I am new here, and this is my first theme and I guess you can say I did not expect to get approved the first time around, but I did not expect for them to say my design is plain and ugly?
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Did they really say that to you?
First I have to say that this design would probably be ok for some clients outside of TF but for here it is not good enough. First issue is typography, padding, margins etc. I suggest you to learn more about basic design rules.
Second – lack of uniques and that is also the most hard thing to achieve for template to be approved because it is somewhat subjective category.
In my opinion menu is the most problematic part of design, it doesn’t look good at all and also is not really functional.
Also, more imagination and attention to details is needed for design in general.
No.. they didn’t really say that word for word, but it sure felt like it..
I have assumed i was a good designer but can you expand on your saying typography and margins are an issue? Did I choose the wrong fonts? or are they not sharp enough?
I understand the menu is basic, I wanted to go with a minimal look and feel..
If this was your theme would you try to improve? or just start over?
Thank you for your feedback! Its truly appreciated…
Try to use google fonts and some popular font combinations. You can see advices on net or check other themes here.
About margins – I would add more space between images in columns and headlines (example: headline “Primo Motif” etc) and less space between headline and text in columns. Less space between main content and footer (last tab is too big). Footer is too dark and contact form and button are not visible.
“buy now” button and background need more imagination and check it’s margins to be the same.
Also try to add more white background on part of design where is more text, that will be easier for reading. This way it looks a little depresed with to much grey without white parts.
Add more color, at least on buttons and hover
There is a small issue with responsivnes and client carousel I think…