I am a 10 years member with Rockettheme. The Gantry templates managment and layouts are the best in the industry. Very easy to use and play with layouts.
But many temnplate s are not finished for being a production ready templates and need hours of CSS Styles corrections. I consider most templates are 50% undercooked. Not ready to be used for a professionally FUNCTIONING site.
We appreciate your being with us for so long. We strive to produce quality templates each month, however not every template meets the needs of everyone each month. Still, we have yet to produce a template that hasn't had its fans and detractors.
The 50% undercooked observation is an interesting one. Notio is actively used on many websites already, sometimes by individuals with little to no experience in creating custom CSS. While it is not 100% fit for every site's individual needs, it is a base that has been successfully used by our members.
I am getting a sense that Rockettheme team kind a tired with releasing new joomla templates and lost its motivation to make templates properly functional for the purpose its released.
Considering making templates is what we do, this feedback is difficult to take. This is literally our passion. It's what we do.
There are some hard truths we have tried to convey in recent months. First, Joomla as a whole has lost a lot of market share. The user base has seen a decline of dramatic numbers year-over-year for the past four years. As a result, our ability to bring in new customers is limited by this drop in interest in the CMS.
Our team is smaller than it was in recent years. We're doing more with less people, and that's a challenge. However, our dedication to quality has not diminished in the least. While many other Joomla template houses are closing, we are taking action to keep creating new templates. This means expanding our efforts into other CMS, including WordPress and Grav.
You'll notice we stopped creating new themes for phpBB and Magento. This step was taken specifically so we could focus more on Joomla, WordPress, and Grav.
Notio is underdeveloped and greately disfunctional theme.
Notio has received updates, and we are dedicated to continuing to add features and options as we have for our other templates. For example, Remnant, Flux, Supra, and Salient have all received updates with extra bits and pieces requested by our users, recently.
Each time the Rockettheme released new template I always wonder: do they actually tryed to use the template on a real professional site? I have big doubds.
We do, but our small team can't account for every possible use case. Our templates are intended to serve as a base for your website. It's a picture frame, and the developer is the painter. We'd like to think that our templates are designed to work out of the box for most situations, but there will always be needs specific to a website, user, etc.
For Example: I ask myself - what is the ... heck...with the Card module at the left top? Top Left space is the most valuble space on the news site. Complete waiste of imagination.
We are very sorry you are not happy with that design decision. Some users have made good use of that module, some choose to remove it and replace it with something else. It's just a piece of our demo and an example of what you can do with Notio.
Great suggestions! I passed these on to the development team. It's entirely possible they'll be made in a future update. I can't make promises for the dev team, but they're reasonable suggestions.
Please understand, we make updates to themes like this all the time. It doesn't indicate that we don't care or have some kind of lack of quality control, but that these are features that are good ideas we simply didn't come across in testing. It happens, and we're very sorry for any inconvenience.
Any way, I wish that main theme developr for Notio take a look at msn.com ad yahoo.com sites to get the ideas for modules presentations.
We will certainly keep this in mind!
--- Ore --- show me a well done professionally functioned site with the same verticle layout and same functinality modules.
Our demo is really the example we're going to point to. It would be unfair of me to put one of our other customers' websites forward as an example in response to a complaint. That would open their site up to further critique if you disagree with their design decisions, and that's not a position we want to put any of our customers in.
If, however, someone that has put Notio to good use in their own project(s) wishes to share their insight with you, that would be a totally different situation.
What I will say is that we appreciate your feedback. This is what helps us do better, and we hope that in the future you share it with us knowing that we do need and greatly appreciate it. Rather than under the assumption that we simply don't care. That couldn't be further from the truth.