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cyberzorro says

Hi there!

I’m a big fan of this community and I also have bought some templates in the past (during the flash-era I must admit..). Now there are new times, flash is dead and responsive html5 templates are the thing. I browse through new html5 and WP-templates on themeforest almost every day and most of the time I’m not amused at all. During the flash -era you could really find some great, unique and creative web design on activeden. Why don’t I find this creativity here on themeforest? Is it more difficult to make good web design with html5 /css3 then with flash technique? I’m a photographer and my present website is in flash, since more then a year I’m trying to find a responsive html5 template to showcase my portfolio. It’s impossible.. One question I’m asking myself over and over again, why must every template use Lightbox? A window popping up in the middle of the screen and destroying the whole design? This does not look professional at all. To all of you creative web designers out there – DON’T INTEGREATE LIGHTBOX IN YOUR WEB DESIGN when trying to make a photography portfolio. It’s most boring and ugly invention since the computer was invented some 30 years ago! Why not try to integrate a nice responsive thumbnail gallery (Royal Slider, javascript etc.) in the design for once, no f-n pop-up window! I would gladly pay some 100-200 USD or even more for a creative responsive html5-template (NOT WORDPRESS!!) and I don’t think I’m alone. I am sure there are many frustrated photographers out there trying to find a great template to showcase there work, but there isn’t any to be found right now on themeforest! And you are supposed to be the best! The money I’m willing to spend is not enough to have a unique template made for me, I’m well aware of that. But hey guys, for you I think this should be a good deal. I recently browsed the new website of group94, a great belgian web design company that used to be world leading in creating great flash sites for photographers. They also switched to html5-technique recently and I found a really smooth and creative website in their portfolio (www.yangrutherford.com). I know it’s not a photographers portfolio but anyway. This site has class! Check it out and get inspired!

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ThomGeskin says
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Hi cyberzorro, your valuable feedback is immensely appreciated, thank you. Since you’ve already replicated your post in Photography Theme Advice from a Photographer, I’ve locked this one to better organize the forums and keep all relevant feedback/interaction in one place. Cheers.

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