Thanks for that Ivor – yes I was left scratching my head wondering which bits to change or which bits to keep or whether to just sit and cry lol!
Appreciate the extra feedback I will see what I can do with the next theme, I already have another idea or two.
EDIT – When I did the original theme the main homeslider images were just various coloured banners with the words “Mid Season SALE ” in the middle – did that go against me or where they ok? Regarding the manufacturer logos – that makes sense I will not include those in future.
I also found it quite challenging because a lot of what makes an ecommerce store look good is the products and imagery, banner images etc, yet with copyright constraints and limited suitable stock photos to choose from in the themeforest assets it was tricky.
Thanks for the reply!
The intention was to keep the store from becoming over-cluttered and letting the products speak for themselves.
Hmm yeah. I was going for a minimalist look, but maybe with ecommerce themes people expect to see a certain level of functionality?
Hi guys and gals,
I have been a member of ThemeForest for over two years. In that time I have purchased over 40 items but only recently decided to become an author myself.
While I am new to offering themes for sale I am not new to web design – I started quite a few years back. Like many of you it seems, I had my first theme rejected. I chose to target PrestaShop as it is something I work with a lot and also because WordPress themes currently seem well catered for on here.
I already have some more ideas for future themes but I still think for my first theme it was a good, clean and neat offering. Here it is:- http://bossthemes.co.uk/themes/?theme=Harveys
The theme was “Hard Rejected” so in the reviewers mind was nowhere near the standards required for that category.
“Unfortunately your submission doesn’t meet our current minimum technical quality requirements for the category it was submitted to. Please consider taking some time to familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before resubmitting.”
While I may be biased I personally feel there are one or two items in that category that this theme is better than although like I said earlier I am aware there are improvements that could be made for the future.
Bearing in mind that it took me 2 days just to write the documentation I found it a little tough to take in all honesty..
I’ll try again shortly with something new.