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Kiss_Collective
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You see, simplicity, elegance, usability are the three key ingredients to a successful template design here on ThemeForest.

Oh, so you don’t agree?

Ok fine.

Let’s take WordPress themes as an example. Here are the top five selling themes of all time:

1. Twicet Business & Portfolio – Wordpress – 5 in 1

2. BigFeature – Wordpress Theme

3. Cubit 6 in 1- Business & Portfolio Theme

4. Display 3 in 1 – Business & Portfolio Wordpress

5. Convergence – Community WordPress Theme

So this is a reminder to all those people busy designing fancy, graphic-heavy, eye-candy themes with a gazillion options, keep it simple stupid! FTW!

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Kiss_Collective
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Btw, for anyone that’s not heard of the KISS principle, here’s a brief explanation.

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Reconcept
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No reactions?

Useful buyer insight. Thanks!

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Ivor
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Awesome tips! I love simplicity :) and you’ll note that with my latest creation for ThemeForest Meedoo

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bitpub
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Awesome tips! I love simplicity :) and you’ll note that with my latest creation for ThemeForest Meedoo

Looking real good. Haven’t seen it here on the market. When are you going to launch it?

KISS style designs have their place but they are not always the answer.

In my latest CV template I went in a different direction than what everyone else was doing and tried to keep it as simple, clean and streamlined as possible :)

But who knows what I’ll do with the next; variety is the key to balance

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luckykind
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While simplicity done right is nice, Not everyone here designs to feed the sheep… :D

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CallMePaul
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Absolutely, that’s the key. And the most hard part for me is achieving complex things in a KISS way. I guess that is a goal I have with everything I do.

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Ivor
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Awesome tips! I love simplicity :) and you’ll note that with my latest creation for ThemeForest Meedoo

Looking real good. Haven’t seen it here on the market. When are you going to launch it?

I like to keep it simple too. In my latest CV template I went in a different direction than what everyone else was doing and tried to keep it as simple, clean ans streamlined as possible :)

I haven’t finished the template :) is a 10+ pages HTML template then WordPress ;) and thanks a lot!

Not everyone here designs to feed the sheep…

:D that make me laugh, you’re so right

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bitpub
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Awesome tips! I love simplicity :) and you’ll note that with my latest creation for ThemeForest Meedoo

Looking real good. Haven’t seen it here on the market. When are you going to launch it?

I like to keep it simple too. In my latest CV template I went in a different direction than what everyone else was doing and tried to keep it as simple, clean ans streamlined as possible :)

I haven’t finished the template :) is a 10+ pages HTML template then WordPress ;) and thanks a lot!

Can’t wait! I still can’t get over how good that shade of black and blue go togheter. Wish I thought of that first haha :d

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DDStudios
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I have a hard time designing simple stuff and my “graphic-heavy” stuff sell pretty well anyway so I think it’s ok for me.

But I do have a simple portfolio coming up :)

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