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Why would a reviewer waste time on someone who can’t design properly, makes no sense.
I agree with you, but only if it’s a new user)

If your theme on soft reject and almost ready (maybe 90-95%) and you need just a little help from reviewer, he almost always answer you very overall without any details.

You want to tell me what you like such support?

I personally get good help from reviewers when my items are soft rejected. And they write explainations what’s good and what not, also include screenshots etc.

Anyways, if your item is almost ready for Envato marketplace, they help you with what they can to get it approved. That’s my experience.

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I love your contests however, I don’t love this contest.

Directories are a large part of the spam black-hat SEO techniques which most spammer utilize. We all know that black-hat is unethical and that for those of us who only implement white-hat techniques and strive to deliver high-quality campaigns this is going opening up a wave of directories and well spam.

Again, love the contests. Just can’t agree with what you’re promoting. Directories have no other use than spam. Want to find something/someone or a business near you Google, Yellow Pages. No one uses random directories ….. other then for spam.

If I’m looking to buy or sell something I never use google or yellow pages, instead I use the directory websites available in my country, which I TRUST.

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I agree with @charlie4282 and I want to add some notes also.

@RoyalwpThemes, it would be awesome if the reviewer will tell you what is done right and what not, but he is not your teacher and you as a designer/coder should know how to do these things in order to create premium items for sale.

Now let’s do some math. Suppose the reviewer has to verify 50 theme submitions per day. You would say that this number is too hight, but trust me, it happens(or maybe this number is even higher). Now let’s think about the time used to review them. Let’s suppose that it takes:
3 minutes to inspect the demo,
5 min to check the code,
5 min for docs,
5 min to install on his server,
5 min to check again if everything works,
5 min to accept or reject.

This is: 3+5×5=28 minutes
For 50 themes: 28×50=1400 minutes( 23 hours )

It need 23 hours to quick review 50 themes, and these numbers are to the minimal value. Imagine how much hours will be if the reviewer will explain to every author why his item have been rejected… That’s minimum 10 min for each theme… and this transforms in 8 hours+.

Now think again… If the design is not appealing, this will be 2-3 min + 2-3 min to send a standard message which is good enough to understand that your item is not ready for sale. :)

Reviewers are humans not machines.

Best regards, Andrei.

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Some long time ago I had the same problem and after a few hours everything was back to normal. :) There is a problem between Cloudfront and your ISP.

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@salihveseli, uhh almost forgot about it. I think this is: http://csshat.com/

Haven’t tried it, but I don’t think that exists a software that can write better code than an human. :)

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Yeah, yeah, i got it. :D I wrote the ‘code’ because I didn’t know how to explain the tool that I’m looking for.

Anyway, do you think it’s more reasonable to write the html + css code and then make the changes? I think it’s easier to make changes to the design if it’s already in code format.

What do you think? What method do you prefer?

I prefer to create everything using only the code, CSS3 and HTML is all I need. Photoshop I use only to create icons, presentation images and only for this. It’s a long time since I don’t use it for design.

Using LESS to pre-process the CSS you can define varibles and then manipulate them in your code. For example to illustrate your need I can do something like this;
@base_color: #E74C3C;

a{
    color: @base_color;
}
div{
    color: darken(@base_color, 15%);
}
span{
    color: desaturate(@base_color, 10%);
}
Output:
a {
  color: #e74c3c;
}
div {
  color: #bf2718;
}
span {
  color: #dc5547;
}
So, I need to change only the variable value and everything else will be processed automatically. :)
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if ( shape_layer_color == “red” ) { change_shape_layer_color_to(‘green’); }

Hehe, dreaming :D Too good to be real. I don’t know maybe something like this is possible but even if so, I don’t think it will be that easy. PS is a tool for design not for coding. ;)

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If it use AJAX, then yes, but the condition is that it should work as expected if the javascript is disabled.

Thanks.

Do I have to be ready for no-javascript-support browsers in all parts of the theme?
Yes. It MUST work without javascript. Javascript should be used only to enchange the user experience.
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If it use AJAX, then yes, but the condition is that it should work as expected if the javascript is disabled.

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Uhh, so hard to understand what exactly do you want to do, but… If you want to include a logo, created by yourself, in a template that you want to sell on ThemeForest, you can. At the end of all it’s your file and you can do whatever you want with it.

P.S. I’m refering to a logo that you sell on GraphicRiver.

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