The buttons and the sidebar look like Orman’s design, but I’m not seeing any of those subtle animations that I’ve come to love with his themes. I have to say, the design feels kind of thrown together and seems to lack the same attention to detail as Orman usually puts into his work.
I just started my own blog about web design and development. I had a lot of fun designing the blog, as this was my first step into creating sites in Wordpress.
I’m not doing any promotion to my envato items on the blog, and I have yet to decide if I ever will.
Here’s the link:
I never make typogaphical errors.
To be honest, I’m not sure why you are marketing your template as a church and religious movements theme. Other than the pictures and some icons, nothing about the design seems to have much to do with religion. To me it seems like calling it a church/religious movements template was an afterthought, and wasn’t designed to that specifically from the ground up.
I think you’d have more success with the theme if you tried to target another market with it, like small businesses for example.
There’s nothing wrong with your sense for design (the template seems a bit too ‘over the top’ for my taste though, but that’s just me), I just think that you should consider who or what you are designing for when you create a new template.
First of all, why would the Envato team be biased against you?
Secondly, writing documentation shouldn’t feel like a waste of time. If your template gets rejected, you can still keep improving it until it is of good enough quality. The documentation should still remain the same, unless you’ve changed major parts of the template functionality, in which case you probably didn’t think through what purpose you wanted your template to fill to begin with.
Considering the amount of items the reviewers have to go through every week, I think that they are doing a great job at giving good feedback when rejecting an item. I can’t speak for all marketplaces, but Codecanyon and Themeforest both have fast moving queues with great reviewers providing advice when an item could be improved.
Regarding your item, surely you can’t have worked on this ‘for months’ as you claim in the first post? I also believe that there are many things that can be improved with it, the icons look too big and some seem misaligned inside the badges. The font could also be improved to look more interesting.
You shouldn’t feel that the reviewers are disabling you from getting sales on your items, they’re simply looking out to have the best quality items on the marketplaces, which in the end benefits everyone. If you follow the advice of your reviewer and the authors here on the forums, and put that extra effort in to improve the item further, you will get far more sales than you would ever have if the original design got accepted.
If everything seems hopeless right now, try doing something else for a while. Read articles on design, look at other peoples work and draw inspiration from all around you, and once you come back to your rejected items you will immediately start seeing things that can be improved.
Error: HIERARCHY _REQUEST_ERR: DOM Exception 3 [http://themeforest.net/user/chrismccoy/statement:93] is the error i get, im using chrome
This error doesn’t actually seem to have anything to do with the statementer script. Try disabling it and you’ll still see the error, this is most likely something that the envato devs will have to fix.