Kisses And Cake has 6 Reviews
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mark gave it on 9th Apr 2009 and said:
the site is okay, there wasn't much that caught my attention at first glance. From the thumbnail on here, it looked like the layout was made in paint. However, when I clicked on the site, it looked better! At the same time, I feel the header could use soem sprucing up a bit. its a bit too bland for my tastes. I like the colors, they go well together! It seems like a springy and upbeat site! hehe I would suggest to change the font, or at least stick with one throughout the site. The main font for your blogs does not read well. Its very squished and awkward looking. I think if you fixed the font issue, it would be better!
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LilyAnne gave it on 31st Mar 2009 and said:
Hello there, I'm Lily Anne and I'll be reviewing your site today. : ) In the browser Mozilla Firefox...I hope you won't find me harsh.
I quite like the layout - the image is very simplistic, but often that's the best form of a layout. However, your font is very cramped. I'd definitely get rid of the "line-height" and "letter-spacing" for the normal body font. It's okay to use those for the headers sometimes, but I'm afraid it doesn't look at all appealing for the main body.
It's nicely organized, but I'm not a big fan of most of the sub-headers. It looks a little bit too busy with that, I'd consider removing them, there doesn't seem to be a lot of purpose to them anyways.
-Affiliate Application; Ooh, very glad to see there's a form! ;D Although I'd consider putting your affiliates on the sidebar instead, I'm sure they'd appreciate that.
-Contact Me; not a lot of comments here, glad to see there's a form again though.
-Credits; nicely organized
-Gifts; that's nice of people to give you those. Although you should either make a separate page for "Reviews" or say that the page is "Gifts & Reviews"
-History; I'm sure this would be an interesting read, if I could read it at all because of the font-spacing.
-Link; these are pretty good buttons. ;)
Nice little section about you, it's pretty short but still contains just enough about you.
-Resources; Wow, I quite like the backgrounds! They're something I'd definitely consider using someday. ;D
Now the quotes - as someone else said, they should be separated a bit more. The photography is pretty good...
-All of this is okay, glad to see forms again. Except there isn't one for the "Reviews" section.
-I'm sorry but I feel this tutorial isn't completely useful... Not that there isn't a ton of people that don't know simplistic coding, it's just that if they're interested in learning it they'll probably do a quick Google search.
-Haha, I laughed at the "Why Guys are Stupid" one. ;P The other ones are alright. ; )
-Hm, at first I didn't get that these were graphics for myspace. Maybe you should put "Myspace Graphics"...I thought it was going to take me to your myspace account or something, haha. xD But they're quite nice about me signs! :)
Your site is pretty good at the moment, changing the font so it's readable would improve it greatly! However, there's still a lot that can be improved, and I'm sure it'll be even better someday. ;D I give you 3 stars...
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aeris gave it on 31st Mar 2009 and said:
(using: Opera & Firefox, 22" monitor with a resolution of 1680x1050, 1Mb wireless connection)
I like the header. It's simple and eye-catching. Everything below it looks cramped though. Line height is the biggest problem. I can increase font size, but text is still hard to read because lines are overlapping. Your content area is wide enough to accomodate a bigger font. Titles, again, look big and bulky.
Body text should not be centered. Is the layout supposed to be centered? It's not on my screen.
Why not put all, or at least most content links in sidebar so everything's just one or two clicks away? It gets a bit tedious to click click click.
No need for that name/age/etc. list since most info is repeated below it.
Instead of just "photoshop brushes", put site names in links. And you could ditch the first "photoshop brushes" completely since that site is already linked once (it's down at the moment so can't check if there's a reason for the double plug).
"My dad gave me a wordpress, which had a template." Did he give you a copy of Wordpress or a Wordpress account? I'm guessing the latter. You said your dad is a webdesigner, so it would be nice to know if he has a portfolio.
<a style="text-style:none; letter-spacing:3px; color:PUT YOUR COLOR CODE HERE; font-family:FONT;font-size: FONTSIZEpx">PUT YOURTEXT HERE</a>"
The above is apparently not supposed to be a hyperlink so it shouldn't have the anchor tag. Styling plain inline text is done with span:
<span style="color:#CODE; font:FONTSIZEpx/LINEHEIGHTpx FONTFAMILY, GENERICFAMILY; letter-spacing:3px">YOURTEXT</span>. Also,
text-decoration:noneis the way to remove underlining from links.
In visitor, it says "All of the content on the following pages were made by Morgan" and on a subpage "All of the following were received by Morgan" I'd rather see different sections for the things you've written and the things you've copied.
Tips and Tricks For Your Site > Photography is funny but doesn't fit under tips and tricks for your site. "No templates! If you can't make layouts, borrow one!" Huh? Using templates (pre-mades) is the same as borrowing. Perhaps the one who wrote that meant default templates of blog scripts and sitebuilders? Why Men Are Stupid sounds immature, but it's actually quite poignant.
