Great, Collis! And happy birthday Envato!
And that ice gotta hurt..
Every week there is a thread where someone is asking for a get rich quick scheme – reselling, ready frameworks, a design math formula to get your item approved.
Hey, just give everything you can from yourself, be sure to enjoy what you are doing and the money will come after that.
Hi, when purchasing a license for a plugin/icons you’ll have to buy and Extend one and contact the author for a permission to use it in your item as far as I know.
You can also use free resources for your theme, just be sure to check their type of license.
And for the tools, Sublime Text will be enough to get you started writing code, it’s simple and very extensible with add-ons.
... And there was a rule a long time ago that a site should load in 2 seconds..
But yes, it’s a trend now. Which gets me thinking – is this that the clients want?
In my opinion they just doesn’t understand that they want this, but nevertheless they are pulled by themes with preloaders.
Remove the ”/” divider in the top navigation. It’s not trendy anymore and is in big contrast with the straight lines above it.
.... try not to let it overwhelm or overburden you. That’s the best advice I can give
Yes, this is so true. Know where your support stops. Leave heavy customizations to freelancers or get paid to do them. Making stuff for free will get them coming for more and more. I had a clients that ask to do (not very small) customization for them and telling them that stuff like this have to be paid they say “Oh, yeah, I knew that it will be like that… but wanted to try anyway”.
Also if your support is by email I’m recommending you a plugin like Streak for Gmail. It has some cool options, including making snippets that you can send for the most asked questions.
This is proposed every week – and there is a reason for that.
Imagine a 1 star rating for reasons like this on the first days of a published item…