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PressLayer says

Hi everyone

My new theme was rejected with “soft”, how to improve it:

http://theme.kangaroothemes.com/Cobalt/

This is message from reviewer:

Thanks a lot for your submission this is a really nice design, perfectly crafted, beautiful typography and overall details, however we have PLENTY — yes in uppercases — aplenty, themes like this one and we don’t need this kind of themes with the same layout, we’re looking for unique styles and layouts instead.

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BenSheppard says

The answers right there, you just have to make it unique!

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guuthemes says

Hi vntux,

It’s a nice design, as the reviewer said ‘perfectly crafted’, and I applaud your work. It is a bit of a bummer when a theme you have worked on for a fair old while is rejected. But like the reviewer mentioned also, it is like all the other themes coming through (why some get accepted, other rejected i do not know?), folks are just really playing it safe, and it’s this endless production line of clone themes.

I, personally would rather design something that is a little more niche = (most of the time) less sales!! than churn out an endless stream of clones.

You have great skills, there is no doubt about that, and I think with a few days spent on the theme, thinking up a new layout/elements etc.. you will be onto a winner!

Good luck!!

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2Fwebd says

Hi vntux,

It’s a nice design, as the reviewer said ‘perfectly crafted’, and I applaud your work. It is a bit of a bummer when a theme you have worked on for a fair old while is rejected. But like the reviewer mentioned also, it is like all the other themes coming through (why some get accepted, other rejected i do not know?), folks are just really playing it safe, and it’s this endless production line of clone themes.

I, personally would rather design something that is a little more niche = (most of the time) less sales!! than churn out an endless stream of clones.

You have great skills, there is no doubt about that, and I think with a few days spent on the theme, thinking up a new layout/elements etc.. you will be onto a winner!

Good luck!!
Very poetic ! :p
I totally agree with Guuthemes !
I, personally would rather design something that is a little more niche = (most of the time) less sales!!
Easier to be approved but less sales if you want an example -> here (I removef the slider in the home page -> Fail :p So, do not be too original or choose the good category.
Cheers,

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PressLayer says

Thanks guys, I will think about this issue, continue or stop. I know, reviwer said right, it’s not unique truly. :)

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htmgarcia says

Great work! Try with a different color combination and better images, that can change the all design. Good luck!

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PressLayer says

I’ve changed some things on hompage and it got rejected: http://theme.kangaroothemes.com/Cobalt/

Reviwer said: “Additionally, we have some extra feedback for you:

You need to work a bit more on this theme, it still looks generic and as I mentioned we have plenty similar themes already.”

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htmgarcia says
-_- @vntux: while I said
Try with a different color combination and better images,
doesn’t mean that copy the same images of my themes.

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lack of creativity

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PressLayer says

_ @vntux: while I said
Try with a different color combination and better images,
doesn’t mean that copy the same images of my themes.

=

lack of creativity

No, I dont copy your images and I never see your themes (never go to your portfolio). :)

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htmgarcia says

Maybe just a coincidence lol

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