Dear Envato Support,
After consulting with several professionals in the branch, including designers, I think your reviewer may have been subjective to the metro-style design of the theme, considering it in lack of potential.
I am concerned the reviewer has insufficient awareness of the windows 8 – style design trend. A trend to which ThemeForest.net has almost nothing to offer.
We are seeking a second staff opinion on our work, before we seize our efforts to publish our product at this particular marketplace.
Kind regards, Martin Christov
PS: the link again: Modern UI Wordpress
I think it’s quite nice. However, here are a few thoughts:
Your primary effect (hovering the boxed image) is perhaps a bit scary/too dynamic. I think it would be better if you make it less active in some way. Currently when you hover, the box more than doubles its height. Also I think the effect can bare some additional improvement in terms of smoothness. When I hover between elements I feel a bit of lag.
I like your main menu. However, why do you have an empty space on top? Why not add some social links there?
At blog – when you scroll down past the sidebar you get just empty area on the right. Why not add a sticky sidebar?
Fonts are: Oswald & Carrois Gothic.
Blunny, we’ve worked very hard on responsiveness, and while it can always be further improved, I don’t think this is the issue of the item being rejected.
It seems TF Reviwer considers the overall design of insufficient quality. This is what I want a second opinion on!
It’s looking well man.
However I find the hover effects you’re using a bit too surprising and… imperfect. The main menu dropdowns: when you hover one and then move to the next, when the dropdowns overlap – it’s a bit strange. Also at Portfolio (at Home) – the effect is a bit too bold perhaps I would at least prevent the text from rearranging. This is not nice…
Also you have some problems with color contrasts. Example: footer & twitter bar above footer. The links in the twitter bar are unreadable.
Also I see some stuff like: the pagination doesn’t work. It seems you be just some dummy elemnts with no actual function.
We developed a “metro style” wp theme: http://modern-stalkers.com/modern-ui/
It has a rather different design than most of the themes here, but this mainly because it strives for getting really close to the metro / windows 8 / modern ui design.
I really would like to hear your opinion, because the theme gets rejected with a feedback saying it’s not a good enough design.
Thanks in advance, Martin
I don’t think you get it We quit this business, so we don’t aim any further development or marketing of our works. I want to sell what I can from my web business and re-orient completely.
I am also gonna provide the HTML /CSS version of it, so it could be wrapped up and put on for sale separately.
Hey Guys Sorry for delay in response. I thought I set an email notifier for replies, but apparently I haven’t.
Keliah, thanks Glad you appreciate it. To clear your doubts:
After consulting Envato support,
Selling/Transferring this template to another author IS Allowed
JamiGibbs, it was removed because it had poor compatibility with WP plugins. However, I rewrote it almost from scratch, using a different architecture, so WP Plugins are working now. I also extended it greatly since it was removed from TF about a year ago.
However, I don’t want to do even a single line of code any more And my designer also quit doing design. It would be very sad however, if this fully functional, really cool product goes to trash.
I am willing to give it out for quite a cut-price!!
Some sale stats from when it was on the market(but a bit buggy): 138 Purchases for ~45 days.
Mail me if you have further questions.