Yeah, like he wasn’t aware that free jQuery plugins do exist. He just didn’t know how to look for them. If he wants a premium item with proper support, he will buy something for CodeCanyon no matter how many free alternatives exist. I helped him, just in case he was looking for something free. Stop being so greedy…
It is a nice concept, but I think it needs more work.
1. The colour of the navigation menu is annoying. It would be better to use a softer/lighter colour.
2. It needs a proper footer.
3. The post infos looks like they need a little bit more space.
4. The “Read More” button is spelled “readmore” and also use that annoying bright blue (like all the links do).
5. The mobile view definitely needs a lot more work. Also, in mobile view, the menu is not multi-level.
It looks pretty good, altough I think it would be better to change the buttons of the slider (remove their shadows and inner glow) or remove them and add something else, like some arrows or anything else that looks better. Before making any significant changes, you could submit it and see the result. It’s not outstanding, but it could be approved. If it gets rejected, then you know for sure you need to make some changes and you can ask for more feedback on this topic. Good luck!
1. It’s not responsive (not a deal breaker, but it does matter)
2. It does need a little bit more content.
3. It almost has no footer and the little content the footer has is not even aligned properly.
4. I also think it looks a bit outdated, altough I can’t say the exact reason.
That table is just an image, made with a graphic editing program, but it can be easily made with CSS also. It doesn’t even look that good, the header and those bright red lines are actually quite ugly.
It looks good, but there is one thing which bothers me: the body font. It looks like a slab serif font. Slab serif fonts are not appropriate for paragraphs or small sized text. They are great for titles and headings, but they shouldn’t be used as body fonts. Just look at the paragraph from the footer. It looks weird.
This is one of my favourite threads. Some really interesting stories here. Here’s mine:2010 (17 years old)
- My family has some financial problems, so I start thinking about making some money myself
- 25th December 2010, I discovered GraphicRiver (I really can’t recall how that happened)
- 26th December, motivated by what I saw on the market, I install a trial version of Photoshop and I start working (I was still not sure if the marketplace is legit)
- 30th December, I create my account and take the author quiz
- 31st December, I submit my first item (some Photoshop styles). Yes, when people were celebrating the New Year, I was submiting my first item, pretty lame
- 1st of January, my item gets approved. Unforgetable feeling!
- 3rd January, my first sale. One of happiest days in my life, my first earned money!
- The rest of the January was a slow month.. Only 4 sales and no sales in February, altough I submited another item.
- The initial happiness is gone untill May, when I submit new items on GraphicRiver and I sold my first extended license. Also, I get the brown paw.
- The following months I had decent sales, I submited more items and my best friend told me she wants to be my girlfriend. Everything was fine untill…
- ... I discovered CodeCanyon, started learning HTML/CSS (I succeded thanks to Jeffrey Way, another reason to thank Envato for) and submited my first lousy item. Of course, it got rejected and I got a standard rejection message like the one for ThemeForest. I thought it was a mistake, so I started sending messages to Envato support, asking for explanations. I was really convinced my item was good, but I couldn’t convince the Envato staff about that Anger, frustration, disappointment, depression. Now, I feel embarassed when I think about that item
- August-September, I start working non-stop on another crappy item, but this time the reviewer was kind enough to point me the mistakes, so I fix them and it gets approved… Another big disappointment, the item wasn’t selling. And it was just getting better My computer breaks, my family hits the financial problems again and the girl previously mentioned begins avoiding me and eventually stops talking to me at all (I still have no idea why). No computer = no hope for me, because I love programming and I use it for learning, working and communicating. Bottom line, I was pretty depressed.
- December, after three painful months, I make my first withdrawal (one of the best feelings ever, except the first sale), I finally buy another computer and I start working right away!
- I quit GraphicRiver, I submit new items on CodeCanyon and my sales start growing slowly until April, when I had some very productive and creative days and I submited some of my most succesful items. I finally had decent earnings (I gave most of them to my family)
- I got accepted at the college I wanted (Computer Science) without too much effort (I was pretty decent at C++ programming in high-school).
- Submit more items, buy some stuff (a laptop, some gaming gear, clothes). I rent an apartment, I start the college, but I realise I really hate everything about it. I get really lazy, I stop playing football or any other sport and I start procastinating a lot. I stop working and learning new technologies and I stop going to classes. I just sit alone in my room for days and once a week I was going out with a girl who was (and still is) a very good friend of mine. I also start smoking.
- Continued being extremely lazy, but somehow I start writing tutorials for various people and websites, I submit my most succesful item, I get featured, my item also gets featured and I have a dezastrous first exam session.
- My college situation continues being dezastruous, the sales drop, I have some personal problems and I realise I really need to change something.
I have beeng using Windows 8 for a while and I really don’t miss the old start button. You can access the stuff you need in the same way as in Windows 7, by clicking in the bottom left corner or by pressing the Windows button. Plus, you can organise the programs better in the Metro mode. Also, you can access some options and features by clicking in the right corners. I actually work faster with Windows 8. I think the only problem with it is that people are afraid of trying something new.