Posts by Dream-Theme

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Dream-Theme says

Hello truthinchaos,
Themes are digital goods and refundable ONLY in case they do not work as advertised. Lack of skills (sorry, but “could not configure the Vellum Wordpress theme and therefore we are unable to use it” sounds like lack of skills) in setting up the theme will not be a valid reason for refund.

So the best advice is to contact the theme author and politely ask him/her to assist with theme installation and configuration. Most authors around here are very helpful and will be glad to assist with their themes setup.

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Dream-Theme says

You should design new badge for them “beware: scammer”....

+1. Or something like this:

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Dream-Theme says

Let the ban-hammer sing its war song! Marketplace must be fair!

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Dream-Theme says

Well, if you have 70% commissions you can use your referral link and get back 100% of your money except extra $2 in each purchase. This never been a secret. And I think Envato knows about such events and will take proper actions. In other words, kick some butts :D

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Dream-Theme says


And you can’t drive a Ferrari in Kiev – you’ll loose all bumpers. Actually my LandRover is barely coping :) There’s even a city legend about a guy who gets his Ferrari on the evacuator to the city center; drives around a bit; and gets it back on the evacuator :D
Yes, I heard this :) And it’s surprising, that you are from Kiev (if I understand correctly). If so, maybe you could advise some materials (books/articles etc) about moving from “our” design school to “western”? Language is not important

You understood correctly.

There’s nothing particular to recommend. Just google the typography and visual hierarchy in web design. You’ll find lots of articles. Some very basic and some “in-depth” ones. This is required for laying the foundation. Afterwards look through design galleries like “http://www.csswinner.com”.

Exploring ThemeForest top sellers will also help (just don’t forget to look on things critically). Now you may look at them and think “there’s nothing there; there’s no design”. But the best design is the one that’s not jumping at you ;)

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Dream-Theme says


Yes. Almost forgot. Submit a PSD template first. Do not code it. If it will be accepted – you know you’re on the right track.
Thank you so much! Of course it’s pity, but I understand you and I hope, that your words are the same, as reviewer’s minds :)

Well, it’s how we got here. And thanks for clarification about OpenCart – never worked with it. Sorry my ignorance.

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BTW, which CMS/engine is that? If it’s self-made I’m not 100% sure it suits ThemeForest.

It’s OpenCart ;)

It’s not a bad template but it’s not been refined, it’s like comparing a lada to a Ferrari

The lada looks ok and gets you from a – b

The Ferrari looks exceptional with awesome curves and a lot of design love gone into it

You need to make your template a Ferrari
  • Lada tuned by a good custom shop.

And you can’t drive a Ferrari in Kiev – you’ll loose all bumpers. Actually my LandRover is barely coping :) There’s even a city legend about a guy who gets his Ferrari on the evacuator to the city center; drives around a bit; and gets it back on the evacuator :D

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  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
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Dream-Theme says

BTW, which CMS/engine is that? If it’s self-made I’m not 100% sure it suits ThemeForest.

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Dream-Theme says

Yes. Almost forgot. Submit a PSD template first. Do not code it. If it will be accepted – you know you’re on the right track.

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Dream-Theme says


Hello mate,
I know what you feel – I’ve been in your shoes. But things does not work here the way you used to think.

Your template is messy; it ignores basic design principles like visual hierarchy, balanced spacings and typography. This is a common problem among designers from a former USSR.

When you look at it it’s like OK from a first glance.. but when you start to look closer – it’s a mess. It’s like the girls on high heels and fancy clothes in the subway. I think you’ll understand what I mean.
Thanks for your reply, Dream-Theme! I’m trying to understand your answer, but I’m not sure if its clear for me. Could you give an example of the specific problem in my template (I mean a little more concretely), and the way it should be fixed in your opinion?

The problem is you don’t even consider problem as a problem :D Again, for the beginning: visual hierarchy / spacing and typography. When previous is checked – latest web design trends. (And stop reading articles in russian – most of them are outdated.)

You took a classical shop layout from beginning of 2000th added fanciness (big images of Apple stuff and candy main background) and voila – hard reject. Look at top sellers around here, look at their pages layouts – they are miles away. Darn, take a look at our (Dream-Theme) portfolio and see how our design evolved.

The sooner you understand that “western” design school is different from “ours” – the sooner you’ll start to sell stuff here.

666 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+5 more
Dream-Theme says

Hello mate,
I know what you feel – I’ve been in your shoes. But things does not work here the way you used to think.

Your template is messy; it ignores basic design principles like visual hierarchy, balanced spacings and typography. This is a common problem among designers from a former USSR.

When you look at it it’s like OK from a first glance.. but when you start to look closer – it’s a mess. It’s like the girls on high heels and fancy clothes in the subway. I think you’ll understand what I mean.

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