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CreatingDrew says

I was wondering about that and its nice to know the answer. Great job and much thanks TF staff :)

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CreatingDrew says
yea i’ve since fixed it :)

I jsut have one problem now.. well probably more , but one I see here is that

http://thehomeinspectorwebsite.com/new

in IE the blog button is under one of the divs, i want it to be on top, i tried playing with z index’s but didnt help , only made a difference in dreamweaver

Do both the elements you are trying to adjust the z-index on have a set position property, i.e., position:relative or absolute? If not, you need to add a position property to them as z-index will not work on static positioning. So you will most likely need to add position:relative; absolute will work as well if that will give you the effect needed. Thanks to Chris Coyier of CSS -Tricks for that tip in a recent screencast.

Regards,

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CreatingDrew says
Looks like I’m on my own here but I actually prefer your first to your second. Also, I don’t think it is as bad as some are making it out to be.

With a few small changes there is no reason why this template shouldn’t be approved.

If you’re interested in my opinion/ideas then shoot me a message through my ThemeForest contact form… I’ll be happy to help :)
Hi JJenZz,

Thanks for your reply, its encouraging to know someone out there doesnt think it is that bad :)

Anyway, I will take you up on your offer for some advice and opinions. Will be in touch with you shortly, thanks for your kindness and willingness to help.

Best Regards,

Drew

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CreatingDrew says
well at least you take the advice well :)

Keep it up, and you will def be able to have some great work to show for it !

The second theme is already looking alot better, because sometimes less is more !

just keep it simple and find some sites you really like that are simple and see why they are soo great
Thanks a lot for your encouragment! I absolutely love this community as I know I can expect honesty and real advice from my peers. I am working really hard as you can see in keeping my themes more simple and clean. :)

Again thanks to all,

Drew

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CreatingDrew says

Just a note to TF staff, the preview button is misspelled, at least on the wordpress upload section.

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CreatingDrew says
what I really need help with is why the heck does this happen…

http://dave-singh.com/sites/

See what happened? it has got split there i have NO idea why

For the link mentioned above, you need to reset the margins on the p tags (or get rid of the unnecessary p tags you have there).

Add this to your css to remove the gaps mentioned in the link above and style as needed:
  • { margin: 0; }

Best Regards,

Drew

Edit-I am not sure how to format code in these comments, the “dot” above in the code is an asterik (shift on the 8 key ).

Double edit-you could also just reset the margins on the p tags by replacing the asterik above with a “p” :)

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CreatingDrew says

Without looking at all your code because of all of the tables I cant really be sure, but I recently had pretty much the exact issue with a bg color not expanding after the image. Have you made sure you are clearing your floats in the section with the issue? I happened to miss a float and forgot to clear it which caused the same issue you are having. :)

Best of luck,

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CreatingDrew says

My biggest reason for using themeforest is the advertising. Simnor recently had an excellent post, in where he made the point that 25% of a $20.00 theme is $5.00 compared to a $35.00 theme that doesnt sell at all. Point is, like many of us, I just cant afford to advertise and brand myself the way Envato does. I see a lot of our payment “cut” is due to their advertising, which I dont think anyone could argue against. Envato will bring in 5x if not more advertising than most of us could alone.

Best wishes,

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CreatingDrew says

@mastergreed-I understand, again thanks for your input and reassurance.

@kailoon-You have a job to do and you do it well, no need to apologize :)

@Jeffrey-Thanks for your advice and input, I will have a look at experimenting with the font sizes etc, as I said I am still developing the theme so suggestions like this are highly welcome.

I just want to note, this isnt my first web site I have designed, just one of my first wordpress themes (besides my personal site), I am more of a coder and backend guy. Which is why I appreciate even more all of your input and help, thanks to all for helping me improve :)

Best Wishes and Happy Halloween!

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CreatingDrew says

@Master Greed,

Thanks for your honesty :)

@Simnor-Thanks for the kind welcome and sound advice, its nice to hear from you again. Regarding the validation, I agree, I always try and strive to make my html templates valid, but I am still relatively new with wordpress and found some validation to be a real pain. Point taken.

To be honest, it just isnt my best work and I dont think its practical. I am working on a new theme now, instead of starting a new thread, perhaps I could give you all the link and see if this one is any better?

I am just finishing coding the css so the links and such are not functional: http://creatingdrew.com/Themes/SimplySimple/

Is this design an improvement?

Thanks for all your reviews and honesty :)

Regards,

Drew

Edit-Just to note, I havent swapped the png “check marks” out in IE 6 yet but I am aware of it :)

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