@aligatorstudio I understand your concerns but buyers decide what sells and what not, unfortunately. Give people what they ask for.
Like mentioned earlier. Authors + Envato = The guilty party.
Authors (in the early days) building mega-themes to say “Hey look at this size of ours…”, buyers lapped it up. Envato did not change the pricing structure. Mr buyer sniffs at more standard themes in the same price bracket, and expects 300+ homepages for $50 there on in. There’s the cycle.
Like I said a few times before. You buy six eggs, it costs X amount. You buy 12 eggs (an analogy of mega-themes) you pay X amount more. How simple can the math be?????
50% of your time is spent for building 10+ demos. This will go until clients start seeing things differently.
There’s around 3 of these 10+ demo themes in the top sellers currently created by one team (who from doing a little groundwork) have a team of around 10 people. So knocking these 10, 20+ theme demos is a walk in the park for those guys.
Would it not benefit them more to have their themes priced much higher? They have more wages to pay? This would then benefit us authors also creating smaller themes in a lower priced bracket.
But, hey, this whole thread is a lost cause, because nothing will ever change.
Interestingly, the HTML version sells well, WordPress no.
Because the marketplace is saturated with these god-awful monster themes. Which a WP buyer now accepts/expects as standard.
It would’ve created a true race to the bottom which would’ve been more prominent than the current one.
Like the ‘40 page Demos out-of-the-box, that look exactly like our last theme, just with different pictures, with little animations that tell you how many cups of coffee we’ve had this week (who gives a [profanity])’. Are you referring to those?
Have watched it about 6 times now. Still cheers me up. One of the funniest videos I’ve watched in a long time.
As much as the guys here have told you about colors that isn’t the only issue. The design is very generic and based on a simple bootstrap theme which will not be accepted on the marketplace.
I was just focusing on the colours initially. But, yeah, the overall aesthetic is lacking.
You should look at finding colour schemes that work together much better than you currently have.
There’s nothing wrong in using vibrant colours, but they do not work together currently, and look more garish, than vibrant.
Here’s another great place to look for improved colour schemes -https://color.adobe.com/explore/most-popular/?time=all