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rblalock says

@zigmat Joomla == Do anything you want

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rblalock says

Hey, out of curiosity would Envato consider a tiered referral program like they have for the author commissions?

Also, I think it’d be cool to see the leaders in referral commission like that of the author commission stats.

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rblalock says

I don’t think the issue is *REALLY the iMac images. I ran into a similar problem with others saying you can’t use Apple’s products as images (nor use their product names in a post). I called their legal department and asked about it and they snidely laughed and responded, “Well, if we COULD control screenshots of our products like that, we would.” The only restriction they can really enforce, legally, is the “endorsement” bit. If you are portraying an image in a way as to make it look like Apple is endorsing your product….it’s illegal.

Obviously you can’t use Apple’s images (i.e. from their website) of their own products without permission.

If anyone needs to use their images, you should write them. I have found them friendly and helpful.

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rblalock says

I use the slice tool for elements that are easy to pull out. Then I go through and hide layers, etc. (which I don’t use the slice tool).

Sometimes if a client supplies me a PSD with a lot of layer effects, hiding all unnecessary layers and eliminating transparent pixels causes a problem with the layer effects…so that’s when the slice tool is useful.

Other than that….I think it’s an outdated tool.

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rblalock says

Just an observation: A lot of the static templates are more than templates, they’re mini-sites! I know it depends on your interpretation of “template” but having multiple pages as a mini-site-template makes TF’s files a valuable commodity don’t you think?

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rblalock says

I can’t think of anything off the bat. Using the simpleXML functions in PHP will do wonders!

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rblalock says

Designers don’t….but web developers do! :-)

Apart from the “designers” question…as a developer…mac has a lot of built in features that make it easy to build websites.

Alsp, As some of the people mentioned, Coda, Textmate, CSSedit, Bootcamp, VMware, etc. make it worthwhile.

Mac’s don’t feel as cluttered to me, which is important in a work environment.

I had an Alienware laptop with Vista on it, and I liked it a lot…..but Mac are just so much more fun to work on.

my two cents.

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rblalock says

Ok, I admit that there are some really cool templates here that are all javascript….some are just amazing…..but….there seems to be an over abundance of them.

I haven’t looked at the code at all or tried them without JS enabled so I don’t know…but surely they aren’t all unobtrusive? Besides that, they are fairly slow. Would you really be ok with a slow website?

I want to see some PERFORMANCE baby. :-)

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rblalock says

awesome! I have several templates ready….just need some motivation to submit them. :-)

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rblalock says

haha. I don’t even know what a curling club is?

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