Ayuda's first review has been officially completed; a huge thank you goes to Turnip at A Button Collection for aiding us in our first attempt this season.
Now, since ABC is a guide, it took longer than most sites would take, just because of the length. Turnip requested a Snowman review that took approximately 4 hours to finish.
I deem ABC recommended because the concept and topic are very much needed, the tutorials and advice are easily understandable, and all in all, the site is beautiful. Nicely done, Turnip. Congratulations on getting four out of five stars!

A Button Collection is able to apply for a re-evaluation on January 2, 2013.

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You somehow magically appear on top of a house on a blizzard of a night. Freezing to the sight of icicles, you grab your sweater which you find hanging from the top of a chimney, almost falling in. Ho, ho, ho! says the Yurble. How are you this fine Christmas Eve? he asks. You tell him you're feeling swell, then follow by asking who he is -- he laughs. You must be joking, are you not? You seem confused. Why, I'm Santa Claus! Don't you celebrate Christmas? You nod your head to signal yes, but still have a baffled look on your face. So, what's the problem, kiddo? You explain your reasoning. Well of course I look like Santa Claus! I may not be the one in all them fancy 'ol movies, but I sure am the real deal here in Neopia! You start to see minor resemblances here and there. As you turn your head, you see nine reindeer prance along-side 'Santa,' and notice a cute, little sort of light bulb on one of the reindeer. Oh, him? That's Rudolph; yeah, it's his natural nose, but I certainly love it. He's guiding my sleigh tonight. You seem to love that idea. As you begin to walk away, Santa calls your name, suhrenuh, he begins, wait, I need help -- will you do me a favor? You ask what it is. Some of the elves made the toys and put them in the present boxes, but I don't think they really meet their full potential. You begin to wonder what he is asking of you as you start to shiver to the snowflake that melts on your cheek. I want you to take the lids off of each box. Here, he hands you a sheet of paper from his fuzzy, white pockets. Take this, and I want you to write down what you think of all these; give some comments on them, and tell the elves what they can improve on for next year, you got that? You nod -- then you begin to wonder exactly how you're going to write it. Oh, here, take this pencil. Ho, ho; silly me! he says. You stare deeply into the pencil as there is a mini snow globe on the top looking as if the setting is from the same town you are in compared to the snow...

Hello there suhrenuh, welcome to Ayuda. Ayuda is Spanish for 'Help,' and here at Ayuda, that is exactly what we offer! Ayuda is a review site run by Suhrenuh. We've been around since Sunday, December 25th, 2011, and reopened on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012. We strive to offer high quality reviews to best improve your site to reach its full potential. There are numerous styles of reviews offered, and we're always adding more! The type of help you get here is like no other. We are unique, and make sure your site is unique as well; I promise that by the end of your review, your site will be gleaming with joy, love, happiness, and spirit. Here at Ayuda, I, Suh, will be sure to tell you what is great about your site, what it can improve on, and how. I might even give you an example or two as well. Have fun, follow the rules, and request a review~!

Updates

12/04/12

More affiliates and more listers!
I just got like... the worst bloody nose in history lol. I'm not even kidding. I was just trying to update Ayuda when all of a sudden... lolBAM. Red stuff everywhere. I hate my nose, haha. It was bleeding for like 15 minutes ;__; I'll finish one of the reviews tonight, since it's only 7 o'clock. Toodles!
Just kidding, haha, it's really late now and I had to study for my Algebra test tomorrow. I'm already getting a B and it's the second quarter. I swear I'll finish the review tomorrow... after my basketball game :) Goodnight lovelies :3 Oh, and I'm going to Starbucks tomorrow, I can't wait ^^ /random

12/03/12

+2 review requests! Sorry it's such a late update, by the way, I had a busy day...
+2 affiliates, Imperfect Perfection by Jackie & The Music Box by Maddie!
+3 listers!
By the way, I'll hopefully finish one of the reviews tomorrow, because it's really late, and I have to wake up early tomorrow, haha. Sorry for the delay in neomail replies today and yesterday, it's just been a slightly busier week than normal. Goodnight!

