@KingDog, I’m not sure about tickets but I’m informed it has been organized by Helen Souness, “the new General Manager of the Envato Marketplaces”? It will be held at a bar called “the Loop” in Melbourne CBD
I just got the email from Helen, and Naysan about a Melbourne meetup happening on the 1st of Feb. Who here from Melbourne will be attending? Seems like a good opportunity for some local networking
@IOSHVA That is exactly the information I was looking for. Thank you. Thanks to the two others also for their input, much appreciated
I’ve been freelancing solidly for the past couple of years, and am wanting to get some tips on productivity from more experienced people.
My last project took me to hell and back, and I am now just recuperating. The main problem is doing the work to the clients satisfaction. Ultimately you can quote a certain amount of hours, based on what you think they want. But what if they want more than you expect?
My last project, I worked from draft images of the pages – followed them perfectly. However, after the client viewed them, they wanted to make changes regarding spacing. Because they didnt understand how to use a measurement of pixels to communicate the exact spacing they desired, it ended up meaning a few hours extra for each of the pages I worked on. I didn’t charge for this extra time, and am wondering if other designers do, and/or what is the process they take in dealing with this?
Also, if anyone has any other tips/tools good for efficiency, and productivity for freelancers.
I’ve arrived late(as usual) but I just wanted to put in my 3 cents worth. Ran a satellite/digital tv/tv antenna company before I learned to code and in my experience with hundreds and hundreds of different TV’s is that Samsung was most popular, easy to use, good overall quality, and they last. However, I recently upgraded and got a Samsung LED smart TV, and it’s great i love it. BUT I have to say that the LG & Sony LED TV ’s are not bad at all. I went in to buy only a Samsung, and it ended up being between a Samsung, Sony, and LG LED ’s.
If I hadn’t had such poor experiences with LG, and Sony TV’s, then I probably would’ve gone for the LG.
Hope you’re enjoying your new Samsung
Hi kathyras, you would definitely need to contact support:http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit
And the case the item is faulty(as you have described) you may be entitled to a refund:http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/256/55/can-i-get-a-refund-for-an-item-i-have-purchased
I’ve worked with opencart for the past 3 years. It’s a good system, robust, but of course it has it’s pros and cons.
The worst con is probably a huge lack of support. The team who maintain it are, in my opinion, 100% commercially-driven. And while opencart is free to use, when you run into trouble, you might find yourself ignored in the forums unless you are willing to cough up some dough. This sentiment is echoed throughout the forums, by many, if not most users of opencart.
The pros would be that opencart behaves in a similar way to what you have described you require, and it has a downloadable products feature. The cart is updated via ajax, so there are no redirects to cart pages, etc. It’s highly customizable, and has a great marketplace that has modifications, or extensions for anything you could possibly need that the system doesn’t already provide. It’s also quite easy to develop, and has a very manageable template system.
As for using opencart with WP, there are a couple of integration extensions I’ve found that allow you to pull your wordpress data into your opencart theme(a great example of the marketplace). Definitely check out the marketplace, and see what you find.
You just may be able to achieve most of your requirements without the help of a developer, so definitely have a look at opencart as a solution, and see if the shoe will fit.