Am i the only one who finds this thread confusing?
We have coded multiple files for authors on here from PSD to HMTL and WP. I think partnerships are a great way to go especially combining each others’ skills.
That said – we would never partner with someone who doe snot already have approved PSDs or at least files up to the par. We have made recommendations to PSDs around functionality but never for core design.
If we had to do that then why would we not just do it ourselves and keep 100% profit?
I do not get what anyone would get out a partnership like that? Charlie4282 is right in a partnership the ‘designer’ is responsible for the finished product for the coder to bring to life.
@surroundsound we are always open to partnership ideas ( can link our other profile with examples potentially) but I do not understand what you are offering?
For what its worth to answer @fillerspace we agreed 65/35 as we had to write all the code, documentation and support the files going forward. Yes the designs are the key (hence why they need to be completed by the designer themselves to make their role in a partnership worthwhile), but as you rightfully pointed out – the income comes form the coded versions and the work involved goes on over time whereas when the design is done its done.
@Cara_design thanks for the info. I prefer to code rather than design, so I’d look to partner with a designer, but giving a percentage of all sales seems expensive, considering the top PHD of all time has only sold $9000. Are there designers who would agree to a percentage until a certain amount is paid? If not, it would make more sense to just hire a designer to make a design for a flat fee where I retain the rights, and then I could code it and keep all the revenue.
There is No guarantee it’ll get through the HTML or WordPress stage. You should really look at getting it approved as a psd
@Fillerspace – I guess it totally comes down to the author in question. We know many PSD authors who are happy to just sell the rights to their file (for anything from 1 -5 K) and then we can code whatever we want for 100% profit.
Its an easy sell – they get the money instantly and they do not have much part to play going forward anyway so they can focus on designing something new