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I agree with the OP as well. Perhaps when the larger image shows on hover, there could be a small text somewhere if it is a psd/wordpress/html etc.

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Have you seen the sales of some of the admin themes? The highest two selling html templates are admin themes. Furthermore, assuming I didnt miscount, 8 of the highest selling html templates on the first page of “top sellers” are admin themes.

The freemarket rules on this website, and judging by the sales of admin themes, this is obviously something that is desired by many buyers. I dont see any motivation yet for people to stop making admin themes. If I look to see what templates are selling best and see admin templates are, why wouldnt I try to cater to that niche of buyers?

Furthermore, its not as if other themes are lacking, this site IMO , is filled with quality templates.

“Basically admin themes drops quality of theme forest so please STOP ADMIN THEMES “

How do they drop the quality? Great design is great design.

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Drew

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Hi Bryan,

I believe this would full under the Misc. category as this is where the MySpace section is located :)

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Just to give my two cents that no one asked for in this debate :)

I think any developer that uses JS should have it degrade gracefully. Its not hard and doesnt take much time if you plan it out. In addition, I think code should also meet web standards (except in cases where css3 features or the like are used to enhance the theme). This site sells premium templates, not free themes. Premium templates means premium and quality code to me.

The 5% that don’t have JS either available to them or turned on are not the crowd I want to market to. Plus, they do have JS available to them. They can go upgrade their browser or system like the rest of the world.

I really disagree with this. There are a lot of web savvy users that surf with JS off and could be looking for a nice theme for their web site. They will expect it to work without JS. You may not want to cater to them, but that 5 percent is still millions and millions of users you are turning away.

At the very least, I think the customer has the right to know before the purchase if the site wont function with JS disabled. If they arent very web savvy, shouldnt developers be up front with them and tell them it wont work how they expect without JS?

Just my opinion :)

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Congrats Jen! Thats fantastic news :)

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I was wondering about that and its nice to know the answer. Great job and much thanks TF staff :)

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yea i’ve since fixed it :)

I jsut have one problem now.. well probably more , but one I see here is that

http://thehomeinspectorwebsite.com/new

in IE the blog button is under one of the divs, i want it to be on top, i tried playing with z index’s but didnt help , only made a difference in dreamweaver

Do both the elements you are trying to adjust the z-index on have a set position property, i.e., position:relative or absolute? If not, you need to add a position property to them as z-index will not work on static positioning. So you will most likely need to add position:relative; absolute will work as well if that will give you the effect needed. Thanks to Chris Coyier of CSS -Tricks for that tip in a recent screencast.

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Drew

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Looks like I’m on my own here but I actually prefer your first to your second. Also, I don’t think it is as bad as some are making it out to be.

With a few small changes there is no reason why this template shouldn’t be approved.

If you’re interested in my opinion/ideas then shoot me a message through my ThemeForest contact form… I’ll be happy to help :)
Hi JJenZz,

Thanks for your reply, its encouraging to know someone out there doesnt think it is that bad :)

Anyway, I will take you up on your offer for some advice and opinions. Will be in touch with you shortly, thanks for your kindness and willingness to help.

Best Regards,

Drew

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well at least you take the advice well :)

Keep it up, and you will def be able to have some great work to show for it !

The second theme is already looking alot better, because sometimes less is more !

just keep it simple and find some sites you really like that are simple and see why they are soo great
Thanks a lot for your encouragment! I absolutely love this community as I know I can expect honesty and real advice from my peers. I am working really hard as you can see in keeping my themes more simple and clean. :)

Again thanks to all,

Drew

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Just a note to TF staff, the preview button is misspelled, at least on the wordpress upload section.

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