Definitely good advice, Dan – agree… I’ve just been using DW daily for over a decade so it’s “how I do the internet”... but it’s not usable with wp/joomla and new design standards, so I do need to get up to speed on coding in different ways.
It’s surprising to me re “no tables”, for new standards, since that’s how I’ve designed all my sites, w/nested tables, for so many years… but that seems to be the direction things are going in. It would be good to know what you all Do use to design templates in, eg surely you don’t code them with notepad and then preview in the browser…(btw that’s how I learned, back in the 90s, I’m an old timer, pro internet dev guy)... what am i missing…?
And right epicura re other buyers, most people if they’re regular internet entrepreneurs who buy templates for our sites, we buy them from template sites that have been around for years, and are used to opening them up in DW to modify them…. so speaking for all us thousands of DW users who buy templates, if we bought a template here, loaded it up, saw it look like spaghetti in DW, most of them would likely just not buy again, and nobody would know why… voice o the customer..
If I google “website templates” and buy from those folks (I have), they all show up fine in DW.
Thanks, interesting perspectives. I’ve been online fulltime since 1998, designed hundreds of webpages and over 70 sites, using Dreamweaver for all my site designs…. not sure what you guys all design/code in? Yeah ok you’re hardcore “I design all my sites by hand in notepad.exe html” lol
Well thanks for letting me know, I appreciate it. I’m one of the more experienced internet entrepreneurs around… from what I know, most of us who code websites use DW as the main app. And yes it’s an html template, not wp theme, right re wp/joomla templates aren’t really modifiable in DW very well.
I need things to be modifiable in DW because I do a lot of custom flash coding, and using components from FD etc, plus my own css/tables that I use for making mods.
I guess I’ll have to keep buying my templates elsewhere, if the ones here don’t show up properly in DW. I spend 10k+/year on this kind of stuff.
I just bought a template in the “HTML templates” category and am having the same problem this user is having with his template (diff. template, same problem): http://themeforest.net/item/blue-business-business-theme-5-color-schemes/59734
Namely, when I open it in any version of DW (cs4 or earlier), it looks more like a wordpress theme source and doesn’t have tables aligned or defined in a way that shows up and is editable in DW. What’s up?
Aren’t the templates in “HTML Templates” category ones that show up like the preview looks when opened in Dreamweaver? I’d like to buy templates here, like I have from other template sites, but when I open it in DW I expect it to look exactly like the preview, WYSIWYG style, like templates I’ve bought elsewhere.
What’s the deal? Which templates show up wysiwyg in dreamweaver here?
Thanks for your quick replies. I already contacted the support but they’re not available on the weekend – and as Envato is from Australia it’s been too late when I sent the message but I need this info for the weekend so thanks for your replies!
My current problem has now been resolved through your very detailed replies so I can just buy (license) two songs from AudioJungle right now.
But it still means if you’re creating many different projects (still not for a client but for your own business) it might be cheaper to use normal royalty-free songs from other sources, right? You should really improve the license with this regard. In my opinion it’s the right way to restrict the license to one project for client use. But for using it in your own projects… well, you whould think about that.
The problem is: what if the transition contains 8 different transitions (like this one: http://videohive.net/item/splatter-megapack/44403) and I’m only using one transition in one project – am I allowed to use the other 7 transitions in 7 different projects?Anyways, I still think that the Envato marketplace is a goldmine – just like iStockphoto or Fotolia with regard to photos (you need to catch up on that ;-)). When I finally found these websites a whole new way of creativity was possible without investing large sums of money.
I had brought this up last year; originally there were no single vs multi licenses at FD/VH… recently they just added that… I agree that for us individual people who use this stuff on our own personal business websites (no clients), the content should be sold like all other royalty free (in this case music) sites have.
For example when you google royalty free music and buy from other sites like istock, there’s no per-project nor per-site limitation on any of the music tracks that are bought… that’s one thing that has me spending most of my budget on content elsewhere, though I spend thousands here as well.
I would give some thought to clarifying that or modifying the license, eg if I/my 1-person company makes 5 websites, all for my products and not for clients, then I don’t think I should have to license the same (flash file, video file, audio file) 5 different times, paying for a multi-use license… that license seems more fit for commercial web designers, and I agree with that… but for us “indies” running our own sites only, it would be best I think to have a single-company type license, as the other rf audio/video companies all do, like istock and others.
some customers are real a-holes, I’ve had my share in my business; main thing is right don’t get upset, refer em to docs…. I like to just refund them then blacklist them from ever buying from me again…I’ve bought hundreds of files here and never complained about any of them, they’re all what they are, and the price is so low for everything here anyone who complains is a jerk anyways, lol.
You have to realize, that like drunks in a bar, not all customers are wonderful people, some you don’t want to deal with nor sell to.
This is the best place in the world to buy flash files from, hands down. You authors go above and beyond, and should be congratulated for all your hard work… and the envato team for bringing us all together.
a fanatically loyal FD customer,
I buy an icon set (let’s call it “MyIcon7”) and it has 3 files in the zip:
myicon7.jpg iconsource.psd thumb.jpg
It would’ve been better for example for the top one to have filenames: myicon7.jpg myicon7source.psd myicon7thumb.jpg
and I have another .zip I bought of a graphic:
cases1.png cases1large.png bigbox.psd
And multiply that by dozens of files I buy, and they’re all in one big subdirectory, there’s no way to “group” them… and I don’t want 200+ subdirectories each with a different set of files, as that’s too hard to scan through…
Quick request/suggestion as a buyer:
Authors, if your file has more than 1 file in it (eg a zipped file w/pngs/thumbnail/psds), can you please have the same start of the filename for each file in the .zip?
This is because for example I keep all my files I buy in one big directory (or major-groups subdirectories), and when looking at them it would be good to see all the files from a single project together, vs scattered all over the place… make sense?
Right now I have to manually add a prefix to each file of the same group when they’re not named the same, to keep them in order when looking for them using windows explorer/PS etc…
for what it’s worth, I like this track the best, for high energy stuff, it rocks: http://audiojungle.net/item/action-sport-rally/58541
it would be great to see more techno/high energy/”need for speed”/fast and the furious type high energy tracks here like this one…
well done, 138bps is a good thing…
fwiw, I like to spice any tracks I buy online up in acid w/loop elements, for final mixes, this one is solid winner by slavador, thanks…
(p.s. videohive.net authors might want to license this type of file for use in their AEPs, and create higher energy comps like this.). 138 bps gets attention, and sales.
I’m make it cleaner, white background web 2.0 looking…
freelance: single buyer, standard price, profit made by charging for hours spentstock: multiple buyers, low price, profit made by selling a certain number of times.