Posts by egobuilders

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egobuilders says

Nice design, but try something more similar to the other themes on here : )

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egobuilders says

Where is everyone getting these amazing photos? Specifically the beautiful models… Certainly not from Flickr.

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egobuilders says

What exactly do I have to do to get something accepted? Do I just need to put the same slider that’s in all the other templates? I’m not sure where I went wrong. Please advise. Thanks! : )

This a Landing Page, so it is minimal for that purpose: http://activit.egobuilders.net

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egobuilders says

I wouldn’t like to find anyone interested in copying major corporation’s websites and reselling them on themeforest.net …for example, I wouldn’t like to copy dish dot com and rename in “blocks” or anything like that. I would be too embarassed to do anything like that, especially after working for dish dot com last year and helping them build their website at their corporate headquarters in Denver before their new site was launched. I wouldn’t want to copy the buttons, either, like the exact button shape or height, like, let’s say for example, 40 pixels high, if that were to be the case.

I would, however, be interested in working with original creative designers and programmers, who can come up with their own designs. I know WordPress very well, and of course PHP , MySQL, HTML , CSS, Javascript, jQuery, XML , PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash (AS 2 & 3), and the bass guitar. Also, I know eCommerce very well and I have a close friend who owns a very successful online credit card processing company.

I use WAMP and I renamed it to WOMP on my computer because I listen to dubstep while I work. But if you happen to be British, you pronounce WAMP as WOMP anyway, so it doesn’t matter how you spell it.

So if you want to own it like a Presidential debate, give me a shout out. I’m looking forward to working with you. Serious talented people only, please.

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egobuilders says

I appreciate everyone’s input and honesty. The funny thing is, I don’t even design like that normally, I was emulating a lot of what I saw on ThemeForest (the shadows are a bit much though I admit LOL ). Also, what really confuses me, is that most of the comments contradict what many of the top selling themes contain. For example, I see top selling themes on a regular basis that have no organization on the page whatsoever, just random sized content areas with square photos and text so small it’s illegible with extremely tight line-heights, and each section is not lined up with the section above it. Also, some of the logos in the top selling themes are a circle with a word in it. Really? Seriously? LOL . I hate my logo too, though : )

I’m not bashing the top sellers… I think it’s great that they found what works and are able to generate high-selling themes at will. Don’t we all wish we could do that? It seems like I really have to rethink what people want.

The only comment that seems consistent with what I SEE on ThemeForest is… “if you want stuff accepted by reviewers, make them exactly like what’s already offered on the website.” I totally agree with that, and I see consistent manifestations of that throughout ThemeForest on an ongoing basis.

I’m going to start from scratch with everyone’s input in mind. And I will keep working at it even if my next 10 designs get rejected, and eventually I’ll get it. I spent too much time learning Wordpress to give up LOL .

Thanks everyone!

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egobuilders says

I orignially posted this under “Site Feedback” and somehow it moved to “Item Discussion” – anyway, here it goes…

So my first HTML theme was rejected. Here’s why… “Your template does not provide a unique enough design with the necessary design quality, features and options to compete in the marketplace at this time. It requires improvements in term of design, visual hierarchy, typography, layout and its aesthetic quality but most importantly, its uniqueness and how the design is executed.”

http://elevation.egobuilders.net

Please tell me where improvements can be made. You can’t hurt my feelings even if you try, so please don’t be easy one me ; ) I’m going to add a Wordpress Blog to it while I await feedback.

I guess it wasn’t enough to have a fully functional PHP contact form with validation, a newsletter sign-up with validation, a “send this link to a friend” form with validation (all with confirmation emails to the visitor and site administrator), an “Add to Bookmarks” button, 10 sidebar widgets, social networking icons, unlimited Fancybox photo galleries, unlimited Fancybox video galleries, the ability to easily embed .mov, .flv, and .mp4 videos, 2 navigation menus to choose from, a customizeable image slider that you can resize with options to show/hide the slider buttons, a jQuery expandable and retractable content area at the top for additional page features, Google Fonts, and 3 Home pages to choose from… maybe I’m just not trying hard enough.

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egobuilders says

So my first HTML theme was rejected. Here’s why… “Your template does not provide a unique enough design with the necessary design quality, features and options to compete in the marketplace at this time. It requires improvements in term of design, visual hierarchy, typography, layout and its aesthetic quality but most importantly, its uniqueness and how the design is executed.”

http://elevation.egobuilders.net

Please tell me where improvements can be made. You can’t hurt my feelings even if you try, so please don’t be easy one me ; ) I’m going to add a Wordpress Blog to it while I await feedback.

I guess it wasn’t enough to have a fully functional PHP contact form with validation, a newsletter sign-up with validation, a “send this link to a friend” form with validation (all with confirmation emails to the visitor and site administrator), an “Add to Bookmarks” button, 10 sidebar widgets, social networking icons, unlimited Fancybox photo galleries, unlimited Fancybox video galleries, the ability to easily embed .mov, .flv, and .mp4 videos, 2 navigation menus to choose from, a customizeable image slider that you can resize with options to show/hide the slider buttons, and a jQuery expandable and retractable content area at the top for additional page features… maybe I’m just not trying hard enough.

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egobuilders says

Just for the record, that’s not my personal list, it’s just part of a list I compiled over the years from other people that I am not closely affiliated with. I always use: alert(‘Works perfect the first time, just as I had anticipated. I don’t know why I even bothered making this alert, because I already knew it would work.’);

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egobuilders says

Top 3 alerts (javascript) or echos (php) when testing code…

1. alert(‘blah’);

2. alert(‘WTF’);

3. alert(‘asdfasdf’);

What is everyone else typing?

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egobuilders says

I can help you with this in great detail. Please contact me through my profile page. Thanks!

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