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webfector says

My newer products have installer APIs that monitor which versions are installed and when. I regularly update the files to CodeCanyon to meet new API requirements for the installation, as a counter measure against illegal copies.

I agree that it would be nice if Envato reported the usernames of these people. Though I don’t require purchase codes to use my products, I may be able to track down one individual through customer support tickets (those require purchase codes).

So yeah. +1!

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webfector says

I’ve lived in San Diego my whole life and it’s a nice place. Downsides are it’s a bit of a large city so can be crowded sometimes (of course LA people will laugh at this just like they laugh at our ‘traffic’), and of course cost of living. But it’s like a mini-America as far as culture. The beach communities have the so-cal beach culture you see in movies (surfers, blonde girls in bikinis, etc). Go inland five miles and you have typical suburban neighborhoods. Go inland 10 more miles and you get rural farming communities in the mountain foothills and everything that goes along with that (horses, farms, goats, acreage, cheaper real estate). Go 10 more miles inland and you have beautiful mountain communities that get snow occasionally in winter. Go 20 miles further inland and you are in desert with sand dunes and everything. So it’s pretty diverse. The further inland the cheaper it gets. People mostly love the weather, outdoor activities, most people who come for jobs end up staying. No humidity and excessive heat in the summer like Texas, and the south, etc.

Lots of my family moved up to northern California around Davis. There’s tons of small agricultural small town type of communities all up central California. Very affordable cost of living. Plus they live an hour from Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Sierra mountains, tons of stuff to do and no snow in winter.

Lots of fun little beach cities all along the coast of California too, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, etc… but can be expensive. But worth it!

I’ve been all over Arizona, lots of people from California end up moving there because cost of living is way cheaper, not as crowded, and it’s very pretty. Summers can be brutal in southern Arizona like Phoenix, but in the north part of the state it’s not too bad. Dry heat, some people like! Plus, Grand Canyon! Sedona, Flagstaff, Prescott, I’ll never get tired of Arizona it’s an amazing place.

Lots of people from California I’ve known also end up moving to Colorado. Cheaper cost of living, nice communities, and surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes you can find anywhere.

Can’t go wrong with west coast really though. Washington, Oregon, California – all great places and mild weather.

Wherever you end up, be prepared for lots of people absolutely falling in love with your British accent, Americans can’t get enough of that. :)

I second this opinion about Arizona. I’ve lived here since I was born! It’s an amazing place. I still have yet to visit all the cool features of this wonderful state. Summers can get hot indeed for the southern cities.

I personally favor the minor cities, those not too big but not too small (like Queen Creek, for example) because they are beautiful places to live: mountains, small populations, plenty of open land, etc. You’ll also find a lot of horses, zebras, donkeys and so on out in Queen Creek. :)

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webfector says

I use Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 for designing. In terms of developing, I use:

  • CoffeeCup Direct FTP
  • Sublime Text 2 & 3
  • Google Chrome (for debugging also)
  • GitHub for tracking issues and commits
  • Notepad++ for files that Sublime isn’t too good with
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webfector says

I had fun with this one. I kept the new website theme integrated, while at the same time including the stuff I needed and adding some color. My profile is now an amazing center for my current [and future] customers to locate stuff. No more boring text!

Before the profile makeover:

Before

After the profile makeover:

After

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webfector says

The longest I have had to wait for a ticket to be answered is about 8 hours… I always tweet to @envato_support – love the people there, so friendly.

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webfector says

I am not an author on GraphicRiver, but I am a frequent buyer, just like many others. I browse new items regularly (every few days) to look for some cool stuff that I might find useful.

- One of the most important things, in my opinion, is the thumbnail. That 80×80 pixel thumbnail is what I generally look at, and if it isn’t interesting to me, then subsequently I don’t look at the item.

- Next, the banner image that pops up when you mouse-over the thumbnail is what will really inspire me to view the product. Generally, a consumer will find many results for their search term, and won’t want to waste time loading each page and reviewing the item. Therefore, the consumer will want to see a preview of the product in this banner, along with some of your awesome features.

For the most part, it looks like you’ve been doing this.

I think you should note that your products are all Presentation Templates. This category is not too popular, and hardly any of the templates will get a sufficient amount of sales in a month. People searching for presentation templates are usually looking for a specific setup with specific features. Look at the most popular templates and compare them to yours. Do they have some gigantic feature that you do not?

That’s my advice, as a buyer. Hope it helps.

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webfector says



I use https://github.com/
Thanks for the super-fast reply. That means you are on a paid plan, right? They’re the only ones with private repositories.
Yes, I pay for private repos.

As GravityDept mentioned, you can use bitbucket, it supports free private repositories.

The reason I use GitHub even though I have to pay for it is because I find that it has a better interface.

I also use GitHub on a paid plan, as I feel it has the nicest interface. :)

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webfector says

But, what´s the point? I think Envato should delete that botton… its useless!!!

Allows you to keep updated with new items from multiple authors at once…. all in your home screen.

It’s not useless! :O

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webfector says

Yes I agree we should be able to update ourselves.

I ended up adding in an auto-update feature to my programs to get around this. The submission process is a pain, I should only need to re-upload the zip, not everything else.

Clients update heaps quicker now that the updater is built into my apps too, so that is nice.

You don’t have to update everything else. :) Just choose the new files from the drop down, leave everything else blank. It won’t change them. ;)

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webfector says

I’m pretty sure my updates never get “reviewed”, they just approve them.

I’ve never had an update rejected and I doubt they were tested.

Which is nice for me because the updates come out quicker, and I test everything.

It makes me curious – what’s the point in waiting for an update if it’s not looked at? I’d love to be able to instantly update my products.


The same here, I saw a lot of mistake that set zip file as thumbnail or preview showcase. My update always approved and sure that they don’t review update. My item was approved even its lack of document.

Yes! And it’s being such a pain right now to get this resolved. Taking too long to fix files. This happened right after I emailed all subscribed clients, too, notifying them of the update. :(

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