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kinzi21 says

I would like to have your opinions on my first site template. It was rejected due to inadequate level of unique aesthetics as reviewer said on my email.

I need second opinions on my theme. Do you agree with what the reviewer said? or Did you find any technical issue apart from the uniqueness one on my theme?

Your opinions are much appreciated.

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jeffeatworld says

Hey,

You know, every once in a while there’s a rejected theme thread that I read where the site is really good, and this I think is it!

Honestly, you must be so, so close to being accepted.

The only thing I could suggest is maybe use another font for headings as it looks a little bit too corperate.

I’m struggling to give you much else advice other than to tweak some of the smaller things on you rpage – thing slike on the Services page put a border round the images, work on the typogrpahy – lineheights etc.

I’m not sure what else to say really because it’s a really nice theme. I’d condier making more of an effort on the logo maybe but again theres not alot wrong with this in my opinion.

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MASSIX says

Too standard, too boring, too similar to 80 % of the themes (hierarchy, typography, ...)

There is a lot to improve buddy, before this will be accepted.

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kinzi21 says

@Jeff: Thanks for your compliment and valuable input. There was no specific suggestion from the reviewer whether it can be improved or not or even re-submitted on my email that I received. That was I posted it here to see what other designers think on my theme.

@Massix: a lot? you mean in terms of design? could you please be more specific? some of recent items I observed here are also similar to, what you said, 80% of overall themes. Yet, they are still accepted.

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Denoizzed says

I see all slider images while it is loading – should be so? Menu and search aren’t aligned horizontally with anything and so on. And yes, I agree, it is to similar to other templates.

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MASSIX says

@Jeff: Thanks for your compliment and valuable input. There was no specific suggestion from the reviewer whether it can be improved or not or even re-submitted on my email that I received. That was I posted it here to see what other designers think on my theme. @Massix: a lot? you mean in terms of design? could you please be more specific? some of recent items I observed here are also similar to, what you said, 80% of overall themes. Yet, they are still accepted.

At the beginning I would use better pictures for the images in your design (not this envato 3D standard sh** – take some cool stuff from creattica or deviantart, dont forget to link back or ask before using it). A bad choice of pictures can ruin a good design. There is no active effect for the navigation, the whole navigation and dropdown looks kinda boring. There are no mouse over effects for the buttons like “learn more”. The icons are kinda boring, use some better ones from iconfinder.net or findicons.com. The News “more” with the two points is horrible, use a real more button or something like that. Use some unique stuff like cool buttons, nice jQuery effects and more to give your theme this special note.

Good luck with it

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kinzi21 says

Ok, guys, thanks. I appreciate it. I need to do something more on the theme as you guys said. It seems that a lot more things to know before being accepted on TF. Wish me luck in 2011 as I will learn and eventually create brand new themes for Theme Forest in 2011!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

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