Wish them all the best! Sad when you hear things like this… Hope they recover soon!
Agree 100% with this idea. We have been around Envato for about 4 years now and in that space of time have bought numerous things from the market place… The culture in which ThemeForest has created is that customers EXPECT free updates. Especially if you have been using a Theme and getting updates for free for a year a more. This is not something you can change overnight but I’m sure the added incentive to developers will increase the quality of produce found on the market place. Benefiting the everyone, the buyers included.
This definitely needs to happen and the sooner the better!
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Hey E-Work! Welcome!
The Design needs needs some quite major attention to get accepted here. Browse the HTML section and see the level of detail many authors put into their designs. Your current design needs a much more polished look and feel. It seems like you are using some sort of grid but the alignment throws me off.
You could really do with spending time researching typography. Typography ultimately is what really let’s the design down. It’s role is very important and your use of it along with padding and spacing is really not at the right level at the moment. But the key word i can give you is “Research”. Look hard at the accepted standard and push yourself to go higher in terms of design style or uniqueness, push the boundaries.
One last point, what problem are you trying to solve with this design? Who is it for? A designer? A company? A Magazine? You don’t have to answers these questions here but remember in end design is solving a problem(s). What problem will your design solve for your clients?
Hhhmm come on guys lets not hijack this thread… Someone did ask for help after all. Sometimes people use the opportunity to critique as “vent time”. Ego vs Ego vs Ego gets us nowhere.
@DarkNurbs one piece of advice… “Chew on the meat… Spit out the bones” If you receive feedback that you feel is overly harsh dust your shoulders off and move onto the next comment, not forgetting to thank people for taking time out to respond because we don’t have to. Some people have more natural design talent than others because we are not all cut from the same cloth. But for what others have in talent others (like myself) make up for by sheer hard work. Keep working hard and don’t get lazy!
On the designs, in my opinion, the space hasn’t been used very well. I can’t seem to figure out the level of importance and hierarchy with your pages. There also seems to be a lack of a grid structure to house elements. This then creates an uncomfortable feeling for designers. We like (or should like) structure. So perhaps spend some time looking into web grids, margins and padding theories.
Jake Rocheleau has a good article over at The Web Design Depot called Web Culture: Grid-based Layout Designs. Worth a read!
Can we all try to remember to Respect an author (no matter how much you may personally dislike them). He did spend time and effort on this. Regardless of what you think of the end result, that accomplishment alone deserves some level of respect. It’s a vunerable position to place yourself in asking for critique. Let’s not forget that behind the screen, through the wires, to another part of the world… a person is sitting there.
@jremick Thank you very much for your responses appreciate the time taken to engage with the community!
Been around here buying for the last 4 years and now im becoming, I’m learning many things! One is that the rejection has really helped the design. The theme up online right now is old as I’m working on a Local Development Area (MAMP).
Thanks for ALL the Feedback!
Thanks for the feedback, I did feel the review was sort of weird. I agree every rejection should cultivate the design and improve it but that did seem overly harsh…
@xstortionist I work as interactive designer and my Creative Director is the same lol gives quality feedback however not sure i’d want that type of feedback from a reviewer and in many cases fellow designer… I agree the backgrounds may be a hinderance but options are options I guess. They are there if need be but you don’t need to use them by force…
@Anps What browser and version are you using? That should not be happening.
@routsounmanman Thanks for the feedback. Again backgrounds… very subjective. I may be stubborn and stick with them, i guess you never know who may need that type of look. From my experience stores generally are quite reserved with font-families. I’ve always been taught keeping them to a minimum for consistency is best but can you explain what further improvements can be made? Web fonts? I’m using Helvetica for all main body copy including headers, i like its neutrality / adaptability.
@OpenThemer Agree the font face in the main menu does appear out of place on further reflection… Will need to work on this. I actually have another footer style that i disregarded that i will now go back to. I was just filling space with widgets in the footer and they are subjective as to ones requirements. But I will be making changes here also!
Thanks very much for the feedback! truly appreciate it!
Lol thanks Anps, at least I’m not alone on my thoughts on this one…
Hello! Just confused by some feedback I have just received from my theme reviewer and would like your honest opinions.http://jetbird.polysimple.com/ custom JigoShop ecommerce theme
The reviewer who shall remain nameless stated :-
“Usually, I’d be able to provide more specific feedback but I’m afraid that isn’t the case here. Every aspect of your design will need to be improved, significantly. Right now the template feels like a freebie and doesn’t offer the level of aesthetics necessary to be accepted under ThemeForest’s acceptance guidelines.
I strongly suggest that you take a fresh look at your theme, evaluate the basics and make improvements as necessary.”
That is a pretty damning review, (albeit a copy and paste job) my questions are is it even worth pursuing this? If they feel that much work is needed, perhaps I should scrap heap this and move onto the next one…?
We never design for our work to look like freebies and I spent a long time analysing the current level of design quality in the JigoShop category… Perhaps I have just got this one wrong.
All feedback welcomed! Thanks