Posts by simonswiss

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simonswiss says

+1

I usually respond to support questions within 8 hours, and i take pride in doing so because i love to make my buyers happy.

But par of this pride is the feeling i do it while i don’t really have to – it’s an added goodie that comes with buying my items. Making it mandatory will kill that ‘feelgood’ effect for me and make the buyer expect more and more. Not cool.

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simonswiss says

Nvee heard of codekit, any links plz?
https://incident57.com/codekit/

Basically you put your project folder in codekit and it does everything for you – Sass compiling, Js minifying, dependencies version updates and much, much more.

Check out the videos, they explain really well what you can do.

One of my favourite features (see video 2) is the auto refresh on multiple devices when saving your work – you can have a smartphone, tablet, laptop and big screen all in front of you and they all live reload / animate when you save your files.

Also, i really enjoy the ‘kit’ language when creating a multi-page HTML project – it allows you to include template parts just like if you were using php, so you don’t have to copy / paste your footer, sidebar in each template and then go through each instance when you made a change..

For $29, this is an absolute rocket of an app!

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simonswiss says

I use my own version derived from a bootstrap affix starter template, with a nice vertical section with smooth scrolling to the different points of the documentation.

I also recommend the revaxarts tool mentioned above, makes your life easy.

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simonswiss says

hmm that’s true, but if they create a updated item row then it would be great !

This has been discussed many times and yes, it would be awesome.

I did some big updates to some of my items, but once they’re out of the homepage and popular pages, there is a good chance no one will even notice you did the update..

The lesson learned here is to do updates early and not wait too much to add requested features. Try enjoy the spotlight and maintain positioning while you’re in there :)

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simonswiss says

CodeKit

+1 for CodeKit – it’s the bomb, if you’re on a mac.

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simonswiss says

To me, the badges have suddenly lost all their interest. I am not excited anymore to receive my new bundle badge.. I want the old badges back!

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simonswiss says

Hi mate. ThemeForest author here. I got ZERO sales lol! My last sale was at 23.48 the night before the 100% commission day. 12 minutes too early. Hah!

Whatever – i still had my part of the birthday present by having one of my items featured in the mega birthday bundle – so i’m not complaining :)

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simonswiss says


or perhaps, instead of giving us more money, cut envato half from the price and give buyers a 50% discount
Really clever for the customers side, but I prefer my full 100% :D

Well, a 50% discount for buyers means a lot more sales for the authors..

I’d say the best would be something in the middle: 25% extra commission for the authors, 25% discount for the buyers. That’s a win – win!

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simonswiss says

It’s a very sad day for all of us who shared doru’s feeling – as mentioned in one of the most popular forum thread ever on the marketplaces..

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Authors are losing an essential emotion about item upload. Even if it didn’t reflect the real progress, you cannot deny the excitement and the anticipation build this progress bar would provide.

It seems the reason behind the new (failed) user badges is to create excitement. If you ask me, i am taking my old badges and progress bar back with no second thoughts!

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simonswiss says

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+1,000. These look clean, scalable, speak for themselves and the tooltip details would make it a perfect solution.

1) We get to keep the color coding for the paws (and other color-changing badges upon achievements).

2) There is no extra, pointless stuff going on in there. Straight to the point, no boders, depth, cartoons. Clean and pure.

3) They are consistent. All round, all unicolor bg. No hexagons sometimes, round sometimes, stroke sometimes, weird sometimes, and all yellow..

Will fill the survey now.

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