Why do some theme authors think they need to put real disturbing images of women in their theme previews? This happens a lot on ecommerce themes.
I like to show clients a few themes so they can choose one they like, but I have to exclude a lot of good themes lately, as images of scantily dressed people in odd poses, do not give a good impression.
This has been discussed on the forums before.http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/guys-stop-sexualizing-women-in-your-mockups/115051
Ultimately I think it comes down to some people thinking sex sells or, at the very least, get a buyers attention enough for them to take a look at the item preview.
That’s your opinion, marketing research proves otherwise
Not with proper people it doesn’t. Not when you’re dealing with an upmarket crockery shop, or an old estate agent or any of the well-dressed – middle age type persons my clients always seem to be.
I have had complaints. Many complaints.
- Exclusive Author
- Has been a member for 5-6 years
- Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
- Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
- Beta Tester
- Repeatedly helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
- Author had a Free File of the Month
- Bought between 50 and 99 items
- Referred between 10 and 49 users
authors could offer alternative safe for work previews. like keep the sexy but if someone wants there is and alternative version with landscapes and city views.