketing the item as html5, but that’s not the case.

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I personally don’t see what all the fuss is about either. The only reason I could imagine why authors would feel angry about this is because of a sense of elitism about using the new tags over those who don’t (because they don’t know how to). Like those using the doctype only are stealing back the advantage which the angry authors gained by learning and implementing the new tags.

I don’t buy the whole “buyer transparency” argument. I can’t imagine that buyers actually care, as long as you are not using out-dated tags. If buyers are properly informed about what HTML5 means, then it shouldn’t matter.

DOK

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pixelentity says

As much as I would love to upload unique designs here on TF, it would not be sustainable. Sure the design would find a handful of buyers who’s projects it suits perfectly (couple of example of this kind of buyer here in this thread already), but unfortunately given the pricing structure on TF, this is not enough to justify the time involved. So if authors follow this path they won’t last long here.

For those buyers, who are in the minority, who are looking for out of the box unique solutions for their client’s projects for $35, you are perhaps forgetting/misunderstanding the purpose of a stock marketplace such as TF. The aim is not to provide all things to all men, but rather to provide an affordable starting point and feature set, upon which you can then place the things which will make the theme unique to your client.

The fact that TF has gone beyond this, is a result of competition between the authors for sales.

Apart from the first “great example of design” linked above, which could be made from probably 80% of WP themes on TF with minor changes, the other posted themes are far too specific. There are some themes like this on TF, but those authors have learned from their mistakes and will not make any more, well at least if they want the best chance at good sales.

DOK

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pixelentity says

Ha, I clicked on this thread expecting to see the usual suspects being mentioned, but was pleasantly :shocked: to see the above ^ :smug: :D

Thanks revaxarts, we’re thrilled that you like it so much to start this thread :) Things like this give us encouragement to continue to create new exciting work.

DOK

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pixelentity says

there’s no need to store multiple values/cookies, just use one and save timestamp of last message edit.

hide the box if cookie exists and saved timestamp == message, show it and set the cookie if not.

crc32 of message content would also work.

BF

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pixelentity says

Hey,

You could just do it this way and then compress all css files into one min.css at the end. Therefore you can work as you are most comfortable and once compressed the page speed issue will not apply.

Using this method, you will need to included an uncompressed example head section in your download package and also a section in your docs explaining how to replace the compressed css with the uncompressed if your buyers wish to make css changes. If not done right though it could lead to lots of support requests.

This is the way we work it in our TF & CC files because we usually have reset, main & skin stylesheets, plus all of our js functionality is developed as plugins for ease of reuse & hence lots of individual import statements. Then we compress both css & js for the live sites and include the above instructions & example for any buyer who wants to get their hands dirty in the css / js code.

DOK

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pixelentity says
So what i have to do will please told me. As i am not familliar about extended licence ues in a product i just this in this week.

Smartdatasoft, Here is a quote exactly lifted from the Envato support twitter account less than 12 hours ago. This is the answer you are waiting for:

Unfortunately no, an extended license doesn’t allow you to incorporate a CC item into another CC item.

If you want to use another’s item in an item for sales on CC like you have done, then the only way to do this is to contact the author and negotiate a profit share or one off payment, like any licencing agreement. If they don’t agree, then you can’t use it. Simple as that.

DOK

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pixelentity says

Just see this on envato_support twitter account:

@pippinspages Hi Pippin. Unfortunately no, an extended license doesn’t allow you to incorporate a CC item into another CC item. 

Finally they say it!

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pixelentity says

We’ve said it before & will say it again….the extended licence is a farce. The terms are ambiguous, the support and policing non-existent. I remember a time when Envato staff actually answered questions about licencing on the forums and sorted out any infraction you informed them about via support. But then all of a sudden something changes and nobody wanted to comment about licencing or copyright stuff. Its pathetic.

VF your unfortunate experience and what i’ve written above is the exact reason why we opted out of all extended licence sales om CC, despite knowing that it would be closing the door on a lot of additional earnings. But if we hadnt dont this you can bet that our slider would be found in pluging on CC & themes on TF which were not authored by us. (we got many requests). Believe it or not, our source code still managed to find its way into several author’s files, so i can imaging what would happen if they couls have got an extended licence and effectively done what they wanted with it!

Extended licences at the very least should be not allowed to be used in the marketplaces (authors can make an agreement for these cases) and the cost of an extended licence should be much more than 5x like it is here on CC.

I noticed on the forums recently that Lance said Envato now has an in house legal team so things regarding licencing are at the top of the list. But i wouldn’t hold my breadth!

DOK

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