I think you face the same problem you had with your other design. The design is very good and would easily be accepted as a WordPress theme or Site Template but as a PSD I don’t think it offers enough that a Photoshop beginner couldn’t easily recreate themselves.
The checkbox options save as a string value rather than a boolean as you would expect. So, in the conditional statement in index.php you need to check for the actual “true” or “false” text string.
<?php if ( get_option(‘spress_gravatar’) == ‘true’ ) : ?> Code to show gravatar <?php endif ; ?>
It’s an interesting idea. Could you post some links to websites that do the kind of thing you’re talking about?
For the past month I have been battling this. How do you write php code snippits in < pre > or < code > tags? There have been lots of times I have needed to do it in response to questions in my item discussions but have never managed to get it to display properly. Is it even possible?
I found it really confusing. I didn’t know where to look because everything on the page screaming for attention.
A few things I noted are:
- The titles in the featured section on the home page could use some space beneath to separate it from the excerpt.
- The footer links do not look like links. It wasn’t until I accidently hovered over them that I realised they weren’t just text.
- Overall it’s lacking the “polish” you will find on the top selling items here.
Looking at my design, then my reviewer’s portfolio items, with their lack of professional graphic design experience, and extremely vague reviews, this is disgusting. Can anyone give me any advice? Advice other that ignorant comments like ‘If you do not like it then go somewhere else.’?
My first advice is to lose the attitude because it will get you nowhere. I’m relatively new to themeforest too but one of the first things I learned was EVERYONE will get their submission rejected as it’s how the standards are kept high. There are people who will have the same item rejected four or five times before getting accepted and at the end of it all the item will be better and will sell more.
The point has been made many times on the boards that it is not the reviews job to tell you what’s wrong with your submission, only whether or not it is deemed good enough, as this is a marketplace and not a design school. When your submission is at a stage where it is a minor tweak away from being accepted the reviewer will give much more specific feedback but until that time you will get the general rejection email you received. It’s not an ideal system, some would even argue it’s unfair on authors, but it’s how it is.
So at this stage you have two options, make improvements to the item and try again or take your ball and play somewhere else. I know that isn’t what you want to hear but it’s the way it is.
I would give your design some critique but you have a graphic design degree so you don’t need it.
From what I have seen a PSD that is submitted needs to have a more graphical base to it. As a minimalistic design, although the design is good, there is no individual element that a photoshop beginner couldn’t recreate themselves.
I would take the advice in he rejection and code the design and resubmit as a template or WordPress theme.
In some cases if you go to the items live preview, click the remove frame link in the top corner then view the source you can find the version of wordpress used on the page by looking for the generator meta e.g.
<meta name="generator" content="WordPress 2.9.2" />