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kops says

Drive to Atari-Ya in Golders Green. Spend disgusting amount on sushi and sashimi. Drive home. Eat.

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kops says

Just had exactly that issue with an email template that quoted support for Outlook amongst other things. We find out after several test emails that Outlook doesn’t support background images and none of the web fonts work in that client either.

Caveat Emptor etc. but envato should be a little stricter on email client compatibility statements on template listings or at least they should have a disclaimer very clearly displayed.

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kops says

Aside form the spacing and visual weighting issues, it’s probably got a lot to do with the fact that this is very heavily based on the visuals of the superb MiniGO coming soon plugin. At least change the font from Lato to something original.

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kops says

True, but a personal CV is very different from marketing a business. By that logic we should also put where we went to school with our GCSE grades :)

On a CV you’re putting every little thing down that you think might give you the edge against another candidate – a company marketing itself is committing business suicide by mentioning their average proficiency in a skill.

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kops says

You can use any one of a number of maintenance mode / coming soon plugins that will display ‘coming soon’ text to visitors but allow you as an admin to continue building the site behind the scenes.

So – get the database / wp install set up. Install and configure the plugin and then you’re free to install the theme and get working on it. Check the ‘not visible to search engines’ box until you are ready to disable the plugin and put the site live.

http://codecanyon.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=coming+soon
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kops says

Common in theme previews, it seems to be self-defeating to display your technical skills at anything less that 100%.

“Hey client, my javascript skills are only 78% and my PHP is 90%!”

Nobody would use these in the real world…would they? Any sightings in the wild?

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kops says

That explosion on the bar of the ‘T’ makes it look like ENVARO

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kops says

BBC Micro B. Christ, I feel old

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Many wonderful hours spent playing Alpha Centauri, Citadel, The Last Ninja, Elite and Chuckie Egg. Not to mention spending 2 days typing out game code bit by bit from a huge book only to find it wouldn’t work because of one character that was incorrect on line 10380.

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kops says

It’s just a single element repeated three times. You also got the shade of blue behind the ‘o’ the wrong color – it’s a few shades out. Increase the space between the image and the text on the second and third panels. Not a fan of Proxima either as a typeface for body text.

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kops says

How about from an experienced buyer? :)

Everything below the slider looks great but the slider itself looks out of sorts. The hard right angles, blacks and greys of the overlay (reminiscent of brooklyn theme?) doesn’t quite work with the rounded corners and pastel colours of the slider nav and buttons.

The rest of it looks really good.

J

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