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September, 2012

Featured Profile Image: Crozer + 4  

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Sep 28
2012

There are almost as many approaches to creating a profile image as there are authors. Some focus on showcasing artistic skills, others prioritize with slogans and company information. Some show their personal photo, while others display abstract forms. This one belongs to Crozer.  Check below for four more! Which is your favorite, and why?
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Your Say: Have you ever demolished a misbehaving gadget in anger?  

by posted in Your Say
Sep 27
2012

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We want to hear from you. Each week we give you a chance to share your thoughts, opinions and ideas. Have your say!

Have you ever thrown, smashed or destroyed a gadget – be it a phone, laptop, camera or even desktop – in anger or frustration? The “Hardware Abuse” section of Computer Stupidities says you’re not alone.

Tell us your story – including the consequences and how silly you felt afterwards – in the comments. I’m really looking forward to reading all about it!

Envato’s Most Wanted – $4,000 Reward for the First 32 Bootstrap Submissions  

by posted in Envato's Most Wanted
Sep 26
2012

Envato's Most Wanted

We’re putting a $4,000 bounty on the heads of Envato’s most wanted file type – files built with Bootstrap on ThemeForest. The first 32 files uploaded (and subsequently approved) that are built with Bootstrap each get $125 (with a maximum of 4 files or $500 per author). Files can be in ANY of the following categories: Site Templates, WordPress, CMS and/or eCommerce. Landing pages are NOT eligible.

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A New Marketplace Milestone:
First Theme to Surpass 20,000 Sales!  

by posted in Milestones
Sep 26
2012

How often do you check your marketplace stats? Probably not as often as Power Elite author Internq7 in recent weeks. One of his items has just hit an incredible statistic: 20,000 sales! And yes, that’s a single theme.

The item in question is his U-Design WordPress Theme pictured above. Besides hitting the 20K mark, this theme has been setting a few other records:

  • It’s the top theme in sales – ever.
  • It’s had the most sales in a single week – ever.
  • It’s had the most consecutive Weekly Top Sales throughout 2011-2012.

That’s inspiring. Huge congratulations to Internq7!

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Featured Workspace: Blacklamp  

by posted in Community
Sep 25
2012

There’s a great thread for showing off your workspace over on the forums. Here’s one of my favorites – it belongs to Blacklamp. What do you think?

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How Does the Rockable Affiliate Program Work?  

by posted in General
Sep 24
2012

By recommending Rockable eBooks to others you can make a 30% cut of every sale that comes from a link you’ve posted. On a $29 eBook, that’s $8.70. Sell 10 eBooks, make $87 dollars. You’ll be paid out your earnings once a month.
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Freebie Friday: Freebies on AppStorm  

by posted in Free Files
Sep 21
2012

The AppStorm team have been hard at work again. Here is a huge bunch of great free apps and web services they covered.

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Try Organizing Your Images with Pixa BetaTry Organizing Your Images with Pixa Beta

Photographers and digital artists alike always try to keep their images organized neatly. If you’re a designer, this is typically vital to doing your job as well. There are a bunch of different ways to organize these files on your Mac, from Adobe’s Bridge (included with Photoshop and other software) to iPhoto, Apple’s default solution for OS X. I’ve never been a keen user of either of these because the former is too complex in areas and the latter can often dawdle here and there.

To find an app that would suffice for my needs, I took to Google and have been looking around for a few months in vain. A few weeks back, however, a friend recommended Shiny Frog’s Pixa, a new beta app that’s in constant development. The promise is to help you organize images “the easy way”, but does Pixa live up to it? Let’s find out.
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Featured Profile Image: Miseld + 4  

by posted in Community
Sep 21
2012

There are almost as many approaches to creating a profile image as there are authors. Some focus on showcasing artistic skills, others prioritize with slogans and company information. Some show their personal photo, while others display abstract forms. This one belongs to miseld.  Check below for four more! Which is your favorite, and why?
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Working Full Time on the Envato Marketplaces  

by posted in Authors
Sep 20
2012

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Last year we celebrated Kriesi Day. This year we’ve celebrated Peerapong Day followed by Orman Clark Day. It’s great to celebrate million dollar milestones. The authors deserve recognition, and their accomplishments inspire us all. Hopefully they are the first three of many.

Today we’re going to celebrate a smaller milestone, but an important one. Many authors reach a point in their marketplace earnings that they no longer need additional work, and can devote all of their time to their marketplace items. They go full time.
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A Truckload of Mobile Apps for Writers  

by posted in General
Sep 19
2012

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There are hundreds and thousands of writers in the Envato community. In this short series of articles we’re exploring some excellent resources to help our writers be more productive.

Most of us do the lion’s share of our writing on a full-featured computer – either a laptop or a desktop. Last week we started the series by looking at some great desktop apps for authors.

But mobile devices play a growing role in our workflow. I use my iPad and even iPhone to capture ideas for articles, brainstorm content in an outline or mindmap, clip reference material from the Web, and even occasionally write complete articles.

So in this article we’ll roundup some great mobile software for writers from AppStorm. Which apps are you most productive with?
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