ThemeForest Week In Review

It’s November and the sales are rolling in for our authors while our authors are rolling out fresh, new themes and templates. This week we bring you news of an iPhone app for the Envato marketplaces, updated browser stats and more.

So let’s start with this week’s interview with author and reviewer, Kai Loon.

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New Featured Author of the Week: Maximus

New Featured Author of the Week
  • Author’s Username: Maximus
  • Member Since: August, 2008
  • Location: Sibiu, Europe

How Come?

A buying frenzy occurs on ThemeForest with every new template from MAXIMUS! The reason is quite simple: his templates are perfectly designed and solve problems. With 2700+ sales, he is easily one of our most consistent and top shelf authors!

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Inside the Mind of ThemeForest’s Top Selling Author

Kriesi is ThemeForest’s top selling author; he, last month, broke the record of most sales in a single month, across all of the Envato marketplaces! It’s even more shocking when we consider the fact that he’s only 27 years old!

In this interview, we’ll dive into his work process, and hopefully steal some tips and inspiration!

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Ask JW: A Plugin to Make Important Announcements

Today’s Q&A comes courtesy of Frederico Gonzalez, from Twitter. He asked if there was an easy way to add announcement bars to the top of his site, much like the one on ActiveDen right now (assuming you’re not logged in). Luckily, as you’ll find, it’s quite simple to whip up a jQuery plugin that will make these announcements a cinch to add.

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Record-Holder for Most Sales in a Single Month…

Record-Holder for Most Sales in a Single Month

An enormous, awesomeness-filled congratulations goes out to ThemeForest’s very own, Kriesi! Last month, Kriesi smashed the record for most sales in a single month, across ALL of the Envato marketplaces, as he accrued a whopping 954 sales! This makes him a superstar among superstars — and at twenty-seven years old, I’m in awe of such talent. Please join me in sending out a much deserved congratulations to one of our very own: Kriesi.

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Free File of the Month: November, 2009

Free File of the Month

With the closing of every month comes the arrival of a new free file! This month’s template comes courtesy of DDStudios. Please join me in thanking him for providing us with this beautiful PSD theme for free!

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ThemeForest Week In Review

It’s the end of October and great things are happening and enroute. We have some amazing new items in the marketplace and the forum is teaming with activity. We’ve also heard news of a new marketplace on the way as well. So let’s get started with a great interview with a rising star author, stmcan and a look at some of the fantastic recent additions to the marketplace.

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New Featured Author of the Week: MarkDijkstra

MarkDijkstra
  • Author’s Username: MarkDijkstra
  • Member Since: March, 2009
  • Location: Netherlands

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An HTML-Friendly Template System using PHP’s Output Buffering

Template systems are an important component of today’s websites. Most of them are designed so that you have to include single splitted header and footer templates into every page. Let’s see whether we can create a template system that does not destroy the natural markup structure of the surrounding HTML at the top and the bottom of a web page.

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How to Achieve Cross-Browser @font-face Support

At the moment, web fonts are all the buzz. Unfortunately, achieving cross browser support is not easy. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to get custom fonts working in all of the major browsers.

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