[theme-reviewers] Theme Concept and Code Formatting Methodology
otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Mar 20 02:28:29 UTC 2013
The reason you don't find a lot of people who agree with you about
white-labeling is, honestly, that not a lot of people are interested
in developing white-label products.
In short: If WordPress was a white-label product, I probably wouldn't
work on it any longer.
I'm not interested in developing for you, the developer, in order to
help you develop for your clients. To be blunt about it, isn't that
*your job*? The way I see it, you're essentially asking other people
to make a product that is easy for you to re-brand and sell as your
own. For free.
Sorry, but no thanks. I'm interested in making a product with
widespread name recognition, made directly for the much wider pool of
actual live users, not for developers and re-sellers.
On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:06 PM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:
> The following isn't just TidyThemes' philosophy on theme design, but my own
> personal one with all themes I design and projects that I work on in general
> (WordPress related or not):
> I think all works should be made as white label, simple, consistent and
> minimalist as possible for the user to take hold and make something uniquely
> their own without having to navigate through all these cookie-cutter design
> elements and overly commented files which arguably is kind of a form of
> branding. I submitted the same idea for WP itself (in vein I'm sure, but
> it's never a bad idea to think about and discuss our ideas for that reason
> I realize my ideas aren't very popular, but it's becoming so tiring to
> explain to reviewers and mods and users over and over that it's all a
> purposeful method and not just something "wrong" with the code.
> My convictions rarely change, because they're well-thought out to begin
> with, but I'm open to opinions and others to share how they wish for users
> to use their themes as well if this is a discussion you're interested in.
> Thanks, Bryan
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