Rejected again on my WP theme, really need some advice, thanks in advance

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kamiyeye
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It’s the 3rd time i uploaded my theme here and received the same result, rejected. Every time i tried hard to understand the reject reasons and working hard to improve my theme, but this time, i have no idea what to change now, the reviewer said in the reject email:

1. Your template has a good start but, as we have high standards, you will need to make some additional improvements in overall aesthetics and aspects such as graphics, layout, colors, etc.

2. I know you are trying to make it simple and clean. But that will required some details touch up to make it looks great.

3. Currently, the overall design isn’t good enough and it looks like a free theme. It just doesn’t scream ‘premium theme’.

Here is the demo site of my WP theme with 4 color schemas

http://castle.iwakthemes.com/?style=white http://castle.iwakthemes.com/?style=digital http://castle.iwakthemes.com/?style=black http://castle.iwakthemes.com/?style=olive

I watched many top sell wp themes here and they are most really simple with no much details, most important is i don’t know where the reviewer means lack of details. I guess the reviewer just don’t like the header structure, which is the only thing i kept in my design (rest things have been changed a lot since first rejection) . Learning from a bunch of wp themes in selling here, it seems “logo left, menu right” is the key to pass.

I just want to keep the right space for consumers to put a 468×60 ads.

I also think maybe what need to change is add a background image? Any way, i have no idea now, any suggestion?

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Dont feel bad i gave up trying to get anything on TF. I was told time and time again that my themes didnt meet quality and time and time again i watch items with far less quality and functionality get approved. I finialy just opened my own site to sell my items and i sell around 20-30 items a day making for more money that i ever would have with envato taking there % out of it.

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Pixelworkshop
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Don’t give up, you can learn a lot here, it’s just a question of time… There is no special key to pass, some small details just make the difference.

My opinion : the header needs improvements (spacing elements, graphics, it could be more attractive). Personally I don’t like much the digital and olive color schemes, maybe colour lovers or kuler could help you (but it’s just a personal feeling about these colors).

There are a lot of good articles to read about design on the Tuts network.

Good luck :)

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Sell in own site need a lot of money for promotion, so far i have no much budget on this, anyway, thanks for your suggetion

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Don’t give up, you can learn a lot here, it’s just a question of time… There is no special key to pass, some small details just make the difference.

My opinion : the header needs improvements (spacing elements, graphics, it could be more attractive). Personally I don’t like much the digital and olive color schemes, maybe colour lovers or kuler could help you (but it’s just a personal feeling about these colors).

There are a lot of good articles to read about design on the Tuts network.

Good luck :)

what a sad, you just gave me a shot. digital and olive are both from kuler, and unfortunately are my favorite color schemes…

So you too think header should be improved, thanks for your kind suggestion.

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It’s only a personal feeling about colors, I never found a perfect color scheme with kuler, I usually take separate colors, and try to mix. For the header, you could have a deeper look at the spacing and the logo first

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