Time to shelve GR for a bit I think. Not such a bad thing, been meaning to get more into TF and I’ve started playing around with 3D a bit too.Anyone know what sort of timescales we might be looking at before this is sorted? Months?
Phil, it’s certainly better to go to TF for a while now. No “hard vector workerz” there (yet?). On second thought… probably they are going to dump entire Templatemonster portfolio there soon.
Vectorriver again. Seriously, guys… Not uploading to GR for a while.
Some sort of update notification feature is a must. Hell, every time I turn on my phone I get notifications from Android market that some apps have got updates, then one-click and it’s done. Very convenient, I wouldn’t bother to update anything otherwise. Same logic applies here, this feature is definitely relevant for GR and even more for TF. For GR – surely buyers would like to get new, improved version of an item (perhaps with additional content in case of library/pack items) for free, and for TF – some updates are vital for a proper functioning of a theme, you can literally see comment tabs flooded with “when update’s coming?” questions sometimes. Instead of this they could be just notified by email or via profile “Item [itename] is updated, [changelog]. You can re-download this item for free [link]”.
Installed, but I rarely have any comments!
I was thinking of:
PictureDune / ImageDune -> stock photos, non-editable vector clip-arts.
PrintSavanna -> print templates.
GraphicRiver -> graphic kits, illustration packs, customizable items....but then again, maybe I drank too much beer already.
I agree here 100%
It appears there are three different main ideas floating around here.
1. Separate Print or Vector into a different marketplace.
2. Take flat files and other similar resources that aren’t customizable and merge them with the photo stock site (which makes that market like other bulk stock sites +1)
3. Find a better way to resolve the issue here.
I’m still in the corner of item #2. I purchase items here that are customizable because I want to learn from them, get into the files and manipulate them and use them for my projects. I think that you have to keep customizable items together and on GraphicRiver. You can duplicate website PSDs over to here and in turn duplicate web elements, icons and other interface type items back over to ThemeForest as a specialized category.
Take flat files and move them over to PhotoDune and rename the marketplace before public launch to ImageDune or StockDune or something along those lines. Invite authors from 3DOcean to put up 3-D render files on isolated backgrounds and pull in the other isolated elements. Then change make it so the extended license is a royalty free license so we can make more money on these items.I think doing this will allow the prices on GraphicRiver to Increase and make sure that those items get the love they need. You then get your stock site for those authors and to draw a new sector of customers.
Great idea! Wholeheartedly concur!
Why they moved Dashboard to some blank space? It was useful before by overlaying over open windows as new layer. Also, is there really no zoom in Finder? That was the reason I upgraded to SL before.
With GR homepage speed those site templates will never get any exposure or sales. I as a buyer honestly wouldn’t even think about searching for site templates on GR (how am I supposed to know they are here and not on TF), while on TF some authors have got a nice set of PSD – HTML – WP versions of a theme on sale, I think this is a very healthy thing and caters to a wide range of potential buyers.
One more thing – GR and other marketplaces should seriously look into raising prices, I can’t figure why Flyer templates of comparable quality cost 4$ here on GR and 30$ elsewhere on the internet. Authors want to eat, too)
The question of what is left on GraphicRiver is also important. And on that note, we’ve long been thinking of moving “PSD Templates” from ThemeForest over here, it would seem to fit a lot better. But then some of our Icons – where they are vectors – would presumably need to go to a vector marketplace.
Please think of the buyers. They should be able to find what they need. If they need site template – they go to TF, if they need icons – they go to GR. Method by which those icons were drawn is irrelevant. And GR is the place for site elements, but not complete site templates.
It’s nice how Apple piles numerous “fixes” on the top of flawed ideology, instead of fixing the basics. Sorry, but this interface is far inferior to Windows 7 in terms of usability and efficiency. Someone tried those “innovative” fullscreen apps? Do they work? Not to mention that “innovative” icon drawer, which we had, since what, Windows 3.1?