Reviews and Contact me links are listed twice, plus Owner has its own contact info section.
Errors I noticed: finely (finally) in updates, cmopleted (completed) in reviews, ammount (amount) in advertising, onesI (ones I) in owner, whats (what's) in site history. Work on capitalization throughout your site. The last image DSC04520.jpg in Photography is missing.
Almost valid! A couple of unclosed tags, and you are using XHTML (
<br />) in HTML (
<a href=http://kissesandcake.net/>under credits should be
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Thank you! Your review was really helpful!
ishiwong gave it on 31st Mar 2009 and said:
Woo, first review~ :3 Hopefully, it'll help you~
Mm, ok, let's see. Right when I enter the site, I see a lot of pink and green. It's really cute, and usually when I see this color combination, it's like 'bleh' but on your site, it's quite pretty 'cause you don't use the neon-ish forms of these colors.~ It's sorta summery and watermelon-y. I really like the main design. It's simple, but cute. There are, however some problems.. The background of the main header is this really really light gray, and against the rest of your background (white) it doesn't match.. maybe it's just my monitor? Even if it is just my monitor, you might wanna consider fixing that. ^^
There's also this thin white line on the left side that's not on the right side.. like the headers on the left side, instead of connecting to the pink background, has a white space in between. The right side of the layout, however, doesn't have it.. Maybe you should see to it?
Your welcome message is short and sweet, but hard to read. Actually, I think it's just your main text that's hard to read.. Maybe you should add some more pixels to your line-height? It's clumped together, and when I highlight it, the lines overlap, which is a bit of a problem because I know many people that highlight their text to read. The colors you used for the text are very cute together, though. I think the line-height is the main problem.
I like your navigation! They have little subtitles that go with the header, and I think the way you did them is really cute. Especially since you don't over-use them by using them in your main content area as well (you only use it once, and it's cute~)
Hrm.., your content placement is okay on the index page, but once I navigate away, it's sort of.. clumped. Add some padding to the content! the edges of the text like, stick to the edge of the layout and navigation, and frankly, it's a bit disturbing to see ;-; The spacing on your index is good, though. Maybe you should add the same kind of spacing with your other pages?
It might be personal preference, but I don't like your gateway links. They keep your navigation column short, but the way you present it is a bit awkward. Once again, it's mainly the lack of padding in your content area.. I do like how you list them in alphabetical order, though.
Your About pages:---------
Your Affie page. Awesome how you list the link and the form on one page. Very convenient for the people who want to apply, no? XD Once again, I'll say the content is a bit clumped, but only because of the lack of padding (ok, i'll stop mentioning that, now. :3). The rest of the page is fine.
** note: With the way you have your navigation (gateway sorta thing) maybe you should add a back button to your pages? Because it's kinda troublesome to click on the tiny links on the side, and I'm waayy too lazy to click the back button (too far from where my cursor is :p). Not necessary, but I think it'd be a good add.
For your Contact page, I think besides the form, you should also have other forms of contact. Maybe an e-mail address should be listed instead of just the form? Forms break, and some people just prefer grabbing the email from the contact page and manually emailing you themselves (me :p). I like how you put the comment section as "What do you want?" funny~ ^^
I don't really see anything wrong with your credits page. But.. maybe you should credit the programs you use and stuff?
For your Gifts page, I think you should just have text links.. Or at least a better presentation.. The way you list it all makes the images take a really long time to load, and while it might be convenient to the visitor who has fast internet, it's not so good for the visitor who has slow internet T---T.
Your History page is way too tiny. There's a lot of text, so it's kinda hard to read the scrunched up lines. It'd be much easier if you just fixed your CSS up a bit so your line-height isn't tiny as hell.
I suggest adding your Link Me page to your Affies Application page (and rename it to something more fitting?) Because there's not much on it, and if people want to apply to be your link exchange/affiliate, you might as well make it easier for them by having your link buttons where they're easy to grab!
Your Owner page:------------
First thing I notice is the weird "General" header on this page. It cuts into the cute subtitle header "Morgan" and is a bit distracting.. Add some padding so it doesn't cut into the cute subtitle header? Otherwise it's fine ('cause it's fine for the rest of the page XD). I don't like how you have your text centered here. It's fine for the stuff with not much text, but for your intro paragraph, the tiny line-height, the tiny text, and the centered-ness of it is just too much for my eyes. Change it a bit? It'd be a lot easier for your visitors. I'd read through it to look for errors, but the way it's displayed sorta makes me not want to read.. sorry ^^;. Ah! So here's your contact info :p. You should also have it in your Contact page? (it's a contact page after all~).
Lovely icons. You need padding, seriously-eeeee. The bottoms of your images (at the bottom of your pages) stick to the border on the bottom, and you don't have a footer, so it's very ugly and annoying T--T It'd be so much prettier if you even had just 10px of padding. (Sorry to keep emphasizing this.. it's a bit redundant, I know).
Hrm, I don't quite understand why you have Affiliate Images under background.. OKAY NEVER MIND.. XD
Ooh, cool quotes (I love "Plant seeds, not bombs". Brilliant.), see how there are spaces between each line? I can read this text. I can't read your normal text. XD You don't need as much space between your lines, but a decent amount so they don't overlap at all, please. :3 Maybe you should add some quotation marks around each quote?; the presentation's sorta messy. :x
Aww, nothing in Desktop Wallpapers. Will be waiting! XD
Hrm, for your Rules page (for your reviewing thing) I think you should use lists. It's fine how it is now, but lists are for things such as this, and you might as well take advantage of it. You can customize lists to look very pretty. ^^
Hrm, I have NO IDEA WHY you have your Contact Me page in your Visitors area. It's sorta unorthodox, I suppose, but I think it could be ok.. Hrm, personally, I think you should organize this page a bit more.. I can see that the links in the subcategories are alphabetized, but I don't really see how the other stuff match up. Like.. Why is Myspace UNDER Other? ><
I'd read your articles if your text was easier to read.. but they seem interesting (from what I can of the titles in your Articles section).
So you have your Review link in your main navigation, and in a sub navigation (Visitor content)? Kinda weird.. I think you should organize your links better so they're easier for navigating.. (ex. I got confused 'cause I was like.. wasn't I just here? Getting here a different way like this sorta throws me off, sorry XD). It's okay, I just think it's a littteee bit redundant. But it should be fine if you just left it? ^o^
Cool how you have the Advertisement. It fits in almost perfectly and doesn't seem like an annoying ad. ^^
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Okay, so from what I can see, you have a very nice site, with nice content. The main thing is the line-height (waaayy too tiny) and the padding in your content area (your text sticks to the edges, thus making it even HARDER to read). These two, In my opinion, are the most pressing things. But after having (if you have) these fixed, I think your site will be a lot more pleasant for your visitors (not that it isn't already.. just the text :p).
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Luscious gave it on 30th Mar 2009 and said:
Hi, I'm Jenny from Luscious and I will be reviewing you today! I'll try not to be that harsh if I don't like anything okies? :D
My first impressions:
The layout is very...pink. That's not bad but maybe you should add more colors to it? The brushes are very cute though.
Your name: Not that original, I mean anyone can think of that and I don't like how you put kissesandcake together because it can get confusing so you should make it "Kisses and Cake" or "Kisses && Cake" because that can be more easy for people to read.
Again, it's very pink. But aside from that, the CSS is cute! I also checked your HTML in the HTML validator and there are 3 errors and 22 warnings ^^ but you should be able to fix those, right? And OH THERE ARE A LOT OF ERRORS IN YOUR CSS!! I mean, 11 errors?? Dude! LOL, I promised not to be so harsh so I won't say anymore accept this: FIX THEM!
Your icons are very cute! I totally love them xD. Your wallpapers are too, I love how you use just brushes! :) Same with your Affiliate Buttons. Your quotes are also very original. I love the "I'm ready to extaordanary" one. Anyways, your photography skills are pretty good. I want to also mention that one image from Photobucket is broken ^^.
You have nothing in your Desktop Wall papers section...but didn't I see them already in the backgrounds section? Shouldn't you move them to there?
You only have 1 tutorial o_0. Doesn't Tutorials mean that you have more than one? Oh well.
Pages: I don't like how you listed your advertising as Visitor, but I guess it's okay. The rules are short but simple...Contact me isn't supposed to be in the visitors section either.
Oh and let me point out that "Reviews" is in the visitors section and the navigation.
I won't review the rest of the site cause it seems to me that you have a long way to go. I don't mean that in a bad way, of course but you can do better! :) If you want to review my site, just search for "Luscious" okay? ^^ :)
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Thanks! You were very helpful!
