I actually had two of my themes soft disabled. One of them had some issues on the demo site (that I didn’t have time to take care of), for the other I don’t know the reason. Doesn’t matter, cause I’m planning on updating them for WP 3 .0 and adding a fresh look as well.
Anyway… shameless self promotion aside… what I’m trying to say is that the fluctuation in theme count is indeed just the staff doing their job.
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.