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CodingJack says

The only answer is to add Easter Eggs to work you do for people you don’t know. Make them expire at a later date, and then when the time comes, remove it yourself if you still have access to the site, or tell the client you need to “fix a bug”. It’s a crappy solution, but the only one that guarantees the client won’t get away with stealing your work.

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It’s possible authors could see lower sales for a short while. With the new header, if customers are spending time browsing other marketplaces out of curiosity, when they come back to their favorite marketplace, they’ll be spending less time shopping than they would have originally.

But I think any lost sales in the short-term will be made up in the long run, as introducing customers to new marketplaces will certainly help increase sales over time.

What matters most isn’t always what customers spend today. It’s what they spend over the course of their lifetime.

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After using the switcher for a few days, I think the most important tweak needs to be marketplace-specific branding. D.S.’s idea of coloring the menu bar is a great start, but I also think the welcome area needs to now say something very specific about the individual marketplace:

“Welcome to CodeCanyon: Your one stop shop for WordPress Plugins, PHP Scripts, ...”

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Personally I think the new header logos are a great idea. Over my time here I’ve had several occasions where I had to introduce someone to another Envato marketplace, so I think the new header will be great for promoting cross-marketplace sales.


Each marketplace should have a logo in the “welcome area” I think.. something that makes it feel like you’re on a new marketplace. Change the “Hello!” to the marketplace name would make a lot more sense. We’ve been looking at this home layout since the dawn time, I think it’s time to change it yes? The top menu change is really pointless.

Agree. A good chunk of top-left box doesn’t really add any value to the page unless you’re a new member. And we could probably send new members a “welcome” email with all that information instead.

One idea is to condense the top portion by 33% and then add another row to the recent items. With homepage exposure decreasing over time, seems like adding an additional row of 10 items would help a lot.

I’m also a big fan of this idea below :)

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CodingJack says

1&2 – Sopranos – Breaking Bad 3&4 The Wire – The Shield

First three are probably in my top 5. I tried to watch the Shield and although the writing and acting was top notch, I just couldn’t get past the whole shaky camera thing. I might give it another try though since it’s #1 on a lot of people’s lists.

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CodingJack says

Bug fixes probably don’t need much reviewing, but I think the review process is important to make sure pricing remains fair. For example, if all updates just got approved without review, authors could start adding a million features and even bundle in additional products without any price consideration.

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Haha it’s amazing what useless information our brains store. Starting watching some commercials and could remember almost all of them. Thanks for the share! :)

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I’m thankful for family, sports, and all the great people I’ve met here on Envato :)

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Do you limit your breaks to 15 minutes (or another set time) and find that helps? Or do you get back to work when you feel like it?

Usually depends if I find something worth watching on tv, but most of the time I don’t and just get back to work. But I don’t work with any restrictions, like “must work x straight hours”. I generally just let my brain tell me when it’s capable of functioning correctly and when it isn’t :D

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