I submitted by first theme the other day and got hard rejected. The review team has provided these comments:
“Overall, this is a good concept but there are a couple issues here:
We already have a number of submissions with the same overall design and concept and we have to draw the line somewhere.
I think we’re reached a point of saturation. At this point, we’re only looking for unique variations of this design: for another one to be approved it would have to have a couple of unique touches and features that differentiate it from what’s already available.
Minimal templates can be clean and simple when you manage to handle the white space and details to provide a simple but yet unique template. But if you can’t, it will look like an incomplete template – blank template.
In this case, the submitted template is more like a ‘framework’ than a full fledged design. If you’re going with minimalism, you need to make sure all the little details check out.”
So here is the deal…I understand the uniqueness and I will be revisiting the theme to add some more unique features to set it apart. The part i am having a hard time understanding is their comments on how you manage to handle the white space and details to provide a simple yet unique template.
I have researched the topic so I can correct the problem, however the results differentiated so much where i do not see the problem. If anyone would like to chime in and provide their opinion on this matter that would be greatly appreciated.
Show us your demo so we can provide you with some feedback.
When going the minimalist road you are taking a big risk in that you might not succeed in finding that fine balance. Minimalism is hard, unlike most clients think. Yes it’s easy to say how hard can that be when you see a finished product.
So, to sum it up, you need to be aware that you are playing on the edge and you might fall from time to time. And that is OK.