Sorry, I can’t understand how comes that the support of IE6 from Envato.com is not related with the themes support of IE6 . A simple and quick example.
Mr. Joe is making his template to support IE6 and to look great in it. Than he go to ThemeForest and use it as a distributor of his theme, expecting that his theme will sell also to IE6 users. But what happens when the IE6 user named Mr. Bill Gay opens the distributor’s site (i.e. themeforest.com). He sees that this page doesn’t work well in his browser so he simply leave it. So how could we expect that the same user will search and even buy a theme? And how could we expect that Mr. Gay will know that the offered templates support IE6 when the main site of the seller doesn’t? In the end I personally think this results in a disappointed Mr. Joe and a disappointed Mr. Gay…
It’s my last year in high-school so I’m planning to apply for university in UK or maybe other country in Western Europe. Since there are no web design courses in my country (Bulgaria) I think the former options for university are the best so far. Though I’m not sure which one offers a better education in this field. I know it’s difficult to define “better” in such case, but I’ll be glad if you share your opinion as web designers and students.
Thanks in advance!
Personally, I don’t like how the monitor graphic is staying. Too unrealistic, like it’s flying in the air. Maybe you can decrease the gray header height and put the down part of the monitor on the black area. Recreating the idea of a monitor staying on something else. Also, there is a lot of free space between the featured content and the black content and on the right between the same featured content and the monitor shape.
Otherwise, good work!
Clean and elegant layout, I like it!
As for the typo, why don’t you try to stick only with serif or sans-serif fonts the headings? In your place I would choose sans.
The anchors can be mistaken easily with the titles.
Edit: Btw, I’ve noticed that you already made some changes in the font from the original PSD version. The original typo from the PSD and the one from this screen have been rejected both?
If you want to share your opinion I’ll gladly accept them here: http://reviewmydesign.net/topic.php?id=221#post-1251
epicera, thanks for the encouragement It’s a really great to hear nice words from a good designer like you.
Thank you for the explanation, xmdsys. I shall submit it to reviewmydesign…though I’m not planning to upload it again.
Just wanted to share the reviewer’s opinion:
Hi KY, 1. The aesthetic quality is not ready. This is hard to explain … 2. The color schemes, it is dull. 3. The typography sizes, placement, colors etc. 4. The layout and visual hierarchy of the template are not work well. It failed to stand up against proper design principles. Especially the area below the big banner. 5. The design isn’t professional enough. 6. The design need more polish. 7. The slider navigation is almost invisible and not in good styling. 8. And many more…
I hope this make things more clear…
Thanks for the time, guys And good luck
1. First and most important, please do not reference other people’s work. I know you’re not directly trying to attack them or anything but you are being rude to these authors by referencing their work in such a way.I’m not referencing to other people’s work, but to other type of reviewers criteria. In my personal opinion there is like already mentioned: uneven acceptance policy.
2. It doesn’t mean your design is ugly. What it does mean is that your design needs many improvements. Enough improvements that we don’t have time to list them all and help you achieve a design with appropriate design principals. You are always welcome to respond to the rejection message to ask the reviewer further questions and clarify the message.
How I’m supposed to keep my enthusiasm and contribute to the community when the reviewers “don’t have time” to make at least a brief description for the reasons of my work’s rejection.. and especially for rejection of an item that is (obviously from this thread) getting a good reviews from the others.
4. Submitting items to Theme Forest (and other marketplaces for that matter) can be a learning process sometimes. Some authors stick in there and learn from the process as well as working through the frustration. Others give up and blame the review process or the system as a whole.
Completely agree. I really like this site! And I’m amazed from the skills most of the guys have here. I have submitted only a few items and already learned a lot of new things. Besides this I’m much more younger than more of the people here, so I’m sure I have a lot more to learn. But you are saying this like there are no possible cracks in the system and the problem can be only from the author’s part. Like the reviewers are super web robots who know everything
Try trusting the reviewers once in awhile. We’re really not bad guys you know. After all, the only reason we’re here is because this is what we love doing. Working in the web design/development community and helping fellow designers/developers.
I’m sure for this one. The same stands for me. And I hope you realize that I love what I’m doing, too.. and this is the only reason I’m here But in my opinion an item that as general gets only good comments from the users, at least deserves a little time. I have respect for your work, and I’m hoping to get the same back. Unfortunately sending an automatically generated mail as a final rating for my work.. I think this is way more disrespectful than the way I’ve mentioned the comparison between my work and the other people’s work.