After template submission (live preview) I got soft reject. Here is the reviewer’s message:
Here are the remaining improvements that will need to be made:
1) The main menu will need refinements in terms of aesthetics.
2) The blog page looks unfinished and aesthetically unpleasant.
I really don’t know how I should to improve these areas. So, I need your constructive advice. Thanks.
Background texture: make more subtle.
Music: Only have music in your themes when it’s for a musician showing off his/her work. If you must have music, do not have it on by default.
Menues: Remove the roundedness. Remove the italic text.
Images: Remove those borders! They are too clunky and beveled.
Text: Why is everything italicized? Use italics for emphasis only.
Your “About” page needs lots of work. While changing the font will help a lot, your sidebar list needs work to. The list items are links but they do not direct anywhere. Either make them inactive or make use of the links.
I am going to try to be polite when I say this … but I don’t believe this is considered a ‘soft reject’ style design. There is a lot of work that needs done. Your functionality is great how you display various albums and galleries. However your presentation needs some work.
Thanks for your advice.