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Rifki
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Hi,

My latest submission has been rejected because the theme is too similar with my existing theme, do you think so?

http://www.freshthemes.net/demo/classicpress/ http://www.freshthemes.net/demo/hotnews/

Thanks

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psvent
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Both themes look great, that’s no question.

I think the things that do make them similar are the boxed layout with the background texture and the header (logo, banner, menu, flash news ticker).

Maybe you could try to address those things in the newer one to make them look more different?

But I guess the best thing to avoid to much similarity would be that you create a different type of theme, maybe a portfolio type theme? I would guess making two themes for the same category (without a totally different concept/approach from the start) you are tempted to go back to the original design and copy stuff.

My advice would be that you start fresh with a different kind of theme.

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niservices
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no they are not.

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Rifki
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Hi guys, thanks for your comments.

@psvent you’re right maybe I have to start with different kind of theme and throw away this theme. ;)

@niservice, I think so but the reviewer not :(

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2Fwebd
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Yes they both are very different….Submit again ? :P

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x4er0
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Not a lot, but yes also second theme based on first.

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Rifki
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Yes they both are very different….Submit again ?

No.. :P

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pixeldizajn
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My suggestion is to make the second theme full-width rather than inside a white container… that would make them a lot different.

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BenSheppard
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It does look like one was based on the other

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Vasterad
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It does look like one was based on the other

I don’t think so, a few touches may helps. Typography is a little bit similar, but that’s all.

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