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bjnet says

Hi, i presume every one spends about 2 weeks on designing a premium theme, some author’s even spend a month.

Usually i spend more time on Navigation/Menu and on mid section below the slider, which is quite challenging for me.

I am curious to know, that which part is difficult for you, when designing a great theme, and on which section you spend more time?

A. Logo

B. Navigation/Menu

C. Sliders

D. Mid Section, below the slider

E. Blog Page

F. Portfolio Page

G. Footer

Please, share your experiences!

Many thanks.

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ThemeProvince says

The main page content is what I struggle on. Where to put things…

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wizylabs says

Header, navigation etc.. designing them is just a pain, they take ages for me to do and to get right, but once its done, the rest of the theme comes along much easier.

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MushinDesign says

For me it’s the header too, when I’ve got that designed and looking “right” the rest of the design flows. Sometimes I’m not sure what to do with my footer I can be very picky on my own designs.

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PixelBin says

H. Getting started.

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dabaman says

I can’t say that designing one page is more difficult over another for me, but generally the most trouble I’m getting is making the typography look nice.

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MushinDesign says

H. Getting started.

Haha I withdraw my original answer and take this one :D

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ThemeBlvd says

You listed all the fun parts and left out the crappy parts:

  • Filling your demo site with content and making it nice and organized and actually show off all of your features correctly.
  • Writing your documentation.
  • Bug testing.
  • Making the call on when it’s totally ready to post for sale.
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wizylabs says

You listed all the fun parts and left out the crappy parts:
  • Filling your demo site with content and making it nice and organized and actually show off all of your features correctly.
  • Writing your documentation.
  • Bug testing.
  • Making the call on when it’s totally ready to post for sale.

I hate those bits. Specially the IE testing, most frustrating moments of my life :(

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reidknorr says

The hardest part for me is getting started with the color scheme. It takes me forever to decide on that or implement one that I find online. How do you guys pick/use a color scheme?

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