19 comments

  • Peiran TanPeiran Tan, 4 years ago

    Their reasoning for not buying is very very convincing to me.

    14 points
    • James Young, 4 years ago

      I think at this point they've actually drunk too much of their own Kool-Aid and someone said bundle up their only design and try to flog it.

      3 points
    • Andrew McWattersAndrew McWatters, 4 years ago

      I think that's too polite.

      Can't I just say this sucks and it's really stupid? I know, "Be nice. Or Else." But, I think it's almost mocking design practice, and as Oliver said below, it's not ultra-minimal.

      So what is this? It's not minimal, it's not great copy, either.

      0 points
  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    As a WordPress/Tumblr theme developer, I'm so envious of how this is marketed. I wish I had the balls to publish like this.

    This is awesome.

    6 points
  • Oliver PattisonOliver Pattison, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    Love the design.

    CSS and JS are not as ultra-minimal as I was expecting:

    screenshot of 100KB+ of CSS and 100KB+ of JavaScript

    5 points
    • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, 4 years ago

      In their test setup they did say:

      The code is too complicated, the design is too simple. You will not be able to learn anything from studying it. So, please, do not purchase.

      4 points
  • Jonathon HalliwellJonathon Halliwell, 4 years ago

    Pretty funny.

    The real joke is on whomever spends $49 on it though.

    3 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, 4 years ago

    This is the best (worst) sales pitch I've ever read. They really got under that beta tester's skin.

    Side note: Merriweather is the best-looking serif on Google Fonts.

    3 points
    • Peiran TanPeiran Tan, 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      Crimson, Playfair and Lora are acceptable too.

      Oh and also Algreya.

      1 point
  • Kris KimKris Kim, 4 years ago

    I was like, 'well, yea I'm not purchasing this'. Looks like clever idea, but I see it as just another way of marketing for overpriced theme. Just try to remove the name value of 'iA' and put some random logo up there from some random dude.

    2 points
  • Case KhorCase Khor, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    Highly amusing copy. Wonder what they're sales will be like.

    Hacked together an Anchor theme for my blog a couple of years ago inspired heavily by iA Writer (and never finished it). I imagine iA’d have some choice words for me. Bet someone would buy an official release of that though.

    1 point
  • Ernest Ojeh, 4 years ago

    They're basically saying, we're selling you some basic stuff, don't come crying to us if you don't like it.

    I love it.

    1 point
  • Paul JarvisPaul Jarvis, 4 years ago

    This is by far my favourite sales page ever.

    0 points
  • Quintin Carlson, 4 years ago

    I love the way they presented it.

    0 points
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, 4 years ago

    When everyone in an industry is doing the same things—support tiers, ultra-customizable themes—there's usually room for profit by doing the exact opposite.

    0 points
  • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, 4 years ago

    I like the way of explaining the features...

    0 points