Posts by themeboutique

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themeboutique says

I filled out my tax documents prior to the end of 2014, just in case, but why was any of this necessary in the first place?

Unless Envato is paying me directly (which the company claims they are not, authors are selling directly to buyers) there is no need for a W-9 or 1099. PayPal/Payoneer already provide both authors and the IRS with a 1099 at the end of each year. :)

80 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
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themeboutique says

Just like you can report comments there should be a “report rating” button that dumps the rating into a queue and an envato staff member looks them over and decides if the rating is legit or not.

+1, at least for the unwarranted 1 and 2 star reviews

I understand the importance in giving buyers some leverage and protecting the integrity of the rating system, but for circumstances like this, I think the author deserves to have the rating removed. The buyer wasn’t even rating the product. :(

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themeboutique says

There seems to be one or two spots left, I’d like to submit my new module for the “most wanted” bounty and the Best Front-End Enhancement category for the contest. :)

http://codecanyon.net/item/spotlite-drupal-lightbox-module/9814473
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themeboutique says

You shouldn’t be making the theme by a page builder, it should be an ehancement to make using the theme easier. A plugin is meant to add extra features to a theme, not the plugin being the theme feature. I am personally not a fan of page builders but they have a use when used properly.

I agree with you philosophically, but that doesn’t change the fact that a lot of themes sold here rely on slider or page builder modules to generate a bulk of their content.

Without page builder elements or sliders, I’m picturing homepages that are just a header and a footer. ;) A big change to the culture here is needed for this trend to change, not saying this impossible but it’s a difficult problem to tackle.

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themeboutique says

It’s not about taking them away but stopping them bundling them, they can still promote the theme is compatible with a plugin, but it’s upto the buyer to buy the plugin separately.

I like the idea, although the logistics of a system like that is another story (how to enforce, implement plugin based content with themes, etc).

For example, if most of your content/functionality is generated by a page builder you’ve purchased, I can’t see an option here for buyers that decide they don’t want to buy the plugin separately.

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themeboutique says


According to security firm Sucuri, the malware uses a vulnerability in a slideshow plug-in called Slider Revolution. The Slider Revolution team has known about the vulnerability since September, but it looks like they failed to fix it before the security hole got crammed with steaming hot malware.
No, they knew about it in February and fixed it back than

Exactly, this is old news. The bloggers at Seucri just needed a way to liven up their degenerate blog—if Slider Revolution wasn’t mentioned, their cute little blog post would have no meaning, nobody would care.

Securi is using the old security issue from February to boost traffic, and slandering the name of good people in the process… it’s pathetic.


This is one of the consequences from the Envato decision to allow bundling plugins with themes, and it was bound to happen, and it will continue to happen until everyone realizes that it was bad idea to start with.

The problem is, a vast majority of theme authors lack the technical skills (or free time) required to develop a plugin like VC or Slider Revolution. Take these plugins away from them, and the theme market crumbles. ;)

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themeboutique says

Why go all the way from 13 to 16 for body font size? It looks like a website for old people who can’t read now.

When readability is considered, the less characters per line—the better. Increasing the font size is an easy way to do this, so they’ve improved in that regard. I don’t mind the new font size. :)

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themeboutique says

You almost all use white color for the background, stop being cynical.

We’re selling stock items for less than $100, many of which have options built in to customize the background color anyways. It’s a totally different situation.

I think the criticism here is justified, Envato is a big company now and authors have high expectations. If people want to crack lighthearted jokes about sunglasses and post shots from outer space, let them, what’s the big deal? It comes with the territory. ;)

As professionals, the designers at Envato should know that it’s not personal. If a designer is unable to deal with criticism, they’re in the wrong line of work!

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themeboutique says



I cannot say anything but this background cost me more display power consumption.
I was thinking I can save money on power consumption, no need for a desk lamp anymore—Envato’s new design can light my entire room. :D May have to start wearing sunglasses when browsing the market!
Wow. That’s the harshest polite criticism I’ve ever been dealt as a designer. Not sure what to say. Thank you?
Nobody has ever noticed how polite I am, so thank you. :) It’s just really, really bright.

Changing the background from #ffffff to #f7f7f7 or #f9f9f9 looks nice, just my 2 cents. Less murky than the old design, but not as blinding as the new!

80 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
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  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
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themeboutique says

I cannot say anything but this background cost me more display power consumption.

I was thinking I can save money on power consumption, no need for a desk lamp anymore—Envato’s new design can light my entire room. :D May have to start wearing sunglasses when browsing the market!

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