I started designing in 2007 when I was 15, now I’m 20.
Btw, change the name of your theme as it means “Dick” in Portuguese. Talking serious.
Since I am just a designer, I can only speak from a design point of view.
From sketch to a fully designed theme, it can easily take at least 2 weeks to 1 month for a well thought theme.
Every 6 months, when I look back I have the feeling that I have improved. But I never feel ashamed of, because it was one important step into the “current” state I currently am. In 6 months into the future I hope I will have the same feeling, it will be a good sign.
Now, let’s get back to work.
Espero que não seja tarde. Parabéns e feliz aniversário Mukay! De Portugal.
Translation EN: I hope it is not too late. Congratulations and happy birthday Mukay!
I agree 100% with Parallelus.
Responsive is nothing but “cool”, but that’s it. I prefer to follow the other option: Desktop / Mobile. Different UX environments, thus, different UI’s. With responsive designs, one of the UI’s won’t benefit and feel inferior. With a 100% mobile ready website made taking in consideration the device, UX can be improved taking those requirements.
I believe this is just a trend that won’t last long, I hope so.
I think that if he would change the colors, plus redesign the post sections (different “read more button”, different separators, and pagination) it would be enough.
When it comes to design it is usually hard to define a rip, specially taking in consideration today’s “standards” and “trends”, I could say that a lot of themes here on ThemeForest are copies of each others, in terms of structure (Magazine Themes in particular and Corporate ones), etc… but does someone blame about that? No. They became trends that a lot of people have come to do, and it is now hard to know WHO was the original mastermind that had the innovative idea.
In this specific case it is clear that there was a lot of inspiration based on uxde work, which was in fact inspired itself on Smashing Magazine design style, but structurally speaking it has enough differentiation from Smashing Magazine to be called a different design. Tough, I would personally try next time to be MORE unique as ethically speaking there are a quite a few similarities that could have been avoided.
@mythemeshop must change their attitude towards design, as they have a lot of designs for sale that have been over-inspired by others works. In particular as @purethemes said one of my works, Magnovus.