12/02/12

We got one review request this morning and was finished today! Go ahead and check out A Button Collection as well as their finished Snowman review!
+2 affiliates, Frequent Flyer and Sweeters Cafe!

12/01/12

Knock, knock! Guess who's back? :O That's right, Ayuda is back for it's second annual Christmas Re-opening!
I figured since I have a lot of time over winter break and summer break that I will be constantly re-opening Ayuda because then, I'll have more time to review than all-year-round, and maybe you'll have something to look forward to every six months? I plan on re-opening Ayuda on December 1st and June 21st of each year; the dates I decide to go on "hiatus" are undefined, as the site could leave in a couple weeks, or last all the way from December to June! One thing is certain, Ayuda will never end completely, as I am always looking forward to reviewing!
Ever since Soroptimist Directory closed down, I wonder if we'll be as successful as before... since I've been gone for so long, I'm not exactly sure which sites are big hits, so I'll be doing my research soon ;)
Anywho, REVIEWS ARE OPEN on this wonderful and magical Christmas month, so feel free to request one!

Request

Make sure you send in your request when review requests are open, otherwise, your neomail will be ignored.

Please do not edit your site after sending in the request; you may add content, but do not change anything major that will affect the outcome of your review.

Unlike other review sites, linking back is optional, not required.

Most reviews will be done in Google Chrome. I am also able to review in Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. If you do not mention the preferred browser in your form, your site will be reviewed in Google Chrome.

Once you get your review, please wait at least one month exactly to be re-evaluated, and be sure to at least make some changes to your site involving the suggestions from the previous review.

The Form


SUBJECT: Ayuda Review Request

Waiting List


Birdie@Deeppink -- 12/02/12
Nikki@Promise -- 12/02/12
Ari@Double Standard -- 12/08/12
Justine@Starry Sparkles -- 12/08/12
James@Prologue -- 12/08/12
Snowflake

Snowflake

What is Snowflake? Snowflake reviewing includes the same criteria as the standard review that most sites already offer. The rubric below goes more in-depth on what to expect from getting a Snowflake review.

FIRST GLANCE ##/10 This is where I mention what I first think about your site; the vibe I get from the top of your layout, and the things that go through my mind when I see your color scheme. Does it remind me of anything? Do things look properly executed and labeled correctly? To get a 10/10, make sure that the color scheme matches your layout, whether it is a CSS layout with a banner on top, or a graphic layout with beautiful images. Color schemes mostly include the different headers in your coding, the background of your layout/site, and your bold/italic/underline colors.

LAYOUT ##/30 Most of your visitors pay attention to this, and definitely judge your site on whether the layout is appealing to the eyes or not. Is it creative? Are there different, unique shapes in it? Is it a custom or a premade? Honestly, most visitors dislike it if your site uses a premade or a template, but if the premade/template does its purpose, looks decent, and organizes all of your content neatly, and orderly, then it serves its purpose, does it not? I will not deduct points if you use a premade, so no worries. Maybe one reason I will take off points is if you use it with no effort. What do I mean by this? I mean sure, you can use a template, but to show effort, you should edit the layout by adding more coding and uniqueness, or changing up the color scheme a bit, you know?

CONTENT&QUALITY ##/20 Is your site a premade site? If so, your layouts should be good quality. Is your site a request site? If it is, then your buttons/banners, etc. should be good quality. Is your site a review site? If yes, then your reviews should be good quality. What do I mean by good quality, exactly? Quality means that your layouts look neat and presentable, your buttons/banners, etc. should be nice and unique, and your reviews should be concise, and in-depth. Introductions, professionalism, and originality all come together when forming quality content. Need help writing an introduction to your site? Wondering how to make your site different from others in your category? Do you need some pointers on how to review? For those, and more, check out Apartment Nine's Content section (/~Happilyyeverafter#con). Do you run a request site where visitors are unhappy with your service? Visit How to Offer Great Service (/~_Castlegard_) for help on how to boost your visitor's happiness and thought on your request site!

