In my opinion, the new colour scheme is not about being practical, or what looks the best, or listening to authors opinions.. the new colour scheme is about merging the look and feel of Envato Market and Envato Studio so they look similar and there is consistency, which is why it seems poorly executed, because the minimal feel of Envato Studio just doesn’t work with Envato Market. This change obviously comes from higher up in Envato management, because it’s about merging brands, and not necessarily make things look better. Compare Envato Studio design and this new look, and you will see why it looks this way now.
I think with the whole “who is the seller” debate and this bright background change, Envato is trying to blind us from the truth
But seriously, can we adjust the contrast? The grey background worked nicely because it made our custom artwork stand out, now we can’t use white as much and have to make everything darker.
Congrats Tam! That’s impressive
The main unresolved issue is of all past sales up until January 1st 2015. Which has big consequences on VAT and income taxes declared by almost all authors. But if you think about it, if Envato is definitely liable for VAT from 1st of Jan, surely that is just further proof (not that any more was needed) they should have been dealing with VAT all along?
I think that is the general consensus with most authors here. Also if the big earners here thought they might be liable for past VAT then we would expect them to be very vocal here, yet most have remained quiet. I guess because most have consulted their accountants / advisors and come to the same conclusion that Envato has always been the seller.
Love baba is back.. I think the current spam protection system just doesn’t work, something needs to be done! We also had passport guy over the weekend, they just won’t quit!
Well, while I mostly agree, there’s also another part – the new authors who get rejected and ask for a feedback, they wouldn’t be happy to get abandoned and if I was a newbie only making my first steps towards becoming a TF author, I’d be really frustrated to see there’s no chance to get a feedback from community.
And also, it’s clear that something should be done about those “love baba” solutions.
But then there is nothing stopping “love baba” from signing up as an author and continue to spam
Lol. Envato Support is already taking 5-7 days to reply. Imagine what would happen if non authors and non buyers send emails to them, how much days it will them to get a reply?
True but non-authors and non-buyers are a small section of users, they have neither contributed anything to the market or are spending money, so it wouldn’t matter I don’t think if they have to wait longer to get a reply.