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FernandoJaneiro says

Hello everybody! I submitted my first wordpress theme and it was rejected:

“This template is not ready for ThemeForest. Your template does not provide a unique enough design with the necessary design quality, features and options to compete in the marketplace at this time. It requires improvements in term of design, visual hierarchy, typography, layout and its aesthetic quality but most importantly, its uniqueness and how the design is executed.”

This is the theme: Demo. Any suggestions? Thank you

P.S.: Sorry for my bad english.

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gokhan214 says

i d say, the visited menu items should be the same color as the icons or not even visited option, leave it plain instead of white as a blank space and the footer links with pink doesnt really show up, this is your sample 1 and sample 2 looks great to me, nice work, well done

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gokhan214 says

sample 3 is clean looking good as well

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gokhan214 says

sorry my bad, just checked your theme settings option, footer links not a problem either but start with another default color on them as pure white i d say but i still think the same about sample 1 visitied menu item ( active i mean ) the default one i meaned not sample 1

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gokhan214 says

and if you can please decrease the shadow under the header a bit

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FernandoJaneiro says

Hey gokhan214, thank you for your fast answer!! I will change the colors of the links, you are right!

Any other suggestion? I need to improve ALL elements of my design such as the item inspector said!! Typography, layout, unique design…

Sorry for my bad english.

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LoveThemes says
http://d.pr/yPCK

Honestly, I don’t think this will ever get accepted, sorry.

There is far too much wrong with it, and even if there wasn’t it’d be too generic and not unique enough.

I think you need to spend more time learning basic design principals such as typography, spacing, visual hierarchy and color theory etc..

Try looking around Dribbble, Forrst and Creattica.

-Scott

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FernandoJaneiro says

Scott. Thank you very much for taking time to my template. Your opinion is very important because I see that you’ve helped a lot of people here to improve their designs.

I will try to change this template completely to give it a “premium-look”. Once I have ready the new version. I will come back to ask for advice here. Thank you again.

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OpenThemer says

Even though this isn’t my theme, I still would like to drop a line to thank Scott for all his reviews here at the forum!! It’s really useful!

@FernandoJaneiro, an advise is to preview your theme in all the most common browsers. As scott said, the font looks horrible in his print screen, it looks pretty good in Firefox though, which I assume you are using. Font rendering mostly look good in Firefox and IE9 (!), but looks a bit different in the others.

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FernandoJaneiro says

Thanks OpenThemer, you are right i am using Firefox, and it is true that some Google font rendering are not perfect in old browsers like ie7 or ie8, I will have it in mind for the re-design of my theme.

Sorry for my bad english!!

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