I am looking for a good Designer to partner with and make some awesome WP themes.
I am an experienced Developer looking to build a sustainable business here of TF.
This would be a full (50:50) partnership where both partners get equal benefits and of course carry equal responsibility. There is a lot more to a successful business then just designing something in PS and then code it so there more then enough of responsibility/work to go around and we will work towards building a successful theme business.
What can I offer?
We won’t be making omnipotent themes “including” 10.000+ fonts, 100.000 styling options and 1.000.000 color options, but just well designed and executed themes. And why design theme options pages with 100’s of options when you can take advantage of the WP API and use things like the WordPress Theme Customizer?
That’s it for now, for all other questions/discussions I am available at: primoz(dot)svent(at)siol(dot)net, so don’t hesitate to contact me and you can also include a link to your work.
I am a positive thinker and I am 100% sure I can find at least one like minded person here to team up with me!
P.S. I would really prefer someone from the EU, I guess that could simplify some business matter, if choose to further formalize the biz. In fact geographical location of the partner ordered by preference: Slovenia (pozdravljen!), EU, rest of Europe, World.
Thanks for listening!
Search the forum for “style.css missing”, there are tons of threads like this, as it is a common user error.
Only Envato has the means to consistently communicate to buyers as to what they are actually buying.
I guess there is a lot of ways that could be accomplished but they have to try what would work best. I guess there could be something in the header of item detail page describing what the item is (HTML/CSS – only html and css files are included, WordPress Theme – the theme work only with WP…).
Or maybe a more detailed description of the purchased item during 1st checkout?
Also I think no one can blame buyers trying to save a buck by buying site templates at 1/3 the price of a WordPress theme, and then trying to install the template as a WordPress theme .
What exactly does “Layered PNG ” in the “Files included” section mean? Is that just the theme banner PNG , or does it mean something else?
Sitck with it. Apple will fix it!
On the other hand as far as I can see Apple does have newer satellite images (at least the maps I viewed). Maybe there is an iSatellite in orbit .
I like the theme because minimalistic is my thing to and I think this is more aesthetically pleasing then quite a few of the items on the marketplace (even some of the top-sellers).
But when you are making a minimalistic design there is always the risk of being to generic (as is the case here). We have a slider / 3 column layout, one highlight color (orange is very common to) and a “different” font, which is a common practice for minimalistic design to.
In an other thread there was a discussion about the main criteria for an item to be accepted and it kinda fell onto two criteria: excellent design / average functionalities OR average design / excellent functionalities. But going thru the marketplace you can also find some themes – even top selling ones – that don’t meet any of the two criteria (at least in my opinion) but they do provide something else – uniqueness or better put a unique user experience. So I guess that is a pretty BIG criteria for your item being excepted.
So @lspoor I suggest you either try to come up with something different for the homepage (try something else then a slider – 3 columns approach), or maybe you can do something with the menu, maybe you can “go crazy” with the font, choose another highlight color… I think there a lot of options here.
I am 100% sure that if you make some tweak, to make it “your own” (as it was mentioned before), you’ll get approved in no time (providing the theme is coded well to :)).
greenshady saidOften used post types can be ‘standartized’, but the fields which go with those types – not. You cannot cover all the fields that MIGHT be needed for a custom theme. What then? Should I hack plugins source code trying to extend it? Or should I use another plugin to add some custom meta boxes? Maybe I should code them myself? And what about removal of those fields? Again, that would create even bigger mess.
Why would you not include meta fields? I’m thinking “date” and “URL” are definitely fields that are needed for portfolios. I honestly haven’t done too much work in this space though.
I guess the “standard” plugin should be extensible. A base meta field set can and should exist as @greenshady said an URL and date are more or less common.
Then if an author needs to add custom fields he can do that via the action system?
BTW as I am only starting with theme development (although I am a “seasoned” developer) so I guess am some sort of a “clean slate” and I was totally excited with the mentioned CPT thread and I totally welcome and support this movement!
@greenshady if you post the github link once you setup this plugin I would be more then glad to help if I can!