byJaie, it’s an okay start but I think you need to add some more details and refine the design before coding it.
It looks it a bit bland in it’s current state and some of the elements like below the slider look a bit empty. Also, I think your line-height on your two middle paragraphs is a bit too small as the rest of everything else is so spread out. Maybe add some of the accent orange in the header area and navigation as that part is very dull. Lastly, the three bottom images might be a bit too large or just colorful (They were the first things my eyes went to).
I think starting with an HTML template is a good call. Too many people start with WordPress themes and get frustrated with rejections. It will probably take a few rejections to get accepted, just keep revising it.
Select the CMS Drupal and sends to TF. Although it’s a bit naughty that they are selling it here and giving away WordPress version on their site.
Looks pretty handy and much easier to than explaining to newbie buyers what shortcodes are.
Don’t forget to “double dip” and submit that to Code Canyon as a WordPress plugin.
I like it as well but here are a few small things to get you started:
- Add some navigation to the featured slider
- Make navigation items show as selected when on page. About link should show as selected when on about page
- Perhaps adjust the font size of slider, heading & logo on homepage as they are all too similar in size
- Sidebar is awkward in spacing and too wide. Perhaps add some padding on the inside of the list items.
- For me, I dislike the pushing down of buttons on click, but that’s just a personal one
Your quick at adding a sidebar . Personally your killing me by using Default Permalinks! Those url’s look hideous.
The hover effect on the navigation doesn’t really go well with your overall design. Swap it to something less contrasting.
Surface your HTML Codes in the navigation as buyer’s want to see this (Randomly found them typing in a default search):
Homepage is too bland for me. Spacing doesn’t match the rest of the website.
Overall I like the design but I feel like your missing features or maybe our just not showing them off.
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How do you make options, for example, for slider images?
I assume you can select posts for the slider and use images from the posts – but how do you setup the ordering of the slides?Am I missing something here or ?
Check out this tutorial if you want to learn how to make a great slider manager:
Your in luck. There is a WordPress version of the same template: