Welcome to the Carnival

Step right up, my dears, to the Carnival." says Lo, one of the owners of Carnival Revisione.
You step into the fantasy looking around in a daze. Ferris wheels, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls and pirate ships surround you. "Would you like a tour?" says Riah. Go ahead, look around but don't get lost!

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Site Name


Name of Owner | Reviewed On

Lo's Scores

First Impression: 5/5
Layout: 15/15
Content: 25/25
Organization: 5/5
Originality: 5/5
Spelling/Grammar: 5/5
Sitely Things: 15/15
Total: 75/75 = 100%

Riah's Scores

First Impression: 5/5
Layout: 15/15
Content: 25/25
Organization: 5/5
Originality: 5/5
Spelling/Grammar: 5/5
Sitely Things: 15/15
Total: 75/75 = 100%

Overall Grade

Grade: 100%

Our Comments To You

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Paper Lantern


Haley | Reviewed On

Lo's Scores

First Impression: 3/5
Layout: 10/15
Content: 20/25
Organization: 2/5
Originality: 3/5
Spelling/Grammar: 5/5
Sitely Things: 7/15
Total: 50/75 = 67%

Riah's Scores

First Impression: 4/5
Layout: 10/15
Content: 21/25
Organization: 3/5
Originality: 4/5
Spelling/Grammar: 5/5
Sitely Things: 5/15
Total: 52/75 = 69%

Overall Grade

Grade: 68%

Our Comments To You

Lo: You need to do some serious revamping. I would suggest a hiatus until you can request a layout from a high-quality layout request site. To find one with open requests, constantly check The Status Center. Cass provides only high quality suggestions so you won't have to worry about getting mediocre work. Quite frankly, if I wasn't reviewing your site, I would've left after seeing your layout. I wouldn't have even bothered to look at the content. I would suggest making your introduction more lively. Utilize your bolds and italics. Instead of saying ''Welcome to Paper Lantern! Paper Lantern is a guild directory...'' you should try saying ''Welcome to Paper Lantern, run by Haley. Paper Lantern is a guild directory...'' Already, your site is more exciting and inviting just by making use of what was given to you in the layout. Especially when you request a layout, whoever makes the layout will give you great bold and italic options. Also, just looking at your homepage currently, I noticed your updates descend and aren't in a scrolling box. This could cause major space issues with your layouts because if you have 25 updates, the visitor has to first of all- scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see the update and second of all- has to guess and check where the newest update is. I would highly suggest getting a scrolling box and if you are unaware how to, you can get the coding from Apartment Nine or you can simply neomail me. Looking through your content, I noticed you have no navigation! That is honestly one of the BIGGEST mistakes a directory could make. If you think your site has the potential to grow larger and become more popular, you're going to need, and I'm going to sound like a broken record, a new layout that contains some sort of navigation system. When you're requesting a layout, almost ALL owners will put a section in their request form asking if there's anything specific you'd like on your layout. In your case, you'd tell them you need some sort of navigation section since you own a guild directory. Not only do you need navigation to each page but you need more organization! Your pages are a mess. Like I said previously, if I wasn't reviewing your site, I wouldn't be wasting my time browsing around even if I was desperate for a guild. I'd take my "business" elsewhere. That being said, your site also doesn't really have anything special about it. Nothing really screams stay here and browse around! On to your sitely section. For your link back buttons, they should never be stacked! Never, ever, ever! This is space consuming and untidy. I would suggest putting the buttons side by side with the text area underneath it. Again, if you need help with this, just shoot me a neomail. I don't have any problem helping my fellow site makers in order to make their site better. Instead of having the credit for the buttons separately written out, just use the display image as a link back. For example, your fifth button was made by Seraphic. Instead of putting Button #5 by: Seraphic, you should make a link back to Seraphic on the physical button that was made for you. This is what it should look like when all is said in done:




This way, it will take up less space in your credits section but it will also give out credit where it's due. Hopefully this make sense to you. You may feel compelled to leave your credits the way they are and that's quite alright but the method I just mentioned is what more than 95% of site s are doing nowadays. Your affiliates section and listed at sections look A-ok! Nice job! Last thing I wanted to mention is that for your reviewed section, you should put the status as a hover. For example, say you've gotten a review from Paper Lantern and you're waiting for a review from Carnival Revisione. It could look like this:

Reviews! *Hover for grade/status*


Now just simply put your cursor over each button. This way, your visitors can simply just hover over and see what your review status' are. If you have any questions or need help with this, again- just neomail me!

