My uploaded Template needs improvement :) [soft reject]

#1 template rejected [soft reject] and its the message :

Thank you for your submission.

  1. READABILITY: Parts of your design are either difficult to read or
    have contrast issues. Please make sure all sections of your design have
    adequate contrast and all text is easily readable on all devices.

  2. VALIDATION: Some of your files contain validation errors that need
    to be fixed. Please be sure that all files validate before
    resubmitting. You can validate HTML at

  3. TYPOGRAPHIC HIERARCHY: The typographic hierarchy of this item requires additional work. For more information, please read:

  4. VISUAL HIERARCHY: The visual hierarchy of this item requires
    additional work. Focus on better defining which areas of this item
    should demand more attention and creating a logical structure to the
    design. For more information, please read:

  5. SPACING AND ALIGNMENT: There are spacing and alignment issues in
    this item. Please make sure that all elements are aligned properly and
    spacing is consistent from section to section. Here are some articles
    with more information regarding negative space and proper spacing:,

We look forward to reviewing your submission once you’ve made the changes
Envato Market Team

Which part of my template needs improvement? i tried to fix READABILITY and VALIDATION but i dont know how to fix other problems ! :confused: everything looks right!!!:confused: :sweat_smile:


What I see is the spacing between sections where are the 3 posts next to each other on homepage, and also spacing between “Category” links. It all seems too squeezed for me.
When you place the example titles in posts, the first letter should be a capital letter, I think it would look more clean.
Not sure if the sepia image hover effect is matching this theme. I would use a small light up or something like this.
As for me, the icons in the right sidebar should be before the section titles, or make them bigger, because they may be hard to notice.
The instagram section seems pretty empty, I would also do a little more about it.
Don’t you think, that maybe adding an ‘about me’ page would be also a + ? Personally, if I go to contact page, I search just for contact stuff and not for info about the owner.

You could also include more sharing options for posts. There’s only facebook and twitter, other themes have much more.

It’s also showing, that there’s 7 comments, but there are only 3 (including the reply).

I think these are small things, that make huge difference. I looked just on the visual part, maybe someone can add something about the validation problems.

I hope I helped a little, and of course - it is just my point of view :slight_smile:


Thank you @ALdesigns.:rose: anyone else?


I have no idea how to fix VISUAL HIERARCHY, TYPOGRAPHIC HIERARCHY and SPACING AND ALIGNMENT problems! I don’t know which part of template has problem :confused:


Hi Buddy!
This is the same feedback for My item too (Soft reject). I’m also confused about what to do… Sorry My friend :frowning:


Same problem goes for me too