What you say is totally correct, no disagreement there. In fact I think you’re saying the same thing as me, just different words.
When I joined, three years ago, GR was clearly a “premium quality marketplace”.
I’ve been trying to find the forum thread from about three years ago. It was an official post which stated how approval requirements had been raised considerably. No more low quality items were going to be accepted. Portfolios were going to be revised and authors were going to be asked to remove some of their low quality items. There was going to be a general cleanup to raise the level of the market as a whole.
Everybody was shaking in their boots. Every time you submitted a file, even top authors, were scared we may not meet the new high standards. There were much fewer approvals, and those that got approved were all fantastic files.
You may agree, or you may not agree, but it was an official policy and everybody was dead scared that none of their files would be accepted any more. There was a revolution in the forums of people complaining about their files being rejected. Everything was about premium, high quality, high class.
It was one of the things that attracted me to this marketplace because I kept being wowed by the quality of files approved every day.
At some point this changed. Personally I think for the worse. Others may think for the better. But there was definitely a clear turning point. This turning point was not announced like the first one when Graphic River turned to premium. It simply kind of happened quietly. I guess it doesn’t make you look very good when you enforce rigourous high quality standards, and then all of a sudden you start accepting all sorts again.
In any case I miss it when this was a premium marketplace
Did it not have any company name or tagline?
You can’t just upload an icon to the logo category. What’s in the preview could at best be in the abstract vectors category.
Why don’t you read again all the comments I made and try to apply these? All I see is the same icon with slightly darker colours. That still disregards 99% of all the comments I made…
What I see in the preview is not a logo.
Make sure you read this:https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203269650-A-step-by-step-guide-to-the-upload-process
It was a fun challenge
I don’t think it would be accepted – as you say, too simple.
Mainly it was an exercise of showing others how to get the basis right: positioning, sizes, hierachy, balance, typography.
If you get the basics right you get sth that will look like a logo, no matter how simple. That’s the start. Then from there on start becoming creative and work on the details.
Basicailly walk first, then run
thanks a lot for that, saves me from doing my own!
Maybe you should try clearing your session and browser cache. Then try again.
If not, there’s always the FTP option. I find that easier in any case.
Have you tried that?
I can’t guarantee you the exact reason for the reductions, but I can give you some pointers as to what I think maybe the issue:
Logo 1: The graphic is too complex. It’s a nice graphic, but it’s not a logo icon, it’s an illustration. Simplify the graphic. I like the font choice, but maybe add a tag line to complete it. Also make sure the main message and tagline balance nicely in terms of size and position with the logo icon
Logo 2: the icon is probably already here in numerous variations. Map pins are not very innovative. The tagline looks a bit wrong in terms of positioning and spacing. Also the pin may be too near the main company name. But I would suggest that the main reason is because it simply a very common icon.
I do like the shape and the colour style. So work with the typography and you may have something there
Logo 3: again, I would suggest typography is the main issue. Tagline is way to space outand it’s also very thin. Remember it has to be visible in very small size. And again positioning of the main company name and tagline in relation to the logo icon is not ideal
Try getting the basics right. Then start working on the detail. I don’t think it’s such bad work, but it does need some improvement.
I always thought the button was a bit of a pain because if you uploaded 20 screenshots for one project you needed to add the purchase button for every one of the screenshots. I think it would make much more sense to have a purchase button for the entire project.
So I started basically only putting one button next to the very first screenshot. At the same time I thought this may be misleading.
I think the better solution is if you just have some text with the link at the bottom.
But of course, each to his own … I won’t miss it :=)