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This was my first ever commercial release, I would appreciate if somebody dropped quick feedback/suggestions for improvement. Thanks a lot for those of you who bother!
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Well the review says it all, just not there yet. I think it’s way too simple.
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Here are my 2 cents: I think the font in the logo is too weak and out of place. It could stay weak, but it’s out of place. The navigation font in the drop-down is squished together. Give it a little more space to breathe. The footer with the text shadow is also a bit dull. I think it looks unfinished there. But overall – the most difficult thing you’re facing is the same as mine. Not enough unique design, is a very, very broad reason. I hear you, as we got rejected for the same thing, and now we have to figure out – how to make the theme more unique.
So, on left side, Sample Headings has marginf from left edge of page and About us does not.
Your recent posts part is a little lower than its left neighbour.
I’ve conected few headers you got with red cross – they all should be same size imo. Especially ‘About us’ and ‘Sample heading’ on its side.
Menu items are too close to each other
Submenu items should have more space – should be higher.
And footer – its bad you must change it, take a trip around some themes, a lot of them has nice footers.