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themeboutique says

+1

Making the rating comments (and author replies) public would also be nice, and offer benefits to both the buyer and seller.

For example, when shopping on Amazon, it’s not uncommon to find a product with most ratings in the 4 or 5 star range with a seldom few 1 and 2 stars bringing the overall rating down to 4 stars. I read the customer comments pretty much anytime I buy a product, the customer feedback really is the most valuable piece of information on the page.

When the customer giving a low rating leaves a comment like “doesn’t not work, this product like suckz man, want my muney back wtf”, it’s hard for me to take them seriously and I’ll disregard their opinion when deciding if I want to buy the product. At the same time, lower ratings will sometimes provide beneficial feedback that will protect the buyer from making a purchase they will later regret.

Why keep this information private here at Envato? If an author gets emotional and leaves a disrespectful comment in response to the buyer’s rating, their sales will be affected. If somebody finds the author’s reply inappropriate, they can flag it for review.

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Wiggins is the best prospect, but I think the Cavs need to win immediately to make sure what’s happening with K. Love and Minnesota doesn’t happen with them and Irving in a few years. So I think they’ll probably take Embiid or Parker.

As a lifelong resident of Minneapolis, I can assure you that no sports franchise will find a way to screw things up like a Minnesota franchise (no matter what sport). There was already bad blood between K.Love and the Wolves before Flip Saunders took over last year, and honestly, he deserves better.

I really think the Cavs have a decent chance at keeping Kyrie on board. It’s much easier to make the playoffs in the east, they have a top pick, and there are of course rumors of LeBron returning to Cleveland when is contract in Miami is up (which would be awesome :D ).

Miami has a lot of old players—Ray Allen will retire soon, and Shane Battier and D.Wade likely won’t be able to perform at the level they do for much longer (I would argue that the Heat have already declined, compared to last year). The prospect of LeBron leaving town in a couple of years seems realistic!

I’m sure the result of the Pacers/Heat series will have a big impact on the free agency situation, hopefully Indy can pull through this year. ;)

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I have followed this thread since it was first posted over 8months ago. Not sure what’s going on at Envato but it seems like this lost priority or something.

Sure, Envato spews their “we’re all about the community” propoganda on a regular basis, but it’s pretty clear that Envato doesn’t care about the opinion of authors. I don’t think this ever was a priority.

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themeboutique says

Cool idea, I just subscribed. :) My handle is @themeboutique.

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For some reason CSS animation ‘feels’ better when doing it coding style at the moment – but again it could be a matter of time before tools like this become standard like flash was one day :)

Agreed. :) Google’s app has both a “code view” and “design view” available, so developers can edit the markup if needed—the process feels unnatural to me, it would definitely take some getting used to.

I think there will be a need for people who can write HTML/CSS by hand for a long time yet, but I can see a tool like this being attractive to people who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a website (ie. ThemeForest customers) if the templating engine is improved and more components are added.

If the ability to build/save custom components (for example, integrate Bootstrap elements) is ever added, the app could have a huge impact front-end web development. Designers won’t need us anymore. :(

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themeboutique says

Today Google launched the beta for their new “Google Web Designer” app:

https://www.google.com/webdesigner/

I haven’t had much time to play around with the features yet, but the CSS3 animation engine is pretty impressive. It feels a bit strange trying to create animations through a UI instead of with raw code, but the idea seems promising to say the least (the interface reminds me of Flash).

I figured users here on the marketplaces might be interested in downloading the app so thought I’d post a link. :)

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I haven’t heard much about this project lately, but a service called “Splitr” was being developed to help Envato authors distribute earnings to multiple accounts:

http://splitr.io/

I subscribed to the newsletter back in May, but have yet to receive any updates. Hopefully it’s still in the works. :) While this is a 3rd party system that will likely come with a fee, it looks like you would be able to add the exact percentage received by each partner.

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I’ve had a few customers run into the error you’re getting with Tweet.js-Mod—I’m willing to bet that you don’t have cURL enabled on your server. Check out your PHP configuration file to see if this library has been installed.

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I don’t think it’s a secret that many of the products on ThemeForest have similar design elements, and it’s becoming a problem, but I have to ask—did the reviewer take the time to look at the amount of work put into this theme? It really does have a lot of unique features that you won’t find every day on ThemeForest.

When I submitted my first theme, the reviewer spent a total of 47 seconds on the site and viewed a grand total of three pages (according to Google Analytics). Luckily, the theme got accepted, but the Analytics report worries me. I understand the reviewers deal with a huge amount of submissions on a daily basis and can’t spend 20 minutes reviewing each submission, but this theme deserves a closer look.

Consider the following:

  • The theme features several alternate templates that you don’t see on a typical minimalist Wordpress theme (Fitness, Legal, Travel, Restaurant, Mobile App, Shop)
  • The author wrote several custom plugins: SEO Panel, Individual Page Styling, Custom Slide Bulder for a dozen different sliders, and has many more features shown on the features page
  • From what I can tell, the theme options panel has a lot of options you don’t find in your average Wordpress theme on ThemeForest
  • The theme comes packaged with several unique templates like the Event Agenda, Coming Soon page, a 404 page, 5 different services templates, and more (take a look for yourself)

While I think the reviewers do a fantastic job, an important question needs to be asked—is the review process ALL about design? At the end of the day, Wordpress/CMS authors are creating tools, not just designs. With that said, functionality plays a very important role for the end user and weighs heavily on the overall quality of the product. I really have no idea what goes into the review process as I’m not a reviewer, but I would hope that a theme’s functionality has a significant impact on the final decision a reviewer ends up making.

This theme appears to be extremely robust and has a ton of layout options and templates. Your theme should have been approved, man. It’s obvious that you put a ton of work into your product, and there are many more features/templates when compared to other themes on the marketplace. If approved, Whitelabel would probably sell very well. The customer would get a lot of value for $45-$55.

Don’t give up, you clearly have a lot of talent and I think you’re going to be a very successful author on this site soon enough. I wish you the best of luck. :)

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