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karu says

Today i submitted my new portfolio template

Preview ” http://wpinspire.com/creative/

and guess what rejected again :( .

Anyways, so guys please shower some of your input again :) .

Much needed.

Also I want to say one things about the review procedure .

The review process is great no doubt , you are guided to improve your design but sometime I feels like you are forced to do some of the changes which u feel are quite good enough . For example : I really like the view portfolio button at the bottom of the page and think it suits the design but I am been told again and again that doesn’t fit with the design and to remove that . So basically you have to do what reviewer says irrespective whether you like it or not and if you don’t you get Rejected!!.

Really don’t like the feel of things .

Guys please provide your input for the same.

Thanks ,

Karu.

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darius9000 says

it kinda looks nice and clean, but i think you should add more “spice” to it. more details. someone said: “the devil is in details”.

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karu says

hmm , can u sugest something ?

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fisch79 says

i agree… maybe its is just the “baby blue” that needs to go.

:)

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karu says
i agree… maybe its is just the “baby blue” that needs to go. :)

baby blue ?

You mean blue background on the home page or about me page ?

Can u be more specific :)

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tim_hall says

Wow, I really like this template and I can’t really figure why it would be rejected.

Things I like:
  • Variety of text colors to highlight different parts of the page
  • I like the blue background area
  • I like the portfolio formatting. (It could maybe use a little pop of color rather than gray)
  • I like the simple sidebar
Things I’m not crazy about:
  • I don’t like that the blog page looks so much like the home page. I personally would recommend removing the featured work from the blog page. This might make the page more boring but it would be less confusing / weird for me.
  • The browse area at the heading of about and contact is a little confusing and could use some spacing / highlighting
  • The View Project and View Portfolio buttons are a little incongruous but I sincerely hope that isn’t enough to reject your design

I really like this design and I think you should simply resubmit it and hope you get a different reviewer that gives you more constructive feedback if they reject it.

P.S. I think this template can be aimed at Wordpress so, if possible, I would recommend going the extra mile and making it a Wordpress template

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jremick Envato team says
The review process is great no doubt , you are guided to improve your design but sometime I feels like you are forced to do some of the changes which u feel are quite good enough . For example : I really like the view portfolio button at the bottom of the page and think it suits the design but I am been told again and again that doesn’t fit with the design and to remove that . So basically you have to do what reviewer says irrespective whether you like it or not and if you don’t you get Rejected!!.

It’s important to keep in mind that although this is a marketplace for authors to sell their hard work, it is also part of Envato’s business. Please try to remember that the reviewers are working on behalf of not only the authors here but Envato to ensure premium templates that really stand out from the crowd (the crowd being the internet as a whole) are what this marketplace provides.

Due to the standards the marketplace has been set at, sometimes certain changes will be required that you may not like or agree with. Just remember that we are trying to help your template or theme not only sell better but meet or exceed premium quality standards for the marketplace.

It can be a frustrating process sometimes but as a community it forces us all to bring the best our in ourselves. :)

You have a great start with your template but the headlines need some more work. You should use the headlines to guide visitors through the content. Once the visitor has passed the featured work section on the home page, the guidance is lost. The larger column is probably the primary content so emphasize that using black headlines as you’ve done.

The side bar is secondary content so the headlines should not challenge the primary content headlines. Make those headlines maybe smaller or a more neutral color that fights for attention less. You might also consider just slightly smaller text in that column or maybe a shade lighter color to really show which column is the primary content and which is the secondary content.

Just out of curiosity, why have you used serif headlines for the primary content on all the other pages except the home page?

Keep up the good work, I think you’re almost there! Don’t get discouraged if it’s rejected, just remember we’re all working together to produce the best quality marketplace on the web and make each other the best we can be! :D

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darius9000 says

also, we all got rejected few times and it happens from time to time.

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karu says

Thx a lot guys my template is accepted and i will implement all the changes in the version 2 .

Also I am coming up with a wordpress version :)

Thanks again.

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