ORGANIZATION ##/20 Although this part of any site is very simple, most sites still are not organized, and clutter things in small spaces; before requesting this review, be sure that a) your updates box is a reasonable size. The height should be at least 200px or more, and the width should be around 250px to 300px at the smallest. Don't you just hate it when you read a sit's update, but you have to scroll every fifth word? I know I do. b) make sure that your main content box, where you store your introduction, etc. for your site, is no smaller than your updates box -- it should be about 100px or 200px wider. c) if you are a review site, please have your review boxes appropriate in size for the same reason as the updates box; especially if your reviews are descriptive and in-depth, as they should be, so that the scrolling will not get in the way as much. Also, check to see that every part of your site is labeled correctly. Have your affiliates where the affiliate section is, etc. And lastly, I suggest requesting link sweeps for your site or click on every link around to see if they are either broken, or is the site has moved so it is more convenient for your visitors.

CREATIVITY #/7 I cannot stress this enough; creativity in a site is what makes it unique and different from any other site in their category. For example, let's say you run a button request site. To be unique, you should maybe review buttons. Give people that extra push to strive better, and take more thought into each button they work on. You could also create button resources for others to use, especially other button request sites. If you host a link directory site, you should offer link sweeps, mostly to other link directories, because although you are in the same category, it doesn't mean you're competing and can't help each other out! Whatever the category your site is in, think of something that most sites in your kind don't have, and add it to yours to make it worthwhile for people to visit it on a daily basis. Think out of the box!

SPELLCHECK #/5 Spellchecking is very important, especially when being professional in your site. Spellchecking also includes being literate; d0 n07 ch47 lyk d15 1n y0ur 51T3 b3c4uz3 1T hur75 ppl'5 3y3s, right? Yeah, thought so. Refrain from using that type of chatspeaking because it also drives visitors away from your site. Also try to avoid using smilies from Neo as you see on the Neoboards. And stay away from smilies like ^_^ or :3 because it just looks unprofessional, and people will not take you or your work seriously. I will be checking for correct spelling, and correct grammar usage, too. I will deduct one point every time I see three mistakes.

SITELY #/8 How do you get an 8 out of 8 in Sitely, you ask? Simple -- you should have at least 5-7 affiliates, at least 4 linkback buttons, and be listed at at least one or two directories. Well, if it's that easy, why is this worth so many points? Why, because first, your linkback buttons should be high-quality. If half of your linkback buttons are good quality, then you're good to go! Also, make sure some of your affiliates are high-quality as well; you want to make sure you're noticed by visitors of great well-known sites, don't you? If you have all of that, congratulations, you've earned the full 8 points!

FINAL COMMENTS This is pretty self-explanatory. I will be mentioning anything I feel that needs to be mentioned about your site, how I think it is doing, and if I recommend your site in its category or not. If so, great job! If not, be sure to look over your review again to fix any errors in your site, and also work on making your content higher-quality, and definitely get listed at more directories -- being listed is always helpful to become more popular. Lastly, I will also be giving you your score out of 100 points here, so we shall then cue the dramatic music. Thank you for taking the time to read this rubric, and good luck on your review!

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

What is Hot Chocolate? Getting a Hot Chocolate review is the same as getting a Pros&Cons review; what is that? Well, I list everything I like about your site, and everything that could be improved on your site.

PROS

If there is anything good I notice about your site, I would list them all in bullet points; there is no limit -- I could have more Pros than Cons (which is good), or, I could have more Cons than Pros (which is not so good, but definitely more beneficial to you so you could make your site better).

If there is anything good I notice about your site, I would list them all in bullet points; there is no limit -- I could have more Pros than Cons (which is good), or, I could have more Cons than Pros (which is not so good, but definitely more beneficial to you so you could make your site better).

