I’m in. But, is it only for envato staff? or authors / members as well?
Hi FD, Happy New Year! It’s for everyone – our community and staff. Hope you’ll be able to participate! And if anyone thinks it’s unfair that 3.3 million community members will be competing against a couple of hundred staff members, don’t worry, we’ve been practicing and we’re ready for you:
So i have one question now, if we use one mock-up for example free distributed on the internet we still have to make 20% changes before use it?
Hello chitic_flori! Could you tell me where you are getting the “20%” from in relation to mockups? The only reference to “20%” that I know of is in these guidelines and it pertains to creating icon packs and selling them on GraphicRiver which must contain 20% of your own, original icons – see page 2 here and again on page 10.
If i make project for videohive. Can i use social icons in my project? For example one of the authors project: http://videohive.net/item/3d-social-icons-package/5915840?WT.ac=solid_search_item&WT.seg_1=solid_search_item&WT.z_author=CandyMustache
Hi Amberija! Yes, this kind of use/project IS permitted. See Exception #7 and note how the icons are appropriately integrated, in context, into the item’s design.
@Rubiqubel How about this for a nice, quick compromise? Josh Janssen who is our Content & Social Media Officer (who takes rather nice photos in and around Envato), has updated the Creative Commons License on his “Day in the Life of Collis” photographs so you can now use them in your themes! Enjoy! Now I’m guilty of posting off-topic. D’oh!
I have a suggestion for the fine folks at Envato, reagarding the photos in the Envato flickr feed: I know changing their licensing might not work, cause then “outsiders” might use it on commercial work, but I was wondering if authors might get a free pass at using them in theme previews for example.
The photos there only seem to get better and better and there are some really good candidates for a genuine agency / business type environment: places, people, closeups, etc. I use some on a local test site for an upcoming theme and they make it look pretty awesome!More and more designers seem to be joining the “share my quality photos for free” movement and I intend to do the same soon. So… what do guy you think?
Hi Rubiqube! Great idea and I’ll pass it along to the people who handle our Flickr account for sure.
That said, (a) let’s keep this thread on topic, please – it should only be used for questions pertaining to the IP/Trademark guidelines and (b) generally speaking, most if not all of authors would probably prefer to have total creative control over their items and I suspect they would prefer to continue to buy or obtain their own images for the design/style they would prefer to implement rather than utilize a set of photos that could end up being used by the same people over and over. As well as purchasing images from PhotoDune which is what a lot of authors like to do, there are also a lot of free online images resources that authors can utilize. Always carefully check and adhere to IP rights when using other people’s images of course and ask the creator of those resources if you’re not sure.
Again, still going to pass this along for you, nice idea, thank you!
Lovely interview Calin/Jonathan! So nice to take a sneak peek behind the curtain and see how the infamous Atkinson family keep rolling out gem after gem of beautifully designed themes and templates. You have such a consistent eye for bold color and strong typography, Jonathan, I always look forward to your next creation. Tip for Jonathan01 fans – follow him on Dribbble!
Best of luck with the gorgeous Swiss theme and your brand new E-mail template. You were one of the earliest pioneers of e-mail templates on ThemeForest, weren’t you?! And still going strong. Best of luck with your continued success on ThemeForest, Jonathan (and Barb!). Speaking of Barb, maybe we can interview her separately next time and find out what it’s really like to live and work with you?
So what do we do if we want to use a slider showing devices that displays how the theme looks on them?! So is that that then showing compatibility and thus allowed?
You’re exactly right, this is permitted in the preview only because it demonstrates compatibility of the item with the real-world product as per Exception #5.