Awesome, what benefit will dropping the author quiz provide though?
Hmmm, i took the author quiz back in 09 so I dont know if it’s changed much. But I basically took 5 minutes looking at the site rules then passed the quiz with flying colours.
If it gets abolished it needs to be replaced with something MUCH better / harder. It should quiz people on coding standards etc.
Hi Bluey, I find that iOS safari crashes a lot due to problems with
webkit rules in the css. Especially on rotates. It could be something like that, I also just upgraded to iOS7 yesterday and while some websites still crash they are not as common. So Im guessin bugs that crash safari are due to the browser no the websites.
Although, authors should take more care to ensure they dont happen.
I find myself spending less and less time in photoshop these days. Ill probably just stick with my cs5 until im dead.
Also, I have a great distain for adobe ever since they released the pricing points for CS6. I can fly to LA from australia buy a boxed version of CS6 fly back to australia and it would still be cheaper then buying an ONLINE version of CS6 in australia.
You should upgrade your ram to 8gb. You can buy it yourself online and its easy to install. I also had 4gb and it struggled running just firefox, photoshop and coda at the same time. I considered paying over £1200 for an imac but instead decided to pay £60 for 8gb memory. Now I can run firefox, chrome, safari illustrator, photoshop, coda, and listen to music at the same time.
Good advice! I have been meaning to to do this for a while now. I made the switch to mac about 4 years ago…. Before that I built my own pc’s as I used to really enjoy gaming. I figured I don’t want to void any warranties on this though so i should take it into the apple store and get the ram upgrade. I just really really really HATE going into the apple store… Ill get around to it one day though
i plug my 13” macbook into a 27” apple thunderbolt display.
While having a bigger screen and higher resolution is nice, my macbook pro has a hard time keeping up. It’s a late 2011 model with the minimum 4gig ram. So using photoshop on a 27” display running on hardware designed for a 13” display can seriously bog you down. Especially if you keep the 13” up and running as a 2nd screen.
But for coding its amazing. I have my ftp program open on my 13” to the right, half 27” taken up by chrome and half 27” taken up by sublime text.
Although.. at the end of the day I feel like a total sucker… surrounded by apple products lol.
You make a good point aleuja. I guess im more concerned about re-usability. The theme im currently working on has about 20 switches and options for posts and portfolios to do with the title alone. This is not including the post format meta-boxes that come with both post and portfolio posts.
So, if I want to re-use this portfolio plugin for another theme, Ill have all these theme dependent boxes and switches to do with the title that no I longer need. Soooo… whats the point in having it in a plugin if im just going to have to make wholesale changes to it on every theme.
Hi, i have tried to find what i was looking for in this thread, but there is just too many questions and replies. So I do apologies if this has been covered already. What I did find indicated….
Custom Post Types – Now in a plugin Custom Post Type Meta-boxes – in plugin? Custom Post Type Single Page Template – in plugin?
I understand why we should start putting functionality into plugins as it creates consistency over different themes. But, do we need to add the meta-boxes for the custom post types into the plugin as well?
I think this is a little counter productive if we indeed do. As an example lets say I have a custom post type of “portfolio” in a plugin (fairly common scenario). Obviously our plugins will only ever truly be compatible with our own themes. For example with my theme ill have 4-5 custom meta-boxes for my custom “portfolio” post type… they will be something like “vk_client, vk_client_url, vk_highlight_color” etc etc.
Then in the single-portfolio.php I call and use those values. So, whats the point in adding the meta-boxes to the plugin if they wont ever be used outside of my own themes? Also, if I want to use this plugin again on a new theme and that new theme doesn’t require the above mentioned meta-boxes… I may as well not have created the plugin in the first place.
If the client moves to a new theme, shouldn’t they only be taking the custom post type, its custom taxonomies, post title, post content and maybe post excerpt (just the core stuff)? Their new theme (unless created by me) wont be using the same meta tags as me… so whats the point in cluttering their UI with inputs that no longer function?
So, in closing… my question is – why are you forcing meta into plugins that will almost 100% of the time be theme dependent and also page template dependent.
Please correct me though if I have it all completely wrong.
ChapterThemes saidI don’t think it’s a bad idea. If you purchase any product, you have 2 years warranty. After that you need to pay for all repairs yourself. Why would we have to support themes for free forever?
Just stop discussing this. It’s the worst idea ever to do such thing.
2 Years is still a bit long in my book. I state one in my support policy. After a year of release I plan on taking the item off the market probably (making it a free download via our website). Not because of the quality of the product, but because I know the effort in keeping it fresh/compatible & support time is not worth the probably minuscule sales (in relation to newer themes) that it will received. I also know that each of the themes my team creates is handfuls better than the last (code wise) – an evolution of code I suppose.
Definitely do not agree on the lifetime thing. If you bought a theme before the responsive craze, – and you want a responsive website – you should look into buying a responsive theme, or hiring someone (even the dev or made the theme) to make it responsive.Web dev is expensive folks.
If I’m still around in a year or two this is the exact same thing i was thinking of doing. I actually just put a notice on my oldest item saying it will be removed in a month or so. When I first started here I was a complete noob!!! Going back over my old items is a nightmare and having this stuff represent my current skill level is embarrassing lol. hell.. im improving so fast I hate the stuff I designed yesterday… art class problems 101.