I really do appreciate you taking the time to provide some feedback! That’s 3 to 1 so I will take the reviewer’s feedback as more valid than my view on these items.
jremick – thanks for that link on vertical rhythm, now I understand what the reviewer meant.
Time to try again!
So, I submitted my first site templates and got rejected. No worries, I have no problem fixing issues (which there are a couple that I totally agreed with). However, it seems that some of the reviewers feedback was more of a design opintion and even at that, could certainly be argued from a UI standpoint. Heres the templates:
Heres what they said:
1) The template needs improvements in visual hierarchy primarily using typographic elements such as headings. Using different sized headings for different sections based on importance will help establish a stronger visual hierarchy and create a more fluid eye flow for visitors (which means it’s easier to navigate and read). You might also consider reducing the contrast level of the paragraph text to allow the headings to be more dominant.
Uh, the headings ARE different sizes, and sized according to hierarchy The headings are significantly more dominant.
2) The “More Info” buttons would work much better with the rest of the design if they used a type face more similar to the paragraph typography. You might also reduce their size to help with the template’s visual hierarchy. The idea is you want readers to first read the heading, then read (or at least skim) the paragraph text and lastly, click the “More Info” button. So you don’t want it to take attention away from the headings or over power the paragraph text too much.
Isn’t that just an opinion? I could argue that buttons are SUPPOSED to be call to actions and therefore more prominent than text or headings.
3) The typography needs improvements in vertical rhythm. You might also consider increasing the size of the paragraph text.
This one im not sure how one improves vertical rhythm – I mean the lines spacing is neither to tall or too short.
ANY thoughts on how to handle this feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Great, thanks for taking the time to clarify my question!
I am getting ready to start putting some items to test the waters of selling templates and have a question:
Is using code from tutorials (let say a script for a content slider or a script for a PNG fix) allowed when selling items? If no then how do you get around this? Obviously writing your own PNG fix would not be fun. Just get permission from that scripts author?
I emailed support and received a kinda fuzzy response. The FAQ seems to focus more on image, video and audio than code. Any advice/experience would be most appreciated!