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digitalscience says

1. With the current dropdown there are two steps : Click on the dropdown and click on an item in the list; while there is only one step in the category buttons to show the items. Why do we need to double the steps ?

+1 Not to mention the button only says “All” no mention of what it’s for, it’s also greyed out.. and has no mouse over hand cursor… so it definitely will not attract attention.

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digitalscience says

I think the job here is to improve things if envato staff is being alerted sales from authors has stopped they need to do something since they also get money with new/small authors.

I think they prefer to focus on the popular items, they want to get Power Elites to outer space – if they do, they’ll be world famous for internet start-ups. If they make it a more fair and competitive environment, they’ll achieve those goals slower. This is their 2020 vision. – it’s obvious now. This is why they’re creating those Steve Jobs type videos, Envato is thinking very big. This is not a visual refresh, it’s tweaking the site to speed up the progress of the Elite progam.

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digitalscience says

Hours has passed away since envato made this mess and still no sales, coincidence or not my sales has stopped since this ‘brilliant’ idea from envato came out. Everything was fine with old homepage now no sales I am worried since this is my work for living. Other authors have mentioned their sales has stopped too. Coincidence???

I don’t think it’s a coincidence… even without seeing sales stats – it’s logical that if visible links are removed to where your items can be found – like a category section, then you’ll get a drop in exposure / sales.

That category drop down doesn’t even have a “mouse over” hand cursor.. like the other buttons do on Google Chrome – it appears disabled on first glance, even the faded grey look, makes it look disabled – that’s definitely going to decrease click rate!

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digitalscience says

Well U-Design is about to get a load more sales if the suggested search is “responsive wordpress”

That’s the idea I think, but I guess what else would you put? I think it was like that before actually so that’s just one of those things!

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digitalscience says

I’m noticing a slow down in sales, no sales in 11 hours – which is unusual considering the day before this “visual refresh” was my second best sales day of the month.

Envato – you can’t hide the category visible links, and the new category drop down isn’t noticeable – it ’s just a little block that says “All” and is greyed out – it actually looks like a disabled button – that doesn’t mean anything at a quick glance! Remember people are drawn to things they can see with their eyes, they don’t want to have to click to see things – they’ll move on and click something else and leave the home page.

Some of us are competing in particular categories.. not in the “All section” or “Most Popular Items” with the top guys – you’ve just dropped a huge amount of exposure to individual categories.. or is that the idea, you want to send the top guys to outer space? You’re killing it here for the majority of authors – and this is coming from your first Elite author.

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digitalscience says

Post marketplace redesign depression..

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digitalscience says

Suggestion: there needs to be more focus on Categories in the search area to help users narrow down the search. Also the word “more” should be clickable and link to the category page.

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Where is the section to see new files from authors you follow? Has that been scrapped??? I see there is a button to follow an author on featured section, so it must have some sort of purpose. But I think the follow author section was a good idea.. it was just implemented poorly before.. so what’s the deal now, has Envato decided to remove it now completely from the home page??
“Just for you” is that section. Same “new items from authors you follow” content, different layout, we hide it completely if it’s empty.

Ah I see it now! Ok so now the new items section is pushed even further down the page. The new items section updates more frequently than the follow section, so it should be above in my opinion.

I just want to stress that what’ve been asking for for years is more homepage exposure to new files, that was a priority improvement request.. so I’m not sure why the new files section has been pushed even further down the page, also minus visible category links.. over all the whole new items section is less prominent, so it’s another step backwards in my opinion.

Keep in mind if you’re a new author, with no previous files, no followers,.. the new items section is extremely important to be discovered, and with shorter and shorter exposure times, the new items section needs to be the first thing buyers see when they refresh the page.

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digitalscience says

Where is the section to see new files from authors you follow? Has that been scrapped??? I see there is a button to follow an author on featured section, so it must have some sort of purpose.

But I think the follow author section was a good idea.. it was just implemented poorly before.. so what’s the deal now, has Envato decided to remove it now completely from the home page??

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digitalscience says

Anyone find it kinda strange how in one day, they change the home page to have less focus on finding new files, but now have more focus on top sellers, and then in another thread talk about sending Power Elites into outer space after customers have spent 25 million dollars on their items. Envato management needs to get their head out of the clouds and the distant future, and focus on the present – 2014, and listen to the community, feet on the ground and look at the foundation of the site.. Can you ask yourself if this is a cutting edge marketplace design, that is sustainable for the next few years??

If the visual refresh was a good design, you would have very few negative responses – so if the majority don’t like it, then you’re doing something wrong – clearly. And honestly none of these new features anyone wanted in the first place, so why on earth were they implemented – is this not a community driven site, that is shaped around the communities needs? Or is this just some elaborate platform to send a few Envato millionaires into low gravity orbit :D

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