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rblalock says

Haha. I was surfing through PSD2HTML ’s testimonies and about half down I found Collis’ recommendation: http://psd2html.com/testimonials.html

I agree with him too, they do a good job on the service side of things.

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rblalock says

The only requirement is that you are a fantastic designer? How many hours is “part-time”?

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rblalock says

I’ve notice the Joomla section is really slow. Maybe because there’s a large template community that already exists for Joomla? Any thoughts?

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rblalock says
At the same time, as creative professionals I do believe that we need to know when to say no and stop supporting something. I know there are plenty of people that disagree with that. The remaining population using IE 6 are not exactly the target audience most companies online are going for. So maybe 20% are still using IE 6 but only a small percentage of that 20% are actually people that business’ are trying to get as customers.

I would say 80% of my clients are still using IE6 and I build websites for them! I know, it’s crazy, but it’s happened many times to me: Client wants to see a work-in-progress, so I send him a link to the public side of our dev server and I get an email back instantly, “Hey, it looks weird.” (IE6 user). MOST IE6 users are businesses because they can’t upgrade or don’t want to upgrade. Usually after convincing them that ie7 is NOT the same as installing Vista and it WILL prevent lots of nasty things and then letting them know that IE6 hasn’t been updated in several years….they’ll change their mind…but then you have the big companies whose IT departments are to dumb to upgrade everyone….which case….you’re stuck. :-)

I hate styling for IE6 but it’s a must if you’re going to have big clients. You simple don’t have a choice.

ONURO : I don’t think you should be required to support ie6 in templates as that is the buyer’s decision. And besides, they can always add support if they want. :-)

And to all those that say “It takes hours to implement for IE6 .” The only way I can fathom it taking “hours” is because of the javascript support. CSS support is easy and there’s a ton of resources on the web if you’re ever stuck.

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rblalock says

I think we ought to start embedding spyware and other things into our templates that will only break into IE6 browsers. Once we get the message out that their browser is insecure…maybe they’ll upgrade? :-)

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rblalock says

btw, it’s amazing how much market share Firefox has taken up amongst internet traffic in the last year or so:

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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rblalock says

IEtester does have problems with javascript and also rendering the native IE filters. For instance, try using a PNG transparency fix (any of them) and it won’t work in IEtester. Try using things like: filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader (src=’images/image.png’,sizingMethod=’scale’);

And IEtester won’t understand it.

Also, I’ve notice that if you have IE7 and IEtester’s IE6 open…sometimes it inherits IE7 styles. Weird.

Anyhow, I still think ie6 support is important. I had to install a whole other version of windows in my VMware (I’m on a mac) just to test in ie6 because most of my clients still use it. I hate it. I hate it when my clients use it but that’s just the way it is. A large portion of my clients think IE7 is related to Vista, so they don’t touch it. Another portion can’t upgrade because their stupid IT department won’t let em! Ridiculous I know. I’ve gone head to head with some IT guys over it too because it makes them look really bad when I tell their boss “You know that browser hasn’t had a security update in…....”.

Jeff, I really doubt that a lot of the people using templates off TF are for corporate use. I have a lot of corporate clients and I would never ever use a template off here for them. (not saying the themes aren’t good enough….but that corporate big boys would have a cow if they found out it was a template from here).

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I’m on a mac and use two different softwares: ScreenFlow for the recording (and light modification if needed…though it’s not as complete as a Camtasia). I then render it in FULL quality. Then I use Stomp to compress it better than Screenflow does and render it to the different formats I need (i.e. iPhone, Quicktime, FLV , and HD).

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rblalock says

Where is ThemeForest registered as a business? And to what extent can their “agreement” cover overseas publishers?

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rblalock says

People would be interested in admin themes that are customizable like the joomla front end ones. There’s a little more involved though.

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