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reidknorr says

Hey Guys,

I’m working on a new, personal blog/portfolio WP theme, Leap: http://ireed.net/leap

Last week, I submitted it for approval and was rejected with the following feedback:

This is a really nice start and I really dig the casual concept.

The main issue here is that the design is just too simple to be sold in the WP category. We do accept simpler designs but only for the very occasional mobile designs as well as v cards.

As is, as I mentioned, the design is too basic and lacks details to be sold as a premium theme.

The main issues are with the inner pages, the blog and portfolio specially. Focus on using a more unique layout to try and differentiate the design. As with details, there are very little visual cues in the design, designed to add originality to the design. To see this in action, use a solid background and you’ll see the sparseness.

I also asked the rest of the team and here is what they said:

“Feels incomplete—like in the middle of development”

“Nice concept but feels.. empty.”

I’m struggling to determine how to improve the layout/design – I’m “too close” to the project at this point to see things objectively. This is where I really need your help – based on the feedback given, how do you feel Leap can be improved?

Again, here is the link: http://ireed.net/leap/

Thanks for the help, Reid

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izithemes says

Very nice, I think you need improve text/bg contrast..

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LoveThemes says

Inconsistent spacing, poor typography, just feels kinda unfinished y’know?

-Scott

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reidknorr says

Inconsistent spacing, poor typography, just feels kinda unfinished y’know? -Scott

Sounds like you’ve been through the rejection process a time or two, too :)

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ThomasHambach says

I am a big fan of the dark version.

Maybe the first listing (1,2,3) could use some icons as filler? I agree with iKreativ on the spacing issues.

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