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lspoor says

So would I be allowed to keep what I have but add something else to make it more ‘unique’ or do I need to get rid of this 3 col layout?

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lspoor says


http://themes.lukespoor.me/SimplyInfinite/ The layout I agree may look rather similiar to other themes but thats one of the main things which is so hard to make unique for your own theme. But I’ve tried to include different features.

It is beautiful, I do agree, good spacing, good typography, good design, clean, minimalist, but the layout… indeed! Same old same old! That might be the problem of rejection!

I’ll go ahead and quote this page, Top Reasons Why ThemeForest Submissions Get Rejected , and sadly, your item falls exactly into the number 1 reason!

1. The overall presentation is generic The slider and three column layout was all the rage a couple of years ago when I started off with Envato. Recently, it has been about minimalism and responsiveness. If you’re following those design trends just for the sake of it without adding your own personality to it, it’ll definitely show. A design can be rejected for genericness if it’s yet another ‘me too’ item with very little identifying, unique touches and details in the design.

And I do tend to agree with this post! Add more of you in it, add something in there that no one else has! On the front page! On every page! Make a double footer, make a sexy footer main heading like the top one! Add your personality to it! ;) Then you’ll probably and most likely be approved! I love it, but I agree with the above blockquote! Everyone has this layout, add something that breaks you from the rest!

Note: these are my personal opinions as an individual member and author of this community and not representative of Envato Staff or the Envato Item Reviewers. My personal opinion does not guarantee the approval of this file for sale on the Envato Marketplaces.

That may be the case but do they not think about the buyer? Loads if not all people like this kind of layout, its easy to use and read from. I’m not the best of designers and personally that is a great design for me so I don’t really know what else I can do to it.

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lspoor says


I apologised about insulting others work but I had to say that to explain exactly what I was talking about.

Start over, it isn’t something that can be done in an hour though. It takes hours and hours to create a template.

I’ve been rejected over at GraphicRiver before and totally understood his comments but this was just a joke. The theme included features maybe only one other theme on ThemeForest has. Whats more unique than that?

I can’t afford the time to start over.

May we see a demo? So we can constructively criticise your design? Maybe there are flaws that you haven’t seen!

Remember, it’s your baby, and being so, you might tend to think it’s too cute! :P It’s just human nature! :)
http://themes.lukespoor.me/SimplyInfinite/

The layout I agree may look rather similar to other themes but thats one of the main things which is so hard to make unique for your own theme. But I’ve tried to include different features.

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lspoor says

I’ve edited your post. Please, try and refrain from insulting others authors work! We’re sorry your item wasn’t accepted, but that does not give you the right to insult other items here.

Sometimes, it’s just best to scrub a file, and start over. The beauty of the Envato review system is in it’s reviewer team! The approve files, in literally hundreds of categories, and they are all beautiful, regardless if the look alike or not. In the end, I must say that I have a feeling the reviewer did his job in being impartial and rejected your item because of what he said.

I was rejected for the same reason once, first, to be quite honest, I almost punched the keyboard, but then after a few breaths of air, I took a look at the file, and realized … they were absolutely right! My colors differed, the rest was the same… so I scrubbed the file and started over… You should do the same!

Anger leads to nothing but wasted time and a locked topic! :)
I apologise about insulting others work but I had to say that to explain exactly what I was talking about.

Start over, it isn’t something that can be done in an hour though. It takes hours and hours to create a template.

I’ve been rejected over at GraphicRiver before and totally understood his comments but this was just a joke. The theme included features maybe only one other theme on ThemeForest has. Whats more unique than that?

I can’t afford the time to start over.

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lspoor says

I recently had an HTML template rejected, fair enough but what really bugged me is how they say ‘it isn’t unique enough’. I’m sorry ThemeForest/Envato, but the amount of of theme you’re letting through now that are [removed by mod] or aren’t unique is starting to become a joke. I don’t think you realise how much time us developers actually spend on this. I’m a student and struggle for time (yes I know thats up to me but that’s not the point). I found time to complete this and it gets rejected quicker than you can say Envato.

It is so hard now to have something unique with the amount of items on the marketplace. The reviewer told me to go back and add something to make it more unique, do they not understand this will take more hours to do? To edit the PSD , followed by the HTML . What if you do a WordPress theme? This will take even longer. Personally this has just put me off submitting anything else to ThemeForest.

In my opinion we need to get a service started where we can show one PSD , a homepage for example and get the reviewer to take a look and decide whether it would be capable of acception. At least this will save us authors countless hours wasting our time in the future.

End of rant.

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lspoor says




When I say us I mainly mean Matt :p
Haha, yh.. he did look like he was a bit drunk haha
You saw him when he was a ‘bit’, you didn’t see him at full force :D
Did everyone wake up ok? no really bad hang overs or bad mussels from walking?
We were all good, I think Matt had taken the punishment for the night before :)
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lspoor says


When I say us I mainly mean Matt :p
Haha, yh.. he did look like he was a bit drunk haha
You saw him when he was a ‘bit’, you didn’t see him at full force :D
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lspoor says

When I say us I mainly mean Matt :p

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lspoor says

Stop teasing us, post some photos from the meetup.

You don’t want to see what we got up to. Seriously.

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lspoor says




I’m sure that’s okay, me and Elliot’s train doesn’t get in until 13:27 ;)
If I miss my train I can get on the same one I think…. That one is going to platform 1A from Shropshire. correct?
I’m not sure of its origin. Elliot (coming from Chester) should be that on that one so hopefully I will meet him on the train when it arrives @ 12:52 at Telford Station (where I’m getting on, which is in Shropshire yes).
Im from Telford as well!
Holy shitballs. Perhaps you should get the same train as me and we can get on together? I’ll send you my mobile number through the contact system now.
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