If there is anything good I notice about your site, I would list them all in bullet points; there is no limit -- I could have more Pros than Cons (which is good), or, I could have more Cons than Pros (which is not so good, but definitely more beneficial to you so you could make your site better).

CONS

If there is anything that needs more improvement on your site, I would list them all in bullet points; there is no limit -- I could have more Pros than Cons (which is good), or, I could have more Cons than Pros (which is not so good, but definitely more beneficial to you so you could make your site better).

If there is anything that needs more improvement on your site, I would list them all in bullet points; there is no limit -- I could have more Pros than Cons (which is good), or, I could have more Cons than Pros (which is not so good, but definitely more beneficial to you so you could make your site better).

If there is anything that needs more improvement on your site, I would list them all in bullet points; there is no limit -- I could have more Pros than Cons (which is good), or, I could have more Cons than Pros (which is not so good, but definitely more beneficial to you so you could make your site better).

FINAL COMMENTS This is pretty self-explanatory. I will be mentioning anything I feel that needs to be mentioned about your site, how I think it is doing, and if I recommend your site in its category or not. If so, great job! If not, be sure to look over your review again to fix any errors in your site, and also work on making your content higher-quality, and definitely get listed at more directories -- being listed is always helpful to become more popular. Thank you for taking the time to read this rubric, and good luck on your review!

Snow Angel

Snow Angel

What is Snow Angel? Receiving a Snow Angel review is the same as a Visual Inspection. What is a Visual Inspection? I would take a screenshot of your site, specifically the part that I am reviewing. Every time I move onto a different section, I take a screenshot, put it here for you to see, and I write all the comments on the screenshot, and any extra information in the box below!


NOTE: RIGHT CLICK ON THE IMAGE, THEN CHOOSE 'VIEW IMAGE' OR 'COPY IMAGE URL.' IF YOU COPIED THE URL, GO INTO A NEW TAB, AND PASTE IT.

NUMBER 1 Once the problem is noted on the screenshot, I will label each paragraph the number it is, then expand my thought here, and tell you what I think about it. I will take a screenshot of whatever I feel needs more help (or 'ayuda,' haha), and tell you how to fix it. This will be as long as it needs to be to address all aspects of your site to make it the best it can possibly be. Each problem could possibly be about the layout, any organization ideas/problems, or any spelling errors that should be corrected.

FINAL COMMENTS This is pretty self-explanatory. I will be mentioning anything I feel that needs to be mentioned about your site, how I think it is doing, and if I recommend your site in its category or not. If so, great job! If not, be sure to look over your review again to fix any errors in your site, and also work on making your content higher-quality, and definitely get listed at more directories -- being listed is always helpful to become more popular. Thank you for taking the time to read this rubric, and good luck on your review!

Snowman

Snowman

What is Snowman? Requesting a Snowman review is the same thing as requesting for a Five Star review. A Five Star review would be me typing a few paragraphs about what I think about your site, and what could be changed/how to change it. Then, instead of a final score/final comment section, I would rate your site out of five stars.

WHAT I THINK Here, I would write a few paragraphs about how your site looks to me, and how I think it's doing. I would look around, and grade you on if your content is good-quality, meaning if your buttons are the best they could be, if your reviews are as in-depth as possible, or if you have a good amount of links in your directory, etc. I would also 'judge' your site on how many broken links it has, and any spelling/grammar/punctuation mistakes it contains, and of course, give you the correct version. I'll let you know what you can improve on, but I will also mention what I truly love about your site, what you should continue doing, and what is really pushing your site up the ranks.

Icicle

Icicle

What is Icicle? When you request for an Icicle review, you are able to choose one specific aspect of your site for me to look at. I will write a paragraph on what I think, and what I suggest you do to make it better. After, I will also rate that section out of 10 points for you to see what I currently think of it.

(SECTION NAME) This is the paragraph where I tell you the things I like about your section, and what could be changed to make it better. These are the sections I can review for you;

Layout
Banner
Sitely
Reviews
Quality of (any) Graphics
Updates
Linkback Quality
Extras Section

The list can go on -- you are able to choose at most 3 sections of your site for me to review in one, single review. And you don't only need to choose from the list above. If you have anything else you'd like me to review, please go ahead and let me know; the list above could go on forever!

