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corethemes says

Hello again friends!

I would like your honest and valuable input and feedback on my (rejected) HTML Template. I have revived the project, as I had some ideas that could make it push through, like animated backgrounds, etc.

After 2 weeks of hard work and polishing, while listening to your and the reviewer’s feedback, here’s the version 1.2 of my theme:

http://roussounelosweb.gr/achilles1.2/

Please spare some time to comment on my progress and on my chances to get approved this time. A staff / reviewer reply would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you in advance, Nikos Roussounelos

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Nitro_Themes says

Hey Nikos

Alright man here i go as i said before i love this template man.

Here is what i would do,

I would get rid of the black top and add all that to the footer so your main header is on top.

I still think that the fonts are not the right choice for the theme use maybe a Lobster font or something thin like the Titillium font for titles.

The footer columns are not separated add in a vertical line like the horizontal divider lines you are using for the separation.

The menu is sick man love it.

Try to separate the sidebar with something like a vertical line.

The galleries and blog stuff is cool love the hovers.

I think if you improve the fonts and add some separation between some of the content i mentioned the file looks good to me but that is just my opinion.

Cheers man and good luck with it.

Lester

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kailoon Envato team says

Lester said it all :)

A few more: - If you are not good at font, use the Arial or Helvetica. - submenu is good, but the main menu need adjustment.The alignment, sizes. and the header bar need room room to breath.

One question before you continue. We have so many similar themes available here, what make this template better than others? You need to answer this question to yourself :)

I hope this help :)

Ok, time for supper and euro 2012!!!!

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corethemes says

Thanks again for your time, Lester!

Hmmm… I also thought of adding a vertical seperator to enhance visual hierarchy and spacing, will definitely look into it.

I’ll also try moving the top part to the footer, although I sense that will isolate the logo and menu too much.

As for the font choice, I HATE TYPOGRAPHY ! It seems so hard for me to pick the right fonts… Will download some more fonts to test.

Last but not least, I’ve been trying to find some time to check your template and reply, will try tonight :-)

Thank you again, Nikos

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corethemes says

Lester said it all :)

A few more: - If you are not good at font, use the Arial or Helvetica. - submenu is good, but the main menu need adjustment.The alignment, sizes. and the header bar need room room to breath.

One question before you continue. We have so many similar themes available here, what make this template better than others? You need to answer this question to yourself :)

I hope this help :)

Ok, time for supper and euro 2012!!!!

Thanks a ton for your time, kailoon!

Yes, will surely try to adress both the issues you and Lester mentioned, and will probably resort to Arial for font, as I really suck at it :-)

From my past rejections, and from the templates being accepted every day, I have come to the conclusion that uniqueness is one of the most important issues for approval, that’s why I added animated backgrounds, so many options, etc. But will look into much more ahead.

Could you please give me a rough estimate on how close I am to approval? Pretty please? :-)

Thanks again, Nikos

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kailoon Envato team says

If you add a bg animation, please make sure you do it right and it is part of the design / function, not just for decoration, you get what I mean?

That depend on how hard you can push on this, I can only say it has potential if, you mange to improve the existing issues.

Man, take a break! Watch football match! :p

Opps, Greece is out, but that’s OK, they play a great game!!

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Nitro_Themes says

I think it’s gonna be a Spain vs Italy match. Sorry for getting off topic.

Nikos you have good ideas just use them and you will see your template on TF. You have the right idea. I learned that picking the right font either makes or breaks a template so this is probably one of the biggest demons. Hehe I think anyways. Also when you pick fonts don’t pick too many stick with like 2 that will display in your logo, menu, titles, buttons and so on.

Also as i mentioned separating content is important as well. The rest of the stuff is cool.

Cheers

Lester

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corethemes says

Ouch that hurt ;-)

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Nitro_Themes says

No update?

Post it when you are done.

Cheers

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corethemes says

Hello again people! Been working for 21 hours straight but I’ve managed a great improvement! Please check it out and offer feedback.

http://roussounelosweb.gr/achilles1.2/

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