My recently submitted template was rejected. I would love your opinion on what I can do to improve it because frankly I’m stumped on why it got rejected in the first place.
Here’s the link: http://www.webdesigndeluxe.com/themeforest/vertigo/index.html
And the email:
The documentation uses the template that TF asks for, everything validates to W3C standards, the coding is easy to read with many comments, lists are used properly for the navigation, tables are not used, and I explained clearly in the documentation how to use everything. So i’m really not sure why it did not get approved, so any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
div.scrollContainer should be unordered list
Try using cufon instead of images for titles
Also i’d like to see a contact page, and the side-tabs working… aswell as a working portfolio with sample images and information
Thanks guys Anyone else?
I think it looks great, I don’t see a reason why it was rejected
The template is really nice, it’s out of the box. But there’s something about the visual hierarchy that bothers me. It feels like the template is underfed or suffers rachitis.
Maybe it’s because of those light gray shades, I’m not sure.
You know that in most cases you open up a template and everything says “Look at me first” (which is never good). Well, in your case everything says “Don’t look at me, I’m shy”.
This should be the weirdest piece of critique I’ve ever given.
What the poster above may be saying is that your template doesn’t have any focal points. It’s great to use the grey/pastel tones, but you need to contrast it with bright colors for focal points.
Secondly, work on your design hierarchy, in addition to color, users need typography and structure to help guide them through the design.
It’s a great start, good luck on improving it!