(SECTION NAME) This is the paragraph where I tell you the things I like about your section, and what could be changed to make it better. These are the sections I can review for you;

Layout
Banner
Sitely
Reviews
Quality of (any) Graphics
Updates
Linkback Quality
Extras Section

The list can go on -- you are able to choose at most 3 sections of your site for me to review in one, single review. And you don't only need to choose from the list above. If you have anything else you'd like me to review, please go ahead and let me know; the list above could go on forever!

(SECTION NAME) This is the paragraph where I tell you the things I like about your section, and what could be changed to make it better. These are the sections I can review for you;

Layout
Banner
Sitely
Reviews
Quality of (any) Graphics
Updates
Linkback Quality
Extras Section

The list can go on -- you are able to choose at most 3 sections of your site for me to review in one, single review. And you don't only need to choose from the list above. If you have anything else you'd like me to review, please go ahead and let me know; the list above could go on forever!

RATE I will give a few final comments, then rate your sections out of 10 individually. Thank you for taking the time to read this rubric, and good luck on your review!

Reviews

Extras

  • Portfolio

    Here, we can take a look back at all of our presents we've commented on, and how we rated them.
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  • Rankings

    Here is a list of the presents we've looked at in order from the best presents, to presents we feel could use a little more holiday spirit.
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  • Credentials

    Take a look at some of my good habits and bad habits as Santa Claus (a reviewer) to see how I might view some presents.
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  • About Me

    Want to learn more about Santa Claus that you've never known before? Well, now's your chance to find out what I'm like!
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Sitely

Link Back


Affiliates

6/14 Affiliates

Neomail me to become affiliated with Ayuda~!

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Credits

Template from That Kills Me.
Request Status, and bullets from The Lunch Box.
Button Placeholders from Foomanshu.
Banner, Icon, and Layout Editing by Suhrenuh.
Banner textures from Nienke's Resources and Innocense.
Counter started on Decemer 25th, 2011

WHAT I THINK Upon clicking the link to your site, I get a very delicate feel. The layout intrigues me to read what you have in store, and that is definitely a major plus that most guides should have. If the first glance is poor, what is that going to say about the quality of the guide? Probably poor as well.

Now, reading your introduction, I noticed something in your first sentence, just a minor mistake;


Did you catch it? This can easily be fixed by saying, "My name's Turnip and I'd like to welcome you to this site." Don't forget to proofread your writing before you make it public! Of course, there is always room for improvement on your mistakes. That's what reviewers are here for, right? Also, if you click on your name in the intro, it doesn't take you to your userlookup, rather the neopets homepage. Make sure you add /userlookup.phtml?user=tloef in the URL!

Onto Chapter 1: Terminology. Under the subsection Text and Image Placement, there is this sentence:

This term is very important and it's something to get familiar with because I'll definitely be making references to this through the guide.


Just in case, you might want to change through to throughout, for better wording purposes. Next, the subsection Breathing Space is an excellent thing to address to new, or even experienced, buttoners, although for a new mini-tutorial idea, I would suggest showing the reader how to add those ten or so extra static frames. It may seem like a simple and short tutorial, but to beginner buttoners, they may not know exactly what you are talking about. Just a little suggestion for a new tutorial!

Lastly, for Chapter 1: Terminology, a couple of good tutorials to include would be some animation tutorials. They may know how to do a one by one animation, but you could also incorporate a fading animation or sweep tutorial when you have the time.

While reading Chapter 2: Choosing an Image, I actually found it very helpful and well-written. The only thing I'd like to add is possibly suggesting Background Bonanza, which has the same idea as Charly's SWF Collection.

