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Themes-Dojo
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Hi folks!

I submitted a template and it was rejected because of the design. Here’s the link: http://alexgurghis.com/themeforest/rocket_wood

What do you think, how can I improve it?

Thank you,
Alex

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Hi Alex,

I really don’t want to sound harsh as I know exactly what rejection is like, but I’d rather say how it is, like I would like to be told.

Honestly, I would start over, the theme really does need a LOT of work, hierarchy, vertical rhythm, typography, colors, styling, theme options, just lots to do.

As they say though, all is not lost, practice makes perfect!

Scott.

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Hi Alex,

I really don’t want to sound harsh as I know exactly what rejection is like, but I’d rather say how it is, like I would like to be told.

Honestly, I would start over, the theme really does need a LOT of work, hierarchy, vertical rhythm, typography, colors, styling, theme options, just lots to do.

As they say though, all is not lost, practice makes perfect!

Scott.

Hi Scott!

Thank you for your honesty. I’ll think on start it over or just make something else :)

Alex

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You’re welcome Alex.

I think honesty is actually far more constructive than people telling you change this or that only for the rejection to continue.

No point wasting time.

Scott.

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You’re welcome Alex.

I think honesty is actually far more constructive than people telling you change this or that only for the rejection to continue.

No point wasting time.

Scott.

I agree with you, actually I think in the same way.

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Hi Alex,

I really don’t want to sound harsh as I know exactly what rejection is like, but I’d rather say how it is, like I would like to be told.

Honestly, I would start over, the theme really does need a LOT of work, hierarchy, vertical rhythm, typography, colors, styling, theme options, just lots to do.

As they say though, all is not lost, practice makes perfect!

Scott.

+1

Start with a new theme, look for inspiration, try something really unique or fresh and get it accepted. Then with some time between you can go back to this and maybe improve 80 % to get this accepted, too.

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Hey folks, I’m back with new design: http://img402.imageshack.us/i/previewgs.jpg/

What do you think about it?

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Hey folks, I’m back with new design: http://img402.imageshack.us/i/previewgs.jpg/ What do you think about it?

Much much better!

The only thing that bothers me is the header section. When I look at it it feels as if the background image hasn’t loaded or is missing.

Y’know what I mean? Like there is mean’t to be an image behind the slider going fullwidth to seperate it?

Might just be because that’s what I’m expecting to see…

Anyway, nice improvement!

Scott.

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Hey folks, I’m back with new design: http://img402.imageshack.us/i/previewgs.jpg/ What do you think about it?

Much much better!

The only thing that bothers me is the header section. When I look at it it feels as if the background image hasn’t loaded or is missing.

Y’know what I mean? Like there is mean’t to be an image behind the slider going fullwidth to seperate it?

Might just be because that’s what I’m expecting to see…

Anyway, nice improvement!

Scott.

Thanks Scott!

I know what you mean but when I designed this concept I was thinking of a boxed layout not a stretched one. Anyway I will think about this and maybe I will come back with changes :)

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I’m not crazy about the blue you are using for the menu bar (and slider image, but that’s just one image). in that I find it doesn’t go well with the background color. I also find that the white text doesn’t really show up.

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