How would the average individual buying one of these templates edit them? In other words, what is a recommended app to modify these? I've used Kompozer/NVU, and Notepad:), among others.
I believe what you want to know is what do you need to edit the themes being sold at TF. That’s kind easy one.
There are basicaly three types of themes being sold in TF:
Cms ready themes - Wordpress and Joomla:
They are already ready to go with Wordpress and Joomla, basically you just need to set them up with the cms and its ready to use. Wordpress and Joomla are well know CMS’s and as far as i know most of the themes for them here are well docummented. I like wordpress better and it has far more options here than joomla.
The good part about them is that there’s no need for changing any html or css if you only need to change the texts or images or so, it’s all done through a already well known CMS, meaning there are a lot of help around the web for it.
Visit wordpress.com and wordpress.org to know more about it.
There are also Psd files:
These are only images layered in photoshop so you can do the html +css yourself, sometimes you have your own way to code and doesn’t like the part of getting to understand someone’s else code, and reather do it by yourself. Than it fits you perfectly.
Damn. This got alittle bit big. I’ll stop it here hehe