I submitted my first page template this morning and got rejection with an hour. Reviewer comments:
The overall quality of your submission does not meet our aesthetic and technical requirements and will need to be improved before being resubmitted. Unfortunately we’re not able to provide more specific feedback for your submission at this time.
Please gurus can you advice what is wrong with the template? It is design or code or both?
It is not rejection which triggers frustration; it is the way feedback is given, so generic. How designer or developer will know what area they have to improve. It is like shooting in dark without aim..
Please can you try now? I am facing problem with dns. I hope now you can view website without any problem.
Do you think footer style is a cause of rejection? I designed footer considering best user experience practice. The shipping, contact number, payment methods and other information should be visible all time in ecommerce website to gain customer confidence.
I personally feel that ThemeForest is just finding reasons to reject designs and themes especially for first time submitter. I don’t find lack of quality when I compare design with others in the same category. If the design is not superior, it is neither inferior what is already approved in the category I am trying to submit my design ‘themeforest.net/category/psd-templates/technology/electronics’.
I don’t want to be rude but when reviewer gives feedback he should suggest designer/developer specific area(s) they have to improve to get approval. Otherwise what is the difference between amateur client and mature reviewer who is backed by many years of experience?
My item was rejected and received following reasoning.
Unfortunately your submission ElectricHub – A Blog and E-Commerce Theme isn’t quite ready for ThemeForest and requires significant improvements and changes before it can be resubmitted and reconsidered.
Additionally, we have some extra feedback for you:
Your template has a good start, unfortunately, due to our high requirements your template is not ready for the PSD template category.
This suits better in Site Templates or WordPress — or another category, it has potential to be accepted but it may require more improvements before it’s approved under another category.Your are not providing an unpleasant template but the PSD category requires higher quality in terms of aesthetics.
I do not understand the term ‘higher quality’ and why I have to move psd template in to another category while are they are plenty submissions with similar concept under http://themeforest.net/category/psd-templates/miscellaneous
PSD Template Link: http://kreativehub.net/preview/electrichub/
I don’t feel PSD template lack in quality. Please advice.