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Hello, very well done.
No need in useless animations, especially in CV, it is CV, not a circus. I would remove useless hover effect of the photograph–hover is intended to either link elsewhere or emphasise something (what the photograph does not do at all in this case) + using this effect you cheapen the elegance of the photo itself.
However, what really needs to be fixed is typography–line-height (too tight), font-size (too small for body copy), line width (it is too long). Headings sit too close to text, no spacings. Proportion between heading font size and text font size is incorrect (headings are too big relatively to body text).
Second thing: You need to work on spacings (paddings and margins are unequal everywhere and either too tight or in opposite too wide relatively to other blocks). Or take a look at the form: message label sticks to upper input.
These are things you need to work on, not on cool effects. But in general, I like it a lot–simple, well-organised, short, clear–everything what CV needs, not more and not less.
Wish you good luck in further work, to my opinion it should be accepted after you polish it carefully.
A person who stole your template tried many times to submit his own ones but was rejected instantly. Now he realised what was the “right” way to get templates accepted.
Hope, Envato will react fast.
You have started from very good idea. Correct, your template has no loud effects, endless animations, sliders and bootstrap. But it yet does not mean it is outdated. There is trendy design–truth, but anything out of trendy design is not yet should be called outdated.
However, your design has faults (to my eye). What I would do: I would 1) remove text shadow from headings 2) shadow from boxes 3) increase font size for more comfortable readability 4) change colours for less “web safe” looking ones 5) change stars graphics to modern (these ones are really outdated:))) 6) make footer more accurate and better organised 7) work on paddings and white space (everything is too tight) 8. work on typography in general 9) create more appealing header and home page in general
And if it will not help… well, probably you will need to take bootstrap into serious consideration (sorry for sarcasm).
First thing I could not recommend more is to spend a couple of days by reading Smashing magazine only. It is heavily focused on typography and you will find invaluable articles written by big figures (not amateurs!) there. It will help you a lot to get closer in understanding what better typography is.
What I see wrong with your typography: justified text everywhere, small font-size (hard to read), absence of any hierarchy (all text blocks look same), line-height should be increased. I like to combine serif and sans-serif (and typeface family variations) but it is not a law, of course. Anyway, read Smashing first and also look through typography focused websites (well-designed only!)–you will find plenty of them on sites like SiteInspire.
Hello, I do not know what requirements for Muse are (maybe they are less strict?) but to my eye your template requires yet a lot of work before taking an attempt to submit it.
First thing to get rid of is bottom scroll. Second thing to get rid of is auto playing music. Third thing (if not no get rid of, but for at least to decrease) is amount of animations (too many, too fast, too annoying to eye).
Very important is to work hard on typography, it is not good at all now. Colour scheme is simplified (to my opinion). And after all this, design itself is not so much unique and fresh, I think you need to put more creativeness into design.
Hope you do not take my notes negatively, simply I see the faults and point on them in attempt to help you a little bit. I wish you good luck in further work!
Hello, to be honest, it is really not ready yet. You have many things to work on. A few notes from my side: layout design is primitive (sorry if I sound harsh). Just boxes with pictures and texts–it is not enough for good looking home page.
Images are stretched. Read more button was not designed well and have no hover state, work on them. Typography + spacings–both require a lot of attention.
3 buttons (adaptive, design, html) are they laid aside on purpose? If so, it looks odd.
Archives looks same as Home, Contact page redirects to Home, not good.
In general: put more love and fantasy into your creation, don’t make it boring and “cloudy” (it is grey in colours and cheerless in mood), involve your heart and mind! And do not bear my notes as a hard critique but as a desire to help you to make better template for Blogger (which me personally likes very much). Wish you good luck!
Hello, I like it. Try to submit it as it is with a compass on fold, it is an untypical element, logo would be too common. Good idea in general + colour scheme is very pleasant and gentle.
Maybe I am subjective but everything you do I like a lot.
One thing that bothers me though is body font and its size–maybe try another font and definitely it should be bigger (very difficult to read it now).
One more note: maybe try to take off icons from blog index and single post, somehow they “dirt” the design and affect cleanness-at least this is my opinion (you know, in my next project I am not going to use any single icon, I feel that this icon trend becomes out-of-date trend, maybe it is time to stop using it, do not know).
Also, if blog index excerpt will not have a featured image, will it look still good? Try to remove temporarily an image to test how blog excerpt looks as text only.
One more thing: navigation, isn’t it too long and doesn’t it contain too many menu items? Isn’t it too simple?
Footer is fine to my eye, very clean. Well, in the end it will be accepted, I am certain about it.