Your layout has a simple, classic design that has a nice feel to it. The top navigation however is a little hard to read, maybe change the color to something a little lighter? I'm having a lot of trouble scrolling through your site. Maybe have a scroll bar instead of a hidden one? It's nearly impossible to scroll using both a mouse and the scroll pad on my laptop. I really enjoy the story introduction, that is definitely something to keep!
8 / 10
layout and function
Again, we run into trouble with the scroll bar. I can't scroll outside of the white text area. The blue area is a dead zone for scrolling. As I said earlier, maybe not have a hidden one? Since I can't see your CSS I can't give you too accurate of a solution for this problem, but feel free to check out the sites below to help you out!
I like the layout but it's a LOT of blue. Maybe incorporate some grays too? Also as I said earlier, the top navigation is really hard to read, try #cde4ff as the text color! A good start to adding grays would be making the body text #333333 or any color that suits the layout!
Moving on to the actual body text, links and underlines are bigger than the text and it makes it look a little awkward. I would suggest changing them so they are all the same size.
8 / 15
You seem to have a good start for petpages listed considering you opened on December 12, but it's only a start. If you are thinking about adding more, maybe look through neopia and any sites you don't already have? Be sure to inform those you listed that they are newly listed at Clockwork and you would appreciate if they linked back.
The "Advertise your site?" area is literally pointless as it just takes up a good amount of space. It's also not near the actual advertisements! I would add it in a div near the advertisements, or even at the top in the same div! At the bottom you have a link with a pre-loaded message for submitting an ad, so you may even want to think about just entirely removing the "Advertise your site?" area.
Your site community section is organized and helpful! Very nice. Nothing major to work on here, but maybe in the site news add a button back to the site rather than just simply listing it?
You do have a ranking system, which is ideal for visitors that just want a quick overview of the top sites in the area they are searching.
18 / 30
In your introduction/story, spider webs
should be two words.
Under site advertisements → WCPPN, cross painted
should also be two words.
You are very professional in your text with very minor spelling/grammar issues.
9 / 10
The majority of your link back buttons are aesthetic except for the few I've listed below! Consider removing them.
Also for your affiliates, you link back buttons are mainly aesthetic except for a few. I've listed suggestions below to those that might work better than the ones you currently have.
The listed at portion is also pretty aesthetic! Maybe make the same changes for the listed at sites as the affiliates, along with the few others below.
14 / 15
Overall, you have a pretty decent start, although I would try your hardest to either keep advertising your site so people will know to list there or list people already and let them know! The biggest snag I ran into with your layout was the scroll bar and the over user of blue, so a few adjustments will make your site easier to navigate and even a bit more pleasant to look at. Another thing to attract people to your site is to possibly add some sort of "status" area that informs visitors what request sites are currently opened, it's very helpful to those who don't want to have to go through a bunch of sites just to find an open one.
The main thing is to add more sites. You want to be able to offer as many to your visitors as possible!
57 / 80
deemed: Not Recommended
Keep at it and you'll be recommended in no time! Meanwhile I've added a button below for you to add to your site, but feel free to choose any you like!