I recently saw a theme that had tabs as visuals but not actaually working – it leads me to ask the question abuot what the requirements are?
What I mean is, is there anything stopping me from making a table look sortable but doesn’t actually work? or visually include tabs that don’t work etc.
I’m not saying it’s right or wrong I just wondered what the requirements were? Is a super design enough?
LOL Don’t all rush to reply!
I see it coming down to the buyer’s requirements. If a buyer looks at a site, checks the coding and then realises that there will be a large amount of work required to customize it then they may look for another, especially if they have to add functionality to it.
I assume most buyers want a theme that requires minimal work to get up and running and one that requires very little code changing (other than text, images etc..).
So, if the theme is not 100% functional then it is likely to show in the sales of that theme or in its ratings. If it were I I wouldn’t risk loosing either, so would always attempt to make a theme 100% functional, if not at least provide a documented solution to it.
Thinking about it, wouldn’t it be misleading the buyer? When they think they are getting a fully functional theme, when in fact only certain aspects are?
Doesn’t really answer your question, but you know.. some random thoughts…
Yeah see you did the same as me where you think about it, ratinalise it and come to the conclusion that you can’t just put in features that are purely visual, surely the must work?
I’ve seen one lately (no naming!) that is actually a very good bare-bones theme but had things like a tabbing system that was purely visual, with no comments telling the buyer otherwise.
I just wondered really – personallY i am continuing to make sure all my themese are fully functional which they already are – plus I get 5 star ratings that way