Thanks for the great advice’s peoples. I really appreciate it
Thanks for replying! It’s truly great when someone respond/helps other peoples. That’s what makes a forum awesome after all. So once again, thanks for sharing your piece of advice or thought over this matter
I would like to ask, how do you guys come up with personal projects (PSD Designers etc.)? Whenever I tried to create something, my mind just goes blank. It as if in that very moment I do not know what the heck to create at all.
And this truly bothers me, since I do want to work/improve, but it just doesn’t work in some way….
Any tips on what have worked in your journey/projects?
Some other good habits would be:
- Set aside 15-20 minutes to sit and relax, enjoy the silent and just do nothing. - Open up word processor and write whatever that comes to mind for 10-15 minutes. ( Its a way to clear your mind until there is nothing else in your mind)
Other then that everyone pretty much said most of the valuable advice’s
The real question is was there ever Wordpress innovation to begin with?
Well if you take notice of certain word press themes 2-3 years back, some of them had their own originality, but in this time of age originality has been taken out of the context of creation. So at the current state that we’re at, is all about duplicating a theme and put it on the market.
From an outsider’s viewpoint (outside professional design because i am essentially a painter since 1970) i think there are basically 2 kinds of people, regardless of profession. The innovator and the applier.
The innovator does his art for the love of creativity, the high that comes from breaking new ground. They are usually passionately idealistic and innocent, often geniuses! Unfortunately the herd world of mass buyers is never ready for them. It wants what is familiar and comfortable, something already accepted somewhere else that seems to work. Enter the copiers who are driven more by the financial rewards for what they do. They are admired for their clever and ruthless reading of the market!I think it is just natural symbiosis. They need each other to keep the wheels turning.
That’s probably the hardest part when creating a theme, it’s not impossible, but the percentage is quite low.
Might be the reason why most theme creators are staying in the safe zone.
I am not a ThemeForest author but I do find it disappointing when I see the absolute lack of originality and creativity in the top selling themes. What they do have in common is potential for mass appeal and flexibility.
So, yes, creativity doesn’t get the financial recognition it deserves. But it’s slightly unfair to blame the buyers for it.Creativity is one of the numerous variables that play a part in the financial success of a theme. The ones on the top spend more time getting as many variables right as they possibly can. No wonder the equation is their favor.
That’s definitely correct. I believe the striking point would be to think of what business are looking for, and see how one can integrate a new way to make the business interact with the theme, while still maintain the originality hmm..
I think this is one of the main challenges when building a theme for sale here: striking that balance between innovation/uniqueness and mass-appeal/familiarity.
Indeed. Probably a process of asking questions over and over may solve the problem, but who knows…
But of course we can spend our whole time discussing this matter without reaching to a conclusion, while other authors creates themes and still manage to hit the bucket. So thanks for the replies everyone, gonna be doing some more research for theme creations etc.
And… we’ve reached the end of the internet. Originality has completely been stopped in every way shape and form. Suicide pact anyone? The way I look at it, if we’re still coming up with original designs for something as simple as a chair, and after thousands of years of chair designs, I think we can probably find few new things for WP.
Suicide pact XD . Interesting.
That’s definitely true, that no matter how limited things become, there will always be more possibilities. It just requires someone to think further..I guess.
Great point, Parallelus
Innovation cannot and never will be at it’s end It will most likely be harder to achieve but those who will try hard and make something amazing and unique will always get the recognition they deserve by other authors Clients will most likely not always be able to appreciate this.
This is what most new developer’s faces in some way…and I gotta agree with you there FinalDestiny.
I am glad to hear that digitalimpact, because as new authors come in (even though I am new myself, and I haven’t post anything) I plan on starting a team with someone else.
But when we started to discuss about wordpress, we were like…okay what there is to make? Since the market is so cluttered that you don’t even know what the heck to create any more…which is sad in some way