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JeffreyWay says

I’ve been receiving a bunch of requests for an “accessories” category lately. Such a category would offer things like advanced contact forms, advanced menus, etc.

It’s an interesting idea, though I’m not sure that it’s a good idea to stray too far from our core offerings. Nonetheless, it’s something to discuss!

If we did implement such a category, the items would most likely be priced around $3 each.

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segen says

Personally it’s nothing interested to me as an author. I’d rather implement a cool form or advanced navigation in my template then sell it separately. Just my opinion.

If such category become alive maybe I’ll submit something but those accessories are not like flash files that You could easily implement in every design, or, are they?

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enhancedmedia says

I would have to agree, probably wouldn’t interest me as an author having such a category. I think also, if you have the ability and skill to make an advanced menu or contact form or whatever, then you would choose to incorporate it in a much grander and complete website template rather than just make that component.

I’m sure there will be many who disagree with that and from what you said, there is a lot of interest for such a category. I think that pricing is about right too if it were to come to fruition.

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JeffreyWay says

Good points. I tend to agree. Plus, it’s not too hard to find free source code around the web.

I’ve just received so many requests. So I thought I’d throw it out there for discussion.

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SiGa says

To me the idea doesn´t seem too bad. If someone just needs a special part he wouldn´t have to buy a whole template, though the rest of it would be great, too, of course…! ;-) And what if someone designed a great menu but the template gets rejected because of other reasons? He could then maybe sell the menu itself. But in comparison to a full website template the price seems to high for just a code+design snippet. Depends on the case, of course, but – 3$ for a contact form?

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Daan says

Agreed on top replies :)

But what about a new Envato marketplace for code snippets!? :D CodeDesert, Codesert, or whatever?

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AivahThemes says

I agree with SiGa

And daan’s Idea is also not bad!

@Daan – That’s a good Idea Envato can start a new marketplace of naming something like CodeDesert or something where few things like code snippets be sold like menus modified special custom jquery items php forms like contact form/ quick contact form/ tell a friend script with different features / But I think jeffrey is right its not too hard to find that in web now a days but implementing those snippets with special effects or so which is hard to find those on the web.

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JeffreyWay says

I like “SnippetFarm”. :)

But – I wouldn’t recommend such a marketplace to my boss. Why pay for a menu when you can just Google it?

But, it might be nice if Envato had a simple site dedicated to providing snippets.

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contempoinc says

I think its an interesting idea, but do agree its easy to find free source code for those types of things.

Plus I think at something like $3 per purchase the commission at 40% is a $1.20, which isn’t very appealing as it would require a ton of sales to make anything.

I like “SnippetFarm”. :)

It’s available: http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/registrar/search.asp?domainToCheck=snippetfarm&tld=.COM&checkAvail=1&ci=12014

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Daan says
I like “SnippetFarm”. :) But, it might be nice if Envato had a simple site dedicated to providing snippets.
I like that too ;)
I agree with you on the google thing, but indeed, some sort of site like that would be cool. However, who is going to provide them? :P
SNIPPETFARM FTW !

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