I created my first PSD template:
This PSD theme got rejected becasue of the following reasons:
“Unfortunately this item does not meet our current technical quality requirements and cannot be accepted at this time.”
Any tips or suggestions on how to improve my theme?
Generally it’s a not so bad work. Dont give up and try to improve it. Add more space, clean up colors (now it looks very “grey”), totally rework your typography (it looks really unprofessional), make it more smooth and work more on details.
Thanks for help!
I will try to improve it.
First thing that I noticed is the horizontal spacing. Give everything more room to breath Text should have a lineheight of around 1.6em (which is like 21px with a font size of 13px). Though this depends on the design Also think about what you want to pop out, and what information is less important (color/size wise). Also, the dots in the ribbon are too hard in my opinion.
Anyways, you’re going in the right direction with this Best of luck!
Thanks a lot !
This is first template in my life
I am grateful for all opinion
Increase line height, get rid of the green, add some color to the logo ribbon (perhaps some engaging red), reduce the noise by 50-70%, reduce the opacity of the lines/dividers by 50%, don’t use inner-shadow on text, add some more padding in tight areas (pagination, page borders, etc), basically rework the typography (both the heading and body copy isn’t very fun to read right now), get rid of the pattern on input boxes (comment form).
as amazingly appealing this item is, it is also very generic, smashing had a article on current art/web trends and you hit a few.