I had the idea that Themeforest (or the complete Envato network) could hold a special charity event. Authors could enlist for their item sales within a limited time (e.g. one week) to be given 100% to charity by Themeforest/Envato. Stupid idea or something that could be rather good?
To be honest I find it quite boring – not visually impressive or “premium”. Almost only text. No graphical finesse. No interesting features despite a smooth scroll. Think about a slider, an accordion, a responsive layout, progress bars for skills, icons, shadows etc. I see that your take on this is a clean and simple design, but adding graphics doesn’t necessarily destroy that intention if added deliberate. The dashed lines are shorter than the rest of the content, which looks kind of strange. Also the dashed lines would need more spacing on top and bottom. Let the sections of the content “breath”. The employment list could be cooler and the intro part (the image and the text paragraph) looks inharmonic. Give the photos a border, a shadow and/or a border radius. Anything that presents them in a less generic way. And don’t use preview photos that don’t match the length of the corresponding text. I also would consider a higher line-height for the text. Sorry if this sounds so negative, but as it looks now, the theme is far from being accepted I suspect. I hope this helps you. Good luck!!!
I’m getting a little frustrated here. Since almost five days I’m waiting for an update on a soft-rejected theme of mine to be reviewed. 49 (!!!) themes were accepted on Themeforest during my wait for some kind of reaction on my update. Also I updated another theme that is pending one day now. Okay the one day thing is not that annyoing – but the almost five day thing is! C’mon it was a soft-reject with a very specific hint on what I should re-do – which I’ve done. Just accept it or reject it again but don’t keep me waiting so long! It’s not rocket science!
I have two questions:
1. I’m asking myself if I can use Google webfonts in a theme. Well … I know I can use them – but do I have to download them and include the fonts physically in the download file or is it ok to just put the import code in the HTML where it grabs the fonts from the Google servers? Would this be ok with Google? Would this be ok with envato?
2. In Google maps you can generate an iframe code of the current view you have in maps. No need of an API key or such. Is it ok for envato and/or Google to put this iframe code in a theme?
Both questions refer to the final downloadable theme – not the live preview.
I hope somebody may know more than I do!