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    Bisou
    Written on April 25, 2014
    Layout ~ I really did enjoy my first impression on your layout! It was absolutely stunning! I really like the colour scheme you chose. Everything was clear and crisp! With layouts like yours, it's really hard to find mistakes.

    10/10

    Organization ~ I did notice a few things on your organization that could be fixed.

    Let's start off with this chibi. Do you notice anything wierd about it? It looks really wide compared to all the rest of your chibis. This could affect how people look at your selection of premades. They might think that the actual chibi is wide. I found more like this in your "Neopets" premade section.

    Here is my little comparison. I took a chibi from your "Faerie" selection that looked quite normal, and another one that looked squish. Again, with the same reason above, this could affect how the client looks at your premades. There are some like this in your "Faeries", "Paint Brushes", and "Mermaids" section.
    8.5/10


    Spelling/Grammar ~ Now for spelling and grammar.
    You Wrote - If you have more questions about Bisou. Please read the FAQ first and if your question isn't answered, then send me a neomail!
    Fixing -If you have more questions about Bisou. isn't a sentance. You could write If you have more questions about Bisou, please read the FAQ. If your question isn't answered, then send me a neomail! This sentance was found in your opening paragraph.

    You Wrote: - I won't be drawing the left side because that portion will mostly be covered up by whatever the character will be holding :)
    Fixed - I won't be drawing the left side because that portion will mostly be covered up by whatever the character will be holding. :) There is a period behind holding. This sentance was found in your "Complete Walkthrough - Holding a Pet Pose".

    This was all I could find! It seems you had better spelling and grammar than you thought!

    8.5/10

    Content ~ Now I will be reviewing your content.

    Let's start with this Jasmine chibi. It looks exactly like her, except for one little thing. I personally, think her skin tone needs to be a bit lighter. (I think it should be more like Pocohantas' skin tone.)

    When I first glanced at this chibi, I didn't really know what species of neopet it was. I can see how drawing Ixi's are hard because they have limited features you can add onto your chibi. I would suggest making the ixi horns just a tad bit bigger so that it is more clear on what type of neopet it is.

    Overall, Bisou does have very high quality content. You have a wide selection of premades and you have done lots of requests.
    9/10

    Final Notes/Comments ~ I'm done your review Ashe! Thank you for letting me review Bisou! It was a lovely site. Your site has very high quality content and I would definitely recommend it!

    Here is your final score:
    36/40 or 90%!

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    Iconic
    Written on April 5, 2014
    Layout ~ My first impression on your layout isn't really the best. I did find a few things that could be improved/worked on.

    Let me start with circle #1, (or the circle around "Iconic.") It is fine and readable where it is, but it just isn't noticeable. I have put an arrow where maybe it could possibly go. Now, if you moved it there the title would need to stick out even more. I would making it larger, maybe a little thicker border, and bolder. Since your background has butterflies all over it, it's going to be really hard to put a nice looking title in there. Now onto the circle #2, (the circle around the text.) I have circled the text here because it isn't very readable. I have a hard time reading it, especially in the bold or linked parts. I would maybe consider changing your background or making your content area more opaque, just like your updates section. Now for your third circle, the one on the link back button. This one is not as big as a deal. The textbox is just going out of the navigation box. All you need to do is fix that.

    7.5/10

    Organization ~ Now for your organization. The first thing I noticed was your "Movie" section. I noticed that you clumped all of the Disney movies together, and other movies like The Hunger Games and Star Trek are left alone. I would consider making all your Disney Movies into there own categories. (example: Putting all your Brave icons as one section and all your Little Mermaid Icons as another.) The next section I want to critique is your "More" section. I feel like that seems to be more like an "Extras" section. I don't know if your requests are a main part of your site or more like a side. If you are leaning towards it being your main part, than I suggest adding it to your navigation! If you want it to be a side, keep it where it is.
    8/10


    Spelling/Grammar ~ Now for spelling and grammar. I noticed this right away when I looked at your site.
    You Wrote: welcome to Iconic.... Welcome needs to have a capital on it.
    You Wrote: requests are open Requests needs a capital. I would also suggest getting a request sign so it's more noticeable!

