Awesome, Chris! From the looks of it, you had to work your way to the top. I’m sure it’s great to feel rewarded for your effort. Not that hitting the jackpot is a bad thing. On the contrary!
Yeah, well… I’m the lucky number 261 on ThemeForest right now, but I’m coming back with a vengeance.
There you go: http://christopher-ware.com/design/dribbble-invites . Go make a good impression!
Guys, you’re in luck! I was browsing around and found this post: http://christopher-ware.com/design/dribbble-invites . That’s your chance! So stop whining and go impress Christopher!
I don’t how much work is involved when developing an Expression Engine or Drupal theme (as opposed to a WordPress theme), but the price of $55 seems a bit spicy by ThemeForest’s standards.
Is weekend guys he doesn’t review if he don’t want c’mon people he’s just another guy I’m in the queue btw but let’s be patient
Yeah, that’s right, submissions are not reviewed over week-end. Which is common sense. But common sense should also be that reviewers reply to questions about a theme being rejected. I sent a reply 4 days ago (not counting the week-end) and I still didn’t receive an answer.
Maybe you could try out multiple backgrounds and then offer them all? A few floral ones, regal, manly, etc… That would surely increase your chance of getting accepted.
Yeah, I’ll probably do that. But not on ThemeForest anymore.
I like it a lot, although you must admit it is pretty plain. I think a regal, tileable background for the left and right sides would give it a much better chance though. Good luck!
I know exactly what you mean! I thought about adding a background like that and also some floral separators and stuff, but I felt someone looking for a manly design wouldn’t appreciate that. Plus it’s super easy to add something like that!
That’s what I thought: I should try to cover other niches. I’m sure many photographers would love to have theme like this one. Not to mention many designers would make lots of money by grabbing this theme, taking a few hours to create a header and add some customization and sell it to clients for lots of money. Talk about being efficient!
It got rejected again (4th time). Reason:“Your template has a good start but, as we have high standards, you will need to make some additional improvements in overall aesthetics and aspects such as graphics, layout, colors, etc.”I am really running out of ideas to improve it. I’m sorry to keep asking for help, but I am determined to get this theme accepted. Any more suggestions, please?
I personally like the theme and I don’t think a theme should be graphics heavy in order to be considered “premium”. But that’s just me.
In any case, don’t beat yourself up too much about their feedback! I got the same canned response myself: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/would-you-reject-this-am-i-crazy/22566
Maybe listening to what the community has to say might help you (and me both) understand what’s that “high quality standard” they keep mentioning.
I’m trying to submit a new WordPress theme to ThemeForest and it got rejected.
I have no problem with that, I’ve been freelancing for the last few years and worked with dozens of clients from all over the world. I encourage feedback and I perfectly understand that positive criticism is part of a better design process. However, it’s my opinion that this wasn’t the case now.
Here are some screens and info about the theme: Home Page – http://twitpic.com/12k722 and Blog Page – http://twitpic.com/12k73q. The theme has a widget ready footer and a simple admin panel (for editing the homepage carousel and some social links) and uses the kind of layout you see on most photographer blogs or on Big Picture – http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/.
Here’s the feedback I received:
Here are a few improvements you might consider making before resubmitting:
1. Your template has a good start but, as we have high standards, you will need to make some additional improvements in overall aesthetics and aspects such as graphics, layout, colors, etc. 2. There are some spacing issues, the contact page is blank, the blog is a bit odd, etc.Please keep in mind that the issues mentioned above may not be all the issues that need to be improved or fixed. Please review your template to ensure any additional issues not listed above have been fixed before resubmitting.
So what disappointed me the most is the fact that I waited a few days for what is basically a generic, subjective reply that doesn’t say anything about how I can improve the theme. Not only that, but the last paragraph is mind numbing, talking about mind reading and stuff.
I personally am proud of the theme and I would use it on any personal or client project. Sure, it’s not graphics heavy or colorful like some other themes, but I consider that to be a good thing! It’s clean, professional, suitable for blogs featuring beautiful photography and it’s easy to update, if anyone wants to take the graphics to another level.
I’ve been a great supporter of ThemeForest so far and I’m honestly sorry to have to say this, but I’m seriously considering closing my “operations” here (I had a lot of themes mocked and ready to go) and going solo.
Sorry for the long rant and thanks for bearing with me! I just wanted confirmation that I’m not going crazy here. If you guys say I am crazy and that the theme is not on par with ThemeForest “current quality standards”, then I’ll quietly wait for their reply to my feedback and see what I can do.
P.S. I’m waiting on that reply for a few days now, but from what I read on other posts, this is nothing new. So if YOU have feedback, I would appreciate it!