To try and bring this thread back on topic am I not right in thinking that if you get the generic feedback it is because that is a hard reject I.e it’s too far off and would take too long to list all the issues
whereas if you get a soft reject ie it is close then you do get some more constructive advice as to how to finish it? That does seem sensible especially as rejection is part of the learning curb .
Do not take this the wrong way if you quit your job over a year ago to spend 16 hours a day working at Themeforest and you still have not had a site accepted yet then perhaps this is not the right place for you?
Me give up? LOL! You don’t know me very well then, ha ha : ) I appreciate your feedback. It is part of my nature to solve problems, and I never stop until I solve it. I’ll figure it out one way or another. Thanks!
This response below tells me NOTHING… (actual feedback from my reviewer) “Unfortunately your submission Activit – Tabbed Landing Page with Working Form isn’t quite ready for ThemeForest and requires significant improvements and changes before it can be resubmitted and reconsidered.” LIKE WHAT??? HOW CAN I FIX IT IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS?
Congrats, you just found the difference between a fulltime webdesigner who works for someone and self-employment. Jeez,...the time is over where someone needs to tell you that you have to do this or that. You quit your job because you wanted to reach the stars, and now you’re complaining that nobody helps you doing so. That’s life and that’s a fact you should’ve known before.
While there is a (quite) strong community on envato, and everybody is having fun in various aspects you should not forget that in the end THIS is hard business. It is not a community driven open source project where everyone can contribute. It is an authority who are making the rules, and there are partners who live in some kind of symbiotic relation (that’s we the authors). So if your design doesn’t meet current standards (and from what I can see on your live preview it really doesn’t) than you should strive to make it better. You can find a thousand of topics alone in this forums with helpful tips. Go out for some hours and come back to review your own design, read articles about design trends, ask for feedback on several places, ask for feedback in this forum,...
In the end there are 2 possible endings: a) You do it and your item gets approved You fail again. Then you can try it again until you reach the a) or you try to sell your stuff elsewhere.Sounds hard but its truth
Web design is easy. The challenge is figuring out what will get accepted on ThemeForest.
while of course it would be good if reviewers could tell everyone the issues but realistically it is not possible due to time and submission levels and quite honestly why should they- as an author expecting to sell here that makes us the “professional”. Pros do not need to be told what to do right?
Any design that is professionally put together, creative and unique will be accepted. The less it looks like existing ones the better.
that should be a walk in the park for someone who is bold enough to suggest they can “effortlessly design just about anything in themeforest”. On a side note that attitude is not going to help and is quite offensive to all the other authors here
Yeah, I’m offended when someone tells to get design skills. What they didn’t like is a specific template that I made, which really wasn’t my style to begin with. I’ll just keep submitting templates until one gets accepted.
I suggest you look into some tutorials on web design, spend some time checking out web design galleries because honestly it doesn’t look as good as you think it does. Looks like this kind of templates.
Sorry if i’m a bit harsh but the sooner you understand that your design skills at the moment aren’t good enough the sooner you’ll get better at it.
Unlike your clients, the reviewers have seen thousands and thousands of designs and are therefore more qualified to judge if a design is good or not.The reviewers are not mentors, they’re not here to teach web design, they’re here to decide if a design is good or not. If it’s somewhere in the middle they’ll help out, otherwise they would be wasting time. If you want a detailed opinion on a design and how to improve it hire someone to give it to you.
My design skills are excellent, as well as programming. The template I made that got rejected looks awful. What I can’t do is GUESS what the reviewer will accept, and I am frequently shocked to see what gets accepted on here.
“they’re not here to teach web design” – dude, your missing the point. I’m not asking for help with designing. I can effortlessly design literally anything on ThemeForest, and anything that any professional design agency creates (if anything, I think I often OVER-design). I’m asking the reviewers to provide feedback instead of generic answers. Their responses are text templates!
@egobuilders I suggest you look into some tutorials on web design, spend some time checking out web design galleries because honestly it doesn’t look as good as you think it does. Looks like this kind of templates.
I don’t think it looks good either, I think it looks like many of the other templates on ThemeForest.
So this template here is considered a great design?
It sold over 500 times since August of this year.
Thanks AjexFjord… If they would approve my template, it will sell, that’s a fact, no one can say that it won’t. Maybe not a ton, but enough to get things moving since I quit my job a year ago in order to dedicate the 16 hours per day that I’ve been fully dedicating to creating ThemeForest templates. And when I say 16 hours per day, I mean every single day, month after month. Seriously.
The least they could do is provide an explanation of what needs to be improved on any rejected templates. If they can’t do that, then there’s NO EXCUSE for not accepting it. Seriously.
If you cut the best parts of top sport cars and weld them together it doesn’t mean they will look great together.
Do you mean like, a Porsche 911 front end, with a Lamborghini Diablo back end?
Ok fine, here’s my rejected theme… But keep in mind, this is not my normal style, I was merely trying to conform to ThemeForest. Please keep in that this is a Landing Page, and not a full website template… (I think the sidebar is a bit tacky though… LOL)
NOTE: If there is something technically wrong with it wherein it just does not work properly, then the reviewer should tell me that. If they personally don’t like the design, then they should tell me WHAT they don’t like about it. I can’t change it if I don’t know what they are referring to. That’s all I’ve been trying to say : )
This response below tells me NOTHING… (actual feedback from my reviewer)
“Unfortunately your submission Activit – Tabbed Landing Page with Working Form isn’t quite ready for ThemeForest and requires significant improvements and changes before it can be resubmitted and reconsidered.” – LIKE WHAT??? HOW CAN I FIX IT IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS?
“Additionally, we have some extra feedback for you:
Unfortunately your submission doesn’t meet our current minimum quality requirements for the category it was submitted to. Please consider taking some time to familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before resubmitting.” – What? I already did that before I designed the template!
WPScientist, I’ve designed, built, and launched over 100 websites for my clients, so I know what I am doing. If they don’t like the first design, they tell me why, and I correct it, and then they like it. My point is, the reviewers need to give specific answers, instead of making us jump through hoops to get an explanation.
I would post a link to my rejected template, but all of the design elements were taken from existing templates that were obviously approved, and the comments I always get, with every template, suggest that particular things need to be changed (why change something that looks like the other approved templates? especially when I’m told to “familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before resubmitting”) …I already did that BEFORE I submitted my template! LOL! Are you kidding me? That’s why my template looks the way it does, because I familiarized myself with their current library and quality levels of popular items. My design was based on their library! Jeeze! Too funny. It’s like, they’re rejecting what they already approved!
I bet if I put up a link to an existing template from someone that was approved, and no one knew where it was from, it would get plenty of recommendations for drastic improvements.