Chapter 3: Cropping is definitely an important step in button-making. As I was reading through I thought to myself, Wow, I wish I had someone tell me this three years ago.. It is extremely useful for newer button makers. One thing I did catch though is located in this image:

Notice how it says -blocked-? Make sure you go back to change it to what you meant. If the word is continued to be blocked, use a synonym as a substitute.

Under Step 2 of Tutorial: Cropping images in Photoshop, you say, I want the scorcher's face to be the focal image so this is how I cropped mine: You should change scorcher to scorchio.

Chapter 4: Editing has few mistakes as well, except for this;

However, there is an easy to play around with the colours of your image.

If you've found the mistake already, I'm sure you've notice that you left out the word way after easy, I believe, though I understand why this has happened since the words easy and play both end in 'y.'
Next, under Tutorial: Applying bokeh textures, you said From there, make the bokeh image a bit smaller and move it around so what you get a sense of where the "stars" are. I believe you either meant to say so you get a sense of where the "stars" are or so what you get is a sense of where the "stars" are. On a good note though, I absolutely love the difference between the two button bases; how the stars actually look like it's part of the image. It looks cute and unique.


Lastly for Chapter 4: Editing under the subsection With textures, less is more!, you've written:
Using scan lines and the bokeh texture and the shine effect is was too much.


You should change effect is was too much to effect was too much.

Under Creating your borders in Chapter 5: Borders you said, It'll make your buttons stand out from the crow! crow should be crowd. Also, in the subsection Adding a border, step 4, you typed, Again, make sure it at the very top. It should be it's to say 'it is at the very top.'



Oh no, another -blocked- in your text! Be sure to fix that right away. A little tip to help you out is to change whatever content you need to change, add your text, and just read over it to check your spelling at times apart so you don't have to read through your entire guide.


Something small you have here is that little unnecessary dash; it'll be quick to get rid of.

Wow, all in all, the rest of your chapters are most definitely well-established and easily explained. I adore this guide and will probably end up using it later on if needed. I'd love to check up and come back to it from time to time to see how much it's changed and grown. If you'd like to apply for a re-evaluation and have me review another aspect of your site, feel free to request one on January 2, 2013.
As for your grade, I chose to give you four stars because there are definitely numerous little mistakes here and there, but correcting them could eventually improve your score greatly. Now, considering the quality of ABC, fantastic job. I'm sure any newbie or beginner could easily understand your advice, and any 'veteran' buttoners could learn something new from ABC as well. Nicely done, Turnip.

FIRST GLANCE ##/10 This is where I mention what I first think about your site; the vibe I get from the top of your layout, and the things that go through my mind when I see your color scheme. Does it remind me of anything? Do things look properly executed and labeled correctly? To get a 10/10, make sure that the color scheme matches your layout, whether it is a CSS layout with a banner on top, or a graphic layout with beautiful images. Color schemes mostly include the different headers in your coding, the background of your layout/site, and your bold/italic/underline colors.

LAYOUT ##/30 Most of your visitors pay attention to this, and definitely judge your site on whether the layout is appealing to the eyes or not. Is it creative? Are there different, unique shapes in it? Is it a custom or a premade? Honestly, most visitors dislike it if your site uses a premade or a template, but if the premade/template does its purpose, looks decent, and organizes all of your content neatly, and orderly, then it serves its purpose, does it not? I will not deduct points if you use a premade, so no worries. Maybe one reason I will take off points is if you use it with no effort. What do I mean by this? I mean sure, you can use a template, but to show effort, you should edit the layout by adding more coding and uniqueness, or changing up the color scheme a bit, you know?

CONTENT&QUALITY ##/20 Is your site a premade site? If so, your layouts should be good quality. Is your site a request site? If it is, then your buttons/banners, etc. should be good quality. Is your site a review site? If yes, then your reviews should be good quality. What do I mean by good quality, exactly? Quality means that your layouts look neat and presentable, your buttons/banners, etc. should be nice and unique, and your reviews should be concise, and in-depth. Introductions, professionalism, and originality all come together when forming quality content. Need help writing an introduction to your site? Wondering how to make your site different from others in your category? Do you need some pointers on how to review? For those, and more, check out Apartment Nine's Content section (/~Happilyyeverafter#con). Do you run a request site where visitors are unhappy with your service? Visit How to Offer Great Service (/~_Castlegard_) for help on how to boost your visitor's happiness and thought on your request site!

