2322 posts
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Referred between 100 and 199 users
+1 more
CreativeMilk says

A while back, one of the reviewers opend a thread here, which stated that the files should work with out Javascript, and that an site wont be approven if it does not work without Javascript. I see some new sites which wont work without Javascript, so whats the deal with this?

Must a site work with out Javascript or not?

1950 posts Do the Needful
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 100 000 and 250 000 dollars
  • United States
  • Has attended an Envato Live event
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Contributed a Blog Post
  • Beta Tester
+6 more
JamiGibbs says

A while back, one of the reviewers opend a thread here, which stated that the files should work with out Javascript, and that an site wont be approven if it does not work without Javascript. I see some new sites which wont work without Javascript, so whats the deal with this? Must a site work with out Javascript or not?

It seems like a few of these are sneaking by lately. Maybe they’re just mesmerized by the “originality” and forgetting to check those basic things.

590 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 100 000 and 250 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Referred between 50 and 99 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
CodeSwift says

Well, I think it’s better for your buyers and sales and you should make your templates always to work without javascript.

Also I think TF should only approve templates when the main structure is working without javascript when it’s not nessesary that javascript is used. Because you can’t get Creative Zodiac to work without javascript I think ;-)

1383 posts
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Serbia
wpCanyonThemes says

Yeah, few days ago i noticed that too and posted a topic on the forum, but didn’t catch on so i didn’t get my answer :)

2322 posts
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Referred between 100 and 199 users
+1 more
CreativeMilk says

Yeah, few days ago i noticed that too and posted a topic on the forum, but didn’t catch on so i didn’t get my answer :)

hmmm i didn’t see that topic…........i think

15 posts
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Philippines
  • Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
solwyvern says

From what I understood from the previous threads regarding this issue, I’m pretty sure that it’s fine with or without javascript as long as the site doesn’t look broken without javascript and none of the major functionality of the theme is lost.

Besides, it’s always a good idea to have themes with javascript fallback functionality anyways.

Edit: For your reference http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/authors-javascript-fallback-functionality/29053

:D

1383 posts
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Serbia
wpCanyonThemes says

@solwyvern – The template i noticed actually is messed up without JS. The pictures from the slider cover up half of the page. And it’s not only without JS, before jQuery kicks in that issue is there.

60 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • United States
Potshot says

I guess the reviewers let a few slip through occasionally. But obviously something like a slider won’t work to well without javascript (unless you want to get messy and make a CSS one).

1383 posts
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Serbia
wpCanyonThemes says

Yeah, but you can make the slider not mess up 50% of the content if JS is turned off :)

2032 posts
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • United States
Landonw says

Like hiding overflow.

by
by
by
by
by
by