We have been working tirelessly to refresh our infrastructure to build a faster and more flexible marketplace that is easy to develop on so we can quickly make changes customers love.
Historically the Envato marketplaces have had author, admin and even developer functionality intertwined in the same user interfaces that customers see. This is a symptom of 10 years of growth and feature addition that’s led to some technical debt we’re looking to eliminate. Moving forward we want to speed up our ability to rollout new design changes and also make the sites faster.
For our users it will be an invisible change, but from an engineering perspective the new platform will serve as a foundation for specific, future, front-end initiatives including the following pages:
- Search & Category
- Item Detail
As of today 3DOcean’s Search & Category pages are the first to benefit from the new Shopfront infrastructure with the six other markets to follow in time.
To reiterate, there has been no change to design, functionality or search algorithms, however we’ll be closely monitoring the rollout and this forum post for the next few weeks.
Senior Front-end Developer, Envato Market