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Bedros
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I just wanted to add to the “home page paranoia” that since the begining of August sales are very good a lot better then in July and I haven’t released anything new….

I think the “home page paranoia” is warranted considering we’ve been asking for better home page exposure for years, and then when the homepage is finally “enhanced” we get visible links which were important to exposure “hidden” in a dodgy drop down, which was not clearly labelled and without a hand cursor roll over. One click is better than two click, no hand cursor is bad for click rate – that’s logical.

Envato is a big company with 200 employees – do we not think they’d check this stuff before hand? do we honestly think their development team would launch an update without a hand cursor to 1000’s of world class front end developers? And all this on the back of news of scaling up the Elite program… whether intentional or not, Envato should play smarter than that.

Keep in mind Envato, we have an agreement when we sign up, we provide the stock, Envato provides the platform to sell on and you receive commission per sale. If we ask for improvements which are reasonable and requested by many and you change the platform to make it harder to get exposure – then you should expect a riot.

But I’m glad that you have now clearly labelled it as “All Categories” and added the hand cursor back – so we’re making progress. But it still doesn’t excuse why we should point out the obvious. Some of us will be watching closely to the next couple of updates, so please don’t let us down – afterall all we want is a better marketplace for the community. Play smart and build a sustainable ecosystem, because it will pay off in the long term.

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huykhong
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The Hero box is too big and annoying, really. If you are not new to the marketplace you will see it (personally, I) is very annoying, I have not take an eye on it for a very long time, it ’s better to be shown only for new or who are not logged in.

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liviu_cerchez
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I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

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digitalscience
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I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

Agreed, both search boxes have the same functionality so they’re just duplicates. The smaller one has limited space for filters, so since we now have a giant search bar, we could have better filtering. Since the marketplace library is huge, it would be a powerful tool to be able to search individual categories.

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VF
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I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

We authors on forum should grow up little bit. It is easy to guess why those 2 search boxes exist there:

1. Whenever a significant change happens, it is better to leave 2 – 3 obvious mistakes there. So that community will complain and then staff will gladly correct them to “Satisfy” the community. The community gets happy just with these pre-planned changes happen through after voice. Not sure if I am kidding :D

2. The real reason could be, to make sure all pages have search box on one fixed place so that buyers don’t lose their focus – by the moment they need to search.

Either #1 or #2 is true.

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nemanja_reMAKE
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I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

Agreed, both search boxes have the same functionality so they’re just duplicates. The smaller one has limited space for filters, so since we now have a giant search bar, we could have better filtering. Since the marketplace library is huge, it would be a powerful tool to be able to search individual categories.

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I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

1. Whenever a significant change happens, it is better to leave 2 – 3 obvious mistakes there. So that community will complain and then staff will gladly correct them to “Satisfy” the community. The community gets happy just with these pre-planned changes happen through after voice. Not sure if I am kidding :D

A very well known but still very useful trick from TV Commercials and Video Production Companys. The first to lern,when you start.

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Creattive
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I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

Agreed, both search boxes have the same functionality so they’re just duplicates. The smaller one has limited space for filters, so since we now have a giant search bar, we could have better filtering. Since the marketplace library is huge, it would be a powerful tool to be able to search individual categories.

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I like it, nice idea.

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boomopera
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I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

Agreed, both search boxes have the same functionality so they’re just duplicates. The smaller one has limited space for filters, so since we now have a giant search bar, we could have better filtering.

If we type the word “psd” or “photoshop” only.. and we sort the results by sales we get top selling WordPress and HTML themes.. but what if the user was specifically looking for psd or photoshop files?

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Yes it seems like an obvious logical way to search, but why it has not been implemented yet?

Maybe Envato wants buyers to filter after the initial search? If we think about this approach it does potentially showcase more unique items up in search, cause well, depending on how deep we want to search we can still do it if we are not happy with the results, so the giant search bar with no filters makes every buyer only scratch the surface lightly, engaging the general search first, with an option to dig deeper.

This does specifically apply to Audiojungle, so Im sorry for that.. why you may ask.

Im happy with search at the moment, cause unlike web themes, where you have something thats either black or white, eCommerce or a wedding theme, music genres bleed into each other and it is sometimes difficult, even for authors themselves to classify their products with justified precision. Something is pop, but not exactly rock, but who cares.. “maybe I’ll have that one actually”. – Are the words that I want to hear the most. And the general search for AJ like I described already works for us best. Lets not forget that in the end it is in fact a jungle. :)

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I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

Agreed, both search boxes have the same functionality so they’re just duplicates. The smaller one has limited space for filters, so since we now have a giant search bar, we could have better filtering.

If we type the word “psd” or “photoshop” only.. and we sort the results by sales we get top selling WordPress and HTML themes.. but what if the user was specifically looking for psd or photoshop files?

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Yes it seems like an obvious logical way to search, but why it has not been implemented yet?

Maybe Envato wants buyers to filter after the initial search? If we think about this approach it does potentially showcase more unique items up in search, cause well, depending on how deep we want to search we can still do it if we are not happy with the results, so the giant search bar with no filters makes every buyer only scratch the surface lightly, engaging the general search first, with an option to dig deeper.

This does specifically apply to Audiojungle, so Im sorry for that.. why you may ask.

Im happy with search at the moment, cause unlike web themes, where you have something thats either black or white, eCommerce or a wedding theme, music genres bleed into each other and it is sometimes difficult, even for authors themselves to classify their products with justified precision. Something is pop, but not exactly rock, but who cares.. “maybe I’ll have that one actually”. – Are the words that I want to hear the most. And the general search for AJ like I described already works for us best. Lets not forget that in the end it is in fact a jungle. :)

I agree what you say about audiojungle. Makes perfect sense. But definitely not applicable to themeforest for example. Its either WP or Joomla or Drupal etc..no doubt about it.

I don’t see why all marketplaces have to have the same search and functionality and categories even..They are so different like we just talked here..makes no sense at all someone ends up loosing if one tries to fit them all in the same thing.

For themeforest this approach with the categories in the search would make perfect sense.If you want you can always leave “all” so you dont get it filtered..

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