    8.5/10

    Content ~ Now for your content. I will be looking over a few of your icons.

    The first icon I have chosen is this lovely Little Mermaid icon. I first noticed that there are words on the image. I don't think that would be my first choice for a texture or overlay. Also, look at her foot. The outline looks very unclear. It seems like it's too bright.

    I really like the image on this icon! The only thing I think you should improve on is making it less bright. It's way too bright, so that's what I think you should practice on.

    Lastly, I chose this icon because it was different from the rest. This icon shows how you use text on your icons. I think you are really good at the text, but it's where you put it. The text says "Tea Time" and what you have visible is a sandwich. Wouldn't it make more sense if you had the tea in your image, now the sandwich? I would suggest playing around with where you put your text.
    8/10

    Final Notes/Comments ~ I'm done your review Elisabeth! Iconic is a lovely site and I really enjoyed reviewing it. Now for the part you have been waiting for; your score!

    Here is your final score:
    32/40 or 80%!

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    Craft
    Written on March 23, 2014
    Layout ~ My first impression on your layout was OK. The text was clear and easy to read. As with most layouts, there are a few mistakes.

    See the first red circle on the image? This is just one area that needs improvement. The image to me was not clear and crisp. It just didn't seem like it was a high quality image. I also felt like the image wasn't focused on anything. Although there are a few objects to the side, it didn't seem like the image was focused on anything. Now onto the section red circle. I have put that circle on the content box for a reason. On almost all your pages, there is this unneeded gap from the scrolling. It just seems useless, so if you could I would recommend removing it.

    7.5/10

    Organization ~ Your site did seemed quite organized, but I found a few things that could be rearranged or moved.
    1. This sentence, I will always respond to your neomail if you have sent me a neomail and haven't received a response neomail within 3 days please resend it." found on your home page, should be moved to the rules page. It seems more like a rule than a welcoming statement.
    2. In your rules section, I have found this sentence I will always respond to your neomail whether it was accepted or rejected. If I have not replied within a week please resend your form. This is different from what you said before. If your requester read both of these sentences, than they could get really confused. If I were you, I would stick with an amount of days that the requester could resend.
    3. For your extras section, I would maybe swap the "All About Jenny" and the "Portfolio" link. Since it is a button request site, it makes most sense for your portfolio to come first.
    8.5/10


    Spelling/Grammar ~ I did noticed a few grammar and spelling mistakes around your site.
    1. You wrote, If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to send me a neomail my inbox will always be open. There is supposed a period after neomail and a capitol on my. It just sounds like a whole new sentence to me.
    2. You wrote, I will only create buttons with neopets images as I find it difficult to work with colours on non neopets images. Since I find it difficult to work with colours on non neopets images, I will only create buttons with neopets images. You pretty much just repeated yourself. All you need to do is remove "Since I find it difficult...." and on.
    3. You wrote, I Accept 2 buttons per request if you would like 2 buttons please let me know somewhere in your form. Accept doesn't have a capital on it.
    7.5/10

    Content ~ Now for the hardcore content. I will look over all your buttons and critique them.

    This button has some of your best animation and text. It has a smooth and nicely flowing animation. The text is clear and easy to read. Now on the other hand, the image is really choppy and unclear. I would suggest practicing more with images.

    Now this button, is much better! The sparkle animation is perfect for it. It has a much better image and the text is still clear.
    Now I decided to also critique a button base. I specifically chose this one because it needed the most working on. I felt that this button was just a little too bright. I know doing yellow buttons are hard, but practice makes perfect! The text was also hard to read but that was because of the yellow.
    7.5/10

    Final Notes/Comments ~ Good job Jenny! Craft is a wonderful site, and I know it will get better as you continue on.

    Here is your final score:
    31/40 or 77.5%!

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