I’d go for the latest 13” MacBook Air – the battery life is very useful for web developing yet it is still more than powerful and fast enough for almost anything.
Hi, I don’t know if it’s just your live preview or if you’re not including any images with the download, but maybe make some placeholder images to show users (both looking at preview and those trying to implement their own images) how things look and work.
Also, more interesting typography should be used in the slider in order to get more attention. Perhaps try using the font you use for the main-title h1 with the slider text. Also on that note, keep the h1 font the same across all h tags you use to identify each section, to help make things more consistent.
I like the new design features, although if anything I would say the Portfolio circles are slightly too big and stand out too much from the rest of the design, but maybe that’s just a personal preference.
Also, I think the first main section (where it says Welcome) is slightly to tall, and would take up a little too much of the screen.
Finally, although it probably won’t matter to customers in the end, but if you improve the image isolation for John Miller in the team section it may help make the preview look more professional.
Be careful about the sponsors logos in your theme, as that can be a common reason for rejection.
See this Knowledgebase article: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/257/64/what-is-a-copyright-infringement which says:
The file must NOT include any brand names, logos or trademarks. For example: You cannot use an Apple or McDonalds logo, even if you have recreated it, photographed it, or altered it. You cannot use a photo of a watch if the brand name of the watch is legible.
Perhaps try not including these images in your download and explain how users can add in their own sponsor images.
Apart from that, I like the design!
Try offering alternative colour schemes such as green or orange, or maybe mix the colours in together and see what it looks like.
Also try and make sure things such as the ‘Blog Slider’ sections are all the same height (i.e. gallery post and video posts) in order to help make things more consistent.
A nice and simple design – however I feel the floating navigation box should have a different coloured background, as it doesn’t stand out much against the blue background of the slideshow. Maybe try making the lighter blue border on the bottom of it go all the way around it, or use the hover colour as the main background colour.
There’s something funny going on with the General Information section – I’m not sure if they’re supposed to be clickable links (if not may be quite useful for users who want to contact etc.) but the pointer cursor appears then disappears again when the other content fades in.
Also unless this is just the demo or you haven’t finished reworking it, the Resume, Portfolio and Contact sections don’t seem to be finished, which would probably get it rejected.
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Yesterday i resubmitted Exactly the Same Files that were rejected the day before. Now they are approved, it’s crazy!
I wondering about this sort of thing earlier – I submitted an item that got rejected, and was wondering if I resubmitted and a different reviewer saw it it may get approved? It would be nice if that was so, as I haven’t got any time to update that project anymore.
It is not rejection which triggers frustration; it is the way feedback is given, so generic. How designer or developer will know what area they have to improve. It is like shooting in dark without aim..
I completely agree – if an item isn’t up to TF’s standards and is rejected, they should reply with a more detailed reason, explaining what needs to be improved in order to get it approved. Currently they give a brief reason which is quite useful, but more detail would significantly help in improving the item!
I appreciate there may be many items to review each day, but the reviewers do do a good job in maintaining the marketplace’s high standard.