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Last updated: July 15, 2016




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Notebook (19/27)
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NEWEST → OLDEST:      Pascal         





Pascal


Score: 42.5/50

LAYOUT 9/10
My first impression of Pascal was that it reminded me of my favourite kind of layout I enjoy using myself: clean-cut and minimal. The menu bar was on the side and I loved that everything had padding and margin so that the text can BREATHE and it doesn't look cluttered. Everything was in working order and the site was very easy to use. There was a simple background for the sidebar and almost no graphics, save for some "highlight" design pieces (like the crown by "welcome to pascal" and the embellishment on your sidebar). I liked the decision to keep everything as simple as possible, because it made the site easily to load and read, and the content was the main focus. However, (and this is a personal preference) I would've liked another colour on the layout, since the light-gray does wash everything out a bit. I might like an image on the sidebar...or maybe the title "Pascal" to be a bit fancier...just something that is more eye-catching. On my browser, your layout had a side-scrollbar, even though your entire layout *does* fit on my screen, so I'm not quite sure why it was doing that.

QUALITY 9/10 
I tried out half of the layouts on a petpage and I could say that I really loved what I was seeing. I enjoyed that many of the layouts were so DIFFERENT from one another. It wasn't like you used one code and just changed the colours or images, rather each code made the entire page look stylistically DIFFERENT from one another. I appreciated that you kept the codes simple so that people could customise it to what worked for them. I liked the images and colours on the userlookups, but I did not grade you on them since the base codes were from Silent Serenity.

QUANTITY 3.5/5
Scrolling petpage codes, anchored petpage codes, userlookups (.5), and colour palettes.

MY FAVES 7/10 
In order from top to bottom on your site:
✦ Blog
✦ Directory
✦ Simple Portfolio
✦ Zebra
✦ Fancy Lace
✦ Deep Space palette
✦ Day at the Beach palette

ORGANIZATION 5/5
A very user-friendly site. The static navigation on the sidebar really helped with moving between sections. There was a neomail option at the top of the page (though I would suggest putting it again in your sitely in case your visitors miss the link at the top). Sitely looked good, buttons sectioned off accordingly, credits complete and easy to read.

AESTHETIC 9/10 
Overall the site looked organised and professional. This definitely felt like a well put together premades site, especially with the little notes on each layout that you got to see when you hovered over the +. I tried out many of the codes and they were all in working order, which was great! I know I said this in the layout-section of the review, but I did enjoy the minimal look of Pascal, and I liked what was currently offered to your audience. I hope to see more codes from you in the future, you have a wonderful collection to build off of :)








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NEWEST → OLDEST:      Saipira (mapthesoul)        





Ashe's Application for Saipira


Score: 43/50

LAYOUT 8/10
What I really like about this layout is how neat everything is put together. The navigation fits perfectly on the light green strip at the bottom of your page, and it is very easy to move between sections. I love the strip of dots, it's such a cute touch to the layout and helps fill the gap between your banner and your content div box. The UC xwee is placed in a great spot, definitely highlights the pet you are applying for. While I recognise that you might have been going for a minimalistic style, I would've liked to see more editing done to the image, be it small animations, adjusting colours...whatever pushes your comfort level in photoshop :) Coding-wise, everything is in working order and I like how you break up the writing in each section with different div boxes, font styles, or columns.

HOW MANY SECTIONS? 5/5
Five sections (all filled to the brim with content...except for sitely but WHAT CAN YOU DO YANNO), five points!

CONTENT
★ About You 5/5
Nice and brief. You have showed your involvement in the Neopets community, which is super important (I think) to include. You sound genuine, not humble-braggy, and the chanrio was a good idea.

★ Why you want the pet 6/10
You've expressed your admiration for the UC artwork for the faerie xweetok and made a cute comparison to an Eevee. And I think the story you wrote shows that having Sai would really inspire you to do more things in the Neo community with her. These are all great and legit reasons to want her, and I wouldn't advise anyone to make up more reasons to want her, but I think a stronger application would include specific reasons related to personal goals/wants in Neopets. For example, someone wanting Sai to be a part of a comic series or story they've already started in the NT. You can always take what you have written already, and just emphasise how Sai would enhance your Neo experience ;) (In fact, I DO see evidence of this in your future plans section. More to come...)

★ Future plans 10/10
What is great about your future plans is that you have shown that you are dedicated to following through with them. You've already dyed or attained some of the items for customisation. You have an entire story written out for Sai's character. You have entered the Beauty Contest before and show you have the means to win an art contest! So once again, I would take into consideration what you have written here, and use it to help bolster your "Why Sai?" section.

ART 5/5
Great work hunting down a cute adoptable to use in her profile section, and getting other users to draw some art for you. How very kind of your pals :) I also enjoy the graphics and userlookups inspired by Sai.

AESTHETIC 4/5 
As a personal preference, I prefer large size fonts for ease of reading and more padding between the paragraphs. Other than that, the sections all look complete, grammar looks okay, and I can definitely see all the time and effort you have put into this. What makes this application stand out to me is how awesome the information is presented, in a clear straightforward way. I would use your application as an 'example' for how I'd want other applications to look :)




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