So is it a feature or a “bug”??
If you go to the PSD Template section and click on the first one called N* then you’ll the image size is no more restraint to 300px…. its much more freedom for us wanted to create something different, just noticed I thought I should share… Nice feature!
1. The easiest will go in the HTML section. Anytime.. as for what I understand from other forum posts. The html must be valid markup and respect basic design techniques. Mostly for coding skill.
2. WP. This requires some more usability features for the back-end and also some good code snipets. This requires medium both design and coding.
3. PSD (the hardest). The design has to be perfect in terms of design, uniqueness, style. No coding needed, but pure design creativity (really bring something new and unique).
Now you can judge for yourself what is best to do.Regards, Danny
I am better at doing WP theme then, I had one accepted long time ago tho.
Many thanks for your time. David
I like it, however four thinks creep me out
1. Some patterns are two hard and distract from the content.
2. The font is ugly.
3. Too much text here: http://screenshots.weareperfectpixels.com/rejected/11.jpg , when you have to use text, use 2 – 3 lines of text for it to look it’s best.
4. Why is the context pattern at the top and bottom cut?
Feedback from you, I do like that… moreover if you like it
1. Strangely I am working on a macbook pro and the patterns look sudtle on the screen but on a “pc” screen it looks really hard…
2. Fair enough
3. Now you say, agree with you
4. Same the point 1, looks to fade out to white on my mac but not on a PC
Question tho, do you think I should give up the PSD template and makes it in WP theme directly, my worry is that it has been rejected as PSD , then there is huge chance that it will be as WP Theme?
Thanks a bunch! David
OK, this is going to go deeper.
The Vertical Rhythm is accomplished by using a single font for headings and paragraphs, with some different styling like font-size, font-weight, text-decoration and text-transform for the headings to make them stand out. The paragraph should (almost) always use Georgia / Helvetica / Tahoma / Calibri (or other standard web fonts).Example here: http://webtypography.net/Rhythm_and_Proportion/Vertical_Motion/2.2.2/
The idea is to make the page look great without images, and if you apply a very hard blur you could see there is no empty space but titles can be seen as more dominant “drops” of darkness.
Combining fonts for more typography consistency and also achieving vertical rhythm is difficult because not all fonts have same height (especially google webfonts), and this helps the overall harmony that makes the template stand out and really attract web consumers attention. Again, I am not sure if this is the case for PSD . I don’t dare to upload in this category yet.
Keep in mind the idea of simplicity (use simple patterns that work, don’t reinvent the wheel), consistency (vertical rhythm) and accessibility (fonts should be readable).Danny
Hey Danny, you rock!
Thanks a lot for that explanation, couldn’t ask for more I love the example you just send, really helps.
As you said, I never upload anything in the PSD section, it seems really hard to get in… but I would like to see if my template can go through, if it does I am sure it is gonna be a nice WP Theme.
Do you think it gonna pass the WP review more easy?
Cheers mate, appreciate that. David
I like your design. I think you need to fill the too much empty space. Adding a vertical rhythm will help a lot, I don’t know if you will manage with Photoshop or your fonts can be combined for that purpose. Maybe it’s just my perfectionism.
On the other hand the font used for the headings is not very readable, this is an important accessibility matter.Just a few ideas, hope will help. Danny
Thanks a lot for your feedback and for taking the time, much appreciate.
I think I will change the font but what do you mean by adding a vertical rhythm and combined with the font?
Cheers mate, David
I just created a new PSD template which I has been rejected, here is the reviewer message:
1) Your template’s design does not meet our quality standards at this time and will need significant improvements before it will be ready to be reviewed again. You might consider taking a look at some of our popular premium items to get a better idea for the quality level of graphics, typography and general design that we require for approval.
2) You can pay attention to the details of graphics, alignment, element placements and implementation of typography in the design, balance of spacing/padding and how to utilize the white space. But please do not copy / get inspired by their graphics styling, layout structure or features.
I would like to know what do you guys think, I was hoping to get accepted and carry on on the WP theme.
Here is the preview:
Its been a while I havn’t work on a Wordpress theme since I had 2 themes rejected in a raw… so I am now officially back to business
I am currently working on a new WordPress theme that I will first get approved in the PSD section and I know that my design will need to be high-quality… is for that reason that I need your feedback.