Just checked out your design and here are a few tips:
—Make that logo clickable
—Navigation font is weird, make it the same as headings
—Portfolio is broken in Safari
—Recent posts at bottom of index hover effect covers “Recent Posts” on first list item
—Make “Search…” text disappear when clicked (search for it online, it’s super simple just use inline code if necessary, it’s fine)
I think the thread should be in Item Discussion but I’m sure it will get moved shortly… I’ll jump in and give you some more detailed help:
—Logo is too small and boring (Name that template)
—Navigation needs more than three items
—Slider is too large, overall sizing of text and items is too big
—Buttons should match, centered or left-aligned
—Too much text, too much grey
—Overall design is not unique enough (This one is becoming increasingly important)
—What’s up with all the grey space below, your selling a product, make it look good
—Alignment is bad and don’t indent your paragraphs, http://960.gs (Use a grid system)
It’s a Site Template. Just reply to the e-mail you got with the generic message and you will get a response within a few days. The reviewer that signed the e-mail at the bottom, probably jremick, will likely be the one that will respond. I opened a ticket on my first template and he helped point me in the right direction to make the few changes I needed.
To be honest, you aren’t far from being accepted, so don’t be worried. The reviewers just give too many rejections that they can’t personalize each one. Personally I think you are missing features. It isn’t the most original design, so it needs more features to allow it to be accepted.
Issues with the template and Possible Options:
—Fix the hover on all sliders. The blue is 1px off to the left.
—Fix the read more buttons in the portfolio (Make them look like “SendUs or Subscribe Now” on the Contact page)
—Add a Single Blog Post page with Comments
—Add more Skins
—Add a Styles page featuring optional styling
—Add a small footer option
I’d say it’s all down to price. Obviously a Macbook Pro + an External Display would give you the power + mobility. BUT for the price, the iMac beats the Macbook pro.
I am rocking the Macbook Pro w/ 27inch Apple Cinema Display. If you can afford it, it’s a hard combination to beat.
I was under the assumption the best time to submit it was as soon as your finished
Your theme will remain in the first page queue for enough days that submitting it on a certain day is not crucial. My latest item has been on the Site Templates first page since October 20th.
You can also try searching for “one page” templates as that’s the style of envato.com. You should be able to find one you like:
Everybody must be having an extended Halloween weekend. Normally everybody is willing to help.
Feel free to email me through the contact info on my profile page. I’d be happy to help you customize your WordPress template!
I think it the forums quiet down on the weekends. I’d say pretty good from what I can tell. Do you have a larger version you can share, it’s a bit small?
—It’s a bit standard as far as layouts on ThemeForest. I know the reviewers have been pushing for more original layouts.
—The header looks a bit plain, but I think it just looks lonely because of how zoomed out the page is.
You can think about paying somebody to do the HTML work on an hourly basis instead of a partner. Also, post some more work. Don’t get too bent out of shape, it’s hard to gauge responses over the internet.