Well, I always add IE6 supports for my themes.
You just need to add a iehacks.css thats all.
I am in the process of designing a new theme and I need your inputs.
Top links are going to be wordress pages. I am not quite sure that is the best spot for them. Maybe I should place them inside the header?
Should I widgetize the footer?
I also need a place for the search box. Don’t want to place it like a regular widget.
The html template is ready btw, using sIFR for the post titles and coda slider for the sidebar.
Here is the screenshot: http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7302/41500313vu1.jpg
Personally, I quite like your theme, however I do think the header paper has is too dark (looks slightly metallic). Lighten the colours up, perhaps add a faint ‘bumpy’ texture like you see on paper and it’ll look a lot better
I think most people may be put off by the header, and it wouldn’t occur to most people to use the PSD to do it themselves (thus affecting your sales).With regard to the browser compatibility, IE6 isn’t transparent on the sidebar, and the search bar in the header can’t be clicked on correctly.
Firefox 2 also plays up in the main content in a few places (although re-aligns itself when I open Firebug so I can’t really see where the problem code is).
Thanks for your recommandations, I will surely take them into consideration when I re-submit the theme.
The reviewer said that IE6 and IE7 didn’t display the theme correctly, as if the sidebar is not where its supposed to be or the coda slider was not displaying correctly.
Like I said, I am not upset about the rejections or the dislikes about a theme, its the inbalanced situation among themes.
Its not dealing with the rejections here. In fact, I am happy to see my themes rejected since that means there’s a quality standard. Sometimes, reviewers do point us to right directions.
On the other hand, I am sorry and frustrated to see this kind of inbalance between reviewers. My theme was rejected because it wasn’t compatible with IE6 & IE7 despite my continuous checks with IETester, please try yourself as well: “http://paperandwood.turkhitbox.com” and for the header issue, I am providing a header-only psd file, where user is given a way to change anything he or she wants.
Reviewer also commented that he does not feel that the theme would make enough sales. I don’t think a reviewer can comment on this. A reviewer is web designer like myself who should be able to comment on design and coding, but when it comes to sales, everyone’s taste is different as shown on this thread: http://www.themeforest.net/forums/thread/submit-or-not-to-submit-this/8442
Some people loved it…
Yes, I have reported these themes before and I have contacted support to raise my theme’s value. I like to get recommendations and critics from the reviewers, but still having a “boxed” theme which has color values as ”#000000” instead of ”#000”, accepted 5 times with different css values and a value of $25 ’s for each 5 of them makes me mad.
Just tell me what difference those themes have from this theme I found: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/cognoblue
I found it in 3 seconds listed on the WP theme directory, it was the 5th one listed.
.. and more themes that I don’t want to mention that are from other authors. I mean seriously, you can definately find free themes that are same as those.
Its not a personal thing, so I don’t want to start a war here. I am continously having dissapointments about TF.net and I am seriously thinking taking my business elsewhere.
I really can’t take it especially reviewers keep rejecting things because “visual isn’t good enough” while there are themes that don’t contain a single image while I work my ass of trying to use css spirites for better load times.
Now are you telling me %35 of 2 dollars is worth coding a site/blog template into a wordpress theme, designing the comments, making it compatible with widgets and so many other things?
Don’t make it personal. It doesn’t matter if he tried it or not.
I strongly agree with the commission rates.
My suggestion is that there should be different rates for different categories.
For example, wordpress themes should give 50%, site templates 40%, psd files 30%.
This way, the hardest work will pay you more.
To make a quality theme, you have to do at least a weeks work. And selling it for $20 leaves you $7. Thats not fair.
Well, I have finished the theme and submitted it, hope it gets accepted.
I made the header black&white on purpose to give that laser printed look.
I love the header What don’t you like about it? Like I have said, it still has 1 week of work ahead of it.
I am finishing up this design of mine, I only need to style the comments and tweak some typography: http://paperandwood.turkhitbox.com
Its widget-ready, compatible with all browsers and wp 2.7 compatible.
I would like to know if I should submit it or not, since they have not put the submit preview on action yet?