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Laudes says

Nope it’s in fact my theme I released on my other username ::: apologies for the confusion

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Laudes says

@Flay, THX for the feedback, I’ll work on the Typo && Yes some of the the header elements were “inspired” by your theme, I’m sure this will still be transformed further ( eg. I’m not comfortable with the search input on this look ) & hopefully you wont feel outdone once I’m done.

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Laudes says

Hi Guys & Girls,

This theme was hard rejected last week http://goo.gl/0COUi ::: I’m working on a new mock-up, http://goo.gl/Gm2hF ::: could you be so kind & give me some feedback & suggestions :::

It’s not complete , just some “features & color profile swatches :::

Thank You Kindly

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Laudes says

@KobusSwartz ::: Yip will continue my efforts with the second draft :::

Reviewers Comments :::

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I’ll try to be direct here: you’re choosing to go with a ‘less is more’, cut down minimalist approach. This is well and good—minimalism, when done right, is exquisite.

But when you go down this road you’ll need to keep a few things in mind:

1. You’re competing with the hundreds of other minimalist designs on TF. Whether a design is approved is based on how it compares, and looks, to the other submissions here. And as a general rule, it’s much harder to get a design approved now than in the past due to sheer proliferation.

2. You’re also going to have to get by with a limited set of variables. Ergo, you need to make more efficient, more effective use of them to get the same results. As I keep mentioning, white space and typography are pretty much what make a minimalist design and you need more work on these aspects.

3. With a limited number of variables, you should ideally be trying different variations. The blog view and footer, for example, are quite as generic as things can get. I don’t mean this in a bad way. It doesn’t look bad but not something the TF userbase will be swooning over.

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Laudes says

Just realized I made mistake ::: Heading should read THEME REJECTED :::

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Laudes says

I’ve been coding WP sites for quite some time ( more as a “hobby ” ) as I have another full time profession. I tried creating a Theme & see if I could get it accepted, but I failed.

I’m aware that the standard is pretty high & I accept this “failure” but I would still like to pursue this avenue rather than doing client projects ::: Themes will give me the freedom to work when I have time ::: I will obviously give support for any of my themes & respond within a 24 hour cycle :::

Here’s a link to my rejected theme http://goo.gl/0COUi ::: I’ve already started another outlay ( photoshop ) to try improve on this theme ::: Here’s a draft mock-up of the proposed new theme http://goo.gl/0lKnG :::

Admittedly I really do struggle with UI so any advise will be appreciated. I’ve even tried to get UI designers to partner with me where they design & I code but thus far no luck :::

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Laudes says

is_active_sidebar() only works if you defined an actual sidebar id :::

Example from Codex :::

<?php $args = array( 'name' ?> sprintf(__('Sidebar %d'), $i ), 'id' => "sidebar-$i", 'before_widget' => '<li class="widget %2$s" id="%1$s">', 'after_widget' => '</li>', 'before_title' => '<h2 class="widgettitle">', 'after_title' => '</h2>' ); ?>
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