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indiapart says

Hi guys, I am curious if you have some critics, opinions, improvements, wishes or any other kind of feedback for my new WordPress Theme here: http://demo.dotwired.de/halo/ I am grateful for every voice. And excuse my english, please ;)

Greetings, indiapart.

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LoveThemes says

Nice start, I think it just needs a final polish.

Work on the visual hierarchy by giving some more margin-bottom to the headings and postmeta, also add some more to paragraphs.

The slogan area looks like it needs to be a little wider to flow with the slider.

The social icons in the footer look to be cutting off 1px all around.

Other than that nice work.

Scott.

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indiapart says

Hmm I am uploading this theme I think already the fourth time and the reviewer doesn’t provide any specific information about what he does not like. It’s just always the first two automaticly generated paragraphs (unique design, bla bla) and when asking for what he doesn’t like, the answer is just ‘yeah, there is nothing specific i could tell you’. Just the time before he just told me that submenu looks like the one from Classica (hey, look at this just passed item: http://themeforest.net/item/eptonic-beyond-the-limits/full_screen_preview/241366) He’s asking for more details, anyway the Theme walked trough some “redesigns” already and I am somehow desperate how to get it accepted. Would be glad to hear some more Critics from you… http://demo.dotwired.de/halo/

Greetings, .wired

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FutureSight says

Hmm I am uploading this theme I think already the fourth time and the reviewer doesn’t provide any specific information about what he does not like. It’s just always the first two automaticly generated paragraphs (unique design, bla bla) and when asking for what he doesn’t like, the answer is just ‘yeah, there is nothing specific i could tell you’. Just the time before he just told me that submenu looks like the one from Classica (hey, look at this just passed item: http://themeforest.net/item/eptonic-beyond-the-limits/full_screen_preview/241366) He’s asking for more details, anyway the Theme walked trough some “redesigns” already and I am somehow desperate how to get it accepted. Would be glad to hear some more Critics from you… http://demo.dotwired.de/halo/ Greetings, .wired

And how it goes ?

I can tell you what hit me at the first glance:

1. Search box got blue bg – why?

2. Based on front page you have black font headers and gray font content text – why you don’t carry on with that hierarchy a cross whole template?

3. Black content text, headers and underlines doesn’t look good IMO , I don’t like it whatsoever.

4. Same with side bar, everything upside down in comparison to front page – gray headers and black content text.

5. Why you are using sans-serif capital typeface headers in footer and than serif typeface for header in the main body and menu buttons? You should know that you shouldn’t use more than 3 FONTS /project. You would be all right if overall is looking impressive, but in minimalistic style designs you have to be minimalistic everywhere. Also with amount of typefaces you are using.

6. Drop down menu is crashing sometimes, mainly is not showing hyper-links. After few refreshes I can experience that.

7. There is an issue IMO with picture padding and frames. You have to be consistent with each design style you apply to certain element. Pictures in blog or portfolio have no frames, flick pictures have gray frames, than in about us you have gray frame with 1px darker stroke – why is that? One style across whole template :)

8. On typography page picture in top right doesn’t display , and overall typography there isn’t good looking.

9. Front page header font isn’t impressive and capital letter won’t help either.

I like menu style very much! :)

Suggestions: I would remove all picture frames. Change all content font to pale gray-ish. Headers to almost black. Keep serif typeface across whole template.

Remember : this is only my point of view – as many designer we meet, that many opinions you will get :P

Best of luck!

Raf.

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indiapart says

Hi, thank You so much for great critic points, I am getting on and fixing the most of what sounds reasonable to me ;) Still one question left for me:

6.: Could You tell me exactly how and what does not work with which browser in which system? I just tried to access the theme on Windows and Mac OS with almost every browser (of course no IE on Mac OS) and to reload some times, everything just worked fine for me?

Also, any other thoughts about the theme? More reasons why it could be not accepted (besides of the ones already mentioned, I am working on it!). I appreciate any opinion!

Greetings, indiapart.

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FutureSight says

Hi, thank You so much for great critic points, I am getting on and fixing the most of what sounds reasonable to me ;) Still one question left for me:

6.: Could You tell me exactly how and what does not work with which browser in which system? I just tried to access the theme on Windows and Mac OS with almost every browser (of course no IE on Mac OS) and to reload some times, everything just worked fine for me?

Also, any other thoughts about the theme? More reasons why it could be not accepted (besides of the ones already mentioned, I am working on it!). I appreciate any opinion!

Greetings, indiapart.

I was using latest Opera, but I think this isn’t issue with your code, thi is a problem on my side :)

Let us know when it is done, than we can have a look.

Best of luck,

Raf.

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indiapart says

Hi guys, I did many Changes which seem reasonably to me and I am really curious about what you think now. Is there any more critics? Do you think maybe, it’s not provided much in the theme?

Changes I made so far:
  • Only two fonts are used now, Droid Sans & Droid Serif (header’s font not counting ;D)
  • greyed out the content, headers mostly almost black and serif
  • some margin finetuning
  • changed the searchbox style
  • no borders for images any more besides of the flickr widget in the footer
  • typography page fixed
  • hopefully found a better logo font and style ;)
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themaggiejane says

I just bought the Halo theme and for some reason it won’t upload to Wordpress. Any ideas why or fixes?

Design is great but I’ll know more once I can customize and install.

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kingbing13 says

hi there,

i just purchased this theme and im not a happy customer. i cant get the nav menu to display on the front page. i have manually shown it in the editor (which i shouldnt have had to do) but then it doesnt show the javascrip slider etc. where is the code that is telling it to show on other pages and how do i get it to work?

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AimeeAnchored says

i have the same issue - how do i get the landing URL to be the “home” page like in your example? where in the navigation bar? i have added all of my pages already & nothing is coming up.

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