Q: Selling 2 theme, same design, same category, but different colors

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DDStudios
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The thing is, this author is not reallyan author. He was paid by envato to submit Magento stuff when they launch the category.

I see it more like an Envato account .. so they can submit 2 item with the same design but just some CSS changes.

I remember Brandon did this with Atlantica too .. it was an hot topic at the time.

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The thing is, this author is not reallyan author. He was paid by envato to submit Magento stuff when they launch the category.

I see it more like an Envato account .. so they can submit 2 item with the same design but just some CSS changes.

I remember Brandon did this with Atlantica too .. it was an hot topic at the time.

I know

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  • I have never worked with magento so my comment shouldn’t be taken seriously *

It is possible that for a magento theme, even offering a dark and light category is such an heck of a job that it HAS to be included as two items?

Maybe?

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Magento is my domain, so I’m going to comment. The author in question is a competing marketplace for Magento themes that previously listed a large handful of items for the launch. Those items were removed in bulk about 3 days ago.

The two new items are identical, exception coloration. I think one should be removed, not because it is a cheap ploy but because I don’t want the Magento category to turn into the mess over in Wordpress where a theme needs 12 color variations, 55 slider options, and 250+ admin options to compete. These are trivial CSS changes but it creates a baseline requirement for themes that is unnecessary and unsustainable. If anybody wonders why themes get rejected, that’s why. You raised the bar without thinking if you should.

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If anybody wonders why themes get rejected, that’s why. You raised the bar without thinking if you should.

Oh yeah totally… All the top selling authors raising the bar should have not done so well and kept the standards low… so everyone could continue submitting mediocre themes. Sorry, I don’t really agree with what you’re saying…

I don’t want the Magento category to turn into the mess over in Wordpress where a theme needs 12 color variations, 55 slider options, and 250+ admin options to compete.

It sounds like you’re saying that you don’t want the bar to ever raise. What’s wrong with someone submitting a Magento theme with 10 color choices and beating out everyone for sales, and then you have it … the bar is raised. Why is this is a problem?

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@ themeblvd — You’re confusing features/options with quality.

What I see in Wordpress is 90% of authors dedicating time to custom sliders and color variations when they should be using that time to make better designs. That’s why everything is so homogenized and boring now = jQuery menus + Cu3er + three column footer. Again?

A few authors (who kill it in sales) are doing the opposite. Raise the bar with design. I welcome it. Changing colors isn’t design, leave that to executives playing designer.

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@ themeblvd — You’re confusing features/options with quality.

What I see in Wordpress is 90% of authors dedicating time to custom sliders and color variations when they should be using that time to make better designs. That’s why everything is so homogenized and boring now = jQuery menus + Cu3er + three column footer. Again?

A few authors (who kill it in sales) are doing the opposite. Raise the bar with design. I welcome it. Changing colors isn’t design, leave that to executives playing designer.

+1

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What I see in Wordpress is 90% of authors dedicating time to custom sliders and color variations when they should be using that time to make better designs. That’s why everything is so homogenized and boring now = jQuery menus + Cu3er + three column footer. Again? A few authors (who kill it in sales) are doing the opposite. Raise the bar with design. I welcome it. Changing colors isn’t design, leave that to executives playing designer.
Don’t know why, I love this quote :)
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ThemeBlvd
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@ themeblvd — You’re confusing features/options with quality.

What I see in Wordpress is 90% of authors dedicating time to custom sliders and color variations when they should be using that time to make better designs. That’s why everything is so homogenized and boring now = jQuery menus + Cu3er + three column footer. Again?

A few authors (who kill it in sales) are doing the opposite. Raise the bar with design. I welcome it. Changing colors isn’t design, leave that to executives playing designer.

Noone ever said that the design should suffer.. I’m not suggesting that we should pick a lot of features OR a good design?

But you are right about the fact that so many themes coming out are way too similar… and it gets kind of boring seeing the same design again and again… but I don’t think the answer to that is cutting back on features.

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@ themeblvd — You’re confusing features/options with quality.

What I see in Wordpress is 90% of authors dedicating time to custom sliders and color variations when they should be using that time to make better designs. That’s why everything is so homogenized and boring now = jQuery menus + Cu3er + three column footer. Again?

A few authors (who kill it in sales) are doing the opposite. Raise the bar with design. I welcome it. Changing colors isn’t design, leave that to executives playing designer.

Header + Nav + Slider + 3 Columns + Footer = More sales > Business! Period.

I noticed some great simple blog designs and they aren’t great sellers, corporate designs are the killers here. The latest theme from Simon Bouchard is remarkable and his sales aren’t that good.

The design should be high of course but there’s nothing wrong with the layout IMHO . It’s boring for you and for me but sadly that’s the business, if you don’t believe me see inFocus or Awake.

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