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simonswiss says

Hi guys!

Although my item might probably end up being rejected (well i’m prepared for this anyway), i am pretty excited to have uploaded my first ever ThemeForest item!

It’s a simple landing page – not many features or gimmicks but its purpose is to remain clean and simple.

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It is one of my first shots at template designing – i completed this project after following a few courses on tutsplus premium..

I think i got the design bits quite right (whitespace, alignment, etc..) but i’m sure my design presents major mistakes that pop out instantly to the eye of the seasoned designers that are among this amazing community.

If you guys could give me a little feedback, that would be very much appreciated!

Here’s the link to the demo: http://tfdev.he165.vps.webenabled.net

Thanks in advance for your time – and don’t be scared to be brutal and straightforward with your feedback – i’m here to improve and am ready to take it all in! :-)

Have a good weekend!

Simon

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simonswiss says

Here we go – item hard rejected. Here’s the comment that goes with it:

This template is not ready for ThemeForest. Your template does not provide a unique enough design with the necessary design quality, features and options to compete in the marketplace at this time. It requires improvements in term of design, visual hierarchy, typography, layout and its aesthetic quality but most importantly, its uniqueness and how the design is executed.

At this stage in the design I am, unfortunately, not able to provide more specific feedback other than what I’ve stated above (the design needs overall, general improvements). With further improvements I may be able to provide more specific feedback.

Ouch! Oh well, as i said i was ready for brutal truth.. but this doesn’t really help me to improve – anyone has a few suggestions where to start?

I could add textures and gradients, but the whole idea was to have a clean, simple design.. Your say?

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Tsoy says

Hi. In my opinion try to add some features like slideshow and pricing tables. I think buyers really need it. Try to skip bold style in headers. It’s ugly. I think action buttos cought be more attractive and video can have some tiny border or shadow… Hope my reply was useful

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matt5409 says

It is just the one page??? That’s your problem right there. Think about value for money – you need to add lots more example pages with all the usual functionality (slideshows, forms and visual enhancements).

It looks quite nice and the responsive element is cool. You just need more of it.

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simonswiss says

Well, it’s a landing page, so just one page. But you’re right, i’ll make different versions with photo, video, slideshow, contact form, newsletter signup, etc.

Thanks for the feedback!

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simonswiss says

Thanks Tsoy, yes this is very useful. This is what i need, clear pointers that, when pointed out, make total sense to me.

Thanks for your input!

Simon

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dnp_theme says

Welcome to ThemeForest :)

Some suggestions:
  • You need some more content and some typography concept.
  • Your headings font is too rounded for a PRO template for sale, you need a type that’s readable.
  • Use more layout variations, would make it more attractive perhaps.
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simonswiss says

thank you dnp_theme!

I will take all these tips from you guys into account, and start working on the layout again!

Thank you!

Simon

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