ORGANIZATION ##/20 Although this part of any site is very simple, most sites still are not organized, and clutter things in small spaces; before requesting this review, be sure that a) your updates box is a reasonable size. The height should be at least 200px or more, and the width should be around 250px to 300px at the smallest. Don't you just hate it when you read a sit's update, but you have to scroll every fifth word? I know I do. b) make sure that your main content box, where you store your introduction, etc. for your site, is no smaller than your updates box -- it should be about 100px or 200px wider. c) if you are a review site, please have your review boxes appropriate in size for the same reason as the updates box; especially if your reviews are descriptive and in-depth, as they should be, so that the scrolling will not get in the way as much. Also, check to see that every part of your site is labeled correctly. Have your affiliates where the affiliate section is, etc. And lastly, I suggest requesting link sweeps for your site or click on every link around to see if they are either broken, or is the site has moved so it is more convenient for your visitors.

CREATIVITY #/7 I cannot stress this enough; creativity in a site is what makes it unique and different from any other site in their category. For example, let's say you run a button request site. To be unique, you should maybe review buttons. Give people that extra push to strive better, and take more thought into each button they work on. You could also create button resources for others to use, especially other button request sites. If you host a link directory site, you should offer link sweeps, mostly to other link directories, because although you are in the same category, it doesn't mean you're competing and can't help each other out! Whatever the category your site is in, think of something that most sites in your kind don't have, and add it to yours to make it worthwhile for people to visit it on a daily basis. Think out of the box!

SPELLCHECK #/5 Spellchecking is very important, especially when being professional in your site. Spellchecking also includes being literate; d0 n07 ch47 lyk d15 1n y0ur 51T3 b3c4uz3 1T hur75 ppl'5 3y3s, right? Yeah, thought so. Refrain from using that type of chatspeaking because it also drives visitors away from your site. Also try to avoid using smilies from Neo as you see on the Neoboards. And stay away from smilies like ^_^ or :3 because it just looks unprofessional, and people will not take you or your work seriously. I will be checking for correct spelling, and correct grammar usage, too. I will deduct one point every time I see three mistakes.

SITELY #/8 How do you get an 8 out of 8 in Sitely, you ask? Simple -- you should have at least 5-7 affiliates, at least 4 linkback buttons, and be listed at at least one or two directories. Well, if it's that easy, why is this worth so many points? Why, because first, your linkback buttons should be high-quality. If half of your linkback buttons are good quality, then you're good to go! Also, make sure some of your affiliates are high-quality as well; you want to make sure you're noticed by visitors of great well-known sites, don't you? If you have all of that, congratulations, you've earned the full 8 points!

FINAL COMMENTS This is pretty self-explanatory. I will be mentioning anything I feel that needs to be mentioned about your site, how I think it is doing, and if I recommend your site in its category or not. If so, great job! If not, be sure to look over your review again to fix any errors in your site, and also work on making your content higher-quality, and definitely get listed at more directories -- being listed is always helpful to become more popular. Lastly, I will also be giving you your score out of 100 points here, so we shall then cue the dramatic music. Thank you for taking the time to read this rubric, and good luck on your review!

Review number three goes here!

Review number four goes here!

Portfolio

Oldest review at the bottom right!

Rankings

ADOPTABLES/PIXELS

No Adoptable/Pixel sites have been reviewed yet; sorry!

GRAPHICS

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Credentials

SUH'S STRENGTHS

I have owned a previous review site. Because of this, I know the proper way to review, and how to deduct points.

First requester? Your review will be completed in less than two days. I understand what it is like to wait for a review, and my previous review site was more of a practice one for Ayuda. It was trial and error, and what I didn't think about was how long the person at the end had to wait. If you are the fourth person on the waiting list, you will wait no longer than five days for your finished review.

