Congrats! Very glad you’re part of the community. Good luck on the next paw!
All those sales and he reviews too! Patrik must have some clones hidden away somewhere. Congrats, Patrik!
Just a heads up that we added CS5 as an option for the Minimum Adobe CS Version attribute. You can now submit CS5 version files, although we encourage authors to always make files as compatible as possible for buyers using older versions. Just make sure you have the appropriate minimum version of CS selected when uploading a file. Enjoy!
Note: If you’ve recently used the upload page, you may have to clear your cache on your browser before the CS5 option will appear in the dropdown.
Our community is always growing, and that means our team of crack moderators grows too! I am very pleased to welcome Dzinc as GraphicRiver’s newest community moderator! Dzinc will join HarveyDesign in keeping the forums happy, healthy and troll-free, as well as working with me on any suggestions or feedback from the community.
Dzinc has been a community superstar and a constant friendly face around the forums since he joined us. I’ve been continually impressed by his ideas and initiative on helping improve GraphicRiver. I know his wonderful contributions and great ideas will continue to help us continue to grow and be the best darn author community around. We’re glad to have you, Dzinc!
Please join me in congratulating, Dzinc! ...and try to go easy on him while he picks up moderation duties.
Based largely on the suggestions and requests from the community, I am working on how we can fairly do a community competition to reward new concepts or innovation. Stay tuned..
I think there’s a difference between popular file trends and blatant copycats (which we do try to monitor, discourage, and enforce as necessary). The Files We Need & Don’t Need list was intended to help update authors on highly saturated concepts and unique areas that need more content. When a concept just becomes too saturated, naturally we’ll be more selective on what gets approved from the high number of submissions, but that doesn’t mean we’ll never accept another one if it’s really excellent and valuable! That’s obvious, because even in the most popular categories we still have amazing stuff coming in from month to month.
Personally, one of the things I find exciting is watching what catches on with authors and becomes popular with buyers as design trends come and go here!
Keeping in mind that “originality” can be quite subjective and a tough thing to idealize in a buyer-driven market…based on suggestions from the community for this, I’m looking into ways we can do a community competition to reward orginality or innovation. Watch for the next announcement!
Closing this thread per anderworks’ request. Glad to hear we’ve helped get the situation resolved!
You’ve got a great start. The first thing that jumps out to me is that the text on the right has a VERY thin font, that makes it a little hard to read. I’d try picking font with a little heavier weight. The shadow on the “dip” of the front of the card is also a little heavy and could be lighter without losing that effect of depth.
- Remember that because you have a heavy border around the card, your text is going to need more negative space and smart typography decisions to make sure it’s easy to read for a business card.
- Consider improving alignment to break up the text, perhaps with tab-stops so the address information is delineated from the “Address” heading.
- For that matter, do you really need the “Address” and “phone” headings, or would it be obvious from the format of the information?
- Reconsider the choice of all-serif fonts across your cards. The similarity between elements makes it hard to read.
- Reconsider the dark brown type color on the red card—also hard to read.
- The “Company slogan here” is floating in an odd spot, and is also too similar in size/font/etc to the rest of the text. I’d set it apart by moving it to one corner or the other and making a bolder font choice. There’s lots of design decisions you could make here. Make it more of a design element.
There are a lot of things you could do to improve this one, but those are some places I would start. I hope that helps!
Whoo whoo! Congrats, RZDesign! Great achievement.