Over the last year there’s been a major recognition boost for these libraries, especially those featuring animations/effects and Ajax capabilities. Blinking/fading/sliding text was in fashion back in the nineties but it seems, following the hype of Web 2.0, these effects have made a massive comeback!
If you’re in the template trading industry then you will have heard of the recent successful launch of ThemeForest, yet another powerhouse off the Envato production line. At the moment it has upwards of 300 templates for sale, ranging from WordPress magazine-style themes to one-page portfolio sites.
Why should these authors be allowed to make any money from their laziness? Template buyers are as clueless about the issues as the authors and so ignorantly give over the odd $15 for their new "premium" template, completely ignoring the fact that a large proportion of their users may be utterly disappointed!
Just to be clear, there is nothing wrong with ThemeForest itself, in fact it’s one of the best and probably the cheapest template-selling website out there. I only take issue with a couple of the authors – it seems they insist on making "cool" sites which totally lack many of the core and fundamental practices of the web!