As someone with a varied (somewhat) portfolio, I’d like to offer my insights here. Whilst creative, original layouts can do well (see MyFolio) there’s also some that simply don’t do well (See WiderGrid, AccordInc)
The issue we have as authors is if a theme doesn’t sell, we don’t earn, so you’ve got to admit that the safe route makes the most sense for authors who have a living to earn, expenses etc.
Though I try to make my portfolio unique, I must admit I do like doing a more traditional theme where I know there will be decent sales, because hey, that’s what I’m here for
Perhaps if buyers were to delve into themeforest a little more (see experimental category) and really lay some sales out on the more creative, bizarre themes we have here, instead of buying 1000 copies of Avada a week, then there wouldn’t be as many similar themes here.any thoughts?
Thanks for pointing out that experimental category tommusrhodus . I wasn’t even aware that existed. I shall take a look
Hello pebas, I’m not saying that is easy to make a theme for the marketplace… but as I know and as you say…make a flexible theme require a lot of efforts so why make one which is the same as an other one? I think the difficult to make a theme which looks the same like others and the difficult to make a different-unconventional theme are the same or not? The only difference is the author creativity…
Yes, I’m not a guru but I’m free to buy and use them or not? I’m also able to customize and rebuild them but that require more time to understand how author build it instead to make a new one…if you looks the newest theme, 90% are onepage parralax… they looks all the same with some changes that you can reach modifying any other similar themes, so, one is the same as an other one if we think like you.
And remember… if you are here and you can make money here is because customers like me buy items, so please, listen and do not attack me as I could also be a customer of you… and if you think that 45 or more dollars for each theme licens is not a great price… leave the marketplace, that’s not my problem…! You choose to sell here…nobody forced you!You are lucky that I post this thread, I could also shout up, leave envato, choose a competitor and do not buy anything without giving you the possibility of selling and make money…
I think I’d agree with pretty much everything you’ve said as a buyer myself. It’s actually quite hard currently to choose a theme, because as the previous poster said. They all look the same. One page parallax with massive font page full bleed image, etc.
Due to them all looking the same, bar colours and fonts, I end up going down the safe route and buying from list of popular items, as I assume at least I’ll get good support.
I’ve been asked by a client to create a ‘video wall’ where the company can display a selection of event videos. So they’re after a really attractive one page site, that works as a Video Portfolio with category fileters. I’m struggling for inspiration, so was hoping someone here might be able to share links to pieces of work, both here and external that might inspire me.
I’m struggling to find anything really nice visually.
Probably the wrong side of the fence as I’m a buyer, but we’ve recently purchased both a Magento and Wordpress theme that we’re using for our online store that is due to launch with a ‘soft’ live at the end of this month.
We’re going to be selling quirky home accessories and hand-made gifts, mainly targeted within the UK.
I’ve been working with the themes, and I have nothing but praise for the 2 authors, OrmanClark and Queldorei for putting together some easily customizable themes and providing excellent support when needed.
If you’re interested I’d be happy to let you know our progress and how we are doing?
Wow, I’m not even sure where to start.
You really need to look at the quality of most of the current themes on the ThemeForest site, and then look at your theme.
Agreed, I would love to purchase a vintage style ecommerce site like: Anthropologie
I really like your theme, its really nice ,and ifs weird that you got rejected for not being original when half the templates here follow a similar design and layout (responsive, banner image, four columns, footer).
Hi all, I am hoping that someone may be able to help me or point me in the right direction?
I have been asked by my company to create a simple single page intranet page, the page will have a header area for a company logo/images, a footer area and a body that will only contain buttons that take the user to various different internal websites. I,d like it to look as nice as possible and I was hoping that someone may be able to point me to any helpful resources or offer advice to assist me in getting started.
Many thanks in advance for any help!