12/6/11

  • New layout! Still on hiatus for now

  • The Clock Strikes Twelve

    You're walking down the eerie street to meet some of your friends at the new bookstore. What street you're traveling on, you can't remember. A raven caws bringing you out of your trance.

    You suddenly find yourself in the old abandoned bookstore that closed over a decade ago. A sudden feeling brings you to a door.

    You open the door and notice an open book on the table.

    What is this doing here? you think to yourself. This store has been closed for ages.

    You notice the book is titled The Strike of Midnight

    Suddenly the grandfather clock in the room chimes, signaling that it is midnight.

    What!? You think to yourself. That clock definitely wasn't there when I walked in and how is it still working?

    A breeze blows into the room even though there are no windows. You look at the book again and see that a picture of a clock tower has formed on it. The book starts to glow and you find yourself being sucked into it.

    Scared out of your mind you scream. It seemed like you were screaming but no sound comes out.

    You feet softly touch the ground and your eyes open. It's nighttime. You seem to be in a strange store titled The Strike of Midnight. A happy girl walks towards you.

    How may I help you? She smiles at you. My name is Krystal. I will be your guide today. You can find a list of treats in the reviews section. Your not going to request? Au revoir then! Thanks for visiting!

    Can you resist the temptation of the treats?

    Criteria

    The Bookstore

    This will be in letter form. It will have the following criteria.

    Dear ___

    First Impression ?/10

    I will list a few things I thought when I first entered your site. Did it seem welcoming? Did the layout work well?

    Content ?/25

    Was your content childish? Did it have some sort of quality? Are you willing to put more effort into it to make it better? This will be featured.

    Final thoughts ?/15

    How was your site overall? Was any effort put into it? Are you serious about site making or your application? That will be featured as well as some other thoughts.

    ?/50

    Signed,

    Krystal

    The Raven

    This will be a more in-depth review. Not too hard, just standard. It will also have tips. It will have the following criteria.

    First Impression ?/15

    I will list a few thoughts I thought when I first entered your site. Was it welcoming? Did the layout work well? Did the site name work well with the layout?

    Introduction ?/10

    Is your intro eye-catching? Did it make sense to your site? Was it interesting? Was a link to your lookup provided? Did you refer to what you offered?

    Content ?/35

    Was your content quality? Did it show effort? Are you willing to continue to strive to make your site/application as good as it can be? Remember, I'm not too harsh and will compliment your content still!

    Sitely ?/15

    Was your sitely organized and neat? Do you have enough affies/listers?

    Organization ?/5

    Was your site/application easy to navigate? Was it easy to read, and had a easy to read font?

    Last thoughts ?/10

    What was your site like overall? Did it seem well put together, and has good hopes for the future? Will it be a site that I'd like to visit again for more content? This will be featured.

    ?/100

    The Book

    This will be a very in-depth review for sites that feel like they are real pros. It will be more harsh then with my other reviews and will have a score out of 120. This will be listed and dock off 5 points for each error.

    First Impression ?/20

    Did I feel welcomed at the first glance of your site? Did the colors blend? Did it not hurt my eyes and make me feel like this would be an interesting experience? Did it look like it was supposed to be a different site category? Did it work well with your site category?

    Introduction ?/20

    Did your intro make sense? Do you also update frequently? Did your intro seem eye-catching? Did you provide a link to your lookup? Did you explain what is in store in this site?

    Content ?/40

    Was your content high quality? Did it seem fit for how long your site has been open? Did I like the content? Is there a variety of content to choose from?

    Sitely ?/20

    Did your sitely have a sister site? Did it have adequate amount of affies/listers? Did you get reviewed more than once? Is this your first time? Are your link backs good and high quality?

    Organization&Grammar ?/10

    Is your site/application organized? Is it easy to navigate and get around? Does it have a good font? Did it have correct spelling and grammar? Nice punctuation and whatnot?

    Last thoughts ?/10

    Would I want to visit this site again? Did I have a last thing to say? This will be said here.

    ?/120

    Strike Of Midnight

    This is a custom review. You choose what things you'd like me to look at, and I'll give each section 20 points. So say, if you had Intro, layout, grammar, and content, I'd give you a score out of 80 points. I'll dock off 2 points for every error that I point out.

    Rules!

    I review on neo sites.
    I review any type of site, applications.
    You must link back before, during, and after, your review.
    Please use the form. I will ignore all requests that did not use the form. You can always resubmit though.
    I will gladly re-review your site as long as it's been a week after the first request and some changes have been made.
    The key to getting your request would be:Music. Please use it in the form in where I say what do I love!
    I am not very harsh, but if I am, remember that it is just an opinion!
    Please please please use some or even one piece of advice I've given in your review. I work hard on it, and would appreciate that all of my time did not go to waste.
    If reviews are closed, then they are closed! Don't send in a form! Please be patient for them to open again. The longest that they should be closed is two weeks.
    Make sure your site is at least a day old! I don't want requests from a site that was made a second ago! Please, no!
    I can review in FF, IE, and Opera only. Sorry!

