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animike says

It’s incredible how in a stock market nobody talks about the design. There are competitors sites that have based their fortune on an appealing design (and if you look at their sources you would like to kill yourself).

I talked about it, but I am probably too long winded for most people. The only thing some people respond to is…

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majd_abdul says

If you code “bad” (and let’s demonstrate this) you can’t be featured. If you design bad… nobody cares.

If you design bad your file wouldn’t be accepted to the marketplace in the first place… at least that’s what was supposed to be the main purpose of the last raise in file quality requirements; and since this is the thread’s topic we should focus on it and ask for another stricter raise in quality standards.

It’s not as hard as it sounds:

1. Implement the Theme Forest standards to all files from the Site Templates, Image Viewers, and Video/Music Players categories.

2. Implement the Graphic River standards to all files from the Menus, Animations, Preloaders, and Games.

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flashedge says

Flash is such a versatile tool that you cannot focus only on code and design, there is much more: innovation, performance, presentation, usability, features. Even if you excel in everything the risks of publishing a commercial failure are still high because the buyer does not find your work useful or too complicated.

An ugly flash file might be considered still interesting for its function as long it permits to be customized easily with graphics skins and other things. You can’t compare this marketplace to anything, it’s unique.

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pezflash says

An ugly flash file might be considered still interesting for its function as long it permits to be customized easily with graphics skins and other things. You can’t compare this marketplace to anything, it’s unique.

This same concept could be applied to TF templates. But there the visual requirements for the default file seems to be higher. I’m not disagreeing with your though, just pointing out AD is not the one mrkt. with this fact.

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Webmarbles says

It’s incredible how in a stock market nobody talks about the design. There are competitors sites that have based their fortune on an appealing design (and if you look at their sources you would like to kill yourself).

People buys what looks good, nobody can look at the code on the preview pages.

And let’s say that code and design are 50% & 50% important. Well, if the designers must learn as3, then the coders here MUST learn to design…

If you code “bad” (and let’s demonstrate this) you can’t be featured.

If you design bad… nobody cares.

Sad marketplace. On TF people get rejected also 10 times… some are never allowed to publish anything.

They don’t push you to make html5 or php6, they only care about overall quality… they reject you also if the file you upload doesn’t look good.

Hear hear :-)

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RimmonTrieu says

I think this thread is going nowhere and the fact that no one is actually listening, ie. keep comparing AD vs TF but never think through fully enough what AD is all about and then misleading everything with completely unrelated topic AS2 vs AS3 . Making false argument that AD favors AS3 regardless how bad the design is and AS3 is source of all problem: sell decline, customer complains, etc etc

For AS2 lover, the only place you don’t get promoted is birthday bundle which happens once a year and monthly featured item which a lot of AS3 author still have to fight for its place. Please get over yourself and move on.

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ParkerAndKent says

Amen :)

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animike says

Has anybody swiped up the name “AS2_Lover” yet? :)

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Aw_Shucks says

AS2 is poop. AS3 is soup. Which would you choose? :D hahaha. I’m just kidding. You’ll see more of this from now on.

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