Not that I’m great at personal branding, haha, but to me it’s mostly common sense and aesthetics when it comes to a brand’s image. It’s completely subjective but I tend to prefer subtle colour schemes that portray professionalism and trustworthiness… simple, minimalist designs work well.
I’ve always liked the look of the biohazard sign, so maybe you could do something with that for your avatar and profile page.
Something along the lines of ... just a suggestion
Anyway, good luck with your sales!
I don’t see why they’d have a problem with that, associative arrays are used all the time for translations, settings etc.
You do have some other alternatives… I personally prefer JSON because, to me, it’s even more readable and easier for users to edit. Obviously it depends entirely what your project is and if the settings should be hidden from plain view… you could still use an .htaccess file to stop the JSON from being accessed but for the sake of simplicity, I guess an associative array may be easier in that case.
@Drew – Aww… Haha Gigabyte! That’s one nice looking pup you’ve got there!
@JamiGibbs – I wouldn’t know much about keeping a dog indoors as mine has a kennel in the garden. I have a Boxer/St Bernard crossbreed… she’s a strange mix of a boxer’s athleticism and a St-Bernard’s caring and well behaved nature.
As a puppy (She was really cute) :
6 years later (Not so cute, but a great dog nonetheless) :
It’s quite a commitement but it’s worth the effort, in my case, mostly in comical value haha.
My best advice would be to choose the breed carefully, as some enjoy having a good chew on wires, pooping everywhere (I know this one from experience ) and the temperament of both the mother and father are a good thing to take into account, if the dog’s a crossbreed.
I did have this Rottweiler/Labrador/unknown crossbreed and she was an absolute nightmare, constantly running off and pooing in every crevice imaginable hahaha… If ever I walked and felt something squishy underfoot, I’d know straight away who the culprit was!
Honestly I agree with you 100%. I had it typed out that way but was afraid the comments filter was going to garble my PHP tags so I rewrote it in a way I could still get the idea across. Thanks for posting the better way though
Ha, yeah, I remember it used to garble code whenever you added PHP tags but it seems as though they’ve fixed it… I don’t know when though
As a rule of thumb it’s better to only output dynamic content with php, so
© 1998–<?php echo date('Y'); ?> My Company
would be more appropriate (sorry, I’m just being nitpicky ).
$4000 and a time scale of 1-2 months sounds reasonable, depending on the complexity of the service you’re offering but, as I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s far better to spend more time and money building a rock solid base that can easily be extended and modified, than doing it on the cheap and having to go back and hack away at a mediocre code base when you want something changed.
As far as payment goes it really depends on the freelancer you hire… most programmers will charge an hourly rate and estimate the time they’ve spent on the project (but from experience, unless you’re highly organised and good at time keeping it’s hard to keep tabs on the hours and they end up being partially fictional), to me this is the old school way of doing it. I prefer a fixed rate (value based pricing), it’s a lot simpler and fairer for everyone in my opinion. For example, a client asks me to build a site from the ground up… I could spend many hours building a great, extensible framework for this client and it seems reasonable that I’d want to modify and reuse the same framework for other client projects; If I charged an hourly rate, the first client would pay a lot more than the clients thereafter, but with a fixed price the development costs would be spread across all the clients and the price would reflect the value of the final product.
Anyway this sounds like it could be right up my street as I only recently started my own project with similar functionality in Object Oriented PHP , with the MVC pattern in mind (My own, somewhat simpler take on it anyhow ).
So if you do manage to get the funding, I would certainly be interested… you can contact me at any time through my profile.
From what I’ve seen in the past, when a new marketplace/category opens, “Envato” start a thread looking for a reviewer for a specific category and they pick out the most established person that responds.
That’s it I think, hehe
I think the name and thumbnail image play a huge part in your lack of sales.
This may sound obvious but the trick is to get people interested in your product just by them looking at the thumbnail + name.
I’m sure if you mentioned some keywords like HTML5 and save (e.g. HTML5 form saver) in the item’s name and spiced up the graphics a bit (maybe try a more visual approach) I bet your sales would double at the very least.
(SportTipsWorld’s right too, a preview definitely helps… try “Dean Edwards packer” to hinder people trying to copy your scripts)