Call me obsessive compulsive, but I have checked the queue/ author dashboard 9,000 times in the last 36 hours as my file has been 1 out of 8 in templates and 2nd out of 39 in files. When I was 42nd out of 42nd it took less than 12 hours to get through the 40 ahead of me.
Good thing I have a new puppy to play with.
2 weeks ago i’ve seen 2 xml templates (print store) V1 and V2 it’s a t-shirt customizer. It disappear now. I add them in bookmarks, but now can’t find them. Nos “it’s a page not found”???
NHStudio was the creator. http://activeden.net/user/nhstudio, but that is also a page not found at this point either. ??
I have a similar store available. Contact me via http://activeden.net/user/venataur if you are interested.
This might be a bad idea per file, but how about two ratings out of 5 star.
1. A rating for the file. 2. A rating for the support. (Which can be changed at anytime.)
(Sadly my first file might have been a 3 or 4 file-wise, but the support was hopefully a 5, thus my ratings are 5 stars.) I usually value the support of a file just as much as how cool it is, thus I look at the comments for support value, yet after my first file on AD, I know I have emailed A LOT more support than what is on the comments, and others do not get to see that.
The other thought would be a rating or sliding scale for the level of difficulty to edit.
I have purchased some files that were pretty complex for anyone to edit, let alone a newbie. Maybe a slider scale rating of complexity? Maybe then newbies will be more informed on what depth of editing will involved when they purchase the file. I know that the level of difficulty can be somewhat subjective as well, but I am sure there could be some simple guidelines/ rubric as well for putting in a rating. i.e. Some XML knowledge needed, or ‘great for a newbie’
The scale could be a total combination of reviewers and buyers, and the author.
Fear the Deer!
Though the Milwaukee Bucks lost tonight. We are hopeful in Milwaukee for a game 7 win.
P.S. The Milwaukee River is grosser than being shoved over in a port a potty. Watch the whole movie.
We are severe underdogs to ATL , but we got Brandon Jennings, the next Michael Jordan.
This is a must see Facebook page by an AD member http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evoke-Designs/75761674826
I begged him to allow me put it up because he customized the mess out of my template and I thought it was awesome.
Click on the Evoke tab to see it in action.
[link removed by mod] – please refrain from “self promotion”
I’ve just created the p&k page:
Don’t forget when you get 25 fans/’likes’ ... change your url to
http://facebook.com/parkerkent to make it easy for users to find you.
To do that, once you have 25 go to http://facebook.com/username and it will allow you get your vanity url.
http://facebook.com/venataur – You can check out my Static FBML template file in use there as well.
The 3D market seems to be a tough sell, with or without the marketing.
I strongly agree with #1 and would add to make sure the File Title is used to it’s full extent. ActiveDen’s site is so powerful it jumps files to the top of Yahoo and Google.
95% of the hits to my file come from Google using keywords that are in my file title.
Search ‘FBML template’ in Google and the ActiveDen link should put in the top 5, if not #1.
On a side note, I am definitely less tempted to buy a file that has grammatical errors and/or misspellings in the description. I know a lot of awesome Flash developers on AD are not native english speakers and there are U.S. developers who are not English majors, but a little proofreading would go a long way. Seems there is more lost in translation than just grammar. I love NHStudio’s shopping carts, but the help files are riddled with tense errors and it drives me nuts.
My thoughts are usually if the description has language errors, what is the help file going to look like?
Should I start a translation service for non-english speakers? Will work for files!
Must have just dropped the Gotham file.
I was trying Marco ... Polo Marco ... folio
but needed just marc ... folio .
What happened to Marcofolio?
I just bought the Gotham template and downloaded it once, and now do not even know where I placed it. Now cannot find Marcofolio. He had some good stuff. Though the before/after stuff he had can be done with jQuery.
Very nice. I should include this in my directions and best practices for the Static FBML template documentation.