I honestly think your site has potential, you just need to figure out what to do. You seem a bit lost in what to do when owning a site. I do hope you take my criticism and revamp your site coming back bigger and better than ever!

Riah: To be honest, your site isn't very quality. Based on your layout, I would've left right away. But I had to review your site. I would definitely consider requesting a better layout, because this one is very mediocre. Your site is so simple, it's almost pathetic. Spice it up a little. Give your site a theme, and tell a story with it. Use some bold and italics, but do something! I've never been this bored by a site before. There's nothing there, just lists of guilds. Add some more detailed descriptions, and have fun with your site. To make it in the "site world" you have to stand out and go above and beyond. You don't. From what I've seen, you put in as little work as possible. Maybe this isn't true, but your site looks like there is absolutely no effort put into it. I would also like to address the name of your site, Paper Lantern. It's a great name, and there's so much you could do with it. But you don't. I also think the amount of guilds you have listed is sub-par. I'd rather just go to the guild boards since people actually talk about their guilds there. Your site needs a lot of work. It could have potential if you stopped doing the bare minimum. It can be tedious sometimes, I know. But if you want to make it, you have to deal with it. I wouldn't recommend your site in its current state. Do some work with it, and revamp. Good luck.



Cib's Fan Lookups


Cib | 08/02/11

Lo's Scores

First Impression: 4/5
Layout: 13/15
Content: 22/25
Organization: 3/5
Originality: 4/5
Spelling/Grammar: 5/5
Sitely Things: 10/15
Total: 61/75 = 81%

Riah's Scores

First Impression: 2/5
Layout: 7/15
Content: 20/25
Organization: 2/5
Originality: 4/5
Spelling/Grammar: 5/5
Sitely Things: 10/15
Total: 50/75 = 67%

Overall Grade

Grade: 111/150 = 74%

Our Comments To You

Lo: When I first entered your site, I noticed six creepy people making silly faces staring at me. Personally as a visitor, that doesn't attract me. Your number one priority is to please the visitor and right off the bat I'm not pleased. I understand you have an obsession with that (whatever it is), but just because you love it doesn't mean your visitor will. I'm not going to suggest changing ti because I know your site is dedicated to things just like that however, you might want to do a small explanation in your introductory. That way, the visitor will understand better. Your layout is dark and plain. I honestly don't really think anything pops out the way it should be. The brown is sort of boring and uninteresting. Your bolds and underlining are very hard to notice and are hard to separate from the crowd of plain black words around them. I would suggest rethinking the color scheme of your site in order to mix it up along with the bolds, italics and underlines. One other thing I noticed is that you don't have a scrolling box for your updates. I would highly suggest obtaining a scroll box for them. It's about ten times more convenient and it won't stretch out your site. Playing off of the whole updates idea, you don't have any headers! You should definitely have at least one or two headers. This way, above the updates you could have a header that pops out saying Updates instead of just a small little unnoticeable bold word. You have a decent amount of content however I would definitely suggest putting a small thumbnail of the layout so your customers know what they're about to use without having to imagine what it looks like and then going to their profile just to test and find out. I don't really find there to be anything exciting or unique about your site so I would suggest thinking of maybe some fun activities to do. You have very nice spelling and grammar; I didn't find any errors! Well done! Lastly, your sitely things need a bit of fixing up. I know it says that your can find your affiliates and listers on your other site however that's not the way it should be. Since this is a completely different site than the other, it needs it own section for your affiliates, listings and reviews. I would suggest a 3 column table that you can put where your current review information is. If you need help with that you can check out Apartment Nine or you can neomail me for assistance. I think your site has real potential but I think you should try and fix up your layout and work on the other things I suggested in order for Cib's Fan Lookups to fill the potential that it has.

