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Glorykid says

I’ve been a member of the theme forest community for 4 years and I have tried time after time to get my theme accepted and still no luck. I will admit when first starting my websites were not that good but hey others were not in their files was accepted. Reviewers files were accepted though they were not up to par.

This year I have worked on a music theme and have fixed all bugs, gotten feedback on forrst, posted pics on dribbble and still rejected. What is the problem? Why is this file a soft reject but when I fix it and resubmit it It gets denied. If you have 3minutes can you tell me what I can improve on my file.

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Vasterad says

Imho. you should work more on typography and design.

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Glorykid says

Can you go into details? I have included Google fonts for more typography options and line height, font spacing, etc seemed to be corrected since getting feedback on forrst.

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BittLoader says

It doesn’t matter you have a lot of fonts. You should have everything more spaced. Make the theme so it can “breathe”. Eg. look at the social icons, they are too crowded. The same for the elements in the page, buttons, text, etc…

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Glorykid says

Thanks I will work on it now to make it less cluttered and less of a box like feel.

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themeflame says
http://prntscr.com/1ctngn – The separator line is not centered well, the space from the sides is unequal. http://prntscr.com/1ctnq0 – There is no visual flow, the title seems to be normal text, but bigger. Get a bold weight of that font and load it there; Get more space between the title and the text. There’s no need for that stroke on the image, it doesn’t create a better experience nor it helps the user. http://prntscr.com/1cto12 – Definitely give the text more space from the left, it feels suffocated. http://prntscr.com/1cto75 – The twitter button gets over the gray bg, also, don’t show the full tweet just a part of it (It really looks crowded this way.); Remove the reply, retweet and function buttons, your sidebar is not twitter. http://prntscr.com/1ctoja – Definitely crowded, make it more beautiful by removing that glow (Not themey to your style..the style is an undecided flat.) Plus, it doesn’t quite help at anything. I suggest that you turn that section into popular bands or a band’s line up..Think about it.

Seriously change the typography, that font is ugly! in here, Oswald is meant (In my opinion) to be used creatively. Try Open Sans, PT Sans, Raleway (Find a beautiful font, seriously, typography is everything.)

In the end, not sure if this is worth the effort, but overall try to improve spacing and don’t use something unless it’s really really good looking! (Even if it doesn’t serve any purpose, if that makes the users say “Wow”, that’s amazing..but don’t cut from performance.. Like don’t load 50 fonts in the header just because it looks good, use these 50 fonts and make an image.)

Hope that helps.

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