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chipree says

This is my 5’th theme that’s been rejected… i have worked hard for the past weeks and i have improved… now.. the last theme… has the only reason given by the reviewer “This File Did Not Meet Our Criteria” & ” is not aesthetic ready for PSD category” Here are the screenshots : http://pic.gd/d6f1d7 http://pic.gd/511fea I’m starting to believe the reviewer has a problem with me.. (here are my latest rejected designs: http://pic.gd/6c91eb http://pic.gd/11494c http://pic.gd/7629f1 http://pic.gd/6a4822 http://pic.gd/45478a – I understand this might be with bad fonts and formatting.. but the deisgn is bad too?

and

http://pic.gd/b90f4e http://pic.gd/0a5426 - that i gave up on on the last rejection...

Can anyone tell me what i am doing wrong? i am lost.. Themeforest really has hight standards… but how hight? the first design (white and green one) was done with a lot of precision formatting everything perfectly.. padding.. text… is it really that bad?

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DDStudios says

Ok I don’t usually answer to that kind of post but here is my tought.

First of all , no , the reviewer doesn’t have any problem with you. They do a great job and they know what a good design is , and apparently , you don’t. I don’t want to be harsh here but you look like a guy you opened Photoshop for the first time last week and think that he can earn some money right now.

Sorry to tell you that , but you aren’t ready yet. There is a good base , but your stuff won’t sell and this is why it’s not approved.

What I suggest you to do is to look at some design gallery (don’t copy them , be inspire by theme) Try to find what make a design look good. Here’s some I watch daily :

Read article about design. Your are violating some basic design rules (and don’t ask me wich one , just go see and read some stuff about it .. a little hint : visual hierarchy)

I know how it feel to be rejected , trust me. At the beginning I’ve been rejected 2-3 times and I was pissed off but today I really understand why they rejected me and they were right… I leveled up the quality of my work and now , everything is accepted except for some minor bug that only Jarel can see :P hehe.

If you are serious about doing web design, invest time to learn and you will achieve to build a “Professional product” because right now , it’s not professional.

Hope I’m not to hard on you but I tought you needed to hear the truth. :)

G’luck !

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chipree says

I really appreciate your answer.. if you would of been more harsh i would have not mind. Thanks for the tips! i will look, study and try more (the truth is i am more a coder than a designer) but i started designing too (not last week though :P).. If anyone else would like to be harsh, i am all ears :P

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DDStudios says
I really appreciate your answer.. if you would of been more harsh i would have not mind. Thanks for the tips! i will look, study and try more (the truth is i am more a coder than a designer) but i started designing too (not last week though :P).. If anyone else would like to be harsh, i am all ears :P

I knew you wanted to hear the truth and this is why I answered you. :)

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chipree says
I really appreciate your answer.. if you would of been more harsh i would have not mind. Thanks for the tips! i will look, study and try more (the truth is i am more a coder than a designer) but i started designing too (not last week though :P).. If anyone else would like to be harsh, i am all ears :P
I knew you wanted to hear the truth and this is why I answered you. :)

I was more referring to my latest design.. http://pic.gd/d6f1d7 http://pic.gd/511fea that got rejected… i think this deisgn is the most organized.. no?

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DDStudios says
I really appreciate your answer.. if you would of been more harsh i would have not mind. Thanks for the tips! i will look, study and try more (the truth is i am more a coder than a designer) but i started designing too (not last week though :P).. If anyone else would like to be harsh, i am all ears :P
I knew you wanted to hear the truth and this is why I answered you. :)
I was more referring to my latest design.. http://pic.gd/d6f1d7 http://pic.gd/511fea that got rejected… i think this deisgn is the most organized.. no?

Look like a free theme to me :) Sorry.

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mrjasmin says

I agree completely with DDStudios. My first deisgns were also rejected 2-4 times, but now every get´s accepted. It´s all about practise, practise and more practise.

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Hy-Studio says

don’t give up bro! I’m in the same position now, my themes look also like free ones :D.

So what I’m doiing now is following some good tutorials here on the Envato network and visiting some realy great sites that I find via Web Creme so that I can get some inspiration.

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chipree says
Look like a free theme to me :) Sorry.

I will keep working on it! Thanks! really appreciate it.

If anyone else wants to criticize me… you are welcomed to do so!

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chipree says
don’t give up bro! I’m in the same position now, my themes look also like free ones :D. So what I’m doiing now is following some good tutorials here on the Envato network and visiting some realy great sites that I find via Web Creme so that I can get some inspiration.

Won’t give up! i’m going to go all the way.. i really like that they are so strict with quality…

Let’s see who get’s the first design accepted! :P (i’m only doing psd’s as i don’t want to slice and code it for nothing if it’s not good enough). Let me know if u get accepted and i’ll let you know if i do. Deal?

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