i use windows, and i made myself portable versions of each browser, with VMware ThinApp, and it works like a charm. that is just one method
let me tell you how a user with ie6 thinks:
i go to webpage to buy/read smtg webpage crashes my browser i blacklist that webpage i keep using ie6 and go hunt a dinosaur
so in the end you lose a client.
so, what you really are saying (if i understand correctly), that you have psd and someone should basically do all the work for cheap. problems: a wordpress template is not just design, is a lot of functions and extra stuff, the design is a small piece. i make a psd in 2 hrs, and code the wordpress theme for another 3 weeks to be functional. another thing. when you upload another person’s work, and the clients start flooding you for support, how will you help them? also if you know nothing about html/php/wordpress, how will you write a good documentation? these all gather up, and i doubt themeforest will even accept the template in the first place (documentation is a must), but even if it does, everyone will give you poor ratings because you cannot answer the clients questions. i am not against it of course, try it if you want but is a 90% lose situation as i see it. best thing is start learning some skills, make your own work, and you will win a lot more.
i cannot live without adobe, so no linux for me i may be wrong but i don’t see linux machines as potent designer workstations. i must mention that i work with both mac and pc (w7), and at work i have a linux machine and although there are a lot of super software like Komodo for coding, i hate the design software made for linux. for any editing there i use my notebook :DD personal opinion of course.
actually, i would recommend using joomla+wordpress+drupal+expressionengine, depending on the clients needs. here, wordpress sells best, but i had some cases in which other CMS ’ were better suited for the job. i think it is good to be flexible. all have their pro’s and limitations and i do not like these cms wars, because all have their niche in the “market” this is my 2 cents, if time is pressing, i would recommend first learn wp, then drupal, then joomla and lastly, other cmses you choose. these all are loaded with custom modules, and really sometimes it is only a matter of taste. if you wanna sell here and 1. wanna sell fast = wordpress, 2. do not like big competition: joomla/drupal
the thing is, normal users don’t give a damn about updating browsers, they sometimes don’t even know what an update is. heck, some don’t even know what a browser is, when i ask some clients who have problems with the site, what they use to surf the net they say google. and if the startpage of the browser is not google they are lost, and say the internet is gone. we must program for people like these, because these ignorants sometimes are full of $$$ and are the potential buyers for a lot of other people. we are all browser-aware tech people here, so it is normal we are frustrated. but as christopherjon says, the visitors don’t care about design. they only care to find the info/product they are looking for. when a site they find is broken they don’t blame their crappy browsers, they blame you and your webpage, and say you are unproffessional. i am still to upload my first web template here, but i usually take care of such things as graceful degradation, and there is an option for my buyers to activate an alert in case of old browsers, that says, to update it in order to have the full multimedia experience of the website. this is just my point of view, and in my experience, i had the most problems with very under-educated people, but they for some reason had the most money to spend too, and they didn’t care about my excuses for browsers, or anything else, they just want everything to “work”. so i try to make it work, even if the design is not top notch in terms of technology used. there are exceptions too of course, but we cannot change the way an user thinks. we can try though. but if we try to force it, the only ones to suffer the consequences are we ourselves.
if you are thinking about what sells best, here is a link http://audiojungle.net/category/music?sort_by=sales_count&type=files&page=1&categories=music hope it helps
i can only recommend, as they are very loveable beings, but remember: no matter how big your backyard is, or how small the dog is, you HAVE TO WALK it every day at least once. so if you are the lazy kind, betterget a cat or fish, or whatever. a dog in the house is like a new family member, only with very special needs. keep that in mind, and you will have a happy dog.
okay i have just sent an email to the author. i just wanted to know what the community says since i am new here, and do not know the drill yet. so in general, if a script is released with a GPL license, i am free to use it in my future themes, right?