After I login to my CodeCanyon account, I get prompted with the following:
“It appears your existing password is weak, so we’d like you to update it to better protect your account. You can skip this step for now, and we’ll gently remind you next time you login. “
When I enter the new password, the strength indicator shows “great!” but after submitting the form I just keep getting the following:
“Please review the following issues that occurred Your password is weak Learn more”
I have tried in FF, chrome, opera, and IE with the same results.
I agree. Everyone seems to make a fuss about html5 accept the people who make the browsers. Its like a sturdy table-top with only two legs.
I think at this point in time it is mostly useful for mobile development. There are a good basic set of elements that all of the latest desktop browsers support, unfortunately not enough to really dig in.
Hope that helps.
FireFox versions 5, 6 and 7 are all coming out this year.
I’m having a bit of a dilemma as lately i’ve noticed more and more authors becoming rather short in their support responses and being a bit aggressive when it comes to licensing.
The license is a legal document and it speaks for itself. It is also an inseparable part of your purchase. Sellers should not be pushy or aggressive about licensing, that is obviously wrong, but many feel it is their fiduciary duty and responsibility to inform the buyer when asked. When 1 out of 2 buyers don’t even know that there is license and 9 out of 10 don’t bother reading it, authors often feel frustrated.
It’s almost as thought they are doing me a favor by letting me buy from them.
When you look at many of the products on the marketplace and think about how much work goes into it, and that it is made available to you for less than a couple of trips to StarBucks, you better believe that many authors feel they are doing you a favor – a gigantic one at that. Every buyer believes that things should be sold to them next to free and every seller believes their product is worth more than it does. ...Just the nature of the beast.
For example pushing extended licenses when according to my attorney (as he understands the Envato licensing page) i only need a regular one.
The licenses are a gigantic mess. When even your attorneys are not absolutely sure what the licenses are saying, we should know we have a problem.
I’m ok with paying for stuff i use but i resent being bullied.
This is a really good one. It sound like: I’m OK with water being wet, I just wish it wouldn’t be when I spill it on myself… The reality is that you don’t have to be OK with “paying for stuff” but you still have to do it. Exactly the same way your clients pay you when you incorporate our products and sell it to them for many times what you paid for it. Bullying however is not OK, ever – but without defining precisely what you mean by bullying and putting it into proper context, it means very little.
I think it’s helpful for authors to remember that this ecosystem cannot function without 1 authors and 2 the people that buy the products.
Customers buy products on this marketplace because they want them and need them – but mostly because they know that to get the same product by hiring a design or development firm would cost them incomparably more. For most customers, Envato is a 99 cents heaven.
Anyway, i love this marketplace due to it’s ease of navigation and high quality product availability, but i can just as easily move to some other place to spend my client’s money, and if things continue the way they have been i may have to.
It is the beauty of Free Market Economy. Competing vendors sell similar products at comparable rates and the customer is free to decide where and how they spend their money…
All the complaining about low sales, etc… i think it’s very simple, you create a high quality, affordable product it will sale no matter how little or large it is.
Without the definition of a “high quality product” and “affordable prices”, when we know there are as many interpretations as there are people saying it, providing an answer is rather difficult. However, even if we all agreed on their definitions, high quality and affordable price has very little to do with how well a product will sell in a marketplace.
We all know how frustration feels. Not one person in the world is without experience when it comes to that – but they are all without experience when it comes to understanding how the other person feels… If it wasn’t this way, frustration wouldn’t exist.
Yes! The rating as well as the product comment system sorely needs improvement. I mean urgently…!
It has become common practice among competing authors to ruin the rating of a product and to leave damaging comments using anonymous accounts. They are easy to spot because they never provide any profile or location details.
Also, buyers, potential buyers and false flag operations by competing authors can hold a developer hostage by requesting unreasonable help and information. If the author does not comply, the product can get damaging comments and poor ratings that is beyond reason with the author having absolutely zero control over what’s going on.
In a perfect world, what we currently have would work fine, but the world is far from perfect and it makes no sense to favor the customer more than the hand that feeds the marketplace.
A rating system as suggested above would be a great start and I vote for it wholeheartedly.
I like this idea also. Anything that can help the more hidden items exposed better would be a great improvement obviously. A randomized item display would be a great way to get this started. With every x number of page loads, display a different set of random items, or something of that nature.
What comes to my mind though is that in my opinion, the only people shopping on code canyon by looking at the new releases on the home page or featured items throughout, are other designers and developers – just guessing.
Common sense would dictate that there are many juniors who just like to collect useful scripts that they can study and then implement similar functionality in their projects down the line.
This also brings up and obvious question. What is the actual number of marketplace members? A good portion of them have multiple accounts. One as they selling accounts and many more for when they are shopping…but I digress.
Customers who are looking for a particular product will probably do a search and sifts through the results until they either find what they are looking for or… perhaps not.
Either way, I think this is a great idea. A little extra exposure never hurts and would do good for a great many sellers on this site.
1. This is the best book I have found: PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice, Third Edition, 2010 by Matt Zandstra
2. Then find videos on youtube for related topics.
3. Ask questions on a good forum like Stack Over Flow.
4. Read articles and tutorials like mentioned above.
6. Download a few PHP frameworks and study the classes. Monsters like the Zend Framework will give you years worth to munch on.
7. Use a framework to learn MVC (useful if you want to work with or for companies who require MVC Pattern)
8. Finally, the PHP OOP manual is an invaluable resource (sometimes). http://php.net/manual/en/language.oop5.php
Just wondering what PHP frameworks developers might use for their projects on CodeCanyon and in general for freelancing. Why you decided to use the one your using and how it is better for you than the rest.
Does using a framework help you accomplish more in less time for your freelancing projects?
Is this service for the USA only? Just wondering because DMCA is a U.S. law. Do you also handle requests for offshore infringements?