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November, 2012

TED Talk:
Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work  

by posted in General
Nov 30
2012

Ever wonder why so little work happens in your office? It could be the workplace itself that’s the problem. Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it.

In his talk, he lays out the main problems. Listen and learn as he explains how to create a place where all the members of your team can actually do the work they’re there to do.

Make Your Password Stronger!  

by posted in General
Nov 30
2012

Earlier this year Splashdata published a list of the 25 most popular passwords of 2012. If you can see your Marketplace password below, it’s time you took a look at your account security. Continue Reading

Featured Profile Image: AproxArt +4  

by posted in Community
Nov 30
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 ApproxArt. Check below for four more! Which is your favorite, and why?

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Best Bootstrapped Startup? We Think So!  

by posted in News
Nov 29
2012

Envato is going for a Crunchie award! This year, we’ve decided to try and get a nomination for ‘Best Bootstrapped Startup’ at the 2012 TechCrunch Crunchie awards. If you’re unfamiliar, this is the ‘Oscars’ of the tech world. If you’re willing, we would love your help making it there!

Why are we going for this nomination?

Although I really believe that investment and early funding are an incredibly important part of the startup eco-system, I must admit to being proud that we managed to grow through our early years with our own savings, hard work and careful spending.

– Collis Ta’eed, Offscreen Magazine
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Off to New Adventures!  

by posted in News, Team
Nov 28
2012

Howdy everyone! Drew here from the Envato Podcast, Support, & Community team. I’d like to take a second today to make an important personal and public announcement to both you, the Envato community, and to the staff at Envato.

At the beginning of this month, I formally tendered my resignation and have accepted an offer to come and help run things over at CopterLabs. More on that in a bit.
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US Team Meetup and PressNomics  

by posted in News
Nov 28
2012

It has been a busy couple of weeks for some of our Envato staff. Mactuts+ editor Josh Johnson met up with some other team members in America. Collis, Cyan and Fuad Ta’eed were also there for the PressNomics conference, it was obviously the place to be! As well as working and enjoying the scenery, many of them headed to the PressNomics 2012 WordPress event to hear Collis was speak.

Josh gave us a few insights into his trip, along with a bunch of good photos. You can check them out below.
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Author Interview: iKreativ  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Nov 27
2012

Living in Wales, collecting Apple gear, climbing mountains, designing in the broswer. This week we meet Scott Parry (iKreativ) from ThemeForest.

If you’re an Envato marketplace author and would like to be interviewed for the blog, head over to this form. We’d love to hear from you.
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Envato’s Most Wanted – $7,500 Reward for the First 10 Zen Cart Templates  

by posted in Envato's Most Wanted
Nov 27
2012

Envato's Most Wanted

We’re putting a $7,500 bounty on the heads of Envato’s most wanted file type – Zen Cart Templates on ThemeForest. The first 10 files uploaded (and subsequently approved) to the eCommerce > Zen Cart category each get $750 (with a maximum of 2 files or $1500 per author).

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Featured Workspace: Mucahitgayiran  

by posted in Community
Nov 27
2012

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

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Meet Justin French  

by posted in Developers, Interviews, Team
Nov 26
2012

Hey everyone, I’m Justin French. I’ve been with Envato’s Marketplace team for about seven months. My background is in design. I started in print and branding then moved into user interfaces and the web and now I focus on user experiences and products. Along the way I learned enough Ruby and Javascript to be dangerous and I’ve lead some pretty amazing teams and tackled some epic projects. Continue Reading