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dekciw says

Once again, go my theme hard rejected :(

We’re sorry, your item Fresh Skeleton – responsive WordPress theme has not been approved for sale on ThemeForest. This is the reason given by our item inspector:

Unfortunately your submission doesn’t meet our current minimum quality requirements for the category it was submitted to. Please consider taking some time to familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before resubmitting.

We appreciate your submission and look forward to seeing your future submissions.

What does this message mean? Theme is coded properly, got options panel, widgets, custom built stuff, etc. I guess that’s not the code quality they’re talking about..

This is the theme: http://dekciw.lt/dev/freshskeleton/

Any improvements you can think of? Any suggestions?

Fun fact: was looking at the real-time analytics, it got.. 1 pageview from the reviewers! :)

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dekciw says

Added some stuff, played around with a theme a bit, resubmitted and still got rejected, good thing, that this time reviewer was kind enough to gimme some feedback and share his thoughts :)

1. As we have high standards, you will need to make some additional improvements in overall aesthetics and aspects such as typography, graphics, and spacing.

2. Overall, it has a good starting concept and it seems you’ve aimed for simplicity which isn’t bad, but the overall design lacks details in its design that would help it stand out as more unique. At this point, you’ll need to improve the design and make it more unique before it will be ready for ThemeForest


Bad thing, is that I wanted the theme to be as it is now :( and don’t know what to change atm. Maybe I should leave it alone for some time and give myself a rest working on another one :D Or maybe I should spread this theme as a free premium WP theme.. :)

Suggestions are welcome!

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eTraks says

Hello Dekciw,

I find your theme nice, excellent effort you’ve put..

Personally, I don’t like the header and footer. I think it could had been better designed. also the bold blue icons etc..

take some rest…put the files in a ‘rejected’ folder..

come back again on the files and consider the advice of the reviewer…

you can do it!

all the best..

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dekciw says

Hello Dekciw,

I find your theme nice, excellent effort you’ve put..

Personally, I don’t like the header and footer. I think it could had been better designed. also the bold blue icons etc..

take some rest…put the files in a ‘rejected’ folder..

come back again on the files and consider the advice of the reviewer…

you can do it!

all the best..

Thanks for your suggestions! :)

Topic is two days old already, and the header / footer areas are already redesigned. They were more minimalistic before. So now, I’ve redesigned them and resubmitted my theme. Waiting for reviewers opinion :)

Bold blue icons – that’s just a demo content, I’ve just wanted to show that the theme has option to have any color icons. Passing a parameter within [icon] shortcode, you can create any color icons :)

If this time I’ll get rejected – I’m sure gonna put it into ‘rejected’ folder, or might even consider giving away this theme for free, haven’t decided yet. But don’t really have much time to waste atm, already got few other themes coming along.

Thanks again!

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BinIdea says

This is design, it’s not something exact, your theme looks good to me, but not excellent. With you or someone like you, it may look excellent, unfortunately it looks not good enough to the reviewer. Good luck, I like your programming skills, may we work together if you’re ready ? :) I’m designer but not coder :(

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ChillThemes says

I would personally add a subtle drop shadow to the images using CSS3 , make the images “pop” a little more.

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dekciw says

@BinIdea, sorry, I’m not looking for any collaborations at the moment.

@itsmattadams, thanks for your suggestion, but I don’t really wanna add any extras to this particular theme. :)

It’s still rejected, citing uniqueness and genericness, so I’m done with it. I guess, it will be easier to do a new theme from start. :)

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