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Hexocat says

Hi, if I make a navigation menu (or any other element) that is mostly CSS design, but some JS & jQuery functionality, would that be a problem?

I understan items should be either only CSS or only JS plugin, but what if I want to enrich it’s functionality with JS, to do stuff that pure CSS can’t?

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Hexocat says

I’m looking for a free licence nice illustration or graphic works, is there such a beast?

What do authors usually use for placeholder images?

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Hexocat says

Guys, come on! Envato made its marketplaces very open for new authors. (Less then a year ago it was IMPOSSIBLE to get to ThemeForest with generic looking item. Most of items were really unique. And getting to PSD category was THE EVENT for any author :D )

You’ve read the ThemeForest user agreement, right? Don’t forget that Envato does not owe you anything. Nobody is saying that if you will spend some time on creating something it will 100% be accepted to ThemeForest. It’s nothing personal: entrepreneurship is always = certain risks. How can you blame reviewers in it?

Stop childish complains and get back to work. You HAVE skills and talent to be approved.

You are so right, Theme forest doesn’t owe anyone anything, right??

NO!

ThemeForest owes the authors it’s very existence! Without this community ThemeForest would be nowhere!

And to the point: working for a month, maybe more, on a project (regardless of the final result), submitting it, and after a few hours getting a laconic, generic, response that it’s just not good enough, it’s like spitting in your face, and in this case, spitting to to the well you drink from.

It shows how little the Evanto team understands the other side of this collaboration and yes, it is a collaboration because without the authors willing to work hard, ThemeForest would be nowhere.

So what I’m suggesting is not for TF to approve based on effort, but to be more open and forthcoming regarding the reasons they choose to approve or disapprove an item. Would it hurt the reviewers to write a few non-generic words about the specific reason an item was rejected? Why don’t they have a better communication line with the authors, instead for them to wait a week in the general support ticket line to get the answer to the most simple question “Why was my item rejected?”

I had to wait more then a week and a long discussion before I got a simple one-line answer of what were the problems with my submission. This is ridiculous! and if anyone from TF is actually reading this, I’m sure you’ll be even more successful if you will have a better communication with the authors.

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Hexocat says

Read the forum rules! You’re posting in the wrong area!

I’d have to agree sorry, there just doesn’t seem to be enough to look at
The typography is off

You say you make fun web stuff, add your own little flair make it yours!

What do you mean “doesn’t seem to be enough to look at” and what part of the typography is off?

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Hexocat says

I have submitted the following template: http://themes.ilyadorman.com/mori/

And got back the generic “The overall quality of your submission does not meet our aesthetic and technical requirements…”

I would like to hear if you think this is a bad design or maybe bad execution? Or any other ideas to why might this template be rejected…

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I’ve been going over blog pages HTML templates, and it seems that some have comment system that functions and some just have the HTML & CSS and some have comments but not comment form… Is it necessary for the HTML template to have a functional comment system in a blog? Is it necessary for a blog to have comments at all?

I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I want to use twitter integration to discuss the blog and not a wordpress-like comment system, so I’d like to know if it’s something TF can approve or will it automatically get my template rejected?

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Hexocat says

Hello,

icons are huge, and if one clicks the telephone icon what should happen? Typography on white block is… well, I do not want to use harsh words, well, simply rework it. How to reach the diamonds under black overlay (which are probably either simply images or posts) only 1% of users will guess, 99% will flee your website immediately. At least give a hint–replace your odd circle with traditional close icon.

Wish you good luck!

Thanx for the input, the phone button is for mobile, it initiates a call, on desktop it does nothing.

Could you put in a few words what is wrong with the typography?

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It took me some time to understand how to get to that gallery. :)

Yup, exactly what I was saying above.

Hexocat, I’d start by writing more semantic code, fixing minor issues like that meta tag and using the Theme Check plugin to debug WP code. Looking at the other pages, I see typography needs worked on. Also, there aren’t enough features to call it ‘premium’ or ‘commercial’...

Thanx for the answer guys, but I didn’t understand some of the issues:

It took me some time to understand how to get to that gallery.
You mean how to hide the header or how to use the navigation?
writing more semantic code
Where do you see a code that is not semantic enough?
that meta tag
What meta tag?
I see typography needs worked on
Could you be more specific?
features to call it ‘premium’ or ‘commercial’
Like what?
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Hexocat says

It’s both aesthetics and code.

Reviewers will never be very specific – it’s not their job to point out everything or teach through review. If an item is too far from standards, they’ll give a generic reply, like the one you got.

P.S.: the icon that closes the top-left area isn’t very suggestive, you might want to change it. Also, you might want to try and make the drop-down a little more obvious / better looking.

Thanx, so where should I start? I submitted the theme under the impression that the code is good, how can I assess what I should improve or change? On the design side I can just ask people, but the code side is a mystery to me…

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Hexocat says
I’ve got this message:
The overall quality of your submission does not meet our aesthetic and technical requirements and will need to be improved before being resubmitted. Unfortunately we’re not able to provide more specific feedback for your submission at this time.

This is really annoying! how can I know what’s wrong if they don’t tell? It could be anything from design to coding problems, how can I possibly improve it??

this is the theme: hexocat.phpfogapp.com

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