Posts by surroundsound

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  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
surroundsound says

Sadly there isn’t a way. If you’re getting money from abroad, regardless of how you’re earning it, you have to pay tax. Otherwise, what’s the difference between this and money laundering?

So those thinking they don’t have to pay tax if they’re freelancing are wrong. If I open a shop in my home and someone asks me for genuine bills/receipts for my service/goods, they’re legal and I’m accountable to Income Tax Deptt.

Off topic: OP, where in India? I’d like to work with you guys IRL. :D

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surroundsound says

Fraud or not, if they paid with card, it really takes a phonecall to the Card company to reverse the funds. And the card company doesn’t gives a [language removed]

Although I’m sure Envato has to have some sort of protection, this doesn’t answers to the lose of time and efforts an author would put in something they’re not getting paid for, efforts they would’ve put otherwise in better things.

The major reason to use this website, along with it providing work is to secure and make sure that authors get what they’ve worked for. 600 bucks are lot more in local currency than it sounds in USD.

I’m sorry for you OP and hope that they’ll do something about it.

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surroundsound says

This requires a lot of improvement. There are issues with-

Spacing, Font selection and Typography, Padding, Scaling, Overall design and execution

I would suggest you to spend some more time around web designs.

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surroundsound says

Personally, I think you PSD and design are great and Envato should approve them.

You’re better off creating your own website and posting your items for retail there. Two reasons, 1, you’ll definitely make more money – 100% of the profits. Second, Envato turns down submissions based on their opinion, rather than just selling everything everyone posts and letting the community decide what’s good (by the number of sales the items receive), which would be better for the artists.

I’ve had large scale corporations use my designs and Envato’s team turned similiar ones down. Don’t take offense to their offensive rejection emails. They’re just a bunch of know-it-alls, who think they have the market cornered on stock media, which they don’t. Most of the artists here post on other competitor sites anyway, because they know that more is better (more availability of their work). The more sites you have it on the better.

A Message to Envato – Turning down work is stupid – you would make more money if you approved EVERYONE’s art – quantity = more $$ for you AND for the artists, which in turn would bring in more customers. Duh.

Why would you bump a 6 months old thread? The link is not even working. You had an item rejected right? I know the feeling. ;)

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surroundsound says

Not sure how this can be hard rejected. Design-wise it’s good and even better than some of the themes which shouldn’t have but got approved lately. In PSD.

Needs improvement, but hard rejection?

If you’re gonna retry, first thing I’d change are some elements like the button made with crossed squares. Also some alignment issues and make full use of grid.

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surroundsound says

With all due respect i did read the reply as you said “I’m ready to edit and more if I get the feedback as to what needs to be changed to develop” so my interpretation is that you would like someone to tell you what needs changing to the design. Is that not the job of the partner who is responsible for the design element?

Of course stuff requires revisions and it’s nothing personal but if someone asks for a developer to code a website, that is different from asking someone to tell you how to edit it to get it to a standard worthwhile coding.

I think you’re getting it wrong, or I’m not choosing the right words, so an example- Let’s assume, the developer doesn’t understands the spirit and function of an element with which I designed it, it would be better in my opinion to have a talk with him beforehand than telling him “Oh no, you got it wrong, please redo the whole thing on that element”. Same goes with Developer vs Designer, which the case here is. The coder here is someone I’ve never talked ever, let alone for this particular design.

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surroundsound says


I understand there are typography issues and that’s why I said I’m ready to edit and more if I get the feedback as to what needs to be changed to develop. I’m also not expecting someone to follow it 100%.

Also, this is from some time back and when I wasn’t much into web design, things have improved so let me known if anyone is willing.

I appreciate the inputs.
Sorry but that sounds like you want someone to tell you how to design it and then to build it for you and you are ‘partnering’???

If you have more improved ideas and designs or your design skills have improved then why not submit one of those as a PSD – as it is now with only a file not good enough for here there is not really much reason for anyone to partner with you.
Not sorry to tell you to re read my reply. :)
what needs to be changed to develop

I’m assuming you know less about there being revisions from design to development process.

tell you how to design
I included the design for you to see.
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surroundsound says

I understand there are typography issues and that’s why I said I’m ready to edit and more if I get the feedback as to what needs to be changed to develop. I’m also not expecting someone to follow it 100%.

Also, this is from some time back and when I wasn’t much into web design, things have improved so let me known if anyone is willing.

I appreciate the inputs.

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surroundsound says

Few weeks back I submitted a template in PSD category, it was rejected but not so hard. The remarks were not the usual “Not fit for themeforest”. Here’s what they said-

Your template has a good start, unfortunately, due to our high requirements your template is not ready for the PSD template category.

This suits better in Site Templates or another category, it has potential to be accepted but it may require more improvements before it’s approved under another category.

Your are not providing an unpleasant template but the PSD category requires higher quality in terms of aesthetics.

So now I think I should try it for HTML category. I’m looking for an HTML developer for this.

Contact me if you’re willing to collaborate. I’m ready to edit the PSD to enhance the quality. Link to images- https://www.dropbox.com/sc/dl8a9y6hueskik1/RtsNxLZC79#/

Please include your Portfolio, a good TF background is preferable. This will lead to long term partnership.

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