Posts by 8protons

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8protons says

Can you help me out to improve my design or even abandon it completely?

On first submission I got a very nice comment “a good start” – it was about page flow and typography.

I worked on typography, design of elements, etc and then submit again.

And now I have “There are already quite a few templates with the exact same layout”.

Sometimes I really don’t understand Envato at all – sometimes you can find really strange piece of works here, but when you create a nice, good theme (well, in my mind it’s nice – not super-duper from top designers, but I think it’s good enough) – you’ve been rejected :)

And maybe someone knows – what does “It doesn’t bring anything new on the table” mean ? I need to view over 500 landing pages to create something unique or what? Can’t understand this part. How can you bring something new to a landing page? There are always some standard blocks: gallery, features, phone showcase…

Here is a demo page: http://focuspoint.tf.8protons.com

Is this really so bad for ThemeForest (it’s Landing Page)? :)

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8protons says



NIce start to the day, especially as it’s my birthday! :) http://themeforest.net/item/supa-a-simple-responsive-ghost-theme/5892122

Happy birthday! Nice theme :)

Mine theme was approved a couple of days ago too. My first – http://themeforest.net/item/aeroplane-responsive-ghost-theme/5895471, but it strangely appeared in the middle of list, not on top, so no comments at all :crying: Maybe it’s because it was a weekend…
You sure, I see a comment on there :P

Haha, cool. Thank you ;)

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8protons says

NIce start to the day, especially as it’s my birthday! :) http://themeforest.net/item/supa-a-simple-responsive-ghost-theme/5892122

Happy birthday! Nice theme :)

Mine theme was approved a couple of days ago too. My first – http://themeforest.net/item/aeroplane-responsive-ghost-theme/5895471, but it strangely appeared in the middle of list, not on top, so no comments at all :crying: Maybe it’s because it was a weekend…

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8protons says

Hurray! My very very first theme has been approved – http://themeforest.net/item/aeroplane-responsive-ghost-theme/5895471 :shocked:

2 sleepless nights, 2 full days of work, 2 hard and 1 soft rejections, but totally worth it :D

Thank Ghost and ThemeForest for this opportunity and community for support!

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8protons says


Mine was rejected :( Twice :(

Well… at least I tried :)

Don’t know, maybe too simple for ThemeForest: Floating Islands Demo – maybe gurus could tell what’s wrong with that theme? Too simple? I would be grateful
I know you were going for simple and clean, but to be honest it just looks like it’s lacking interesting styling… like it’s a little too basic. There is a balance of creating something that is unique and interesting while maintaining simplicity and minimalism. It looks like you just need to spend some time giving the theme it’s own identity, so to speak… in order to set it apart from just a default style look.

Thanks. I think you are right. I feel that it’s basic styling, but I thought it’s enough to submit… well, noup.

Truth to be told I am a professional bearded Software Engineer, so design is one of my hobbies :) Need more practice I guess. Thanks again! :bigwink:

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8protons says

Mine was rejected :( Twice :(

Well… at least I tried :)

Don’t know, maybe too simple for ThemeForest: Floating Islands Demo – maybe gurus could tell what’s wrong with that theme? Too simple? I would be grateful

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8protons says

I submitted a theme yesterday but it was rejected – first experience :) But for now a Ghost theme is… just a list of posts – no complex menus, no pages, no plugins. It’s unclear for me why it was rejected (aesthetics reason) – my theme is clean, light and simple with parts of flat design. I’ve fixed some issues and resubmit :)

I think ThemeForest should design some kind of alert system based on logical parts:
  • Docs (is something wrong with docs?)
  • Programming (is something wrong with HTML\CSS\JS – errors or something)
  • Design – general major (well… only redesign could help)
  • Design – general minor (well, that )
  • Design – elements (it’s okay, just some elements look not good)
  • etc.

I know that reviewers are tough guys, but after rejecting it is like “What? Is it docs… no, is it Inline Preview? Maybe… design? Fonts… well, seems ok… what else? Code… well, formatting is ok, comments is ok”... don’t know where to start solving issues.

Anyway, Ghost is awesome – simple, light and very convenient. I like the Ghost way of creating a theme (after Wordpress, no offense), Plugins will be in JavaScript – neat!

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8protons says

I am Polish 8-) Sadly, but don’t know Polish language because grown up in another country :)

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8protons says

Something like this happens sometimes :) For example, when you deploy “perfect” code to a production server. Gather friends together and say: “Look at this new cool features” and…

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8protons says


78306 users remaining to 3 million – it’s not the same as posting photos to PhotoDune :D
It was 2 million last year ;)

:ohrly: Wow, didn’t know

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