- Featured Desktop: Jasmin Alagic
- Envato Remembers Steve Jobs
- Logos – Fastest Growing Category on the Marketplaces
- Your Say: Which text editor do you use?
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 04:04 PM PDT
This is the desktop of VideoHive author Jasmin Alagic (The Infinity). (Click the image for a high resolution version.) It’s a fairly busy Windows desktop, and the wallpaper reminds me of a vinyl record (anyone remember them?)- though I’m sure it’s meant to be something else.
There is an assortment of icons on the desktop, including some games and utilities. Commonly used apps – including the Adobe suite – are found on the taskbar. This desktop looks well-used! I love the round date widget in the bottom right corner, and the time widget in the top right.
So, what do you think of Jasmin's desktop? Let us know in the comments.
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Posted: 06 Oct 2011 04:17 AM PDT
I’m surprised by how much I was moved today when I heard of Steve Job’s passing. As I turned to my Twitter feed, I found I wasn’t alone. I hadn’t realized how much Steve had touched my life and inspired me.
As I read through the emotional outpouring of many tweets, two words seemed to reoccur with unusual regularity: visionary and genius. There is no doubt that Steve significantly changed the landscape of personal computing. He not only introduced the world to beautiful and usable interfaces in the Apple products he and his team sculpted – he lifted the game of the industry in general. He was stubbornly persistent to his own vision.
In this post I’ll briefly explore the way the Envato community remembered Steve today.
International Turtleneck Day
The first tweet I noticed today was developer John Barton saying he’ll have to go get a black turtleneck to wear to show his respect. Shortly afterward he noted that on one online store black turtlenecks were sold out in every size except XL.
Later in the day John tweeted this screenshot, with the comment, “I’ll put a recurring thingo in the dev team calendar.”
Have you added International Black Turtleneck Day to your iCal? Did you wear a black turtleneck today? John, if you got a photo, I’d love to post it.
Check out blackturtleneckday.com.
The Team on Twitter
Today Twitter was immersed in Steve memories. The hashtags #RIPSteveJobs and #ThankYouSteve were used everywhere. Here are some from the Envato team that stood out to me:
The Community on the Forums
Steve Jobs: How to Live Before You Die
Steve knew that this day was coming. He didn’t only have time to reflect on this – he left us with some deep and inspirational thoughts.
How did you remember Steve Jobs today? Let us know in the comments.
Posted: 05 Oct 2011 08:00 PM PDT
A few weeks ago we debuted a new category on GraphicRiver – Stock Logo Templates. I wrote up a post for Envato Notes explaining why we decided to get into selling logos as the concept is a bit controversial.
What I never expected, was that logo templates would be the fastest growing category in September on our marketplaces. Last month it even outstripped our newest marketplace PhotoDune which we’ve been promoting heavily and working on extensively.
Sales have been so phenomenal that one long-time author on GraphicRiver who has been selling consistently since 2009, saw their income go up by a factor of 20x!
Our launch partner Pixellogo has rocketed into the Top Authors on GraphicRiver for September by number of sales, hitting the eighth spot. And thanks to the (relatively) high ticket price of the logo category, when you measure in actual dollars, Pixellogo are closing in on our GraphicRiver elite author Sevenstyles … and it’s only the first month of selling logos on the marketplaces.
We now have 2347 logo templates on GraphicRiver, and that number is fast growing as authors are realizing the potential of this new category. Almost 500 of those logos have had one sale already in just one month.
What is most amazing is that so far our marketing has been extremely low-key for this new category. It seems that there was just a large unmet demand for these things!
Posted: 05 Oct 2011 05:27 PM PDT
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Text editors edit, well, plain text. They are different to word processors – with a different purpose and different set of features.
People tend to get strongly attached to their text editor of choice, and often customize them drastically. Which do you use and why?
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