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egobuilders says

well clearly its not easy for you, or you wouldnt be here ‘trying’ to COPY what you think sells and still not be able to do it right…

and it cant be easy for you if you are not confident enough to submit your own style because you think it wont sell.

buddy if it was that easy for you we wont be having this conversation.

I don’t even know what you’re talking about man. Building websites is easy. Guessing what is going to sell is not easy. There, I said the same thing again. I can do this all day.

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egobuilders says

ill +1 that ivor is a good reviewer.

@egobuilders I dont know why not many other authors are telling you, and I apologize if I sound harsh but you need a reality check if you can stand and make a statement like webdesign is easy and submit something so crap.

http://activit.egobuilders.net/

your template colors are awful, it looks dated dull and boring, not only that, it looks cheap. It looks like something that took 2 hrs if that.

“I can effortlessly design literally anything on ThemeForest, and anything that any professional design agency creates (if anything, I think I often OVER-design). “

Clearly you need to reconsider your above statement. Good luck

As I’ve stated multiple times on here, that is not how I normally design. I was merely trying to match the style that I see frequently on ThemeForest. Many people told me they like the colors, but I personally do not.

Web design is very easy. It’s an exact science. Width, height, color, very easy. Designing is easy. I don’t see what’s so difficult about dragging a marquee and filling it with a color, and adding a pattern or picture or whatever. I don’t design for me, I design what my clients ask for. I can’t help it if web design is not difficult for me to do. I just find it difficult to read the minds of the reviewers. LOL. I can just keep repeating that message over and over again on here I guess. Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V… easy.

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egobuilders says

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!

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egobuilders says


Web design is easy. The challenge is figuring out what will get accepted on ThemeForest.
Uff, you almost missed the window for Best Quote of 2012 :)

Only thing I did right all year.

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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 B) 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.

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egobuilders says

+1 WPScientist.

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.

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egobuilders says

@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.

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!

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egobuilders says


So this template here is considered a great design?
yes it is

Ok, thank you.

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@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.

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egobuilders says

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.

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