My Theme Got Rejected - Any Opinions on what I Could Have Done Better? Im Stumped!

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dansmith2
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Hey my theme got rejected and although I don’t think its the most beautiful one out there I would just want to hear your feed back on what I could have done better for it to get accepted. I wanted it to be clean and simple but maybe its not enough, anyways this is a thread for me to hear your thoughts and learn! any feedback is appreciated! thanks!

a link to it is here: http://nuagedesign.ca/xtheme/

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FinalDestiny
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All the elements are copied from my SCRN theme and are the same as most of the other single page themes.

Other than that, most of the work is done amateurish, the idea is stolen, the elements are stolen, you just took the elements and made them uglier? How can you expect to be approved with this? http://prntscr.com/1c1niu http://prntscr.com/1c1nmt http://prntscr.com/1c1npa http://prntscr.com/1c1nre http://prntscr.com/1c1nsj

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Ive never even heard of your theme! can you please show me EXACTLY what i stole???? i asked for advice not an attack so i have no idea where your even coming from! what elements are you talking about!!!

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h2theme
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Theme is normal ,I do not see big problem. But it stolen?Really?

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liviu_cerchez
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Hey Dan, you have to respect an Elite Author – he offered probably a too sincere response, but still… I agree with him. Try to improve your work, look for inspiration but don’t copy – learn, learn and at the end of the day learn some more. Keep working, improving and you’ll be fine.

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dansmith2
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yes please! show me final destiny! I am an amateur thats why i posted here, because i want to learn and get better! my theme doesnt even look your yours! as far as one page themes go I can understand some level of similarity but after checking your out i cant say that i see any at all, and even though it might not be up to par to your standards i dont appreciate saying that its stolen, i worked hard on it even if its not amazing looking.

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i do respect eltie authors thats why i posted here, at any rate i feel ive reached my limit as to how i can “design” so i was asking for any design advice or improvements you could think of. how can i make it not ugly.

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rayoflightt
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dansmith2 theme looks really unfinished. You need to learn basic design rules if you want to do better design. There is lot of good tutorials on the web.

And I don’t think it looks like SCRN theme. It is too unfinished to be compared with any other one-page theme.

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FinalDestiny
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It doesn’t look like SCRN, but the overall pages and idea is the same, why not add something unique and differentiate from most of the already-added one-pages? And, you can start by fixing the things I highlighted in the screenshots posted in my previous message.

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bravewhale
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At least you know what your problem is; visual design. It looks like a prototype, not a finished design. So, you should start improving your design skills. Browse other themes that look amazing and study the CSS and look at how they design buttons, and text, and use of images and background textures, and box-shadows, etc.

Otherwise, you should look for a design partner. Ask around the forums if someone wants to team up with you. They can design, and you can code.

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