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duotive says

@peerapong – the thread was not intented for your items or you as an author.it was a general problem. i see your point of view but what can i say to a customers who asks us why our theme is not HTML5 and another theme is ( that has the logo and no HTML5 is used )? i cannot say anything! I loose the sale and he gets it. See my point?

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duotive says
bitfade said
duotive said
Do authors have to? And should we allow them?
do buyers care ?
if it says html5 and validates, i don’t see where’s the problem.

So fake it? Let’s say i make a feature : BEST SEO OPTIMIZATION – first page on google in 2 days!! How can you test this?

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GravityDept says

HTML5 means HTML5 doctype.

It does not mean “I implemented every feature in the HTML5 spec.” No theme has or should have any reason for that. I’m updating an item with HTML5 doctype now, and will be promoting its use. No problem with that. No problem with using HTML5 ’s new elements, semantics, or APIs either.

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bitfade says
duotive said
So fake it? Let’s say i make a feature : BEST SEO OPTIMIZATION – first page on google in 2 days!! How can you test this?
i don’t get your point.
HTML5 is a spec not a feature, you’d only be lying if template would use malformed/deprecated tags.
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WpGirl says

Nice topic :)

me as buyer, honestly little attracted with these HTML5 logos BUT I always read the item description carefully and check the live version of the item. So if the item description said the template/theme is comes with fully HTML5 feature but I can’t find anything(HTML 5 features) on the live demo – i just close the browser and go to another files/items.

but i do agree with @duotive – we all know HTML5 have lots of awesome features, i think let’s hide the HTML5 logo if the theme/template do not use any HTML5 inside it, or if the template just comes with HTML5 validation – better to use “HTML VERSION ” text into the thumbnail and image preview, I think buyer has no reason to complaint that they think the item is WordPress version :)

but once again, i have no problem so far with templates/themes with HTML5 logo – ( note: i’m a buyer with coding knowledge, may different with another buyer that do not know anything about coding )

Cheers (sorry about my english) :P

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says
WpGirl said
Nice topic :)

me as buyer, honestly little attracted with these HTML5 logos BUT I always read the item description carefully and check the live version of the item. So if the item description said the template/theme is comes with fully HTML5 feature but I can’t find anything(HTML 5 features) on the live demo – i just close the browser and go to another files/items.

but i do agree with @duotive – we all know HTML5 have lots of awesome features, i think let’s hide the HTML5 logo if the theme/template do not use any HTML5 inside it, or if the template just comes with HTML5 validation – better to use “HTML VERSION ” text into the thumbnail and image preview, I think buyer has no reason to complaint that they think the item is WordPress version :)

but once again, i have no problem so far with templates/themes with HTML5 logo – ( note: i’m a buyer with coding knowledge, may different with another buyer that do not know anything about coding )

Cheers (sorry about my english) :P

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duotive says

@GravityDept and @bitfade – so the new HTML5 themes will have a doctype and that is it. No new syntactical features that really define the HTML5 . That is your decision and we have ours, i only tell you that is wrong.
@bitfade – everything here is viewed as a “feature” even google fonts integration so excuse the term.
@WpGirl – thank you for the buyer insight ! :)

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christopherjon says
Maybe they think saying its HTML5 will get them a couple extra sales.
Smart buyers should actually avoid HTML5 .

Sure, the features are cool but if delivering a website that is accessible to the greatest number of people is important, HTML5 and CSS3 should be avoided. True cross browser support should always be the first priority.

If you want a website that looks pretty but doesn’t work for everybody who visits your website then by all means go crazy with bleeding edge features.

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Biggish says
duotive said
So fake it? Let’s say i make a feature : BEST SEO OPTIMIZATION – first page on google in 2 days!! How can you test this?

Don’t get me wrong.. but I always wondered what is “seo optimization”.. you know.. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization by itself..

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pixelentity says
||+460208|duotive @bitfade – everything here is viewed as a “feature” even google fonts integration so excuse the term.
i didn’t explain myself: speaking of a template, googlefonts can be in there or not, same as canvas, audio or video tags.

HTML5 template means nothing functionally, it just validates against that spec and one could use HTML4 or XHTML prefix in the very same way.

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