    Reviews are: and:

    Form

    Waiting List


    1. Rose @ αvαtαrαpαlიიzα-The Raven
    2. Ambi @ Beyond Wonderland-?
    3. Name-Type of Review
    4. Name-Type of Review
    5. Name-Type of Review

    Review Pickup!

    Rose@αvαtαrαpαlიიzα

    The Raven

    First Impression ?/15

    I will list a few thoughts I thought when I first entered your site. Was it welcoming? Did the layout work well? Did the site name work well with the layout?

    Introduction ?/10

    Is your intro eye-catching? Did it make sense to your site? Was it interesting? Was a link to your lookup provided? Did you refer to what you offered?

    Content ?/35

    Was your content quality? Did it show effort? Are you willing to continue to strive to make your site/application as good as it can be? Remember, I'm not too harsh and will compliment your content still!

    Sitely ?/15

    Was your sitely organized and neat? Do you have enough affies/listers?

    Organization ?/5

    Was your site/application easy to navigate? Was it easy to read, and had a easy to read font?

    Last thoughts ?/10

    What was your site like overall? Did it seem well put together, and has good hopes for the future? Will it be a site that I'd like to visit again for more content? This will be featured.

    ?/100

    Darky@Active Imagination

    The Book

    First Impression 20/20

    When I first entered your site I felt blissful. The colors immediately made me feel calm and at ease wanting to explore your site. The colors make you feel "free" and the colors blend. Your layout goes good with the name of your site, Active Imagination. The layout makes the person visiting seem like they can reach for their dreams and have and active imagination. The name of your site is the perfect size and you clearly state what type of site you have under the name.

    Introduction 17/20

    Your intro is simple and gets straight to the point. Your into isn't really eye-catching. It's an intro but not a very detailed intro that has a lot of thought in it. It seems a little bit rushed and you could have added a story to grab the attention of visitors. -2 points You clearly state that Active Imagination is a layou request site. The fact that you explained the history behind the name Active Imagination is very good. Doing this is. Most people don't explain where they chose the name they did for their site.
    You update frequently. That's good because some people after a period of time stop updating and their site soon becomes inactive.
    You don't have a link to your lookup. -1 point This can be frustrating for visitors because they don't know who to send the neomail to if they want to send you a comment, question, request, and so on. You should switch this with your first sentence:
    Doing this will make things easier for your visitor and will make them have a more pleasurable experience at your site.

    Content 40/40

    Your content is high quality. The layouts are different and unique while still easy to use. Even if you are a beginner at making layouts you make them well. You seem to have a fair amount of layouts completed considering your site is strictly a 'layout request site'. I can't really judge you on how many layouts you have because your site is a request but your waiting list is full so there are more layouts to come. Your content does look good and you have a promising future.
    Your rules are reasonable. You also explain what each rule means and why you have this rule.

    Sitely 18/20

    Your sitely has a sister site and have an adequate amount of affies and listers. All your affies are active and all your listers have you listed. The only thing I found wrong was that Android Directory is now closed as the owner has deactivated their account. You should take down Android's button. -1 point
    This button, is not the best quality. The button's picture is not clear and is hard to see. -1 point You have a well variety of link backs to choose from. You have been reviewed a well amount of times and you asked for a re-review at Sparkling Reviews. This shows that you are working hard to get a good review and improve your site.

    Organization&Grammar 8/10

    Your site is semi-organized. You need to add 'go back' buttons so it is easier for your visitor to navigate around your site.-1 point You can get some at places like Flamboyance or Picnic Crunch.
    On your examples page you don't need to have a link to your portfolio if you have a link to your portfolio in your navigation bar.-1 point This is unnecessary and may cause confusion for some visitors. You should take out the link to your portfolio on the examples page so you don't have to find a new layout. If your planning on getting a new layout that doesn't have portfolio on the navigation bar then you can leave the link there.
    The font you used goes good with the site name as in the font makes you feel in a happy and blissful place and not darigan citadel. You also have correct spelling and grammar. Your punctuation seems to grammatically correct too.

    Last thoughts 9/10

    I would love to visit this site again. You seem to have a good future with this site and will receive many visits. Good luck in the future.

    112/120~~~~93%

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    Sitely

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    Layout from Inspirational
    Divider from The Lunch Box


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