121 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Contributed a free file of the month
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
rabidflash
says

Hi, I’ve recently bought an item from codecanyon.this is basically a html 5 and jQuery plugin.when I’ve downloaded the source files it contain only minified files.isn’t it compulsory for all codecanyon items to have uncompressed source files too? The author says that they’ve to protect the source ands that they can’t give the uncommitted files.is this in accordance with the policies?

Thanks

1405 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 200+ members
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
+9 more
Pricop
says

As far as I remember you must not encode the scripts you are selling, they must be visible, but compressed I think they are allowed since it’s html and js it doesn’t matter, you get the real code anyway, it’s just ‘compressed’, you can beautify them using the online tools that Google gives you as a result, so my answer guess is that they aren’t forced.

Compressed: the same thing as uncompressed, only that comments, some spaces, some uppercases, etc. are striped away.

All the best,

Alexandru P.

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

If you find it’s unusable then send a nice email to the seller asking for the correct source code, if that doesn’t work out then send in a support ticket and they can review the file.

IMHO the full item code should be provided, not just a minified/compressed-only format. Minified js with all those meaningless variables and stripped comments makes more difficult that necessary for a buyer to make changes to the script.

Best of luck!

179 posts
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Located in Australia
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+3 more
michaeldale
says

+1 to what dtbaker said. You should get the full source code with comments.

121 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Contributed a free file of the month
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
rabidflash
says

thanks dtbaker for the reply.that’s exactly what I’ve thought too.but the thing is this items is by an elite author and they explicitly told me that they are not going to supply the uncompressed source as they want want to protect it.I’ve contacted them again. If they still don’t give the full source I’ll contact the envato support

5492 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Located in Australia
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+5 more
Australia
says

@ dave , “send an email to the seller

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

@ dave , “send an email to the seller

blame the scotch

1405 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 200+ members
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
+9 more
Pricop
says

+1 to what dtbaker said. You should get the full source code with comments.

And how about if the author doesn’t uses comments ? You get the “full source code” anyway, as I said earlier -> beautify js and that’s it, you got the author’s version.

121 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Contributed a free file of the month
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
rabidflash
says


+1 to what dtbaker said. You should get the full source code with comments.
And how about if the author doesn’t uses comments ? You get the “full source code” anyway, as I said earlier -> beautify js and that’s it, you got the author’s version.

I remember while developing for activeden, it was compulsory to add comments, make meaningful variables and all those other things. If you don’t follow standards, your items used to get rejected. Infact, even on CC, my first item was soft rejected for not following some jQuery coding standards. We all know that we can use beautify JS to reveal the code which is the reason why I think it’s silly to compress/ minify the code.

614 posts
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
+11 more
Siddharth
Envato team
says

Yes, the unminified source should have been provided. Please open a support ticket to discuss this issue and please PM me the file in the meantime so I can figure out what’s going on.

by
by
by
by
by
by