I can view sites from a visitor point of view. While reviewing your site as a professional reviewer, I also take into consideration how a visitor looking at your site would feel about being there as well, and also, surprisingly, I try my hardest to be in your shoes while re-reading this review, and make sure my responses one, make sense to the site owner by explaining as thoroughly as possibly, and two, trying to be helpful and give constructive criticism without hurting feelings or being offensive. If I fail to do so, I apologize in advance; that was not my intention.

My reviews can benefit specific categories. Not only have I owned a review site, but I have also owned a directory, and a button request site, so my advice to those types of sites is more helpful as opposed to other categories which is sadly limited. I know how to give good advice to definitely improve sites, but sometimes some types of sites may receive more help than other types just because I am unaware and unsure of how to run a few different themes.

My knowledge of grammar mechanics and spelling is large. Getting straight A's throughout grammar school and mostly high-school is very helpful when reviewing for any grammar/spelling/punctuation errors in a site, especially because Google Chrome has a built in spell-check like a Microsoft Word document, so it has those pretty red lines underneath words for me to correct!

SUH'S WEAKNESSES

I am not familiar with most site types. Those sites include:

Adoptables/Pixels
Art/Writing
Applications
Untaken Names
Screenies
Neoboard Fonts

Although I know the basics of most sites, I am not entirely sure of what some of the purposes are, especially for writing, how to advance and give advice, most certainly toward screenies, or how to be more creative with making fonts since I am not a font coding genius; sorry!

I have a busy life like most people. I'm sure everybody's parents expect them to do well in school, limit their time on the internet, and finish the endless piles and masses of homework that was assigned to them by the evil teachers of death... and that is pretty much my life, so, I will certainly come on every single day to check neomails, but I will let you all know in the updates what is going on in my life, and if I have plans, etc. I apologize, but I have parents who control my life, so yippee.

About Me

Hey there suhrenuh, my name is Suhrenuh, but you can call me Suh for short. No, it's not my actual name, but I like to be called that. I think it is a creative, unique, and different way so spell Serena, and I love it a lot. I am in high school right now, I live in the United States, and my birthday is August 16th -- the best holiday ever~! ^_^
I also love using the cute little smilies like ^_^ o_o :3 etc., but I don't use it in reviews or anything professional; I figure it's okay to use them here though since this is about me :3
My family is quite large; my siblings don't play Neopets, but they respect my responsibilities on here as far as Ayuda, so they usually excuse me. Maybe that's not always a good thing, but I often make time for my family when I'm not on Neo! They also like to stalk me and sit behind me when answering neomails, creating graphics on GIMP, and coding layouts. Yes, I know how to make and code layouts, but I'm always too lazy to code them because I either never have the time, or... well, yeah, I'm just too lazy. I already sit down for hours on end either designing, or just editing layouts ;D
Now, onto my Coke or Pepsi book to bring out some more randomness about me ^_^

What's more fun to pop; popcorn, bubble wrap, or balloons? Bubble wrap ^3^

If you were a dog, what kind would you be? Pomeranian~! :3 They're so small, soft, fluffy, and loveable!

Eat m&m's one at a time, or by the handful? By the handful, of course!

Ultimate part of the cake; cake, frosting, or filling? Frosting AND the cake... mmmm... :P You can't just have the frosting, or just the cake.

Dancing or listening to music? Listening to music, for sure!!

I wish I could be paid to... breathe. 'Nuff said.

Ever take the blame for something someone else did? Sadly, yes -- I got in trouble, but I guess it was worth it :)

Would you rather be a cat and wash yourself, or a dog and get a bath? A dog and get a bath, because you never know if you fully clean yourself as a cat... o___o

Open your mouth to put on mascara? Nope! And I'm proud x3

Do toothpaste worms in the sink bug you? Sometimes, but whenever they're mine, I don't always wash them out... awks.




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