542 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Europe
  • Sold between 5 000 and 10 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Contributed a Blog Post
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
ThemesFever says

Hey,

At the moment I’m designing a new WordPress Theme.

However I’m in a dilema. Will ThemeForest reject it if I use a 1140px width?

I’ve been using 960px since I started working more serious on the design field, however I feel that this width is no longer the best option. 1140px so far is perfect, not only it allows for more content to be displayed horizontally, but also improves the readability of all the website.

So, basically if I create a fixed theme with 1140px, will TF reject it? The theme in question would require some drastic changes, which would afect the overall usability, if I make it responsive, which would be a good solution, however I don’t want to go this way.

Am I obligated to still use a 960px width?

Thanks, Eduardo Santos – Web Designer @ ThemesFever

814 posts
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Exclusive Author
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • Serbia
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
rvision_ says

1140px: I think it’s a time for 960px to retire :)

TF acceptance: I think it will be approved, but let’s hear an official answer, I am interested also :)

3007 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Elite Author
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Referred between 100 and 199 users
+2 more
duotive says

Me 3

542 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Europe
  • Sold between 5 000 and 10 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Contributed a Blog Post
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
ThemesFever says

Nice to see that this is a wise choice. :) I’m amazed of the “new possibilities” such width adds to the design process. :P

542 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Europe
  • Sold between 5 000 and 10 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Contributed a Blog Post
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
ThemesFever says

Sorry for the double post.

Any official feedback on this one? Thanks.

607 posts
  • Envato Staff
  • Senior Reviewer
  • Blog Editor
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Forum Moderator
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
+9 more
Siddharth Reviewer says

No, there is no real hard limit to any aspect of a theme. As long as it is functional and looks good, it should be good to go.

1426 posts
  • Envato Staff
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Senior Reviewer
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Attended a Community Meetup
  • Contributed a Blog Post
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Exclusive Author
+10 more
kailoon Reviewer says

Yup, you are allowed to do that. But, you need to mention that in the item description.

542 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Europe
  • Sold between 5 000 and 10 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Contributed a Blog Post
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
ThemesFever says

Thank you very much both of you. :)

814 posts
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Exclusive Author
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • Serbia
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
rvision_ says

Just stumbled upon this:

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/screen_resolution.html

“Optimize for 1024×768, which is currently the most widely used screen size.”

...and this was written on July 31, 2006

107 posts
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Romania
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Exclusive Author
cippo says

I think it would be a good idea to use something like this: http://framelessgrid.com/ when you’re building it.

Just my 2 cents

by
by
by
by
by
by