[theme-reviewers] How much should I weigh looks, scalability, and functionality?

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Apr 15 15:02:37 UTC 2011

As for "design choice": we try to give as much leeway as feasibly possible
to the designer. Our primary requirement is that such design choices must be
documented, i.e. in "readme.txt", so that the end users knows how to use the
Theme properly.


On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Philip Walton <philip at philipwalton.com>
> wrote:
> > Also, if I have a lot of categories, only the first 4
> > show up in the primary navigation menu.
> There's a difference between "broken site" and "design choice". If the
> theme is designed to intentionally only allow 4 entries there, then
> that's okay. If it displays something visibly broken when you exceed 4
> entries (like cut off text, etc), then that's not okay.
> Whether a "little" problem is cause for failing the theme or not is
> more of a subjective call. For example, if an absurdly long post title
> causes a weird result, then that should be noted, but if it's the
> *only* problem then it may just be something to tell the theme
> developer to fix in the next version. On the other hand, if there are
> several different "little" problems like this, then you may decide
> that yes, this is too many, so they need to be fixed in order to be
> approved. At what point those "little" problems accumulate into a
> "fail" is up to you.
> -Otto
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