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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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starshade says
@OurWebMedia: I have seen many WP themes. Only it’s hard to ask everyone if they have one or the other features. For example, I find very few themes that have the POT file. Some are translated through the control panel. But not all developers say it clearly in the technical specifications. So I have to always ask at least if the theme is located.

Then I do not understand why so few developers localize their themes. It ’s so easy to do in development ( http://codex.wordpress.org/Translating_WordPress#Localization_Technology ). And then they would also benefit. However, this is another story. :)

I hoped that this 3d could assess WP themes more targeted towards my needs. ;)

@sergiupopa: for 37$ ? Ok! :D (multumesc / thanks)

Hello, I know you asked about localization technology comments area of my wordpress theme(and I checked your link) so I post here to give you a clear answer that my theme doesn’t have this feature :(

Good luck finding a theme to meet your needs :)

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starshade says
Guys, I think there’s another homepage bug…

oops

I LOVE THAT !

No that is no bug. You have been chosen author of the year and the homepage will be populated only with your items for the next 12 months :)

Btw awesome job on your last theme.

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starshade says
Ahhh!!! More homepage changes!

Yes just saw this in the mornig. It’s nice that envato updates this marketplace with lots of awesome new features!

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