* a d i e u . . . { reviews by des }
* a d i e u . . .

*ADIEU

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Introduction.

Why hello there, wanderer of Neopia! It seems that you have stumbled upon Adieu, a brand-new review site hosted by me, Des.

(not open yet, sorry for the confusion!)

After a week of hard work, Adieu opened on April 21, 2011. It won't be closing any time soon.

My goal is to work at a fast pace while also offering high-quality and helpful reviews. A narrative introduction is in the works, so stay tuned!

Adieu is currently seeking affiliates. Please visit the etc. page for more information!

updates.

friday, april 22;


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{ rules }

the list.

I'd greatly appreciate it if you read all of the rules. It will only take an extra minute and will help you out in the long run!

  • Your page must be both on-site and active (i.e. not under construction or on hiatus). No exceptions.

  • I review all types of petpages. Use the related form/type of review if applicable.

  • When mailing a request, make sure that requests are open.

  • Don't apply for a re-review unless you've made significant changes to your site.

  • Please refrain from making major layout/structure changes throughout the review process.

  • Link back to Adieu using one of the buttons on the etc. page after you get reviewed.

  • Have a 88x31 button available at your site that I can use in your review.

  • Realize that by requesting a review, you will receive my personal opinion. If you have questions or comments regarding your completed review, please do not hesitate to mail me.

*adieu

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NAVIGATE;

~ Generic ~ All-Out ~ Basic ~ Guild ~ Lazy Man's ~ Custom ~

generic.

GENERIC REVIEW


Name at Site
Date / Browser / Generic

_____Generic reviews are exactly what they sound like: generic. This type can be found on most review sites. I'll go through your site and comment on the sections indicated. Sites reviewed with this rubric will be graded out of 100.

first impression - #/10;

_____How much did you impress me when I first opened your site? Is your introduction intriguing or just 'fluff'? Do you have an introduction? Does your layout look professional or poorly thought-out?

layout - #/20;

_____Does your CSS work well together? Is there a definite theme or color scheme? Did you use a premade? Is your layout easy to read and navigate? Are images high-quality?

content - #/35;

_____Here, I'm looking for overall quality. How much content do you have? Is it high-quality? How much time and effort did you use to create it? Do you add new content regularly?

sitely / linkbacks - #/10;

_____How organized is this area? Do you have enough affiliates? Are your affiliates outdated? Do you credit everything that should be credited?
Do you have a good amount of linkback buttons? Are they of high-quality? Do you link them to their creators when necessary?
I will also go through "extra" pages, if you have any, in this section.

organization and grammar/spelling - #/15;

Can I easily find whatever page I'm looking for? Do you use correct grammar throughout the page? Are there frequent spelling mistakes?

creativity and atmosphere - #/10;

_____This section will go over your site's general originality. Is your content new? Can I find it anywhere else? Is your site name creative? Catchy?
Does your site feel fun? Professional? Calm? Is that appropriate for your site's purpose?

summary;

_____Overall, is your site well put-together and interesting? Is it okay on the eyes? Would I visit again? What are your biggest flaws? What's the best part of your site?

final score;

_____x/100


all-out.

ALL-OUT REVIEW


Name at Site
Date / Browser / All-Out

_____The "all-out" style is an in-depth, thorough review of your site. I will critique each page individually, highlighting positive aspects while pointing out mistakes. This review will be tailored to each individual site, so the criteria is vague and may not apply to everyone. This will be a no-score review.

layout;

_____How much did you impress me when I first opened your site? Does your layout look professional, or poorly thought-out? Does your CSS work well together? Is there a definite theme or color scheme? Did you use a premade? Is your layout easy to read and navigate? Are images high-quality?

homepage;

_____Is there an introduction? If so, is it well-written and interesting? Is the page too cluttered?

page x;

_____Is this page well-organized and readable? Do you use correct grammar and spelling? Can I easily find what I am looking for?

sitely;

_____How organized is this area? Do you have enough affiliates? Are your affiliates outdated? Do you credit everything that should be credited? Do you have a good amount of linkback buttons? Are they of high-quality? Do you link them to their creators when necessary?

summary;

Overall, is your site well put-together and interesting? Is it okay on the eyes? Would I visit again? What are your biggest flaws? What's the best part of your site?


basic.

BASIC REVIEW


Name at Site
Date / Browser / Basic

_____A basic review is, well, basic. This is another no-score style, consisting of two sections: pros and cons. I'll write a paragraph or two regarding each.

what you did well;

_____What makes your site memorable? Do you have an amazing layout or create high-quality graphics? Do you offer in-depth reviews or an extremely detailed guide? Is your site original?

what you can improve on;

_____Is your layout too bright? Are there frequent spelling/grammar mistakes? Is your site disorganized? How can you improve your content in general?

summary;

_____Overall, is your site well put-together and interesting? Is it okay on the eyes? Would I visit again? What are your biggest flaws? What's the best part of your site?


guild.

