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starshade says

I have some clean business items in my portfolio. Only 3 html and 1 wordpress, but I’m preparing to release a second wordpress theme and a more ambitious/original new theme ;)

By the way 90% of my comments from the wordpress theme have poofed(had 269 yesterday…). Reported this to support, hope they’ll fix it asap…

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starshade says

I also had an extended license purchase. I don’t even know for which of my files, but it was a great day :P

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starshade says

Ok mates, since you insist so much, will post few links here. The theme has 2 skins(white and dark) and 13 different page types. The 13 pages were overkill for me, I will never create something so complex as this ever again, especially since there’s such a high risk of getting it rejected after it was considered ok for admission.

http://goldenworks.ro/demos/sw_screens/sw_homepage.jpg
http://goldenworks.ro/demos/sw_screens/sw_homepage_dark.jpg
http://goldenworks.ro/demos/sw_screens/sw_aboutus.jpg
http://goldenworks.ro/demos/sw_screens/sw_portfolio_v1.jpg

It also has custom skinned lightbox:

http://goldenworks.ro/demos/sw_screens/sw_custom_gallery.jpg

No matter how good or how crappy the design might look, please don’t blame the reviewer(s) (blame me :P) for rejecting it. Constructive critic is more than welcome.

I found it unfair to have it rejected because I tried to make sure back in May the design met the standards. If I had it simply rejected without asking first Jarel about it, this thread wouldn’t have existed. Like I said earlier, maybe the design was not good in the first place anyway.

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starshade says

Thanks to everyone for replies.

@jremick – I check the marketplace on a daily basis, I see few established authors releasing mostly the same stuff they used to publish in the first quarter of 2010. Don’t get me wrong, their stuff(both older and newer) is well done nonetheless. That’s why I don’t think the marketplace has evolved / changed so much since the end of May. Probably my theme was not simply good enough from the beginning – I asked you for a feedback in May because it was an old layout from the end of February and since time passed and the marketplace evolved I had few doubts about it.

@DDStudios – since I sent a support ticket, I think it’s fair to wait a bit for Jarel’s(and hopefully other reviewers from Theme Forest) opinion first, then I will also post few screenshots here too. Depending on Theme Forest staff feedback and yours too, I will decide what to do with the theme: trying to change few bits here and there or simply abandon it.

@AncaDeaconu – like SplitV said, the psd category is the hardest to get accepted into. Indeed I am upset quite a bit right now, but I will try to simply forget this and move forward.

@freshface – good luck with your theme :) And thanks for advice, yes discouraging isn’t an option, but sometimes I do hate this job, when you work a lot for nothing. Well I am not the only one to be honest, it occurs to most of us from time to time.

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starshade says

The reviewer simply said “template design does not meet our standards for premium templates”. That’s all about it. I do not know if it’s ok to post here a couple of links to screenshots of my theme yet.

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starshade says

So here’s the story. I worked for quite some months to a theme for Theme Forest. Basically since late February. In late May I managed to complete most pages in PSDs and I decided that is safe to send some screenshots to Jarel Remick to have a look at it before I start to html / css so I will know for sure if it does meet Theme Forest standards or not. I got email back from him telling me that the design is OK. I started to work on html, however I got sick, had to postpone it, I also had to work on a wordpress version for some of my other themes and in the end I managed to get my theme done last Friday. And guess what, this morning the theme was rejected because it doesn’t meet the Theme Forest standards. So I worked like a stupid in vain till now. I sent an email to support The question is, what should I do now ? I wrote an email to support describing this issue, but I doubt anything positive will come out of it. Do you find this fair ? It’s less than 2 months since I got the ok for design and today got it rejected…

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starshade says

Sounds great then :) It’s a lot easier to do this rather than slicing images and writing quite a lot of css to make a rounded box. Thanks for answers, hope there won’t be a problem with this when the item will be reviewed.

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starshade says

So there is this non valid stuff to make rounded corners in css:

-moz-border-radius: 10px;
-webkit-border-radius:10px;
border-radius:10px;

Basically border-radius property is not supported by browsers, but some time in the future I guess it will be. My question is, since these hacks for firefox and safari do not pass validation, am I allowed to use them in a html template for theme forest ? I want to have rounded corners on some boxes and buttons and the easiest way to achieve this is to use the above syntax(and yes I know this won’t work on any ie, but I’ll accept this compromise for now).

Starshade

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starshade says

Congratulations! It’s a great achievement :)

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starshade says
Hi everyone,

I was wondering what do you do to promote your files once the sales of this one starts to decrease? Tweet/RT? bribe? Watch TV? Work on another template? Nothing?

Hope you have some advices :)

Just start working on the next one the day the current one is released. Other than that, nothing else than usual support for clients.

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