I believe what they are trying to say is that your theme is quite good on structure but suffers the lack of good design. The elements like padding, visual hierarchy, etc.. need to be improved. The functionality is more than enough from my point of view, it’s only about design. Also, it looks kinda oldish, try making the design more alive. I’d recommend to take a look at lately accepted admin themes to have overall idea.
P.S. Is your nickname decrypted as Dimka_Ukraine_Kharkov?
Actually the majority of themes support this feature (page templates: full width, left sidebar, right sidebar) .
I’ve never opened such a thread before although got a lot to say just because I don’t think it may change anything but I totally agree with Ruben. I believe there is a “no-second-opinion” policy here unfortunately. Even if the reviewers admit their fault for some point of reviewing process, only in very few cases the decision is made in favor of the author. And I’ve noticed they sometimes just copy and paste those template messages without even having a thorough look at the work. This was the case lately with one of the authors (I won’t reveal the name following the rules of ethics) the PSD version of the work of whom was accepted and HTML rejected for not meeting design requirements criteria. And although this is the only case I know that the reviewer accepted his fault and the item was accepted eventually, I treat this as a sign of low-level respect to an author who may have spent hundreds of hours on his work and just get rejected with one spontaneous decision of the reviewer. And I believe both the authors and Themeforest would benefit from making the reviewing process more “democratic”. For the justice I must say I understand that there are myriads of items uploaded every day for review and reviewers may be mistaken sometimes as they are just humans as Jami stated, but I strongly believe the quality of job must not suffer because of the quantity. I’d really love to hear the opinions of the reviewers on this thread as it concerns a lot of authors here.
I think you are somehow escaping special characters in your code. Check if the textbox field is wrapped with any escape function. Or better post the code snippet.
As of me, the best OS ever created by Microsoft. It was really hard to say farewell to XP and pass on to Win7. Not talking about Vista which I deleted immediately from my brand new laptop and installed XP.
It’s not highly priced at all as it’s cheap Chinese production with all the consequences. Although I must say there are a few pleasantly surprising exceptions when the product is indeed of high quality. One of such examples are those $10 watches which look like $200+ ones and are generally of quite good quality.
Me personally wouldn’t take it away from the other marketplace. I understand your reasoning, you think that if you’re constantly hitting 1st place on that marketplace, the TF which has like 20 times more visitors would bring you 10 times more money. But I must say that it doesn’t work like that. Take a look at the popular items. There are some which are on the list almost from the very creation of TF. And even if design rules have been changed, the prestige/popularity, name whatever you want it, helps those items to stay on top. Now for your works. There are a lot of of similar themes here in TF and the results may not be what you expect. On the other hand, you’re on top list on the other marketplace and people will continue buying it. So, judge yourself. Just my 2 cents
That is all cool, but is that profitable for both sides?
You can find designer that will sell you his own work and that work will be approved here and it will earn for example 3000$.
Are you going to buy PSD templates for 3000$ ?
Why is he going to sell you his own templates when he can earn more than you will pay him? Simple as that
FutureSight gave you good point – educate yourself and you will earn a lot!
No offense, but I find such comments really weird. All the business works on the simple principle to buy for less and sell for more. And this is how it works in ALL aspects, not just buying or selling a PSD template. Let’s imagine you have an IT company and are outsourcing your projects to freelancers or have some employers. The employer’s work results in terms of money should be at least double as much as you pay him otherwise it would be unprofitable. Google makes billions a year. If we follow your logic, that means he should pay his employers 10 times more just because the company earns so much money?
I do it a bit differently. I’ll just throw the css for the sliders into my primary css and I assign different classes to each slider, .nivo, .cycle etc… cuts down unnecessary files and code.
That’s what I do now for sliders but imagine the scenario where you have some other specific css files applicable to only specific page (e.g., prettyPhoto for portfolio page). If I include everything in the main css file it will eventually become >1 MB which is unacceptable from the point of view of performance.