GUILD REVIEW


Member at
Guild
Date / Browser / Guild

_____This is an experimental review that will attempt to critique almost every aspect of your guild. I request that only guild council members apply to have their guild reviewed. Realize that by requesting a guild review, I will have to join your guild temporarily. If it is public, great! However, if you want a private guild reviewed, let me know in the optional part of the form. You will need to send an invitation to an unnamed side account. This review will be scored out of a possible 100 points. If the guild does not have a webpage, it will be scored out of 60.

first impression - #/10;

_____How much did you impress me when I first opened your guild page? Is your introduction intriguing or just 'fluff'? Do you even have an introduction? Does your layout look professional or poorly thought-out?

layout and introduction - #/15;

_____Is your guild layout interesting? Do the colors work well together? Did you use a premade or a default template? Is the layout easy to navigate? When reading your introduction/blurb, can I see what the guild is all about? What makes me want to join?

atmosphere and activeness - #/25;

_____I'm not going to judge each member of your guild, I'm just looking for an overall friendly and helpful atmosphere. Does it seem like there is excessive drama? If I ask a question, is it answered politely? Do members chat on the guild board often? Many guilds (such as mine) don't run monthly activities. Does yours? If so, are there a decent, steady number of participants?

organization and grammar/spelling - #/10;

_____The grammar and spelling section will be in regard to the guild layout and homepage, not the actual messages. Can I easily find whatever page I'm looking for? Do you use correct grammar throughout the page? Are there frequent spelling mistakes?

the following areas of criteria only apply if your guild has an additional petpage, or "webbie.

petpage - first impression / layout - #/10;

_____How much did you impress me when I first opened your site? Do you have an introduction? Does your layout look professional or poorly thought-out? Does your CSS work well together? Is there a definite theme or color scheme? Did you use a premade? Is your layout easy to read and navigate? Are images high-quality?

petpage - content - #/20;

_____What is on your petpage? Is there enough information about the guild? Does it answer any additional questions I have?

petpage - organization and grammar/spelling - #/10;

_____Can I easily find whatever area I'm looking for? Do you use correct grammar throughout the page? Are there frequent spelling mistakes?

summary;

_____Overall, is your guild active and friendly? Would I stay in it? What are your biggest flaws? What's the best part of your guild?

final score;

_____x/100; x/60


lazy man's.

LAZY MAN'S REVIEW


Name at Site
Date / Browser / Lazy Man's

_____This review is a quick, no-score look at your site for the lazier hosts. I will check for any grammatical errors or typos, as well as check to make sure links are fully functional. I will also point out any major flaws and suggest ways to correct them.


custom.

CUSTOM REVIEW


Name at Site
Date / Browser / Custom

_____In this review, you will specify a certain area of your site (the layout or the graphics, for example), and I will review that area in depth. You will decide if it is scored or not, and choose a grading scale if scored.

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the forms.

Copy and paste the corresponding link into a new tab.
If you send me a form when requests are closed, you won't get a review. No exceptions.
I will mail you when I get your form to confirm that I received it.

requests are open!

Make sure to DELETE what is in ( parentheses ) and replace with your information.

Generic Review All-Out Review Basic Review
Guild Review Lazy Man's Review Custom Review


By default, I will review your site in Google Chrome, then check layout compatibility in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Let me know if you have an issue with this.

I will reply to your neomail when I get it to confirm your request.
I will also neomail you when your review is completed. Please do be patient!

WAITING LIST;

  1. Name at Site - Type - Date
  2. Name at Site - Type - Date
  3. Name at Site - Type - Date
  4. Name at Site - Type - Date
  5. Name at Site - Type - Date

If you sent your request at least three days ago and don't see your name here, please don't hesitate to politely remind me.

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completed requests.

Read your completed request here. Once this page becomes too cluttered, the oldest will move into my Review Portfolio.

BASIC REVIEW


Name at Site
Date / Browser / Basic

_____A basic review is, well, basic. This is another no-score style, consisting of two sections: pros and cons. I'll write a paragraph or two regarding each.

what you did well;

_____What makes your site memorable? Do you have an amazing layout or create high-quality graphics? Do you offer in-depth reviews or an extremely detailed guide? Is your site original?

what you can improve on;

_____Is your layout too bright? Are there frequent spelling/grammar mistakes? Is your site disorganized? How can you improve your content in general?

summary;

_____Overall, is your site well put-together and interesting? Is it okay on the eyes? Would I visit again? What are your biggest flaws? What's the best part of your site?

BASIC REVIEW


Name at Site
Date / Browser / Basic

_____A basic review is, well, basic. This is another no-score style, consisting of two sections: pros and cons. I'll write a paragraph or two regarding each.

what you did well;

_____What makes your site memorable? Do you have an amazing layout or create high-quality graphics? Do you offer in-depth reviews or an extremely detailed guide? Is your site original?

what you can improve on;

_____Is your layout too bright? Are there frequent spelling/grammar mistakes? Is your site disorganized? How can you improve your content in general?

summary;

_____Overall, is your site well put-together and interesting? Is it okay on the eyes? Would I visit again? What are your biggest flaws? What's the best part of your site?

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*adieu

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portfolio.

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{ etc. }

link back.

Fyora @ A La Mode Rebecca @ Buttoness

Jessie @ Incipit Sophia @ Improving Neopia's Buttons Fyora @ A La Mode Jessica @ Bouquet by me; border from Cass @ Create Impressions (/~singlerain); textures from Heartdrops
Kierron @ Emblazoned Caylee @ Whirligig

affiliate.

Adieu is NOT currently seeking affiliates. I would like potential affiliates to get a taste of my review style before reaching out. Check back soon!

credit.

CSS skeleton from Vibe. Thanks!

Edited heavily by desdes422 (me).

Buttons are linked to creators; hover for more information.

Button placeholder and counter base from Dark Light. Thanks!

Counter courtesy of Boingdragon. Thanks!

unique visits since April 16, 2011. because I'm cool like that. Thanks for coming!

Thanks!
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