Posts by tommusrhodus

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tommusrhodus says

Header looks a bit grim, try having the main section on white and the sub header on grey and remove the underline between them, should brighten it up a little :)

BTT button is a bit distracting in the center.

Footer definitely needs work, as does the colour scheme, feels a little dull really, get some personality in there :)

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tommusrhodus says

@mvp, sorry, I meant the above from a non-us author point of view, US authors obviously still have a lot to worry about with this announcement :(

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tommusrhodus says

I’ve stopped worrying about this to be honest. If Envato want to say that we sell directly to buyers, let them, we all know it’s not true.

I’ll carry on my accounting as usual until something radically changes, let’s face it, Envato take the payment, Envato hold the money, Envato handle refunds, and Envato pay us only once a month: this is a commission based system no matter what Collis is saying.

This fee here, fee there, you sell directly to buyers is an absolute bunch of rubbish, and has only 1 clear incentive: save Envato money.

As long as Envato hold money and pay us once a month, this is a commission system, if this switches so that we hold the money and pay Envato once a month, then I’ll start paying attention to this again.

1451 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus says

A refund is not a sales reversal, Envato take the hit, your money remains unchanged.

Ratings are not removed after refunds.

Sadly it seems you’ve been hit by the 0.1% of buyers who can be horrible, just try remain calm and know that 99.9% of buyers are absolutely awesome :)

Don’t worry about that 1 star, your item is still highly rated and highly regarded.

Delete and support tickets he makes, and move on, the stress of thinking about this will not be worth it :)

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tommusrhodus says

Now seriously, I’m racking my brains trying to figure out how any of this is better than the standard WordPress way, for example, from the Timber homepage, they say this is how we get a thumbnail:

$thumb_id = get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID); 
$url = wp_get_attachment_url($thumb_id); 
<img src="<?php echo $url; ?>" alt="Thumbnail for <?php echo $post->post_title; ?>" />

and that their method:

<img src="{{post.thumbnail.src}}" alt="Thumbnail for Timber" />

Is better (they don’t explain how to implement that alt tag by the way) whereas we all know we just use:

<?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>

And again, talking about outputting a theme option into HTML, this now requires 2 separate files:

$data['welcome_message'] = get_option('welcome_message'); 
Timber::render('welcome.twig', $data);
{# welcome.twig #} <p class="intro">{{welcome_message}}</p>

Whereas I would just do this:

<p class="intro"><?php echo get_option('welcome_message','Default Text'); ?></p>

So again, I’m wondering how on earth adding extra overhead and complexity is going to make my themes any better? I’m asking this genuinely, not trying to poke holes in these :)

Cheers

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tommusrhodus says

Call me stupid, but what advantages does this actually give? WordPress is already a PHP framework of sorts within itself, with a templating system etc. What benefits would I have with then having another framework on top of this and using a non WordPress standard method of working?

I ask out of interest :)

1451 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus says

+1 to ThemeFuzz here, I’m awaiting review on my application for this, which is weird since I’m applying to install my own themes :D

Looking forward to being part of this though :)

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tommusrhodus says

An inspiration to us all, awesome stuff Kriesi, I hope there’s an Envato post about this :)

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tommusrhodus says

It’s not really a brand if it’s never done anything, just a name really

1451 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus says

Now that we’re in the retina web, I rely 100% on CSS graphics, SVG or fonts wherever possible, I can’t actually remember the last time I used an image based solution for anything (background images aside obviously!)

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