arrowsuites saidYes, I asked because I thought you are doing it for a really long time and 13yrs is quite a long time for a webdesigner. The thing is, you need to brush up on trends. Browse some css galleries and try to absorb as much “new” as possible. Your design is really good but seems like it’s from 8 years ago, at least to me. Just study some hyper new stuff and you will slowly get what I was talking about and will be able to make your designs more in line with the latest trends. Best of luck
Just a hunch, are you doing webdesign for many years?
You mean, have I done it for many years?Yes (13 yrs). I’m better at coding but I have made a few nice designs in the past.
Yeah, I suppose it’s a bit from the web 2.0 era. I have gone back to the drawing board and it’s looking nicely already with some simple CSS changes. Thanks for the input!
AfterLabs, quick question for you:
I actually have a border on the navigation drop-down and a shadow on the menu (the top one) already unless you mean the side one. What browser are you using, maybe there is an issue? I’ve checked all the major browsers but cannot reproduce.
I like the concept you have, but here’s some suggestions that I believe would help and get the theme approved.
1) Darken the Font. 2) Create a border, or something around the drop down menu. It looks like it flows into the site. 3) On your menu add a shadow. This will make it look like its scrolling into the menu and not apart of it. Personally I would create the bottom of a circle type image for the header on this theme and fade the sides in so you still have the same style. 4) Add the Footer area. Even if its fixed like the top menu it does not have to be long or large. 5) Maybe even box styles or images around the different areas.
I think this would help, and wish you the best.AfterLabs Studios
Thank you for the feedback; these sound like some good suggestions!
I like it as well. I know this doesn’t help but I have no suggestions.
I am going on my 7th upload right now.
The main reason for this is that Envato doesn’t give you good reasons. It’s just some generic thing that doesn’t help you. If I knew how close I was to getting accepted then I could determine whether I should make small or drastic changes.
Very nice design. I think you’re close.
In my opinion, the header and footer need just a little something extra. They don’t feel quite. In addition to that, I think the reviewer is correct about the font. Mainly the fancy heading font. It is difficult to read and doesn’t quite go.
Those are my initial thoughts.
I don’t think you ever need to completely scrap a theme. Everything can always be improved with CSS and some new graphics.
After looking at your theme, it does need a LOT of work, but it definitely can be saved if you updated everything significantly. It may take you a long time to update everything, but it’ll be even longer if you were to scrap it completely.
Well lspoor, I don’t think there is any hope for me if your site design wasn’t approved.
It’s a shame that the same person reviews my design every time. He seems to not like it but others do. I’m starting to question the competence of the reviewer because he marked my submission as “nothing was changed” this last time. That is so far from true and I have no idea how he came to that conclusion. The reviewers clear their browser cache, right?
I submitted some more changes and the reviewer gave me the “nothing was changed” message which is completely untrue. File size alone should have indicated that.
Anyway, I’m completely stuck and would appreciate it if someone could give some good constructive criticism.