Check your page in google chrome and look in the ‘Inspect Element -> Console’ for JS errors – they will help you troubleshoot what could go wrong!
Well then you need to use a good CSS reset (like MeyerWeb) and write some CSS that will make your typography stick to the grid (use line heights, margins and padding that are multiples of your baseline grid).
Finally, working with images is tricky if you want to stick to a perfect baseline grid. There is a JS tool (by Dan Eden too) that will adjust images so they stick to your grid – baseline.js – The server seems off at the moment but link is http://daneden.me/baseline
I like the “smart keyboard” feature that tries to guess what word you will type next.
That will take drink-texting to the next level !
Awesome post dtbaker! It’s great to finally put a face / context behind the avatar we see everywhere in the forums!
Thank You Envato, indeed. If my sales volumes do not allow me to rely on envato market to make a living (for now!), i am still 100% convinced i would not have been able to quit my job and work from home full-time if it wasn’t for the great exposure envato gives to their authors.
So, thank you for the great opportunity, and beyond everything the great community!
Didn’t you ask the same question months ago?
You don’t need to use bootstrap, you can use anything you like – even nothing if you like to create your own CSS responsive grid.
Just be aware that templates that are built on bootstrap / foundation tend to sell a bit better because many potential buyers are comfortable with bootstrap and it will be an added value to your item.
I personally prefer using bourbon neat that uses a Sass mixin based grid system that is much more lightweight, markup-free than bootstrap. With it, i can produce websites that are faster, cleaner, lighter. In other terms, they are better products for the web.
But guess what – the templates do not sell anywhere near as good as the ones i built with bootstrap.
There’s a whole slew of mess in the UI/X and overall design asthetic with Envato Market in general. These avatars are just awful (and an unnecessary use of precious development time).
I don’t think that specific task took too long.
I agree about the UX disparities, but i think it’s part of a multi-step shift towards a new responsive layout that is coming, finally.
Let’s just hope the final aspect of the markets is leaning towards the current flat / simple elements like the buttons, rather than the current icons / badges
My question to the envato team is that… “WHY CAN’T YOUR REVIEW PROCESS BE AS SMOOTH AS THIS, WHY CAN’T YOU TELL US WHY OUR TEMPLATE WAS REJECTED SO WE CAN MAKE CORRECTIONS”
The answer is that envato is a much, much larger marketplace than most other, and the amount of submissions is crazy. Reviewers simply don’t have time to give a detailed review for items that are not close enough to be accepted.
When your item reaches the “almost there” level, then you will one day get a soft-rejection, which will come with specific details on what you need to improve to get approved.
It has been mentioned many times before. Even if it takes, let’s say 5 minutes to write a small, helpful review – consider that 100 templates have been submitted today and are nowhere near the level expected to be sold here on TF. And believe me, these numbers are probably not too far off the reality.
5 minutes x 100 = 8hours 20minutes. A full working day spent teaching users some of the basics of template / theme creations..
The way it works here – if you get hard rejected, you go to the “item discussion” forum and post a link to your demo – that’s where you’ll get the feedback you need. That’s how i learned myself, and i am now giving some feedback there on a regular basis.
Also, your way of writing everything in ALLCAPS in the final statement just to drive your point home is just not the way to go. It will put off anyone from making helping you a priority.
Hope my answers brings some light to your question.