The phrase “Damned if you do and damned if you sit on your arse” springs to mind.
I think Envato should be applauded (or at least a golf clap) for at least trying to improve things.
With a site as diverse and complex (in terms of traffic management) I’m sure any change no matter how big or small is going to divide opinions.
Personally I think it’s a small step in the right direction.
Whilst pulling existing themes apart to see how they are built is a good way to see what ‘under the hood’ you need to be careful with this approach.
It goes without saying that taking an existing theme and re-packaging it as your own is a big no-no, but if it purely for research then ok if you must, but there are better ways to learn about theme dev.
Also take into account new theme submission guidelines found here, you might find that a lot of existing themes if submitted today would not be accepted due to these new guidelines.
Good luck and hope the info helps
As a yet unpublished Author this situation is slightly worrying.
I’m still currently trying to get my first item finished, and it’s probably going to be a few months yet as I am doing it in my spare time, so hopefully by that time things ‘might’ have settled down a bit.
All I can do as a new Author is to try and make what I do different from the slew of new ‘Multipurpose-business-flat-shortcodefrenzy’ sites that are flooding the marketplace.
Firstly, I’ve picked a category that is definitely not over-crowded and come up with a concept that is again pretty unique.
This narrow niche might result in reduced sales, I suppose that’s the gamble.
Only time will tell.
Looks very interesting. Bookmarked for later
I think that’s correct but you would also need written permission from who owns the images.
This is how I understand it anyway.
I’ve just read the thread and whilst I understand you feel a bit wounded by the comments, it wasn’t just aimed at you. I think Scott was just trying to support his fellow staff member which is admirable.
Sentences written in emails or in text messages can so easily be mis-read and be taken the wrong way. Please don’t take it too much to heart.
You are a valid and active member of the community, and besides if you stop now you won’t hit that 6000 posts mark!
Awesome work my friend.
It brings back so many very good memories for me.
My wife and I went on our honeymoon to NZ, hired a motorhome and just set off around the North Island.
It’s one of the most beautiful and un-spoilt landscapes you are likely to find anywhere.
Top work, and great soundtrack as well.
I think you need to clarify the question please.
Are you wanting to sell a template/theme or a script?
If you have found a jquery script that you have edited slightly (putting in your own images) and are looking to sell that then personally I think the answer is no.
If you are creating a template or theme that is using a bit of ‘free to use’ jquery then personally I think this is ok. But I re-iterate, it has to be an open-source jquery script that is ok to include within a theme or template.
With respect to the other replies I would question the answers, here is why.
Most html template or WP themes will be utilising some form of jquery scripts, from Bootstrap, image rollovers, sliders etc.
The people that are using these scripts do not ‘own’ them, but as they are open source or free to use in templates that is why authors use them.
Jquery is a very open source language with thousands of people contributing to it’s growth and success. If it’s open source then you can use it in a theme that you sell but not sell the script on it’s own.
That’s what I think anyway.
Yes, Toggl is very good and free for the simple option (only $5pm for premium).
It collects all your tracked time to the cloud, so if you work in various locations like me, it’s very good.
Let’s leave ego’s at the door guys, this goes for buyers and authors.
Yes, authors spend months creating these great products… and without buyers, there would be no marketplace. So both sides of the fence are equally cool to me. I got a lot of love to go around.
It makes me sad when a perfectly valid thread turns into an ‘us against them’ fight.
Most authors regularly spend some of their hard earned cash on other people’s themes, templates, plugins etc…
And a lot of buyers are looking at one day becoming authors (me included, when I find time away from full-time client work)...
We are all here because we love this community and want to make it the best out there (which in my opinion it already is), that goes for buyers and authors. So let’s all just link arms and have a group hug.