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RG-Studio says

Apart from what the other guys said I also noticed that you don’t have a “Back to top” button. I know that you can go back to top by pressing the logo in the middle but some people are so used to these Back to top buttons now that they will probably be looking for one.

Good work, wish you best of luck!

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RG-Studio says

Have to agree with most comments here, if someone wants to copy anything he is probably not going to rip off a non approved theme on the forums.

You are making a big deal of the whole thing, planning everything too much. Just get the design right, the coding right. The best way for a successful start is to just start. Just consider getting it accepted a fairly good start, that many dont get.If its not a big sell, do it again..until you nail it. I am still working on that..and so are many other authors, its no big deal I think.

Cheers and good luck with the themes, hope to see them here soon;)

I do agree with you that maybe I am planning it too much but after spending 5 years at Mathematics high school this is kind of inevitable… just makes you plan and calculate everything for the rest of your life :)

This approach has been successful for me so far though (with other projects not related to theme forest). This is how I always work – a lot of research, planning, organizing and then acting… there is always a chance to fail but at least I should try my best. I see that you are from Portugal so I would say I am a little bit like José Mourinho – I try to do my job as good as possible and I also try to make my “players” give their best.

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RG-Studio says

It looks suspicious to me… could be co-incidence though, can’t be sure about it because that kind of elements are very common. The hover effect looks like it has been changed just enough so it is not absolutely the same…actually I would say that the elite author has most probably taken some “inspiration” from the other guy :)

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RG-Studio says

It’s really funny how it’s the members that don’t have any item approved here are afraid of being copied. Nothing personally with the OP here, but 95% of the authors I’ve seen on the forums asking for advices, being afraid to post links to their work because “it’s good good and it will be copied” never got any item added on ThemeForest. Nobody will copy your item or design because simply there’s no reason to do that.

I think you are generalising the things a little bit. Exactly because I am starting now I wouldn’t want to deal with somebody copying my design idea.

The fact that I don’t have anything approved here doesn’t mean that I can’t come up with something that is good enough to be copied ;)


I doubt there was any case in Envato’s history where someone’s work was stolen and published by another(from the forums).

fillerspace said that there have been such reports so I am not sure who is right in this occasion but either way – I prefer not to post anything before I submit it :)

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RG-Studio says

The risk in submitting a PSD is that the only thing to judge is the design. Like I said earlier, with HTML or WordPress, you can get away with a less than stellar design if you have the features. So a 8/10 design with some amazing features like page builders, bundled plugins, tons of shortcodes, etc. could make a top selling WordPress theme. But if you submit that same 8/10 design to the PSD category, it just can’t compare to the 9/10 and 10/10 designs there.

This is very valuable information. I think I may actually submit HTML because I expect my first template to be around 8/10 in terms of design. Hopefully it will be better but let’s not forget that although the designer is amazing, this will be his first Theme Forest template.


About posting in the forums, there have been reports that people posted a design for review, and then another author submits an item with some elements suspiciously similar. I’m not sure what you could do in this case, other than file a DMCA claim and provide the link to the posting that is earlier than the submitted item.

This makes me feel like I shouldn’t post anything on the forums before I actually submit it. If somebody decides to take the general idea of my design but change it just enough it could become very hard for me to convince Theme Forest that I have found the “hot water” first.

Something else that many people said to me is that marketing is very important. Does anyone know any good marketing agencies that can help me with the texts on the template – slider, headings etc? Obviously I am not going to leave everything as “Lorem ipsum…” but it would be good if I can get a professional advice.

And just one more thing – what evaluation methods would be most appropriate to use? I am thinking of focus groups.

Thank you!

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RG-Studio says

fillerspace, thank you for sharing your experience!

I guess I will need to submit everything at the design stage as PSD template and get it reviewed by TF before I start the HTML coding. This way I will avoid design related rejections at later stage.

I like your idea about the paid review service… maybe one day they will introduce it. I am sure many people will find it helpful.

How risky is it to post design on the forums? I mean, someone can copy my design idea and submit a whole PSD pack based on it before me. What can I do in such situation?

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RG-Studio says

OK… from what I read here and from the few private messages that I received it seems like the biggest problem is to get your design approved.

I am just thinking…is there a way (apart from posting a screenshot of your design on the forums) to get a professional opinion from TF member of staff who can basically tell me if the designer is going the right direction?

Everybody is talking about top quality here but honestly, I have seen quite a few templates (some of them selling very well) that have both design and coding mistakes. Not mentioning that a few months ago I bought a WordPress theme that was quite new and there were so many bugs that I had to report to the author (simple things like font changing not working etc).

My idea for the future is to have proper designers, frontend and backend developers that will become proficient in the craft of Theme Forest. Of course I am going to start in smaller scales :)

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RG-Studio says

Thank you for your thoughts, fillerspace! I will keep that in mind.

For now I will stick to working with my designers because I have already agreed all requirements, time-frames and financial aspects with them. Apart of that they have both started working on their tasks.

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RG-Studio says

This is something that I haven’t considered but sounds like a good idea actually.

I work with top level web designers all the time and just thought that they will be good enough to create a competitive designs for ThemeFores but I do agree that it is probably a good idea to work with someone who already has experience in designing templates.

Thank you for your suggestion!

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RG-Studio says

Hi guys!

I’ve been working as a Web Developer for some time and I decided that it is about time for me to jump in the big ThemeForest see. I have read some articles to get ideas on how to become a successful author here but I just wanted to share my plan with you and get some opinions.

First of all I decided to hire two web designers with very different style and give them similar requirements – basically to design a multipurpose corporate template. Then I am going to code both designs and upload them to ThemeForest as HTML. I will see which one will get better sales and then make it into a WordPress theme. If they both sell well I will eventually intend to make both of them WordPress themes.

This is my general plan – I will be glad if experienced authors can share their opinion :)

Thank you

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