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MyNameIsMatthew says

I see that many authors who upload CSS based items, do not show really “live preview” for fear of free copying code.
I think about create protection tool for authors who have such problem (themeforest and codecanyon authors).

Would You be interested?
Maybe You know similar tool or/and You use such (obfuscators, compilers, any other)?

Thank You for opinion in this matter :)

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Australia says

you cannot protect front end code

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MyNameIsMatthew says

I can

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FinalDestiny says

You can’t. Not for HTML templates.

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SamBerson says

If you could find someway of doing it, I’d definitely buy it. I didn’t think it was possible, but seeing as though copyright is one of the main issues I have with my products, it’d be worth a try.

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BenSheppard says

It’s not physically possible due to the coding language that’s the issue with a interpretive coding language, there is no way to get around it

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MyNameIsMatthew says

I see many methods for resolve this problem.

Yes, complete hiding code is not good way :D
but … We have other ways.

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MyNameIsMatthew says

If you could find someway of doing it, I’d definitely buy it. I didn’t think it was possible, but seeing as though copyright is one of the main issues I have with my products, it’d be worth a try.

It’s good that you are interested :)

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FinalDestiny says

Even if you obfuscate the code or whatever solutions you may have thinked of, they won’t work with normal templates, there’s no solution for that, it may take some time in order to get the original code in place if you obfuscate or encode it, but that’s the only effect you can get.

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Typps says

@MyNameIsMatthew, I don’t mean to rain over your parade, but people will discover the closure compiler tools eventually and whatever you create will only be twice as hard to sell. I’m not sure your already aware but authors developing CSS only based solutions can go for something like google closures renamer :

https://code.google.com/p/closure-stylesheets/#Renaming

This is pretty much what JavaScript developers do. The idea is to simply make it harder for individuals trying to steal code.

Googles Closure stylesheet compiler will rename class names in your CSS to something much shorter and meaningless. Combine it with the other closure tools and you have a complete solution :
Closure Compiler to update the class names in your JavaScript and Closure Templates to update the class names in your HTML.

This will help you keep everything in sync and is a good way to provide your demonstration pages. Without clear variable names it will be quite a chore for end users to steal your hard work, surely not worth it when the item costs a few dollars :)

This is what Google uses on most of their products. Gmail, g+ etc, not because they want to stop people from stealing their code i reckon but most likely for the reduced bandwidth this brings, due to high traffic they experience :P

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