It’s an addiction! I have it to. [...] Until one day i managed to finaly get myself into finishing an idea and have a finished product.
... Well not finished, because i could also put this in it, and that, and – oh wait, what if i would do…... And the circle starts again!We can’t help it.
Great to hear i’m not alone! I am definitely all over the place discovering new possibilities and playing around with everything i learn..
Congratulation on your WP themes, i see they are quite young on the forest – best of luck with them and the following ones!
I think i’ll start with an HTML site, or even landing page. I was thinking of making one parallax one-page design, i really love them..
..unless my bouncy brain jumps back to creating little vector mascots for graphicriver haha
Thanks for the input!
I guess my biggest issue is i’m getting too excited with new ideas and project concepts, then i can’t manage to get them all the way through.. I tend to wake up every morning with a new idea and design concept, instead of focusing on one project at a time and finding an efficient workflow..
Oh well, according to Collis’ interviews he seems to also have that “business attention disorder” as i recall him calling it, and it took him pretty far indeed
Thanks for your input, guys!
I strongly believe too that Uni course is not the way to go – i had about 20 clients in my freelancing “career” so far and NONE of them ever asked about my degree or education background.
I’ve been taking a HEAP of tutsplus courses, my favourite teachers being Jeffrey Way, Ryan Quintal and Adi Purdila – i think i’ve learned a fair bit with these three!
At this point i would evaluate my skills as so:
- HTML / CSS: solid skills
- PHP & jQuery: basic understanding, very fragile skills
What about another language? Would you recommend learning Ruby on Rails? Python? I’m not even sure what these languages are and what they’re used for..
As you can see, i’m pretty confused at the moment. Any tips on what direction to take would be very welcome!
I am about to move back to Australia with my wife + young child (you may have seen photos in this thread) and i’m coming here for a bit of advice..
I am currently a P.E. Teacher in a private school in Switzerland, and for about 1.5 years i’ve been gradually taking web development / design more and more seriously. What started as a hobby became a side gig, and i am now thinking of doing the big leap as we go back to Australia.
I’ve been learing a LOT on the envato sites (tutsplus, marketplaces) and even if i have not gotten a theme approved here on TF, i can feel i am getting closer by the day.
Bottom line, i would like to ask you (especially you aussies in the community!) what would be the best way to get going in the field of web design in OZ. I have a few regular clients here in Switerland and i have regularly new people pinging me for custom work, but i am wondering if you guys would suggest a course, or an internship or some sort of experience that would help me sharpen my skills and move forward..
Uni courses here in Switzerland in the creative media fields are really not that exciting and always kind of outdated, i was wondering if this is the same in OZ or if there are some cutting edge courses available.
I am not limiting myself to a specific field – i learn as many web skills as i can (progamming, design, WordPress codex, ..) My ultimate goal like everyone here is to create HTML and WP themes and sell them on ThemeForest, but it’s just too early right now for me to make the leap (considering the little family i just started creating).
What would you recommend? Taking a uni course to get a degree? Does any company care about a degree in creative media fields, or is it the portfolio that speaks at the end of the day? Shall i go for an internship to learn and sharpen my skills?
Thanks in advance for your help and have a great day!
Looks totally amazing – the ONLY reason i could see for it not to be accepted is that is a very close clone of the great selling Crevision Theme.
I mean, look at the “About us”, “Our team” or “Contact” pages and match them against the original Crevision theme.. you’ll see what i mean.
That said, to me it looks like an even better template than Crevision, i love the testimonials page and the sliders look great – i just guess you got penalised for ripping too much from Crevision.
To me, this looks like another case of “too-much-inspiration-taken-from-Crevision-Theme”...
On another note, here’s a very bad UX issue: on the contact page you have a full width google map on top with mouse-scroll enabled, which means that any attempt to scroll down the page will ultimately trigger the map zooming functionality, and stop the actual page scrolling. Make sure you disable this if you want to keep the map full width.
Without reading the comments, i clicked on your link and INSTANTLY thought: “wow, this looks like a clone of Crevision”.
I see how you want to reproduce a theme that sold very well on TF, and i myself purchased Crevision and played around trying to reproduce it to sharpen my skills, but submitting it for sale is maybe not the right way to go.
To find inspiration throughout the beautiful themes here on TF is actually totally ok, but the real trick is to find your own unique style and create something unique out of your inspiration.
Good luck, don’t give up but trust your own creativity!