I suggest you read this:http://99u.com/articles/14379/talent-isnt-fixed-and-other-mindsets-that-lead-to-greatness
and watch this:http://vimeo.com/24715531
I think, like Kriskorn said, that you can improve your skills or get the skills you don’t have to be a better designer it takes a lot of time and effort you need to put in though, nobody has born with it.
For some it will be much easier to get there and I think we refer to them by saying they are talented.
Be careful if you watch the bar to often it could go back to 10%,
I suggest not to check it for the next 2 days and it will reach the 100%
thinking about the future, since you’re an EU citizen you can open bank account in any EU country and manage part of your money via that account, have it as a safety cushion.
And even if they block access to all ATM, as a last resort you can leave the country and use your other banks money without a problem. Just have some cash at home that allows you to travel to the nearest country, in your case Turkey or Greece.
It looks like all this is done on purpose to collapse world economy and it will happen, just imagine the scale of devastation.
Exactly, done on purpose, ever heard of the Georgia Guidestones?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones
Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
So to reach this, something really drastic and as you say devastating has to happen, and it will.
This gets worst and worst, (don’t get me wrong my friends, it’s a good thing that people are able to get they’re money or at least some of it for short time) but what I’m saying is all of these bailouts are just kicking the can down the road and further they kick it, worst it will get.
I’m amazed how little people know about how money and economy works. If you think EU or USA or all others will survive this mess? Ask your self how they are going to pay all this dept if they can’t even keep going with out paying anything now, how they going to pay the dept???
If you don’t know what the dept is? Just USA owns $17 TRILLION and we are not doing all that bad compare to other countries. If you don’t know how much money that is? $1 TRILLION = around 20,000 TONS of GOLD (I counted 1Oz = $1,600 amount is so big I’m not sure if my calculator know how to count ). Can anyone even comprehend this? How anyone can think that this can be fixed?
If I’m wrong, please tell me how.
If you think I’m some kind of a knot case, please think what if, what if this is true? What if? What will happen when EU, US and other will go down?
If you think I’m wrong, can someone tell how all this dept will be pay’d off? Who got the money?
Not meant to offend anyone nor start political discussion.
This is a very good cartoon about how the system works:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tGk5ioEXlIM#t=406s
I think it’s very interesting and eye opener,
It’s also a story about history of money.
webTypo saidThis is the biggest joke ever, protected you say? When they will be unable to pay all the withdrawals, from where will they guarantee your money?
EU approves new bailout deal for Cyprus http://money.cnn.com/2013/03/24/news/economy/cyprus-bailout-eu?hpt=hp_t1 So it seems bank deposits under 100,000 EURO are protected now.
If I read it right from the news, then the money will come from the deposits over 100K, so they will basically plan to cut the bigger deposits to pay out the guaranteed under 100K deposits.
EU approves new bailout deal for Cyprushttp://money.cnn.com/2013/03/24/news/economy/cyprus-bailout-eu?hpt=hp_t1
So it seems bank deposits under 100,000 EURO are protected now.
Most of the themes in PSD category (having 20+ pages) have average price of 10$ and do not even make up to 10 sales. So, $10×10 = $100/2 = 50$. So, I think $1000 is extremely high price.
Very bad approach to estimate the value of the designs here.
Is a top seller psd worth $ 1000 to you perhaps?
Avada for example, which sold over 300 times in the past 9 months, made $ 1500/2 $750
you still think $ 1000 would be an extremely high price for it?
FinalDestiny is right.
This doesn’t show the value of the design.
A decent design in good hands can go a long way here. Don’t let the $ 10 price tag fool you.
PSD category works also as a marketplace within marketplace, lot of designers put up their designs to find buyers or partners among ThemeForest authors, who will create the HTML/WP versions of their work, either for a fixed price or for %
A reasonable price for a decent design is somewhere between $ 1000 – $ 2000 if the designer decides to sell it for a fixed price.
Welcome to ThemeForest.
Why is html5 so valued here?
You already answered the question:
what do the users like the most when it comes to web templates
Let me add that you should also create responsive templates and make them retina ready as well.
This is a marketplace for the best website templates in the world, not an antique store. (Even though there are some exceptions: some designs look like they belong to the antique store, but everything for the buyers, right?)
I suggest that now you got the basic needs of the buyers, start working instead of going into lengthy discussions that doesn’t go anywhere.
As a buyer, I can’t wait to see your first item. You put the bar pretty high for yourself.
If they hire a “pre-reviewer” it should not be a current author on the marketplace. Everyone is competing for sales and it wouldn’t be fair if another author gets to reject you… my 2 cents
You don’t know then that both current TF reviewers started out here as authors. Who else would be a better fit then an experienced author!
They hire some great designer who has no idea about the marketplace and takes months before TF integrates into his/her DNA.
Dany’s DNA is already interwoven with TF no question about that.
I think the idea is good, Ben says it takes only seconds to filter out the crap but i think it takes actually few minutes including writing the mail. even if they just copy paste parts of it.
But there is another thing that I think would change, the quality of approved items.
Right now reviewer gets the crap the bad, the good and the excellent items to review, then they filter them out and approve the best ones.
but if the pre-reviewer would take out the crap and bad stuff they would never see them and only focus on the good and excellent stuff then they would choose the ones to approve from an already higher quality set of items and they would reject the ones that are on the edge of bad and good more easily. Since now those get lost because they are also compared to crap and compared to crap they are really good, but compared to excellent they are not.
This would mean faster reviews, even more rejections and better quality items on the marketplace.
So I vote for Dany to be the pre reviewer or anybody else with that much experience and a really good eye for design.
If this is not going to happen then that is to bad for Envato, and their Buyers and secondly for their Authors since they would gain only the faster review times. Which is like 1% of the benefit this would bring.