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coatsrc says

I dont know how I feel about being charged for using IE7 but I definitely believe it is necessary to charge folks for IE6 …I just think it is unnecessary for developers to spend tons of hours on a project just for it to work in IE6 (especially if it takes all but 5 minutes for the user to just update their browser for free).

I know its about making things accessible to everyone but what about the developers? I feel its unnecessary for developers to have jump through a gazillion hoops of fire just to display something for a stubborn audience who does not want to upgrade for whatever reason.

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coatsrc says

Been using good ol central air….to bad my electric bill is going to sky rocket from it….ill cry about that later :)

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coatsrc says

You can join and submit yourself for review without an invite if you have a website to show you. If they like your work they will offer an invite.

hmmm…never knew you could do that…..thats interesting…:)

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coatsrc says

congrats! :)

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coatsrc says

My Real Estate theme has been rejected again after I made some pretty big changes in the areas that it was failed in last time. I re-submitted and this is the reply that I got:

“Unfortunately, we cannot accept your file because it does not meet our design quality standards.

Your item requires improvements in:

1. Typography. http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/six-ways-to-improve-your-web-typography/

2. Aesthetics: Unfortunately at this moment your design is not aesthetically pleasant. Consider the general composition. — You’re making small changes an these are not enough.

3. Spacing: There are a few inconsistent spacing issues throughout the design.

Since your file is being rejected due to the design quality and since it has more issues than we can possibly point out we kindly ask you not to re-upload it without making significant changes and improvements.”

My design can be seen here: http://plnt.me/midark

Am I wasting my time trying to get this accepted? I’ve looked through a lot of real estate themes on TF and I don’t think my theme is worse that most of them, I really can’t see what the problem is. I feel that it looks better than at least half of them, and because it’s used with a proper real estate system it has more features than all of the other themes for Wordpress and Joomla.

I’m not sure what spacing issues Ivor is referring to in number 3, I was careful to go through the whole design after switching to the 960.gs grid layout and alter every padding/margin. I changed the typography after reading through a tutorial, and I have read through the article he linked to and I can’t see anything in particular.

And finally he says the general composition is unpleasant, can anyone see what he means by that?

Any comments would be gratefully appreciated because I am starting to think there is no point continuing if it never going to be accepted, I’ve put a lot of work into this, the Open-Realty template system is pretty poor, which I assume is why there is a lack of good themes for it anywhere and I personally feel that mine is the best Open-Realty theme I’ve ever seen. Obviously I’m missing something but I can’t see what.

Help please!

Regards, Mike

The reviewer is right in all regards….what you need to do is step back from this project a few days with a fresh mind. Then you will see how inadequate this really is when compared to alot of really nice real estate themes (besides the ones on themeforest).

Take a look at these website from smashing magazine: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/23/30-beautiful-real-estate-websites/

Also do a google search of top real estate websites….then you will see why your site is subpar

As of now you need major improvements.

Spacing: Your spacing is still needing work. Its inconsistent, google macro and micro spacing and that should help you

Color: Your site is dull and grey :( Add color!!! You need a primary and a secondary color. If you are unsure what works….research color theory.

Layout: On your browse listing page your grid pretty much breaks with that “find your home” information being stuck in a corner like that. Again look at spacing of elements.

Background: Your background looks boring and generic. Not what I would expect from a real estate website. Look up subtle patterns. Linen textures are overused and you wrongly used it.

Conclusion: There is so much more that needs to be changed. But first you need to decide whether you are going to ditch this idea all together or come back to it. The way I see it now, is for you to let this one go as a learning experience.

My suggestion for you is to do more research! Research typography, color theory, layout composition, and other design like things. Then when you have that knowledge show us what ya got!

Have a good day :)

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coatsrc says

In your footer, your information about contact and the numbered list line-height spacing needs to be tweaked just a little bit (information seems crammed to me). Its different than the line-height of the information under “follow us”.

Your headings in the black rectangle underneath your (really cool) images could go a tad bigger and with a little more spacing between the image and the text itself.

I also agree with duro….your site is kind of gray and its flat. Add that little spice color :)

Check your spacing for inconstancies

Hope this helps! :)

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coatsrc says

hey this is nice :) I also like the color palette

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coatsrc says

any suggestions?

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coatsrc says

looks very appealing…never been a real microsoft fan…but I wouldn’t mind taking this lil tech for a spin :)

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coatsrc says

hello and welcome!

So lets get started on your feedback….

Firstly, the first thing that I noticed is that your theme is insanely crowded there is virtually no spacing in-between elements. Secondly, your theme is off centered (weird open space on your right side) so open up your spacing between your boxes and use that space to space everything out.

You are also missing hierarchy, my eyes do not know where to look

Typography also needs a huge improvement; there appears to be more than three typefaces that you are using…

Color choices seem kind of bland and kind of everywhere. Pick your primary and secondary colors

Again check both your macro and micro spacing…its too hard and confusing on the eye

Basically this whole template needs some major reworking. You picked a hard category to submit to. PSD templates need to be pixel perfect and visually dynamic.

Your template has a grid it appears but again it is off centered and needs to be reworked. Check out information about the 960 grid system.

Take your time with this, do some research, and come back to it.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

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