Here is my theme that got rejected ..
Themeforest just lost a designer today And dont get me wrong , I dont take that personally at all .. I got 2 other theme accepted .. both in PSD and HTML even though I learned html last week But the probleme here is the lack of organization ..
Its not possible for 1 person to take good decision on someone else’s work .. reviewers should be a team of 3-4 people .. not only 1 because my effort can be reduce to nothing because of 1 person’s taste ? Nah .. And its not like that person was the best designer , no offense .. just fact.
Oh , here are the points .. not big stuff .. easy to do .. but I wont do it ..
1) Some of your elements need spacing adjustments. 2) Some of the typography need improvements in line-height, sizing, etc. 3) The overall layout needs further improvements.
I will delete all my theme this week and withdraw my money .. thanks for the help of everybody here at , you guys are great .. but I have better thing to do
BTW .. last week I wrote to Themeforest because someone here copied an existing site .. here are the link
The answer to my request was : Oh it totally look the same ! We are going to contact the author about that Thanks !
and … nothing changed .. Oh wait .. its the guy who reviewd my theme that did it !! oh .. ok ..
Here is the email from Themeforest : http://www.ddwebstudios.com/uploads/email.png
PS .. Im not trying to confront anybody here .. im just telling the truth .. deleting my thread wont fix anything ..
If you want thing to be better here at ThemeForest .. leave my thread so everybody can tell what they think .. thanks
Oh and BTW , before anybody say that I dont accept being rejected , All my theme have been rejected 2-3 times before getting accept , except my first PSD theme ..
But asking me to change my HTML /CSS layout .. I dont think so … This is how I wanted it to be .. and HTML /CSS category is supposed to be less restrictive ..
Oh DD, I know how You feel but calm down first, ok?
First Your template…I agree with reviewer that these improvements could be done and I understand that some things You wanted to be just so but just try to give Your elements more padding, change a bit Your font sizes trough the page and see if it’s better looking. If You’re not happy with the change, drop the file, ha?
Second the copyright thing….well it does look similar and if Jeffrey told You he would take care of it then You should trust him. I will surely not go into this discussion and just trust Jeff that this issue will be fixed by deleting authors item and additionally taking the money from his account he earned with this template.
Thanks for your comments !
First of all , I am really calm .. Re-reading my post make me realize it look like im not lol but I am.
The email I received was dated Feb 9th .. 2 weeks and nothing changed
The only thing I want to point out here is that there is a problem in the reviewing process.
When I uploaded my theme .. I was 5/5 .. 1 hours later I was 1/1 and then it took 8-10 hours to being rejected …
Maybe the reviewers asked for advice before rejecting it , maybe not .. I dont know ..
The thing is that every theme can be improved and i’m opened to that , but re-doing the layout when I like it like that .. no way … and dropping it ? haha you think I dont care about my work ?
I agree with the reviewer on your template…it needs some work. That may not set well with you but it is what it is. I remember someone bringing up the similarities on this file when it was uploaded…I was on the fence about it then and I think I still am.
If it was a PSD template , I would agree .. this is different here .. its an HTML /CSS , 2 different color sheme , good functionnality .. and personally I like it better than my accepted PSD .. its all a question of taste ..
What I say is that 1 guy alone cant review theme , especially when that guy have an accepted theme that a lot of people (including people at Themeforest) think that he copied someone elses work …
If his theme is not rejected with ALL similarities with the other site .. I can create 100+ theme that will look like other good site I see all day long and I will be rich But this is not the way I work ..
Again , this is no offense against him .. I think I have right to give my opinion on his work to , do I ?
Come on! the comments are just to make your website better and they are simple stuff but it will bring you more sales. I agree that more than 1 reviewer would be better but in this case, you can just do stuff easily and it is going to better for you!I agree some of the stuff in a website depends on each persons taste, i personally like some of the unique things in your website.
1) Some of your elements need spacing adjustments. 2) Some of the typography need improvements in line-height, sizing, etc. 3) The overall layout needs further improvements.1) I can agree it with the contact form 2 and 3, I think it can look better without it!
Thanks for your comments , I really appreciate it.