Posts by Potshot

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Potshot says

It looks a little…cartoonish. There’s a lot of work needed aesthetically, try looking at the designs of some of the popular items on TF to get the idea.

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Potshot says


Trust me my first ever template (suppose to be) was much worse than that :D (I didnt know what padding meant :D). Keep trying, dont give up and give web design a decent time and it will pay back :)
I’ll always remember my first template. A white page saying “Hello World!!”, yeah with two !, i was innovative.

Haha.

My first template was also my first Wordpress theme. I barely new any CSS , and certainly had no idea what this PHP blasphemy was. I spent days trying to fix a bug and then I learned that classes and ids are actually different. Good times…

Ontopic – Yeah, the design of your theme is simply not up to TF standards. Just keep trying, I’m sure you’ll get better.

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Potshot says

No offence but I know some coders that have better design skills. Yep I’m being harsh but you might aswell know now than waste days developing a theme.

“Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

I doubt any author here started out creating masterpieces. There is a starting point for everyone, and most of the time it looks like crap. If he develops a theme it wouldn’t be a waste at all, he’d certainly learn something from it and be even better the next time. So calm your negativity.

@and5rey No, I don’t think it would be accepted. But keep on trying! :)

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Potshot says

Well, I’m colorblind, but I’m always partial to green, so ?style=forest :D

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Potshot says

I really getting annoyed with all the people bashing the reviewers. The fact of that matter is, if your submission gets rejected, it’s not because the reviewers are bad, evil people, it’s because your submission was crap.

The reviewers aren’t your mom, so they’re not going to hold your hand and coddle you when they reject your theme. They’re going to point blank tell you “It’s not good enough for ThemeForest.” Sometimes they might give you some specific reasons, but in all honesty, if you’re a real designer, you should be able to figure out what’s wrong with your theme on your own.

As for releasing your theme to the public eye on the forums, don’t worry about that. For one thing, the forums is mostly authors, at least all of the active users. The chances of anyone important to you (buyers) seeing the theme are unlikely. Besides, at that point your theme has already been rejected from ThemeForest so you shouldn’t really be worrying about sales at that point.

Sorry, I know I sound mean, it’s just a pain when everyone whines about how it’s the reviewers fault that their stuff doesn’t get accepted instead of acting like an adult and owning up to that fact that their submission just wasn’t good enough and they need to work harder.

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Potshot says

Personally, I would make the drop down in simple HTML . So, instead of having the HTML select element, you would have something like what you see all over this site’s navigation. You can make the actual options display with CSS or javascript.

Or of course you can do something like this –
<select onchange="if(this.options[this.selectedIndex].value != ''){window.top.location.href=this.options[this.selectedIndex].value}>
   <option value="link here">Hello</option>
   <option value="link 2 here"> Hello page 2 </option>

Which I’m guessing is what babyboy (?) gave you, but I don’t really want to click the link, laziness and whatnot.

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Potshot says


Well I guess the best way to find that out would be to purchase an HTML template from ThemeForest ;)
Yeah, I’m gonna do that. You gotta get one up there, would’ve purchased yours. Thanks for the help.

Haha, yeah I know, still working on it.

Glad to help.

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Potshot says

Well I guess the best way to find that out would be to purchase an HTML template from ThemeForest ;)

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Potshot says

Sounds like most of the author’s are concerned you’ll eat into their sales. As a very regular buyer, I’d LOVE to see more wp bundles …
Fortunately the marketplaces are about the the buyers and the authors (and Envato) and chances are Envato won’t do something that would screw over all of their authors.
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