God, the one. Where there is the one, there is the other, excluded, subjugated but still present.
Just what we need…more spam on the Interwebs.
status of this discussion:
This discussion is going to go round and round in circles. Clearly many people are unhappy with the new comment set up. Clearly many people like the new set up. The only logical way of solving this debate is for Envato to set up a poll and let the people decide.
...speaking of Envato, I’ve yet to see a response from an admin, did I miss something or have they yet to put in an appearance?
I’d like to see comments section back.
Three reasons for that:
1. Page that doesn’t show comments looks empty, abandoned, non popular = buyer looses interest
2. One click away = more time for a buyer to think if they need an item or not. Any book on e-commerce will tell you, the less clicks the buyer has to make to purchase the item the more odds are he will buy it.
3. If the buyer won’t see comments / popularity right away, the less the chance he will buy the file.Just my 0.2 common cents.
As a theme buyer and not a seller, I don’t identify with any of the points you make here. The only reason I check the comment section is to see if the theme has a lot of bugs and/or if I’m having trouble with a theme, to check whether someone else has already posted that problem.
Totally agree. The second thing I do on a theme page, after clicking ‘demo’ is to check out people’s response and see what the main bugs/issues with the theme are.
BRING BACK COMMENTS ON THE MAIN PAGE !!
@GhostPool: Thanks for pointing it out. It’s an awesome theme. Best of luck with the sales.
@Kailoon: The thing I like about Thesis is that it pretty much serves as a framework that you can easily build on. The default install of the theme, design wise, is fairly bare-bones but sophisticated enough to want to actually use it. But it’s all about the modular options, what you can add on and take away at the click of a button. I know many designers here put a lot of work into their admin panels and that’s a really good sign.
@Phoneix_Zero: Wow. Sounds amazing. I can’t wait to see it. If it lives up to your description then it could well be da bomb!
The trouble with many of the magazine themes out there is that they tend to be overly graphic and niche-tailored. That’s not a bad thing per se, but when you’re looking for a theme to do some minor mod work on then it makes it kind of tricky.
I find the themes I like the best on TF are those that are the most simple and functional by design. I like BigPicture (mentioned above by Phoenix Zero) for that very reason. Clearly it has been one of the best sellers here too, so it’s doing something right.
The ideal magazine theme for me, and obviously this is going to be hugely subjective and everyone will have their own personal preferences but it would include the following:
- light, clean, spacious design
- clear navigation throughout
- clear and consistant CSS link colors throughout
- decent font sizes for some serious reading!
- a top level featured post section
- below the features, a usual blog stream, intercut with ad space, and a ‘most talked about’ or ‘popular post’ section
- a sidebar capable of being split into two columns on demand
- an extended footer with 3 or four columns for links etc.
basically, I guess what I’m looking for is something like the smashingmagazine theme! I just love that design. It always makes me want to hang around and read more. Helps that they produce awesome content too.
Anyway, like I said, I told you this was going to be highly subjective.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with. Thanks for all your replies!
Is anyone working on any new magazine themes? There seems to be a helluva lot of portfolio themes in circulation right now, but few versatile magazine themes.
What I’d really love to see is something with the functionality and adaptability of the famous Thesis theme.
What do you think?