Lord of the Themes – One Theme to rule them all (Copyright by @infuse ;-))
Unfortunately, it will be a disaster and it’s obvious that they will continue to feed their pockets without adding anything original to the story.
What are you talking about? The upcoming Star Wars is an original story of George Lucas…He wrote further stories but never published them – its no adaption from somebody else. Or do you mean something different?
I didn’t read the whole thread and each reply, but only the first. I believe that this “trend” will be as it is: only a “trend”. My partner was running a theme shop lately with various WordPress Themes and it was really successful. His themes have been really simple – not many options – really basic. The first time I saw it I couldn’t believe that something like that gets sold, but surprisingly there is much demand on that. The thing is that he also offered good support and easy options to customize the theme. I guess that will be the key in the future. You can have 50 in 1 Themes which sells good, or you offer 50 Themes with each of them selling quite well – basically this is the same. We can discuss this further and further but I finally see no reason to freak out. This behaviour has also been in other branches and either way the branch has changed or competitors have failed.
A simple example: Haircuts. There was a time lately where simple haircut quickshops popped up in every corner offering haircut for a price about 30-40 percent lower than their competitors. The majority of the “older” haircutters have been afraid and have been raging about the cheap competitors and have complained that they could DESTROY the market. But they didn’t destroy it but instead simply CHANGED it:
- Those, who have been blind by hatery against their cheap competitors have completely missed the OPPORTUNITY - Those, who have taken advantage of the opportunity are now more lucky than ever - Those cheap haircutters do have their own problems.
But why? The answer is simple: SERVICE The first didn’t understand that they could use this opportunity to just offer a better and more comfortable service. The other did understand that and do offer this better service to adjust the pricing, and are more happy since only the “good” customers are coming who are willing to pay the extra bucks to get this better service and feel more comfortable (like being a part or a friend) The cheap haircutters have problems with staff – no one really wants to work there since the salery is actually not good (people who are doing everything to save a few bucks at a haircut are mainly not able to give a tip), and the clients are really not the best. Even if the price is low they’re still demanding extras.
In the long term I guess that those cheap haircut shops will fail. Service is what counts. So focus on your service, your support, your quality – this way it takes maybe a bit longer but pays off finally.
I’ve made my own extension based on the ReplyPantry by Sevenspark but had no time since then to build in proper options, tough I added a few more features and updated the styles and behaviour a little bit.
You would need to download the source files, install it as unpacked extension, edit the manifest.json a little bit and the assets/js/script.js that it gets applied where you need it and generate a crx file out of it, which you can then properly install on each of your chrome browsers (unpacked extensions doesn’t get synced between devices)
See here: TextPaste
I’m using it with BBPress. It adds a custom button to the WYSIWYG Toolbar which opens an overlay with text snippets to paste into the textarea. All data is saved in localstorage (no sync between devices).
This is definitely a work in progress and I plan to further improve it sometime, until then feel free to fork it and abuse it to your needs.
Hopefully it helps someone.
This issue with the price box is caused due to URL Parameters. If you come to a page with this issue simply remove everything after the ? in the URL and hit enter. The page will reload with a working price box
As the title already is saying, We’re looking for some freelancers for our network. At the moment we work on various projects with a bigger studio and sometimes we simply don’t have the time for some jobs which can range from complete setups, theme customizations or whole site redesigns, and would love to redirect them to some freelancers from our network, which we can trust.
- Perfect valid XHTML/CSS
- Should be able to deliver projects on time
- Skype (for conversation)
- Perfect English
How to apply:If you want to apply DON’T leave your application on this thread – instead email us via our contact form on our profile page. Don’t worry if we don’t get back to you on the same day, we will for sure take your application into consideration and will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Of course you should tell us as much as possible about you and your work. Portfolio, Themes you’ve created? Where do you live? How old are you? What is your standard hourly rate? How do you prefer to get paid?
We’re able to pay 30$-40$ / hour, but it completely depends on your experience and your skill set.
Looking forward to your applications
Have a great day
Well…you didn’t noticed UIKit I guess?
I would say it depends. In a “normal” phase I try to work as less as possible, spend time with my kids, family and friends and do some other stuff. In such phases I usually: Work: 10-12 hours Sleep: 6 hours
In “Project” phases it is more like killing me sometimes. Never have enough time for anything, like Work: 16-18 hours Sleep: 4-5 hours
During Work I eat, and each hour I make about 5min rest, watching a video, doing some push ups or whatever.
During Holidays, I work. On weekends, I work. On Christmas and New Year, I work. I actually always work, whereever I am. But if you’re a freelancer you know how it works – you love what you do and that’s why you always do it since it is a real part of your life.
250$ for a Re-Design? Or am I missing something? Put another 0 at the end and you will get to a whole different level in terms of quality…
thank you very much for your reply guys, unfortunately we’re only looking for people who can actually read otherwise it wouldn’t make much sense to work together. No harm intended.
But good Luck for your future
For anybody else who still want to apply – please keep it coming.