$12 pricing is too low for any Site Template. I think $15 is a reasonable starting point. Especially if PSD ’s are sold for $10! I guess in your case HTML Code is $1 and your CMS is $1
My latest Site Template was sold for only $10 (Pretty lame when PSD Templates are sold for that).
You can always use your own and in different formats, PDF or HTML … Envato provides a template in HTML you can use that’s pretty simple: http://wiki.envato.com/selling/selling-rejections/themeforest-common-rejection-factors/ (See Documentation)
GoDaddy definately has a Cpanel, probably the best one out of all the hosting companies. It has hundreds of one-click install applications. Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, lots of different types of forums etc.
I’ve used Godaddy hosting for a few years now and I have been slowly moving all of my sites AWAY from their dreaded hosting plans. GoDaddy hosting is way too hit or miss, sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s unusable. For many services, apparently GoDaddy has problems with mySQL which makes it unbearably slow. Better explanation here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/wordpress-on-godaddy-unbearably-slow/page/3 Also make a simple search in WordPress Support Forums for “GoDaddy Slow”: http://wordpress.org/search/godaddy+slow?forums=1
With so many other options for hosting, there really is no reason to use GoDaddy Hosting (Plus it’s way overpriced).
On another note: I now use Dreamhost.com. They are a good bargain host with all the usual options like one-click installs for the usual joomla, wordpress, yadadada. Anybody else use Dreamhost and have good/bad experiences?
Check out the Option Tree plugin provided by Envato. It’s exactly what you need: http://wp.envato.com/open-source-plugins/option-tree/
Also, color schemes are pretty default option in themes.
I use the 960.gs for the Photoshop and Illustrator templates. I really like how the columns and guides are already tossed in from the start.
As for code, I only use a CSS reset file and then I write my own code. I find that any extra code just makes for things that I potentially have to overwrite later on. If I took the time to learn the Grid System classes then I might use it more, but I don’t find myself needing the code portion.
By the way, you can find plenty of good design examples at http://960.gs/
The reviewer’s send out too many rejections to give customized messages. If your theme only needs a few small changes they usually point them out. You can always respond to the reviewer to find out more information. They are helpful if you genuinely want more information. Also, theres usually only one reviewer per category.
If you want some more feedback now, just post a link in this thread and other sellers will give you feedback. Don’t worry though, just about everybody’s been rejected at least a few times… so your in good company
Don’t sweat it tonvie… First off, you should have some contact information in the documentation/help files that you originally downloaded.
Otherwise you can thank google for the simple search I did because I found your author as the first search result The author can explain what happened to the theme and help you out (Deleted theme is still listed as featured file).
Good luck and sorry if you had a bad experience. Don’t get angry though, these things happen from time to time and you’ll get it sorted out.
Hey, great design! I thin kit’s close but I can see a few things that might have stopped it from being accepted.
—The blog sidebar with categories feels weird… The page has two sidebars basically on the left with the main sidebar and then the blog sidebar. It just feels off with all the weight on one side. Try moving the blog sidebar to the right like on the contact page to even everything out.
— Footer is not polished, spacing is a bit odd and doesn’t match between the list items, icons, and paragraphs
—The map is also just floating in the footer
Personally I think it’s a refreshing design that should be accepted. I’d e-mail the reviewer though, I’m sure you just have to make a handful of small changes. Good luck!
I agree, it will likely get accepted BUT you have to make a few fixes.
—Your default homepage slider is broken in Safari. The alignment is way off pushed right out of the window.
—Fix those blank pages
Good luck on the sales, and great first theme! It’s loaded with features.