reeshas gave it on 30th Mar 2009 and said:
Alright hi there Miss, I will be reviewing your site today. Alright, I like the layout, itâ€™s a strong color and the pink and green go really well together! Right away I notice that the layout isnâ€™t centered but looks like it is, lol, thatâ€™s false hope of a table. Anyways, the top banner is simple yet I find it adorable for some odd reason, I normally hate pink, but here, itâ€™s kind of nice and looks like a tropical fruit juice. The title is so cute, kisses and cake, everyone loves that! Very positive vibe from this site so far. I see the welcome note which is kind of small and I think you can make the font bigger so I can view it on my screen. I use a 1440 x 900 and there are even larger screens out there, so do us a HUGE favor by making all the text on your page larger, just like 12px or 14px something that we can see better against the white and other light colors you have. I like your sweet short welcome note. Moving on to the navigation, very clever. The last link is clear which is Iâ€™m assuming back to the main, home, or this index page right?! Iâ€™m right! Iâ€™ll talk about the pages later, now Iâ€™m moving on to the Advertise, thatâ€™s a nice place to put the ads, not at the top, or all the way on the bottom somewhere in the middle is great! Your elite sound like awesome buddies, do you keep in touch with all of them or the ones you like most? Wow, youâ€™re having a lot of reviews done huh? Its best to ask one site, learn from that review, make new improvements, fix up your site, and THEN ask for another review, if you do all these at once, itâ€™s going to get confusing for you and youâ€™re not going to be sure who is telling the truth and who is just being a stuck up. FYI: stuck ups say all good stuff about your site but theyâ€™re really lying because so far Iâ€™ve found 24 errors I will explain now: font size, color, green header that says you spin me rightâ€¦., the false centered layout, and some grammar errors on the welcome note. Ok, truth is harsh but it helps you improve later, so do yourself a favor by asking for site review ONE BY ONE. Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll see a better result from doing this. The credits are simple and no comment on them. As for your blog, ehh, it doesnâ€™t at all feel or look like a site entry, more like a list of links on your site, itâ€™s nice you added all those, but you donâ€™t have to link them on your entries page, it would also be neat if you could add an avatar or some cool image next to your entries every time you updated. Cute news is great, and adding avatars with cutenews, youâ€™ve got a winning team. Another thing, you could add more entries on one page, say if you have 50 entries that means I have to go 50 pages back just to see your first blog, which some people are curious to know. So have like 2 or 3 entries on one page. Save some space, shows more content on your index page also xD. Cuz right now, it looks empty really. Itâ€™s spaced out but also very cramped in places where it IS TEXT.
About: the first link is normally about the owner or the site, you started with affiliate forms and threes no space or breaks after the title it looks messy and cramped. I think Iâ€™m going to be using this word a lot but please excuse my silly opinions. Anyway, this first link takes me to the banner linked site that exchanged with you; youâ€™re a wonderful person for linking their banners and not their names like other people do. And your from is nice too, you donâ€™t have a set of rules that I believe every site should in case something in the future every goes wrong. Add some rules, dodge some bullets beforehand. The contact me page is cute, I like the simple form you use, BUT ALSO: add your email typed out, not hidden under a link, itâ€™ll really be awesome if you could add your email because sometimes the comments might not work or this form. So viewers are stuckâ€¦. Wow, Iâ€™d say wonderful job on the credits page! Good job on linking the gifts. Uhh nothing else I can say. Wow youâ€™ve got a lot of history, sadly, Iâ€™m having a lot of trouble viewing the text, so sorry but Iâ€™m going to have to skip this part. I really canâ€™t see, I see dots here, not letters. On link me: you have a nice collection of cute buttons that resemble your current layout, well done Morgan! This section is pretty good, but itâ€™s ordered a little differently and itâ€™s not the best way to order your links. Visit other sites to get a better idea of what I mean, click their ABOUT page and see what Iâ€™m saying. Yours isnâ€™t bad, itâ€™s just disordered which can be fixed in 5 minutes. Good job
Owner: this page is by far, the best one Iâ€™ve come across on this review, the profile is good, again the green bold color is very hard to spot, I have to high light the page constantly to view your text. Not a good site at all Iâ€™m afraid. Yay, you provided your email like I asked! Great job dear! This section is sweet and very simple, you provide ample amount of information to make your viewers comfortable.
Visitor: on resources: you have so many backgrounds, very nice job, on quotes, not so much; they should be all left and have some bullets or something way of showing a new quote has begun. I got mixed up with the quotes. Some of your images on the photography page are missing, please find and terminate them as soon as possible, we wouldnâ€™t want to have viewers bugging you about your pictures not showing up. Nothing on wallpapers but I saw wallpapers on the backgrounds. Same thing to me but if you want to have those things separate, be my guest. Next are services: I see that all three links under Services are well organized, explained thoroughly, with detailed forms to fill out, and just very nice and comfy. The tutorials and others are kind of too close together, add some space please. Those codes that you provide are super common but I see that you made them match your site so they look neat, work on more tutorials, those are codes, not tutorials. Other: does EVERYTHING have to be centered, Iâ€™m really getting annoyed with all the centered text, but oh well, I do like this section funny and I enjoyed reading the parts I could see. Contact me I think you already established that before, try not to repeat pages. I like the myspace words, pretty and colorful!
Reviews: this is the same section from the visitorâ€™s page. Again, not everything has to be centered, Uhh no more comments on reviews.
Alright overall your sites pretty impressive, I just wish youâ€™d work on making it MORE comfortable and LESS centered, ok! Thanks for reading!
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