My PSD Template Has been rejected, Why??


#1

Hi There!

They just rejected my PSD Template for the reason that it doesn’t meet the required standards and I don’t understand what’s wrong with my design:

Here is a preview image for my template:

Here is the documentation: here
I included This PSD file with two others, one for a single post and one for category post

For Expert Authors can you please tell me what’s wrong with it so I can Improve my future designs

Thanks.


#2

Your biggest problem is:

  • typography esp font choices and styling

  • Spacing e.g. there’s a lot going on but the way it works together needs work. everything needs a purpose - don’t add sections for the sake of it

  • hierarchy this is reflected n the first two points but if you improve on this then that will help with the layouts, type etc.


#3

Thanks, I really appreciate that, can you provide me with resources to learn more about those issues?

Thanks again


#4

To be honest there are so many and Google is your friend

for typography, there is a great choice here https://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/typography-tutorials-1232719

a favourite shared by reviewers here for hierarchy is https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/understanding-typographic-hierarchy--webdesign-11636?_ga=2.263063436.1400464717.1540142543-1344323650.1518911900

This is actually really sensible as a basics checklist https://medium.freecodecamp.org/before-you-can-master-design-you-must-first-master-the-fundamentals-1981a2af1fda as is this https://blog.adobespark.com/2016/07/27/8-basic-design-principles-to-help-you-create-better-graphics/

A key thing to remember is that it is not about one skill - type, composition, layout etc. all needs to work together otherwise a design will never look right


#5

Thank You!