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May, 2012

Freebie Friday: Free App Roundups on AppStorm  

by posted in Free Files
May 25
2012

There have been some great free app roundups on AppStorm over the last few weeks and months. If you haven’t seen them yet, they’re worth checking out.

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Envato KL 2012: Rundown and Video!  

by posted in Community, News, Team
May 25
2012

If you’re an active member of the Envato community, there’s a good chance you’re already aware that in late April, many Envato staff members set off to tropical Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to have our second ever staff conference and official community meetup! Over the two weeks in which we were there, we discussed a huge range of topics and laid out plans for the future of Envato. We worked as hard as we could to get the most value out of our time there and discussed many topics such as our company goals and values, our development priorities, the future of our brands, future sites and much, much more. In addition to this, we also spent a lot of time trying to get a deeper understanding of the fantastic community that make Envato special. It’s safe to say we all got a huge amount of value from the conference and are more motivated than ever to continue to deliver value to our awesome community – who are ultimately at the heart of the decisions we make.

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Featured Desktop: Semicolonweb  

by posted in Community
May 24
2012

This is the dark Windows 7 desktop of ThemeForest author Semicolonweb. I like it! Click the image for a full-resolution version.
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Your Say: Which photo editor do you use?  

by posted in Your Say
May 24
2012

Playing with Pixelmator by Andrew

What graphics/photo editing software do you use? Have you invested in the industry standard, Adobe Photoshop? Have you picked up something less expensive from the Mac Appstore or Net, like Pixelmator or Photoshop Elements? Or are you satisfied with a free alternative, like the GIMP or Paint.net?

What factors influenced your choice? And are you happy with it?

What features do you use regularly? Do you just need to make basic edits to images that already exist, like cropping and resizing? Do you do more advanced edits? Or do you create sophisticated images from scratch?

Let us know in the comments!

Make Data More Human  

by posted in General
May 23
2012

Over on the Tuts+ Premium blog, Skellie has listed 20 Must See TED Talks for Creatives. This is one of them.

“Jer Thorp creates beautiful data visualizations to put abstract data into a human context. At TEDxVancouver, he shares his moving projects, from graphing an entire year’s news cycle, to mapping the way people share articles across the internet.”

Five Quick Web Design Tips
From Team Envato  

by posted in General
May 23
2012

Do you love the design of Envato’s gorgeous websites? Would you like to know the secret formula, or at least get some tips from our amazing devs? You’re not alone!
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Weekly Inspiration  

by posted in General
May 23
2012

What does the word Failure mean to you?

Legendary inventor Thomas Edison was once asked how he felt about the 1,000 failed attempts he made before creating the lightbulb. Mr. Edison had a great attitude towards the word fail.

“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Instead of thinking about failure, focus on how much to you have learnt! When you think of each pitfall as a lesson, you will get the most out of your experiences.

New “Compatible With” Feature Added For ThemeForest  

by posted in Submission Tips
May 22
2012

ThemeForest has a new feature we hope you will like. We’ve added a new field to the upload page that will now allow you to select certain compatible services in relation to your upload type.

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Extended License Changes – Part 2  

by posted in Authors, General
May 22
2012

Copyright

Note: This is a 2 part article. If you haven’t already read it, be sure to read part 1 first.

In part 1 we talked about various usages of items purchased with an extended license. In this part, we’ll discuss a couple of fringe cases that, after reading part 1, people tend to ask about, but it’s still worth clarifying.

If Item A is licensed under an extended license, and incorporated into a larger project, Item B, can Item B be offered for sale by Author B under an extended license?

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Extended License Changes – Part 1  

by posted in Authors, General
May 22
2012

Copyright
On the Envato Marketplaces we don’t sell items, we sell licenses for those items. This is an important distinction and highlights how important those licenses are. They determine what rights authors grant and what buyers purchase.

Since we’ve had some interesting licensing questions come up recently, particularly around extended licenses, we’re rolling out a few changes to the license texts to make them more clear. This is part of an ongoing process to improve our licenses, so there will be more improvements to come. For any and all changes we’ll make sure everything is thoroughly explained for both authors and buyers.
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