Riah: Alrighty.. I really don't like your site. Your lookups are very nice though. The second I went to your site, I wanted to leave. Your banner is hideous. All I see are six creepy people, and it isn't attractive. Your first and only job is to please those who visit your site. If you want to do something that personal to your likes, make an about me page. I have one really major problem with your site. YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO ORGANIZATION! Sorry, if you're not organized, you might as well not be open. Get some navigation! It isn't that hard. Along with that, there are several minor issues that need attention. You don't have headers, so everything is just labeled with your bold. It doesn't stand out, and honestly, it's very unprofessional. Heeaders are very important, and very useful. For an example of how they're used, please view: Auditor's Weekly. All your content is on one single column page. I feel like I suggest this to everyone, but get an anchored petpage or as Lo suggested, a three-column layout. As I mentioned above, I like the layouts you make. However, I feel you could have more layouts with a lot more to them. Set a goal. Say you want 15 layouts made by insert date here. Your sections aren't defined. You really should have separate sections for your content and sitely things. I clicked on where it says your affiliates are. You asked us to review this page, and seeing as that is not clearly marked as part of your site, I am not including it in your review. I really like your lookups, but your site needs a lot of work. You have potential. You have a lot of work today, so get to it.



Avatarapalooza


Rose | 08/03/11

Lo's Scores

First Impression: 2/5
Layout: 7/15
Content: 15/25
Organization: 2/5
Originality: 2/5
Spelling/Grammar: 3/5
Sitely Things: 10/15
Total: 41/75 = 55%

Riah's Scores

First Impression: 1/5
Layout: 7/15
Content: 15/25
Organization: 2/5
Originality: 2/5
Spelling/Grammar: 3/5
Sitely Things: 10/15
Total: 40/75 = 53%

Overall Grade

Grade: 81/150 = 54%

Our Comments To You

Lo: At first glance, your site honestly hurts my eyes. I would highly suggest that you request a layout from someone. In order to find out who has open requests, I would recommend constantly checking The Status Center. Just wait until you see that someone has open petpage layout requests and send in a form. Another thing I noticed is your layout looks strange in Mozilla Firefox which oddly enough is the browser you said is best. Here's what I see:


*Drag and drop into your address bar for full size.

Your layout is quite unorganized and I realized the reason your updates box is extremely small is because your layout does not scroll. You definitely need a new layout. I don't mean to sound like a broken record but the visual appearance of your site is very important because as your visitor, I don't want to stay and see what you have. If I weren't reviewing you, I would've left already. Your organizational skills are lacking. Your rules should be above the pets and items and you should have a clear section that contains the form and a link to your lookup for neomail. This way, the visitor can quickly neomail you with a complete form. I took off for your originality points because you lend things. In all honesty, there is nothing original about that! Maybe in order to make your site more original, I would recommend that you invent some kind of activity that your visitors can engage in. On your home page, I noticed you used the word fruition. First of all, I'm not so sure that's a word and if it is, I've never heard of it before. When owning a site, it's nice to sound educated and professional but if you use words that are too complex, your visitor won't understand what you're trying to say. Lastly, I noticed your sitely section is quite lacking. I commend you for having a good amount of affiliates and listers. One thing I would suggest is to not have a limit of listers. Obviously you want your site to be as advertised as possible. It's good to see that you requested reviews at some sites but be careful requesting from a lot of sites at once. There's a good chance that most of the sites will say a lot of the same things and then it won't be considered constructive criticism. Last thing I wanted to mention was that in your SUCCESS section, under fanmail, you have fifteen of the same images. I don't know if that's a mistake or not but I'd suggest fixing that. In all honesty, I think you need to take a long hiatus and fix up your site! You need to seriously revamp your site.

Riah: I do apologize. I will not, and can not, review your site. I have taken Lo's grades from above. Your layout gives me a headache, and your site is not worth my time to review. My opinion: close it. Don't open it until you do some MAJOR work. I have nothing further to say. OW.





All Past Reviews!

Total Completed Reviews: 5


Reviewed on July 7th. 91%


Reviewed on July 7th. 89%


Reviewed on July 19th. 61%


Reviewed on July 23rd. 75%


Reviewed on July 23rd. 93%


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