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#1 gregory-johnson

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:15 PM

I really like how iBlog2 handles the right sidebar by allowing some categories to be collapsable. Unlike the accordion feature in iBlogPro 3 that has all categories collapsed by default, the iBlog2 sidebar implementation is really preferable (in my opinion). Can this be an option in iBlogPro 3.

#2 arpowers

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:44 AM

Yes, we are using a different JS framework in iBP3 (Jquery) so it will have to be implemented differently... but we will probably add an option for this in a future release.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:36 PM

Thanks! I really like your business model of giving the public free scaled down, but fully functional versions of your products.

This morning, I was thinking it would be cool to allow people to donate toward features they'd like to see. Here's how it would work...

(1) Someone thinks of a feature they'd like to see added or enhanced in the free or pro versions of a theme. They tell you about it.

(2) The person donates via PayPal (or some such method) toward the development of that feature. Features could be added even if nobody donates, but it would just give people an opportunity to have an extra sense of participation and collective ownership or investment. As an option, there could be a credits space for those donating over a certain dollar amount (not sure how tedious that would be).

(3) The feature could be implemented in a future version of the free or pro theme.

What's cool about this is that it combines the traditional model of the customer paying a consultant to make a modification to their website. Yet, at the same time, everyone can benefit from that modification, since there's no marginal cost associated in sharing it with the entire world.

#4 gregory-johnson

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:45 PM

So, I just got caught up on reviewing all my posts to the forum, and was delighted to see that everything I wrote about has been fixed, or is being considered for future versions. Thanks a bunch for that! I appreciate it so much that I went ahead and paid $75 for the White House Pro 2 theme. It seemed like the easiest way to make a quick donation.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:22 PM

(1) Someone thinks of a feature they'd like to see added or enhanced in the free or pro versions of a theme. They tell you about it.

haha I think they already do that.

(2) The person donates via PayPal (or some such method) toward the development of that feature. Features could be added even if nobody donates, but it would just give people an opportunity to have an extra sense of participation and collective ownership or investment. As an option, there could be a credits space for those donating over a certain dollar amount (not sure how tedious that would be).

This is a good idea, but I think its more effective to develop the features, and then if it makes a big difference people will want to pay a smaller upgrade price.

(3) The feature could be implemented in a future version of the free or pro theme.

What's cool about this is that it combines the traditional model of the customer paying a consultant to make a modification to their website. Yet, at the same time, everyone can benefit from that modification, since there's no marginal cost associated in sharing it with the entire world.


True, just as long as we keep the Pro version vastly superior :)

I appreciate it so much that I went ahead and paid $75 for the White House Pro 2 theme. It seemed like the easiest way to make a quick donation.

I can honestly say that's the first time that's happened. Thanks a ton.